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G Data TotalSecurity 2014

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

G Data TotalSecurity 2014 is the new complete solution for all-round protection. It uses the new CloseGap technology to provide the best possible instant protection against viruses, hacking, spam, and all Internet threats. Backup and data store protect against data loss and theft. The active hybrid protection also co...  Read more


G Data TotalSecurity 2014 is a program developed by G Data Software AG. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 72 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 83% of users of G Data TotalSecurity 2014 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gdatasoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\G Data\TotalSecurity
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\G Data\Setups\{0C2DDD68-ABA6-42C7-AE62-17FF4E16E0E0}\setup.exe /InstallMode=Uninstall /_DoNotShowChange=true

Program filesFiles installed by G Data TotalSecurity 2014

Program executable:gdsc.exe
Name:G Data Security Software
G Data SecurityCenter
Path:C:\Program Files\g data\totalsecurity\gui\gdsc.exe
Additional files:
  • ask.dll - G Data Security Software (G Data AntiSpam UI)
  • ask.en.dll - G Data AntiSpam Language Pack
  • ask.en-us.dll
  • ASK.exe
  • AVK.dll - G Data AntiVirus UI
  • AVK.en.dll - G Data AntiVirus Language Pack
  • AVK.en-us.dll
  • AVK.exe - G Data AntiVirus
  • AVKRes.dll - G Data Common Resources
  • AVKRes.en-us.dll - G Data Common Language Resources
  • AVKScanJobC.dll - G Data AntiVirus Scan Job
  • AVKService.en.dll - G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service Language Pack
  • AVKService.en-us.dll
  • AVKTray.en-us.dll
  • AVKTray.exe
  • AVKWctl.en.dll
  • Avkwctl.en-us.dll
  • AVKWctlx64.en.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
  • GDFirewallTray.en-us.dll - G Data Personal Firewall (G Data Personal Firewall Resources)
  • GDFirewallTray.exe
  • GDFwAdmin.dll
  • GDFwAdmin.en-us.dll
  • GDFwAdmin.exe
  • GDFwSvc.en-us.dll
  • GDGadgetInst32.exe - G Data Gadget Installer
  • GDSC.en.dll - G Data SecurityCenter Language Pack
  • GDSC.en-us.dll
  • IConn.dll - G Data Internet Update Helper
  • IConn64.dll
  • ScanObjectBrowser.en.dll - G Data Security Software ScanObjectBrowser Language Pack
  • ScanObjectBrowser.en-us.dll
  • ScanObjectBrowserW.dll - ScanObjectBrowser Module
  • ShellExt.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension
  • ShellExt.en.dll - G Data AntiVirus Shell Extension Language Resource
  • ShellExt.en-us.dll
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • TopSecret.dll - G Data TopSecret
  • TopSecret.en-us.dll - G Data TopSecret Language Pack
  • TopSecret.exe - G Data TopSecret UI
  • AVKService.exe - G Data InternetSecurity (G Data InternetSecurity Scheduler Service)
  • BootCDWizard.en-us.dll - G Data boot disk wizard (G Data Bootmedia Wizard Language Resource)
  • BootCDWizard.exe - G Data Bootmedia Wizard
  • Sec.exe - G DATA InternetSecurity (G DATA InternetSecurity Setup Helper)
  • BootCDWizard.en.dll - G Data Bootdisk Wizard (G Data Bootdisk Wizard Language Resource)
  • TSNxG.exe - G Data TopSecret
  • TSNxGAVBridge.dll - TopSecret bridge for G Data AV
  • AVKWCtl.exe - G Data Security (G Data Filesystem Monitor Service)
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe
  • Reisswlf.dll - G Data Shredder
  • Reisswlf.en-us.dll
  • avkcmd.exe - G Data AntiVirus Command Line Tool
  • MiniIcpt2.dll - MiniInterceptor Stub

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 '{87D2CAB6-B212-4C5A-98DA-91D343C4387B}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • AVKWCtlx64.exe runs as a service named 'G Data Guardiano del file system' (AVKWCtl).
  • AVKWCtl.exe runs as a service named 'Guardiano del file system G Data' (AVKWCtl) "Verifica il file system in tempo reale (G Data AntiVirus)".
  • AVKService.exe runs as a service named 'AVKService' (AVKService).
2 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.

How do I remove G Data TotalSecurity 2014?

You can uninstall G Data TotalSecurity 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 TotalSecurity 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 TotalSecurity 2014.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 18%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 10 27.27%
Windows XP 18.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 27.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Brazil 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  DK 4.17%
  India 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Sony 14.29%
Samsung 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
Sony VGN-NW270F 10.00%
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C 10.00%
MSI MS-7823 10.00%
MSI MS-7374 10.00%
HP Mini 110-1000 10.00%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 10.00%

Publisher URL: www.gdatasoftware.com


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