G Data offers a wide array of features that you would expect from a complete software suite. This includes a simple and plain-looking opening screen that doesn’t confuse users by glossing over the security status with an “Protected!” caption or a green tick, like other programs.
The program also does a superb job of detecting and blocking new malware. The ‘virus monitor’ which directs your internet traffic through G Data’s cloud services not only updates the virus definition file it also block malware based upon its behavior. In our tests, G Data detected and blocked all new, unknown malware that we tossed at it with only one false positive.
In AV hugedatainfo.com/expressvpn-torrenting Comparatives offline detection test, G Data scored even better than Bitdefender’s closest competitor did. This is likely due to G Data’s own DeepRay engine, which can detect camouflaged malicious code by analyzing the actions that malware tries to execute. It looks for patterns that indicate malicious intent. For example, changing the settings of other programs or observing keystrokes.
However the program falls short in a few areas that we consider to be important for an antivirus software suite. It does not include a parental control, VPN or firewall. If you’re interested in these features then you’ll need G Data’s more expensive Internet Security package. This is a major drawback, particularly since top-tier rivals like Norton 360 and Bitdefender provide similar features for a less expensive cost.