How to Remove “a2hijackfree.exe”

What is a2hijackfree.exe?

Originally developed by Emsi Software GmbH, a2hijackfree.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as a-Squared HiJackFree and it belongs to a-squared Anti-Malware. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

a2hijackfree.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after a2hijackfree.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with a2hijackfree.exe malware?

If your system is affected by a2hijackfree.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • a2hijackfree.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying pop-up ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove a2hijackfree.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove a2hijackfree.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of
identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 February 2011 at 6:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 06f65baaf15304d3
bc55487198815f1e
3744f93d
5efbfe082a03e539
7613969b9a5c4e99
TrojWare.Win
32.Obfuscate
d.mrj
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 8c2811406e09c890
d74afc3034741d81
5e257d84
7207d6d7a224c76b
d673ed9f1cddf404
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
Yes 3.1.0.19 3.1.0.0 Egypt N/A
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37

Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 July 2008 at 9:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Emsi Software GmbH Executable dec53c1a06a8865a
b67c7e65dc44f2cf
c3493ad9
59900a239e2e57ea
6635ed984b31fe6c
Yes 4.5.0.10 4.5.0.0 10.224.1.63/32
2 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 2193bf744e0b3897
39dc3af00b0038c3
3123e197
382337ba41426888
c759eb374e6a7b38
Yes 3.0.0.382 3.0.0.0 Germany
3 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 865139fda102204a
68e5086f148673e8
2d9fd0d2
13d6821f9f800e41
98e7c5c7a7827052
No 4.0.0.29 4.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 9b5b2756da7b88db
ed1bf4f36b7f4da6
e9ef1b5d
825d2faaf957e40c
7897fe923eb7e69f
Yes 4.0.0.29 4.0.0.0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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