What is avkcks.exe?

The genuine avkcks.exe file is a software component of G Data InternetSecurity by G Data Software AG.
An antivirus background process, this application scans your machine in real-time for viruses and malware. It also monitors for malicious network activity. The client interface can be accessed by clicking the AVG icon in the system tray. Founded in 1985, G Data Software is a German company that focuses on personal security software.

AVKCks stands for Anti Virus Checks

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the avkcks.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Avkcks.exe file information

The process known as G Data InternetSecurity (version 2011) or G Data TotalCare (version 2011) or G DATA InternetSecurity belongs to software G Data InternetSecurity (version 2011) or G Data TotalCare (version 2011) or G DATA InternetSecurity by G Data Software AG ( or G DATA Software AG (

Description: Avkcks.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avkcks.exe file is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. Note: File does not exist any longer. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Userinit). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with avkcks.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of G Data InternetSecurity or G Data TotalCare 2011 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify avkcks.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avkcks.exe. Therefore, you should check the avkcks.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of avkcks.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks avkcks.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving avkcks issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avkcks. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the avkcks.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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