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G Data AntiVirus SE

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

G Data AntiVirus is a security solution that is easy to install and is administered centrally. It can be used inside and outside the company - regardless of how many clients are using it. G Data AntiVirus runs virtually in the background and offers protection against known and (thanks to intelligent heuristics and beh...  Read more


G Data AntiVirus SE 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 31 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 53% of users of G Data AntiVirus SE come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\AntiVirus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0FDB2D25-D880-4E10-868F-8C64EFE155F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by G Data AntiVirus SE

  • avkwsc.dll - G DATA Security Software (G DATA WSC Helper)
  • avkwsc64.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G DATA WSC Product Exe
  • GDGadgetInst32.exe - G Data Security Software (G Data Gadget Installer)
  • GDSC.exe - G Data SecurityCenter
  • IConn.dll - G Data Internet Update Helper
  • IConn64.dll
  • IUpdateAVK.exe - G Data Update Module
  • LogShow.dll - LogShow Control
  • ScanObjectBrowserW.dll - ScanObjectBrowser Module
  • AVK.dll - G Data InternetSecurity (G Data AntiVirus UI)
  • AVK.exe
  • AVKRes.dll - G DATA InternetSecurity (G DATA Common Resources)
  • AVKService.exe - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service
  • AVKTray.exe - G Data InternetSecurity Tray Application
  • AvkWeb.dll - G Data WebFilter Application
  • avkwebfilterff.dll - G Data WebFilter Plugin
  • AVKWebIE.dll
  • AVKWebIEx64.dll
  • CUninst.exe - G DATA AntiVirusKit Deinstall Helper
  • ShellExt64.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data Security (G Data AntiVirus Scan Job)
  • AVKWCtlX64.exe - AntiVirus (G Data Filesystem Monitor Service)
  • avkcmd.exe - G DATA AntiVirus Command Line Tool
  • MiniIcpt2X64.dll - MiniInterceptor Stub
  • 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}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • AVKWebIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'G Data WebFilter' with the class of {0124123D-61B4-456f-AF86-78C53A0790C5} (G Data WebFilter Class).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • AVKWebIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'G Data WebFilter' with the class of {0124123D-61B4-456f-AF86-78C53A0790C5}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AVKTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'G DATA AntiVirus Trayapplication' which loads as C:\Program Files\G Data\AntiVirus\AVKTray\AVKTray.exe.

How do I remove G Data AntiVirus SE?

You can uninstall G Data AntiVirus SE 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 SE, 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 SE.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 7 10%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.33% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 53.33%
  United States 33.33%
  Sweden 6.67%
  Netherlands 6.67%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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