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Should I remove G Data TotalSecurity?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #42,245
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 76.00 days
329.29 days >
Average installed length: 173.02 days


VersionDistribution 60.00% 40.00%

G Data TotalSecurity


G Data TotalSecurity is a program developed by G Data Software AG. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is gdsc.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 549.38 KB (562,569 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 88% of users of G Data TotalSecurity come from the United States, it is also popular in Thailand and Colombia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\TotalSecurity
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\G Data\Setups\{041D6669-4AA1-4CF3-86C9-59312AA99E59}\setup.exe /InstallMode=Uninstall /_DoNotShowChange=true
Estimated size: 549.38 KB

Program filesFiles installed by G Data TotalSecurity

Program executable:gdsc.exe
Name:G Data Security Software
G Data SecurityCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\g data\totalsecurity\gui\gdsc.exe
Additional files:
  • BootCDWizard.en-us.dll - G Data boot medium wizard (G Data Bootmedia Wizard Language Resource)
  • ask.dll - G Data Security Software (G Data AntiSpam UI)
  • ask.en-us.dll - G Data AntiSpam Language Pack
  • ASK.exe
  • AVK.dll - G Data AntiVirus UI
  • AVK.en-us.dll - G Data AntiVirus Language Pack
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data AntiVirus Scan Job
  • AVKService.en-us.dll - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • Avkwctl.en-us.dll
  • Avkwctlx64.en-us.dll
  • avkwsc.dll - G Data WSC Helper
  • avkwsc64.dll
  • avkwscpe.exe - G Data WSC Product Exe
  • GDASpam.dll - G Data Anti Spam Module
  • GDASpamx64.dll
  • GDcf.dll - G Data Mail Content Filter
  • GDcfx64.dll
  • GDGadgetInst32.exe - G Data Gadget Installer
  • GDLog.exe - G Data Log Tool
  • GDSC.en-us.dll - G Data SecurityCenter Language Pack
  • IConn.dll - G Data Internet Update Helper
  • IConn64.dll
  • ScanObjectBrowser.en-us.dll - G Data Security Software ScanObjectBrowser Language Pack
  • ScanObjectBrowserW.dll - ScanObjectBrowser Module
  • ShellExt.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension
  • ShellExt.en-us.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension Language Resource
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • TopSecret.dll - G Data TopSecret
  • TopSecret.en-us.dll - G Data TopSecret Language Pack
  • AVKService.exe - G Data InternetSecurity (G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service)
  • BootCDWizard.exe - G Data Bootmedia Wizard
  • Sec.exe - G DATA InternetSecurity (G DATA InternetSecurity Setup Helper)
  • SOBFilesNSE.dll - G Data TotalCare (G Data Cloud NSE)
  • AVKWCtl.exe - G Data Security (G Data Filesystem Monitor Service)
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe
  • avkcmd.exe - G Data Command Line Scanner
  • MiniIcpt2.dll - MiniInterceptor Stub
  • MiniIcpt2X64.dll
  • SysIcpt.dll - SysHook Stub
  • SysIcptx64.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}.
Scheduled Task
  • GDSC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6F5CAFDE-2869-496A-91C3-C1542DB77B75}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • AVKWCtl.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Bestandssysteembewaker' (AVKWCtl) "Controleert het bestandssysteem in realtime (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe runs as a service named 'Sentinela do sistema de arquivos G Data' (AVKWCtl) "Verifica o sistema de arquivos em tempo real (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • AVKService.exe runs as a service named 'Programador G DATA' (AVKService).

How do I remove G Data TotalSecurity?

You can uninstall G Data TotalSecurity 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 TotalSecurity, 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 TotalSecurity.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.33%
Windows 10 40.00%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.67%
Windows 8.1 26.67%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.00%
  Thailand 4.00%
  Colombia 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Samsung 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N7010 14.29%
ASUSTeK K55A 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 7.14%
Samsung 870Z5E/880Z5E/680... 7.14%
LENOVO 10096 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard p6547c 7.14%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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