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VersionDistribution 35.41% 14.19% 16.75% 5.10% 12.28% 3.83% 7.81% 3.67% 0.96%

G Data InternetSecurity 2014

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

G Data InternetSecurity 2014 uses the brand-new CloseGap technology to provide the best possible instant protection against viruses, hacking, spam, and all Internet threats. The active hybrid protection also covers regional threats; the firewall works quietly in the background and does not slow you down when gaming. ...  Read more


G Data InternetSecurity 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 211 files and is usually about 493.05 KB (504,881 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 59% of users of G Data InternetSecurity 2014 come from Germany, it is also popular in Netherlands and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\InternetSecurity
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\G Data\Setups\{7765322A-8601-47D3-AC60-B66677450D7B}\setup.exe /InstallMode=Uninstall /_DoNotShowChange=true
Estimated size: 493.05 KB

Program filesFiles installed by G Data InternetSecurity 2014

Program executable:gdsc.exe
Name:G Data Security Software
G Data SecurityCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\g data\internetsecurity\gui\gdsc.exe
Additional files:
  • BootCDWizard.it.dll - Procedura guidata supporto di boot di G Data (G Data Bootdisk Wizard Language Resource)
  • BootCDWizard.ru.dll
  • ask.ru.dll
  • AVK.ru.dll - G Data AntiVirus Language Pack
  • AVKRes.ru.dll
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data AntiVirus Scan Job
  • AVKService.ru.dll - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • Avkwctlx64.ru.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G Data WSC Product Exe
  • GDSC.ru.dll - G Data SecurityCenter Language Pack
  • ScanObjectBrowser.ru.dll - G Data Security Software ScanObjectBrowser Language Pack
  • ShellExt.ru.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension Language Resource
  • BootCDWizard.fr.dll
  • BootCDWizard.pt-br.dll - G Data Assistente de Mídia de Boot
  • BootCDWizard.tr.dll
  • SqLiteGD.dll - SqLite3 Dynamic Link Library
  • SqLiteGDx64.dll
  • BootCDWizard.nl.dll - Wizard G Data opstartmedium
  • BootCDWizard.pl.dll
  • GDFirewallTray.es.dll - G Data Cortafuegos Personal (G Data Personal Firewall Resources)
  • GDFwAdmin.es.dll - Cortafuegos personal G Data (G Data Cortafuegos personal)
  • BootCDWizard.es.dll - Asistente G Data Bootmedia (Recurso de idioma Asistente de medio de arranque G Data)
  • Reisswlf.es.dll - Triturador de datos G Data
  • BootCDWizard.en.dll - G Data boot medium wizard
  • GDFwAdmin.fr.dll - Pare-feu personnel G Data (Pare-feu personnel G Data)
  • 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
  • ask.tr.dll - G Data AntiSpam Dil Paketi
  • AVK.de.dll
  • 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
  • AVK.tr.dll
  • AVKKid.de.dll - G Data Kindersicherung Language Pack
  • AVKKid.dll - G Data Kindersicherung
  • AVKKid.en.dll
  • AVKKid.es.dll
  • AVKKid.exe - G Data KidSafe UI
  • AVKKid.it.dll
  • AVKKid.nl.dll
  • AVKKid.pl.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

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).
4 Services
  • GDFwSvc.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Persoonlijke Firewall' (GDFwSvc).
  • 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).
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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.
  • 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 InternetSecurity 2014?

You can uninstall G Data InternetSecurity 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 InternetSecurity 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 InternetSecurity 2014.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.86%
Windows 10 19.62%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.34%
Windows 7 Professional 14.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.49%
Windows 8.1 5.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.43% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 59.43%
  Netherlands 6.23%
  Belgium 5.72%
  France 5.72%
  Poland 4.71%
  Italy 3.54%
  United States 2.69%
  Switzerland 2.36%
  Spain 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Thailand 0.67%
  United Kingdom 0.67%
  Australia 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.17%
Hewlett-Packard 17.18%
Dell 12.88%
ASUS 11.96%
Medion 11.04%
Samsung 6.75%
Intel 3.68%
Lenovo 2.45%
Toshiba 2.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.50%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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