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3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 4.76% 9.52% 19.05% 14.29% 4.76% 4.76% 14.29% 14.29% 14.29%

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 85 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 10. While about 67% 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.exe - G DATA security software suite (G DATA BmUpdHelper Resources)
  • 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 - G Data Security Software - AVKTray
  • Avkwctlx64.en-us.dll
  • avkwsc.dll - G Data WSC Helper
  • avkwsc64.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G Data WSC Product Exe
  • FileBlSrv.dll - G Data Security Software - FileBlSrv
  • 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
  • RansomwareRemoval.dll - !!! Special build from branch='trunk' !!!
  • RansomwareRemoval64.dll
  • RansomwareRemovalHelper.exe
  • RansomwareRemovalResultNotifier.de.dll
  • RansomwareRemovalResultNotifier.en.dll
  • 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
  • BCWData.dll - G DATA Bootmedia Wizard (G DATA Bootmedia Wizard Data)
  • 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)
  • 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 '{77FE2A9F-6F87-4F5D-9489-DF7E1F36EF6F}' (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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 AntiVirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 38%
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 61.90%
Windows 10 38.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.38%
Windows 8.1 19.05%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Canada 30.00%
  Brazil 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
ASUS 21.43%
Acer 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.67%
Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H 8.33%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 8.33%
Dell Inspiron 537s 8.33%
ASUSTeK GL752VW 8.33%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 8.33%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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