G Data Antivirus Review

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In terms of features, G Data delivers on the majority of what you’d expect from an extensive suite. G Data’s straightforward, simple interface doesn’t dumb down the experience by hiding the security status. caption or a green tick like other programs.

The program also does a superb job of spotting and preventing the spread of new malware. The «virus monitoring» service that carries your data through G Data cloud service not only updates the virus definition files, it also detects malware based on its behavior. In our tests, G Data detected and blocked all unknown malware we tossed at it with just one false positive.

In AV Comparatives offline detection test, G Data scored even better than Bitdefender’s closest competitor did. This could be due to the program’s own DeepRay engine, which can detect malware that is disguised by analysing the actions the malware tries to execute. It also searches for patterns that signal malicious intent, such as altering the settings of other programs or monitoring keystrokes.

However it does fall short in certain areas that we consider crucial for an antivirus software suite. The program doesn’t include firewalls, VPN, or parental controls. If you’re looking to add these features you’ll have to buy G Data’s more expensive Internet Security package. This is a major issue, especially when top-of-the-line competitors like Norton 360 and Bitdefender provide similar features for a lower price.

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