In terms of features, G Data delivers on the majority of what you’d expect from an extensive suite. It has a simple, straightforward opening screen that doesn’t dumb things down by glossing over the security status using a “Protected!” As many other programs, this program displays a green tick or a caption to show the security status.
The program is also very adept at blocking new malware. The “virus monitoring” service that routes your traffic through the G Data cloud service not only updates the virus definition files it also detects malware based on its behaviour. G Data blocked all of the unknown malware that we threw at it during our tests. There was just one false positive.
In AV Comparatives’ offline detection test, G Data scored even better than Bitdefender’s close relative did. This is likely due to the in-house DeepRay engine, which reveals malware that has been disguised by hugedatainfo.com/nordvpn-netflix analyzing all actions that malware typically attempts to perform. It looks for patterns that indicate malicious intention. For instance, it can detect changes to the settings of other programs, or tracking keystrokes.
The program is not up to par in a number of areas that we believe to be essential for an anti-virus software suite. The program doesn’t include parental control, VPN or firewall. If you want those extras, you’ll need to purchase G Data’s more expensive Internet Security package. This could be a major disadvantage, especially when top-tier competitors like Norton 360 and Bitdefender offer the same features for a price or less.