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G Data InternetSecurity 2013

What is G Data InternetSecurity 2013?  (from G Data Software AG)

G Data Internet Security 2013 provides by using the latest technology the highest immediate protection against viruses, hackers, spam, and all Internet threats. The built-in Parental Control protects your children from Adult Sites. The protection is very easy to set up, works quietly in the background and does not slow...  Read more


G Data InternetSecurity 2013 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is AVKService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.16 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 174 files and is usually about 159.89 MB (167,660,901 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 52% of users of G Data InternetSecurity 2013 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\InternetSecurity\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{86107E2D-DFB9-46BC-99ED-07EACAEE0923}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 159.89 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by G Data InternetSecurity 2013

Program executable:AVKService.exe
Name:G Data InternetSecurity
G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service
Path:C:\Program Files\G Data\InternetSecurity\AVK\AVKService.exe
Additional files:
  • BootCDWizard.fr.dll
  • BootCDWizard.it.dll - Procedura guidata G Data Boot-CD
  • Reisswlf.ru.dll
  • BootCDWizard.es.dll - Asistente G Data Bootdisk
  • GDFwAdmin.fr.dll - Pare-feu personnel G Data (G Data Personal Firewall)
  • ask.de.dll - G Data Security Software (G Data AntiSpam Language Pack)
  • ask.dll - G Data AntiSpam UI
  • ask.en.dll
  • ask.es.dll
  • ASK.exe
  • ask.fr.dll
  • ask.it.dll
  • ask.nl.dll
  • ask.pl.dll
  • ask.pt-BR.dll
  • AVK.de.dll - G Data AntiVirus Language Pack
  • AVK.dll - G Data AntiVirus UI
  • AVK.en.dll
  • AVK.es.dll
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVK.fr.dll
  • AVK.it.dll
  • AVK.nl.dll
  • AVK.pl.dll
  • AVK.pt-BR.dll
  • AVK.ru.dll
  • AVKKid.dll - G Data Kindersicherung
  • AVKKid.es.dll - G Data Kindersicherung Language Pack
  • AVKKid.exe - G Data KidSafe UI
  • AVKKid.pl.dll
  • AVKRes.de.dll - G Data Common Language Resources
  • AVKRes.dll - G Data Common Resources
  • AVKRes.en.dll
  • AVKRes.es.dll
  • AVKRes.fr.dll
  • AVKRes.it.dll
  • AVKRes.nl.dll
  • AVKRes.pl.dll
  • AVKRes.pt-BR.dll
  • AVKRes.ru.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.fr.dll
  • AVKService.it.dll
  • AVKService.nl.dll
  • AVKService.pl.dll
  • AVKService.pt-BR.dll
  • AVKTray.de.dll
  • AVKTray.en.dll
  • AVKTray.exe
  • AVKTray.fr.dll
  • AVKTray.it.dll
  • AVKTray.nl.dll
  • AVKTray.pl.dll
  • AVKTray.pt-BR.dll
  • Avkwctl.de.dll
  • Avkwctl.en.dll
  • AVKWctl.es.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVK9CM' with a class of {CAF4C320-32F5-11D3-A222-004095200FF2}.
  • ShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVK9CM' with a class of {CAF4C320-32F5-11D3-A222-004095200FF2}.
4 Services
  • AVKWCtl.exe runs as a service named 'Vigilante del sistema de archivos G Data' (AVKWCtl) "Comprueba el sistema de archivos en tiempo real (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • AVKService.exe runs as a service named 'Programador G Data' (AVKService).
  • AVKWCtlX64.exe runs as a service named 'Vigilante del sistema de archivos G Data' (AVKWCtl) "Comprueba el sistema de archivos en tiempo real (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • GDFwSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Pare-feu personnel G Data' (GDFwSvc).
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.
  • GDFirewallTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GDFirewallTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\G Data\InternetSecurity\Firewall\GDFirewallTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007306017%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042980%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00030080%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.82 MB
Total CPU:0.0006749077%
Kernel CPU:0.00056755%
User CPU:0.00010736%

How do I remove G Data InternetSecurity 2013?

You can uninstall G Data InternetSecurity 2013 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 InternetSecurity 2013, 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 InternetSecurity 2013.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.36%
Windows XP 9.43%
Windows 10 8.81%
Windows Vista 4.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.21%
Windows 7 Professional 10.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.40%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.44% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 52.44%
  United States 9.76%
  Belgium 6.10%
  Netherlands 5.49%
  Spain 3.66%
  France 3.05%
  MA 2.44%
  Switzerland 2.44%
  Iran 2.44%
  Poland 1.83%
  Italy 1.83%
  Brazil 1.22%
  Canada 1.22%
  United Kingdom 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.57%
Acer 19.57%
Hewlett-Packard 14.13%
ASUS 8.70%
Medion 6.52%
Samsung 5.43%
American Megatrends 3.26%
Sahara 3.26%
Sony 3.26%
Lenovo 2.17%
Toshiba 2.17%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.91%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.91%
Acer Aspire 7530G 1.94%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.94%
MSI MS-7520 0.97%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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