In terms of features, G Data delivers on a lot of what you’d expect from an extensive suite. G Data’s straightforward, simple interface doesn’t limit the experience by obscuring the security status. Like many other programs this program displays a green tick or a caption to display the security status.
The program also does a fantastic job of detecting and blocking any new malware. The ‘virus scanner’ that directs moved here your internet traffic through G Data’s cloud platform not only updates the virus definition file, it also block malware based upon its behavior. G Data blocked all of the unknown malware we tested in our tests. There was only one false positive.
G Data performed even better in the AV Comparatives offline detection test than Bitdefender, a close relative. This is likely due to the in-house DeepRay engine, which reveals camouflaged malware by analyzing all the actions that malware typically attempts to perform. It examines patterns that could indicate malicious intent. For instance, it can detect changes to the settings of other programs or observing keystrokes.
The program falls short in certain areas we believe are important for an anti-virus software suite. The program does NOT include parental control, VPN or firewall. If you require these features, G Data’s Internet Security package is more expensive. This could be a major disadvantage, especially when top-tier competitors like Norton 360 and Bitdefender offer the same services for less or less.