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11% remove it89% keep it
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11.0.0 43.75%
10.7.0 31.25%
10.5.0 6.25%
1.00.0000 18.75%

G Data AntiVirus Client

What is G Data AntiVirus Client?  (from G Data Software AG)

G Data ClientSecurity offers the best possible all-round protection for company data of any type against threats from viruses, Trojans, spam and hackers. Modern company networks are highly mobile, so employees always have confidential company data close at hand - on notebooks, smartphones or tablets, both for field-bas...  Read more


G Data AntiVirus Client is a program developed by G Data Software AG. The most used version is 11.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is AVKCl.exe. The software installer includes 97 files and is usually about 87.66 MB (91,915,406 bytes). IUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 43% of users of G Data AntiVirus Client come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G DATA\AVKClient\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7F07767B-0141-49E4-A850-5EAB7D08C2FA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 87.66 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by G Data AntiVirus Client

Program executable:AVKCl.exe
Name:G Data Security Software
G Data Security Software Client
Path:C:\Program Files\G DATA\AVKClient\AVKCl.exe
Additional files:
  • AVKBackupService.ru.dll
  • AVKCL.ru.dll - G Data Security Software Client Resource
  • AVKBackupService.de.dll - G Data Security Software
  • AVKBackupService.en.dll
  • AVKBackupService.es.dll
  • AVKBackupService.fr.dll - Logiciel G Data Security
  • AVKBackupService.it.dll
  • AVKBackupService.pl.dll
  • AVKBackupService.pt-BR.dll
  • AVKBackupService.tr.dll
  • AVKCL.de.dll
  • AVKCL.en.dll
  • AVKCL.es.dll
  • AVKCl.exe - G Data Security Software Client
  • AVKCL.fr.dll
  • AVKCL.it.dll
  • AVKCL.pl.dll
  • AVKCL.pt-BR.dll
  • AVKCL.tr.dll
  • AVKClRes.dll
  • AVKExchc.dll - !!! Special build from branch='trunk' !!!
  • AvkExchd.de.dll - G Data Security Software AvkExchange Languagepack
  • AvkExchd.en.dll
  • AvkExchd.es.dll
  • AvkExchd.fr.dll
  • AvkExchd.it.dll
  • AvkExchd.pl.dll
  • AvkExchd.pt-BR.dll
  • AvkExchd.ru.dll
  • AvkExchd.tr.dll
  • AvkMail.de.dll - G Data Security Software AVKMail Language Pack
  • AVKMail.dll - G Data AntiVirus Mail Scanner Helper
  • AvkMail.en.dll
  • AvkMail.es.dll
  • AvkMail.fr.dll
  • AvkMail.it.dll
  • AvkMail.pl.dll
  • AvkMail.pt-BR.dll
  • AvkMail.ru.dll
  • AvkMail.tr.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.de.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.en.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.es.dll
  • AVKWCtlX64.exe - G Data Filesystem Monitor Service
  • Avkwctlx64.fr.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.it.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.pl.dll
  • avkwsc.dll - G Data WSC Helper
  • avkwsc64.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G DATA Security Software (G DATA WSC Product Exe)
  • ClShExt.de.dll - G Data Security Software Client Shell Extension Resource
  • ClShExt.en.dll
  • Gdaspam.dll - G Data Anti Spam Module
  • Gdaspamx64.dll
  • gdcf.dll - G Data Mail Content Filter
  • gdcfx64.dll
  • gddcinst32.exe - G Data Device Control Installer
  • gddcres.dll - G Data Device Control Message Resources
  • GDOfficeAddinRes.dll - G Data OfficeAddin Languagepack
  • GDOfficeAddinx64.dll - G Data Office Add-In

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ClShExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVKCLCM' with a class of {CAF4C320-32F5-11D3-A222-007095200FF2}.
3 Services
  • AVKWCtl.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Gardien' (AVKWCtl).
  • AVKWCtlX64.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Filesystem Monitor' (AVKWCtl) "AntiVirusKit Realtime Protection for Filesystems".
  • AVKCl.exe runs as a service named 'G Data AntiVirus Klient' (G Data AntiVirus Klient) "Chroni komputer przed wirusami.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AVKCl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVK Client' which loads as "C:\Program Files\G Data\AVKClient\AVKCl.exe" /GUI.

How do I remove G Data AntiVirus Client?

Quickly and completely remove G Data AntiVirus Client 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 Client 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 Client, 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 Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 8 18.75%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.86% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 42.86%
  United States 23.81%
  France 14.29%
  Poland 9.52%
  Brazil 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Intel 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Alienware 7.14%
Common models
HP Z200 Workstation 8.33%
Dell OptiPlex 760 8.33%
Dell XPS 8500 8.33%
HP 500B Microtower 8.33%
LENOVO 0769AP2 8.33%
Dell Vostro 220s Series 8.33%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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