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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,416
United States Rank #32,225
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VersionDistribution 3.13% 21.88% 15.63% 25.00% 34.38%



G DATA TOTAL SECURITY 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. 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 84 files and is usually about 512.32 KB (524,620 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 79% of users of G DATA TOTAL SECURITY come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Kuwait.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\TotalSecurity
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\G Data\Setups\{041D6669-4AA1-4CF3-86C9-59312AA99E59}\setup.exe /InstallMode=Uninstall /_DoNotShowChange=true
Estimated size: 512.32 KB

Program filesFiles installed by G DATA TOTAL SECURITY

Program executable:gdsc.exe
Name:G Data Security Software
G Data SecurityCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\g data\totalsecurity\gui\gdsc.exe
Additional files:
  • BootCDWizard.en-us.dll - G DATA boot medium wizard (G DATA Bootmedia Wizard Language Resource)
  • ask.dll - G Data Security Software (G Data AntiSpam UI)
  • ask.en-us.dll - G DATA Security Software (G DATA AntiSpam Language Pack)
  • ASK.exe
  • AVK.dll - G Data AntiVirus UI
  • AVK.en-us.dll - G Data AntiVirus Language Pack
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data AntiVirus Scan Job
  • AVKService.en-us.dll - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • Avkwctlx64.en-us.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
  • GDGadgetInst32.exe - G Data Gadget Installer
  • GDLog.exe - G Data Log Tool
  • GDSC.en-us.dll - G Data SecurityCenter Language Pack
  • IConn.dll - G Data Internet Update Helper
  • IConn64.dll
  • ScanObjectBrowser.en-us.dll - G Data Security Software ScanObjectBrowser Language Pack
  • ScanObjectBrowserW.dll - ScanObjectBrowser Module
  • ShellExt.en-us.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension Language Resource
  • ShellExt64.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension
  • 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)
  • SOBFilesNSE.dll - G Data TotalCare (G Data Cloud NSE)
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe - G Data Security (G Data Filesystem Monitor Service)
  • 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 '{D47441A8-3B95-4DFA-8FDE-9E979A5267CB}' (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)".


You can uninstall G DATA TOTAL 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 TOTAL 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 TOTAL SECURITY.

Win 10 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 53.13%
Windows 7 43.75%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Windows 10 Home 31.25%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.17%
  Canada 16.67%
  Kuwait 2.08%
  United Kingdom 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.63%
Dell 18.52%
Acer 18.52%
Lenovo 11.11%
ASUS 7.41%
Samsung 3.70%
Alienware 3.70%
Toshiba 3.70%
Gateway 3.70%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6-2003w 6.90%
HP-Pavilion NY545AA-ABA p... 3.45%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1054 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
Gateway FX4710-UB003A 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.45%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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