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G Data Antivirus Review

G Data offers a wide array of features that you would expect from a comprehensive software suite. G Data’s straightforward, simple interface doesn’t limit the experience by hiding security status. caption or a green tick, like many other programs do.

The program also does an excellent job of spotting and blocking the emergence of new malware. The virus monitor that directs your internet traffic through G Data’s cloud service not only updates the virus definition file but also detects and blocks malware based on its behavior. G Data blocked all of the unknown malware we tried to throw at it in our tests. There was only one false positive.

G Data performed even better in AV Comparatives offline detection test than Bitdefender, its close relative. This is probably due G Data’s own DeepRay engine that can detect malicious code that has been disguised by looking at the actions that malware tries to perform. Among other activities, it searches for patterns that be indicative of malicious intent, such as changing the settings of other applications or monitoring keystrokes.

However the program falls short in a few areas we consider essential for an antivirus software suite. The program doesn’t include parental control, VPN or firewall. If you’re in need of these features G Data’s Internet Security package is more expensive. This could be a major drawback, especially since top-tier competitors such as Norton 360 and Bitdefender offer the same services for less or less.

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