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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 285.71 days


VersionDistribution 0.36% 4.73% 22.91% 0.73% 38.91% 16.36% 0.36% 0.36% 4.73% 6.18% 4.00% 0.36%

G Data InternetSecurity

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

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G Data InternetSecurity 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 178 files and is usually about 498.78 KB (510,755 bytes). The installed file PHUpdate.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 62% of users of G Data InternetSecurity come from Germany, it is also popular in Poland and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\InternetSecurity\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D729E05E-B2B9-4DC4-AF57-47310576EDE0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 498.78 KB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by G Data InternetSecurity

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 supporti di boot di G Data (G Data Bootdisk Wizard Language Resource)
  • BootCDWizard.fr.dll
  • SQLite3x64.dll - SqLite3 Dynamic Link Library
  • SqLiteGD.dll
  • SqLiteGDx64.dll
  • BootCDWizard.nl.dll - Wizard G Data opstartmedium (G Data Bootmedia Wizard Language Resource)
  • BootCDWizard.pl.dll
  • BootCDWizard.en.dll - G Data boot medium wizard
  • GDFwAdmin.fr.dll - Pare-feu personnel G Data
  • Admin.dll - G Data Personal Firewall
  • Admin.exe - 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.exe
  • ask.fr.dll
  • ask.it.dll
  • ask.nl.dll
  • ask.pl.dll
  • AVK.de.dll - G Data AntiVirus Language Pack
  • AVK.dll - G Data AntiVirus UI
  • AVK.en.dll
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVK.it.dll
  • AVK.nl.dll
  • AVK.pl.dll
  • AVKCKS.exe - G Data Parental Control
  • AVKKid.de.dll - G Data Kindersicherung Language Pack
  • AVKKid.dll - G Data Kindersicherung
  • AVKKid.en.dll
  • AVKKid.exe - G Data KidSafe UI
  • AVKKid.it.dll
  • AVKKid.pl.dll
  • AVKRes.de.dll - G Data Common Language Resources
  • AVKRes.dll - G Data Common Resources
  • AVKRes.en.dll
  • AVKRes.fr.dll - G Data Security Software (Ressources linguistiques G Data Common)
  • AVKRes.it.dll
  • AVKRes.nl.dll
  • AVKRes.pl.dll
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data AntiVirus Scan Job
  • AVKService.de.dll - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • AVKService.en.dll
  • AVKService.it.dll
  • AVKService.nl.dll
  • AVKService.pl.dll
  • AVKTray.de.dll
  • AVKTray.en.dll
  • AVKTray.exe
  • AVKTray.it.dll
  • AVKTray.nl.dll
  • AVKTray.pl.dll
  • Avkwctl.de.dll
  • Avkwctl.en.dll
  • Avkwctl.it.dll
  • AVKWctl.nl.dll
  • Avkwctl.pl.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.de.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.en.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.it.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}.
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}.
Scheduled Task
  • GDSC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{549949AF-776F-49AA-B05C-D7604F3EAA7F}' (runs on registration).
5 Services
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Bestandssysteembewaker' (AVKWCtl) "Controleert het bestandssysteem in realtime (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • AVKWCtl.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Bestandssysteembewaker' (AVKWCtl) "Controleert het bestandssysteem in realtime (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • AVKService.exe runs as a service named 'Programador G DATA' (AVKService).
  • GDFwSvcx64.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Personal Firewall' (GDFwSvc) "Beschermt u tegen aanvallen vanaf het internet".
  • GDFwSvc.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Personal Firewall' (GDFwSvc) "Chroni przed atakami z Internetu".
Startup File (User Run)
  • avkwscpe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'G Data WSC Product Exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\G Data\InternetSecurity\AVK\avkwscpe.exe.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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\InternetSecurity\AVKTray\AVKTray.exe.

How do I remove G Data InternetSecurity?

Quickly and completely remove G Data InternetSecurity from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall G Data InternetSecurity 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program G Data InternetSecurity, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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.

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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 29.09%
Windows Vista 5.82%
Windows XP 5.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.53%
Windows 8.1 16.12%
Windows 7 Professional 12.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.99%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.99% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 61.99%
  Poland 7.38%
  Netherlands 5.54%
  Belgium 4.43%
  France 4.06%
  Italy 4.06%
  United States 2.58%
  Austria 2.21%
  Switzerland 1.85%
  Russia 1.11%
  Lithuania 0.74%
  Portugal 0.74%
  Hungary 0.74%
  Thailand 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.89%
Hewlett-Packard 11.85%
Medion 10.37%
ASUS 9.63%
Lenovo 8.15%
Dell 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
MSI 2.22%
Intel 1.48%
Samsung 1.48%
Sony 1.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.42%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.56%
PC-FACTORY All Series 2.56%
Acer NC-V3-771G-736B8G1TM... 2.56%
Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H 1.71%
LENOVO 20238 1.71%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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