As far as features go, G Data delivers on many of the features you’d expect from an extensive suite. This includes a simple and easy-to-use opening screen that doesn’t muddle things up by ignoring security status by displaying a ‘Protected!’ Like other programs, this one uses the green tick or caption to show the security status.
The program is also very effective in blocking new malware and detecting it. The ‘virus monitoring’ service that routes your traffic through G Data cloud service not only updates the virus hugedatainfo.com/best-internet-security definition files, but also detects malware based on its behaviour. G Data blocked all of the unknown malware we tested in our tests. There was just one false positive.
G Data performed even better in AV Comparatives offline detection test than Bitdefender, a close relative. This is likely due to the program’s own DeepRay engine, which is able to detect malware disguised by looking at every action that malware typically attempts to perform. Apart from that, it is looking for patterns that could suggest malicious intent, for instance, altering the settings of other programs or monitoring keystrokes.
The program falls short in a few areas that we believe are important for an anti-virus software suite. The program doesn’t include a parental control, VPN or firewall. If you need these extras G Data’s Internet Security package is more expensive. This could be a major problem, particularly when top-of-the line competitors like Norton 360 and Bitdefender offer similar packages for the same price or less.