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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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1.00.2000 88.24%
1.00.0000 11.76%

G Data LNK-Checker

What is G Data LNK-Checker?  (from G Data Software AG)

With this tool, G Data addresses the serious security flaw regarding shortcuts in Microsoft Windows products. The program prevents the automatic execution of malicious code upon the display of primed shortcuts. After the installation, it monitors the creation of shortcut icons. The “G Data LNK Checker” functions indepe...  Read more


G Data LNK-Checker is a program developed by G Data Software AG. The most used version is 1.00.2000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 2 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 65% of users of G Data LNK-Checker come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/support/downloads/tools.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\G Data LNK-Checker\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{343AB4F2-F1EF-4FF9-B0E6-CAAB680286A6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by G Data LNK-Checker

  • LnkCheck.dll - LnkChecker Module (LnkCheck)
  • LnkCheck64.dll

How do I remove G Data LNK-Checker?

You can uninstall G Data LNK-Checker 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 LNK-Checker, 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 LNK-Checker.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.69%
Windows 10 17.65%
Windows Vista 8.82%
Windows XP 7.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
Windows 7 Professional 17.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.00%
Windows 8.1 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.05% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 65.05%
  United States 8.74%
  Japan 4.85%
  France 3.88%
  Austria 2.91%
  Switzerland 2.91%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Spain 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Iran 0.97%
  Italy 0.97%
  Poland 0.97%
  Qatar 0.97%
  Turkey 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.91%
Dell 21.28%
Hewlett-Packard 12.77%
Medion 10.64%
Intel 4.26%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard h8-1443eg 2.50%
MEDION E7214 2.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.50%
Wortmann_AG TERRA_MOBILE_... 1.25%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.25%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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