G Data Antivirus Review

As far as features go, G Data delivers on the majority of what you’d expect from an extensive suite. G Data’s simple, easy interface doesn’t muddle user experience by hiding security status. Like many other programs this one uses the green tick or caption to display the security status.

The program also does a fantastic job of detecting and blocking the emergence of new malware. The virus monitor that directs your internet traffic through G Data’s cloud service doesn’t only updates the virus definition file, it also blocks malware based on behavior. G Data blocked all of the unknown malware that we threw at it during our tests. There was only one false positive.

G Data performed even better in the AV Comparatives offline detection test than Bitdefender, its close relative. This is probably due to its in-house DeepRay engine, which detects malware that is camouflaged by analysing all the actions that malware is typically attempting to perform. Among other activities, it seeks out patterns that could indicate malicious intent, like changing the settings of other programs or monitoring keystrokes.

However it does fall short in a few areas that we consider essential for an antivirus software suite. The program doesn’t include parental control, VPN or firewall. If you require these features G Data’s Internet Security package is more expensive. This is a significant disadvantage, especially since top-of-the-line rivals like Norton 360 and Bitdefender provide the same features at a lower cost.


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