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3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 12.50% 18.75% 6.25% 6.25% 18.75% 18.75% 18.75%

G Data AntiVirus


G Data AntiVirus is a software program developed by G Data Software AG. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named gdsc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 77 files and is usually about 512.88 KB (525,190 bytes). The installed file GDUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 76% of users of G Data AntiVirus come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\AntiVirus
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\G Data\Setups\{B9FC0A7D-FA1D-4347-ABED-AD8AD5305633}\setup.exe /InstallMode=Uninstall /_DoNotShowChange=true
Estimated size: 512.88 KB

Program filesFiles installed by G Data AntiVirus

Program executable:gdsc.exe
Name:G Data Security Software
G Data SecurityCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\g data\antivirus\gui\gdsc.exe
Additional files:
  • BootCDWizard.fr-ca.dll
  • BootCDWizard.en-us.dll - G Data boot medium wizard (G Data Bootmedia Wizard Language Resource)
  • AVK.dll - G Data Security Software (G Data AntiVirus UI)
  • AVK.en-us.dll - G Data AntiVirus Language Pack
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVKRes.dll - G Data Common Resources
  • AVKRes.en-us.dll - G Data Common Language Resources
  • AVKRes.fr-ca.dll - G Data Security Software (Ressources linguistiques G Data Common)
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data AntiVirus Scan Job
  • AVKService.en-us.dll - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • AVKTray.en-us.dll
  • AVKTray.exe
  • Avkwctlx64.en-us.dll
  • avkwsc.dll - G Data WSC Helper
  • avkwsc64.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G Data WSC Product Exe
  • GDGadgetInst32.exe - G Data Gadget Installer
  • GDIUpdt.dll - G Data Internet Update Module
  • GDLog.exe - G Data Log Tool
  • GDSC.en-us.dll - G Data SecurityCenter Language Pack
  • GDSC.fr-ca.dll
  • GDUpdate.dll - G Data Setup Engine
  • IConn.dll - G Data Internet Update Helper
  • IConn64.dll
  • iupdateavk.exe - G Data Update Module
  • ScanObjectBrowser.en-us.dll - G Data Security Software ScanObjectBrowser Language Pack
  • ScanObjectBrowser.fr-ca.dll - G DATA Security Software
  • ScanObjectBrowserW.dll - ScanObjectBrowser Module
  • ShellExt.en-us.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension Language Resource
  • ShellExt.fr-ca.dll
  • ShellExt64.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension
  • UpdateGUI.exe - G Data Update Module GUI
  • AVKService.exe - G Data InternetSecurity (G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service)
  • BootCDWizard.exe - G Data Bootmedia Wizard
  • Sec.exe - G DATA InternetSecurity (G DATA InternetSecurity Setup Helper)
  • setup.exe - G Data Security Setup
  • AutorunDelayLoader.exe - G Data AntiVirus (G Data AntiVirus AutostartDelayLoad Module)
  • DelayLoad.dll
  • DelayLoad.en-us.dll - G Data AntiVirus Resource Module
  • DelayLoad.fr-ca.dll - G DATA ANTIVIRUS (G DATA ANTIVIRUS Resource Module)
  • SOBFilesNSE.dll - G Data TotalCare (G Data Cloud NSE)
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe - G Data Security (G Data Filesystem Monitor Service)
  • GDSetupCondEval.dll - GDSetupEngine (GDSetupEngine Condition Evaluator)
  • avkcmd.exe - G Data Command Line Scanner
  • MiniIcpt2.dll - MiniInterceptor Stub
  • MiniIcpt2X64.dll
  • SysIcpt.dll - SysHook Stub
  • SysIcptx64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVK9CM' with a class of {CAF4C320-32F5-11D3-A222-004095200FF2}.
Scheduled Task
  • GDSC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8C91923F-8BB8-4954-A11D-A72172C6E6F1}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • AVKService.exe runs as a service named 'Planificateur G DATA' (AVKService).
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe runs as a service named 'Sentinela do sistema de arquivos G Data' (AVKWCtl) "Verifica o sistema de arquivos em tempo real (G Data AntiVirus)".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AutorunDelayLoader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'G Data ASM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\G Data\AntiVirus\DelayLoader\AutorunDelayLoader.exe" /autostart.

How do I remove G Data AntiVirus?

Quickly and completely remove G Data AntiVirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall G Data AntiVirus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program G Data AntiVirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove G Data AntiVirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8 31%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.75%
Windows 8 31.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.25%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.76%
  Canada 21.21%
  Brazil 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Acer 20.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK X550JK 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B 12.50%
Gateway DX4850 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 537s 12.50%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 12.50%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 12.50%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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