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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,364
United States Rank #12,351
Reach 0.1674%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.82 days
496.21 days >
Average installed length: 260.72 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.03% 0.30% 1.45% 1.30% 0.12% 3.09% 0.03% 6.55% 1.91% 1.91% 9.91% 0.45% 3.67% 2.48% 2.85% 1.48% 0.18% 34.39% 8.85% 2.55% 5.61% 3.27% 3.91% 3.06% 0.61%



G DATA INTERNET SECURITY is a program developed by G Data Software AG. The most used version is, 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. 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 main program executable is gdsc.exe. The software installer includes 67 files and is usually about 514.53 KB (526,878 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 84% of users of G DATA INTERNET SECURITY come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\InternetSecurity
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\G Data\Setups\{85203592-3610-4FB9-AA11-15B2255B5A12}\setup.exe /InstallMode=Uninstall /_DoNotShowChange=true
Estimated size: 514.53 KB

Program filesFiles installed by G DATA INTERNET SECURITY

Program executable:gdsc.exe
Name:G DATA Security Software
G DATA SecurityCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\g data\internetsecurity\gui\gdsc.exe
Additional files:
  • BootCDWizard.exe - G DATA security software suite (G DATA BmUpdHelper Resources)
  • ask.de.dll - G DATA Security Software (G DATA AntiSpam Language Pack)
  • ask.dll - G DATA AntiSpam UI
  • ASK.exe - G Data Security Software (G Data AntiSpam UI)
  • AVK.de.dll - G DATA ANTIVIRUS Language Pack
  • AVK.dll - G Data AntiVirus UI
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVKCKS.exe - G DATA Parental Control
  • AVKKid.de.dll - G DATA Security Software - KidSafe Language Pack
  • AVKKid.dll - G Data Security Software - KidSafe
  • AVKKid.exe
  • AVKRes.de.dll - G DATA Common Language Resources
  • AVKRes.dll - G Data Common Resources
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G DATA ANTIVIRUS Scan Job
  • AVKService.de.dll - G DATA INTERNET SECURITY Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • AVKTray.de.dll - G DATA Security Software - AVKTray Language Pack
  • AVKTray.exe - G Data Security Software - AVKTray
  • Avkwctl.de.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.de.dll
  • avkwsc.dll - G Data WSC Helper
  • avkwsc64.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G DATA WSC Product Exe
  • GDASpam.dll - G Data Anti Spam Module
  • GDASpamx64.dll
  • GDcf.dll - G Data Mail Content Filter
  • GDcfx64.dll
  • GDFirewallTray.exe - G DATA Personal Firewall
  • GDGadgetInst32.exe - G Data Gadget Installer
  • GDLog.exe - G Data Log Tool
  • GDSC.de.dll - G Data SecurityCenter Language Pack
  • IConn.dll - G Data Internet Update Helper
  • IConn64.dll
  • KisiOpSave.dll - G DATA Security Software KisiOpSave
  • ScanObjectBrowser.de.dll - G DATA Security Software ScanObjectBrowser Language Pack
  • ScanObjectBrowserW.dll - ScanObjectBrowser Module
  • ShellExt.de.dll - G DATA ANTIVIRUS Shell Extension Language Resource
  • ShellExt.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • BCWData.dll - G DATA Bootmedia Wizard (G DATA Bootmedia Wizard Data)
  • BmUpdHelper.de.dll - G DATA Bootmedia Wizard Update Helper
  • BmUpdHelper.dll
  • BootCDWizard.de.dll - G DATA Bootmedia Wizard Language Resource
  • Sec.exe - G DATA InternetSecurity (G DATA InternetSecurity Setup Helper)
  • GDSetupRT.dll - G DATA Security Setup
  • AVKWCtl.exe - G Data Security (G Data Filesystem Monitor Service)
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe
  • Reisswlf.de.dll - G DATA Shredder
  • Reisswlf.dll - G Data Shredder
  • Reisswlf.exe
  • Reisswlf64.dll
  • avkcmd.exe - G DATA Command Line Scanner
  • MiniIcpt2.dll - MiniInterceptor Stub
  • MiniIcpt2x64.dll
  • SysIcpt.dll - SysHook Stub
  • SysIcptx64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVK9CM' with a class of {CAF4C320-32F5-11D3-A222-004095200FF2}.
  • ShellExt.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 '{AD43F0EB-63FC-4F1F-ADBE-C1123AEB2811}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • AVKService.exe runs as a service named 'Planificateur G DATA' (AVKService).
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe runs as a service named 'Guardiano del file system G Data' (AVKWCtl) "Verifica il file system in tempo reale (G DATA ANTIVIRUS)".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GDFirewallTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'G DATA Firewall Tray' which loads as C:\Program Files\G DATA\InternetSecurity\Firewall\GDFirewallTray.exe.


You can uninstall G DATA INTERNET SECURITY 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program G DATA INTERNET SECURITY, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 INTERNET SECURITY.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.70%
Windows 10 44.03%
Windows Vista 3.55%
Windows XP 1.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.46%
Windows 10 Home 16.14%
Windows 8.1 15.05%
Windows 7 Professional 10.72%
Windows 10 Pro 6.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.34% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 84.34%
  United States 7.46%
  Austria 2.24%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  France 1.25%
  Switzerland 1.01%
  Poland 0.54%
  Belgium 0.36%
  Italy 0.30%
  United Kingdom 0.21%
  Spain 0.21%
  Luxembourg 0.21%
  Canada 0.12%
  Norway 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 29.15%
Acer 22.21%
Hewlett-Packard 12.72%
ASUS 9.08%
Dell 7.11%
Lenovo 4.51%
Samsung 3.30%
Sahara 1.68%
Intel 1.45%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Toshiba 1.04%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.52%
ASUS All Series 3.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.35%
MEDION MS-7848 3.14%
MEDION MS-7800 3.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.60%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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