In terms of features, G Data delivers on many of the features you’d expect from a full suite. This includes a straightforward, straightforward opening screen that doesn’t make things complicated by ignoring the security status by displaying the ‘Protected!’ caption or a green tick as many other programs do.
The program is also good at blocking new malware and detecting it. The virus monitor that directs your internet traffic through G Data’s cloud platform not only updates the virus definition file, but also detects and blocks malware based on its behavior. In our tests, G Data detected and blocked all the malware that was new and unknown to us that we threw at it, with only one false positive.
G Data performed even better in the AV Comparatives offline detection test than Bitdefender, its close relative. This is likely due to G Data’s own DeepRay engine that detects malicious code that has been disguised by looking at the actions that malware is trying to carry out. It is looking for patterns that suggest hugedatainfo.com/avast-safezone-review-how-to-install-and-is-it-safe-to-use malicious intention. For example, changing the settings of other programs, or observing keystrokes.
However the program falls short in some areas that we consider to be important for an antivirus software suite. The program doesn’t include firewalls, VPN, or parental controls. If you’re in need of these features, G Data’s Internet Security package is more expensive. This is a major drawback, particularly since top-tier rivals such as Norton 360 and Bitdefender provide similar features for a lower cost.