What does the AVKTray.exe file do?
The AVKTray.exe process is also known as G Data Security Software and is a part of G DATA INTERNET SECURITY (Version 2014) or, as the case may be, G Data Security Software. This software is produced by G Data Software AG (www.gdatasoftware.com). An obsolete or defective version of AVKTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- G Data Security Software has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- G Data Security Software has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVKTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AVKTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AVKTray.exe G Data Security Software
AVKTray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AVKTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,725,048 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,444,304 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,951,352 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. AVKTray.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AVKTray.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AVKTray?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall G DATA INTERNET SECURITY or G Data Security Software
To remove G Data Security Software from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for G DATA INTERNET SECURITY or G Data Security Software in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AVKTray.exe (G Data Security Software) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of G Data Security Software. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for G Data Security Software or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AVKTray.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.