In terms of features, G Data delivers on many of the features you’d expect from a complete suite. It has a simple, basic opening screen that doesn’t muddle things up by ignoring security status by displaying an “Protected!” caption or a green tick like a lot of other programs.
The program is also very adept at blocking and detecting new malware. The ‘virus scanner’ 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 its behavior. G Data blocked all of the new malware that was not known to us we tested in 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 probably due the program’s own DeepRay engine which detects malware disguised as camouflaged by analyzing the actions that malware tries to execute. In addition, it seeks out patterns that could hugedatainfo.com/nordvpn-netflix signal malicious intent, such as changing settings of other programs or monitoring keystrokes.
However the program does fall short in some areas that we believe are essential for an antivirus software suite. The program does NOT include a 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 problem, particularly when top-of-the line competitors such as Norton 360 and Bitdefender offer the same services for less or less.