What is a2freecontmenu.dll?

A2freecontmenu.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if a2freecontmenu.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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A2freecontmenu.dll file information

The process known as a-squared Free or a-squared Free shell extension belongs to software a-squared Free by Emsi Software GmbH (

Description: A2freecontmenu.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The a2freecontmenu.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 508,928 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 216,208 bytes or 224,400 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. A2freecontmenu.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with a2freecontmenu.dll, you can uninstall a-squared Free from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as a2freecontmenu.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the a2freecontmenu.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

ein anti vir programm prozess, also eher ungefährlich
kostenloser Virenscanner von Emsisoft, harmlos wenn a-squared Free installiert wurde

Summary: Average user rating of a2freecontmenu.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks a2freecontmenu.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving a2freecontmenu issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with a2freecontmenu. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the a2freecontmenu.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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