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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,091
Reach 0.0090%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.92 days
351.58 days >
Average installed length: 184.73 days


VersionDistribution 40.11% 8.47% 11.30% 3.95% 13.56% 3.95% 11.30% 6.21% 1.13%

G Data AntiVirus 2014

What is G Data AntiVirus 2014?  (from G Data Software AG)

Maximum security through active hybrid protection using CloseGap technology, and the best response times to current and local threats. With the improved G Data BankGuard, for maximum protection while using online banking. Active hybrid protection with CloseGap technology to close security gaps. AutostartManager acceler...  Read more


G Data AntiVirus 2014 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 128 files and is usually about 83.05 MB (87,079,639 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 45% of users of G Data AntiVirus 2014 come from Germany, it is also popular in France and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\AntiVirus
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\G Data\Setups\{5F17164A-FE5F-48B4-916F-56C6C4470D32}\setup.exe /InstallMode=Uninstall /_DoNotShowChange=true
Estimated size: 83.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by G Data AntiVirus 2014

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.it.dll - Procedura guidata supporto di boot di G Data (G Data Bootdisk Wizard Language Resource)
  • BootCDWizard.fr.dll
  • BootCDWizard.pt-br.dll - G Data Assistente de Mídia de Boot (G Data Bootmedia Wizard Language Resource)
  • BootCDWizard.nl.dll - Wizard G Data opstartmedium
  • BootCDWizard.pl.dll
  • BootCDWizard.es.dll - Asistente G Data Bootmedia (Recurso de idioma Asistente de medio de arranque G Data)
  • BootCDWizard.en.dll - G Data boot medium wizard
  • AVK.de.dll - G Data Security Software (G Data AntiVirus Language Pack)
  • AVK.dll - G Data AntiVirus UI
  • AVK.en.dll
  • AVK.es.dll
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVK.it.dll
  • AVK.nl.dll
  • AVK.pl.dll
  • AVK.pt-br.dll
  • AVKRes.de.dll - G Data Common Language Resources
  • AVKRes.dll - G Data Common Resources
  • AVKRes.en.dll
  • AVKRes.es.dll - Recursos de idioma común G Data
  • AVKRes.fr.dll - G Data Security Software (Ressources linguistiques G Data Common)
  • AVKRes.it.dll
  • AVKRes.nl.dll
  • AVKRes.pl.dll
  • AVKRes.pt-br.dll
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data AntiVirus Scan Job
  • AVKService.de.dll - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • AVKService.en.dll
  • AVKService.es.dll
  • AVKService.it.dll
  • AVKService.nl.dll
  • AVKService.pl.dll
  • AVKService.pt-br.dll
  • AVKTray.de.dll
  • AVKTray.en.dll
  • AVKTray.es.dll
  • AVKTray.exe
  • AVKTray.it.dll
  • AVKTray.nl.dll
  • AVKTray.pl.dll
  • AVKTray.pt-br.dll
  • Avkwctl.de.dll
  • Avkwctl.en.dll
  • Avkwctl.es.dll
  • AVKWctl.it.dll
  • Avkwctl.nl.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.de.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.en.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.es.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.it.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.nl.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.pl.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.pt-br.dll
  • avkwsc.dll - G Data WSC Helper
  • avkwsc64.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G Data WSC Product Exe
  • GDGadgetInst32.exe - G Data Gadget Installer
  • GDIUpdt.dll - G Data Internet Update Module
  • GDLog.exe - G Data Log Tool
  • GDSC.de.dll - G Data SecurityCenter Language Pack

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}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AVK.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8F6600A-5FE3-4EEF-9DB4-22EF56BCCF4F}' (runs on registration).
  • GDSC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AE0BB6F2-AD1A-45C7-ACDE-4EA2B44EA960}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Guardiano del file system' (AVKWCtl).
  • AVKWCtl.exe runs as a service named 'G Data file system monitor' (AVKWCtl) "Checks the file system in real time (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • AVKService.exe runs as a service named 'AVKService' (AVKService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AVKTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'G Data AntiVirus Tray Application' which loads as C:\Program Files\G Data\AntiVirus\AVKTray\AVKTray.exe.
  • 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 2014?

You can uninstall G Data AntiVirus 2014 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 2014, 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 2014.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.24%
Windows 10 36.16%
Windows XP 6.21%
Windows Vista 3.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.73%
Windows 8.1 10.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.91%
Windows 7 Professional 7.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.81% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 44.81%
  France 8.44%
  Netherlands 8.44%
  Italy 8.44%
  Belgium 6.49%
  MA 3.90%
  Poland 3.25%
  United States 3.25%
  Spain 2.60%
  Brazil 1.95%
  Switzerland 1.30%
  Mexico 1.30%
  Sweden 0.65%
  Sri Lanka 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.82%
ASUS 12.87%
Acer 11.88%
Dell 10.89%
Medion 7.92%
Lenovo 5.94%
Samsung 4.95%
Toshiba 3.96%
Sony 1.98%
Intel 1.98%
American Megatrends 0.99%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VD 3.54%
ASUS All Series 2.65%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.65%
Gigabyte M720-US3 1.77%
Gigabyte M68M-S2P 1.77%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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