What is AVKProxy.exe?

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 AVKProxy.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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AVKProxy.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AVKProxy
AVKProxy.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as G DATA AntiVirus Proxy Service or G Data AntiVirus Proxy Service belongs to software G Data Security Software or G DATA Security Software by G DATA Software AG ( or G Data Software AG (

Description: AVKProxy.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The AVKProxy.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 718,408 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 1,089,608 bytes and 31 more variants. 
The program is not visible. AVKProxy.exe is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is certified by a trustworthy company. AVKProxy.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to consult Gdata's Customer Service or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of G DATA Software AG or G Data AntiVirus 2013 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify AVKProxy.exe related errors

If AVKProxy.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 720,968 bytes. The program has no visible window. AVKProxy.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AVKProxy.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AVKProxy.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

Bardzo dobry program antywirusowy
I have GDATA Installed on my PC, Its Part of it  
I'm a user, it is a program that search for virus/bots/worms etc;

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AVKProxy.exe: based on 16 votes with 3 user comments. 10 users think AVKProxy.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks AVKProxy.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving AVKProxy issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AVKProxy. 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 AVKProxy.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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