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23.00.0000 71.43%
22.00.0000 28.57%

G Data BankGuard

What is G Data BankGuard?  (from G Data Software AG)

Banking Trojans are becoming more and more of a threat. On an hourly basis, online criminals are developing new malware variants (e.g. ZeuS, SpyEye) to use to steal your money.The estimated damages in Germany alone were around 100 million euros in 2011. Straight after new banking Trojans are found, according to a new s...  Read more


G Data BankGuard is a software program developed by G Data Software AG. The most common release is 23.00.0000, 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 14.64 MB (15,347,417 bytes). 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 45% of users of G Data BankGuard come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\BankGuard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0BDD84E1-2012-456C-BFAB-9ADD88E0427A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.64 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by G Data BankGuard

  • BankGuardFFGenerator.de.dll - G Data Security Software (G Data Security Software (32-Bit))
  • BankGuardFFGenerator.en.dll
  • BankGuardFFGenerator.exe
  • BankGuardFFGenerator.nl.dll
  • BankGuardIE.de.dll
  • BankGuardIE.dll - BankGuardIE (32-Bit)
  • BankGuardIE.en.dll
  • BankGuardIE.nl.dll
  • banksafe.de.dll - G Data Security Software Bankguard Languagepack
  • Banksafe.dll - G Data Security Software G Data Bankguard
  • banksafe.en.dll
  • banksafe.nl.dll
  • BanksafeRemoval.dll
  • BanksafeRemovalToolHigh.exe
  • BanksafeRemovalToolLow.exe
  • BanksafeSvc.exe - G Data Security Software G Data Bankguard Service
  • BanksafeTray.exe - G Data Security Software Bankguard Tray
  • BGSkn.dll - G Data Security Software Bankguard Skin
  • FileBlSrv.dll - FileBlackList Server Dll (32-Bit)
  • FileBlSrv64.dll - FileBlackList Server Dll (64-Bit)
  • GdiUpdt.de.dll - G Data Security Software Internet Update Module Language Pack
  • GDIUpdt.dll - G Data Internet Update Module
  • GDIUpdt.en.dll
  • GDIUpdt.nl.dll
  • SetupRegisterHelper.exe - G Data Antivirus (G Data AntiVirus Setup Register Helper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BankGuardIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'G Data BankGuard' with the class of {9D41F19D-D497-4D5B-9CCC-87E5CE348DE0} (G Data BankGuard Class).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • BankGuardIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'G Data BankGuard' with the class of {9D41F19D-D497-4D5B-9CCC-87E5CE348DE0}.
  • BanksafeSvc.exe runs as a service named 'G Data BankGuard' (GDBankingBHOSvc) "Beveiligt de browser".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BanksafeTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BankingBHOTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\G Data\BankGuard\BanksafeTray.exe".

How do I remove G Data BankGuard?

Quickly and completely remove G Data BankGuard 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 BankGuard 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 BankGuard, 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 BankGuard.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by G Data BankGuard you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 43%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows 8 Pro 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 45.45%
  United States 45.45%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Medion 33.33%
Lenovo 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
Medion P8612 20.00%
MEDION E7214 20.00%
LENOVO 43308HG 20.00%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 20.00%
Acer Aspire V3-731 20.00%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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