What is GDFwSvcx64.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 GDFwSvcx64.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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GDFwSvcx64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GDFwSvcx64
GDFwSvcx64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as G Data Personal Firewall or G Data Persoonlijke Firewall belongs to software G Data InternetSecurity (version 2011, 2012) or G DATA TOTAL PROTECTION by G Data Software AG (

Description: GDFwSvcx64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file GDFwSvcx64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,718,608 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 2,992,760 bytes, 1,556,816 bytes, 1,664,560 bytes or 3,228,136 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. GDFwSvcx64.exe is not a Windows system file. GDFwSvcx64.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with G Data TotalProtection or G Data InternetSecurity 2011 come up, you can turn to the software developer, Gdata, for advice or uninstall it software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GDFwSvcx64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GDFwSvcx64.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.


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Best practices for resolving GDFwSvcx64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GDFwSvcx64. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the GDFwSvcx64.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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