As far as features go, G Data delivers on the majority of what you’d expect from a full suite. This includes a simple hugedatainfo.com/avast-safezone-review-how-to-install-and-is-it-safe-to-use and easy-to-use opening screen that doesn’t make things complicated by glossing over the security status using a ‘Protected!’ As many other programs, this program uses green ticks or a caption to show the security status.
The program is also very good at blocking new malware. The ‘virus monitoring’ service that routes your traffic through G Data cloud service not just updates the virus definition files, it also detects malware based on its behavior. In our tests, G Data detected and blocked all the unknown malware we threw at it, with just one false positive.
In AV Comparatives’ offline detection test, G Data scored even better than Bitdefender’s cousin did. This could be due to G Data’s own DeepRay engine that detects camouflaged malicious code by analyzing the actions the malware tries to execute. It is looking for patterns that suggest malicious intention. For example, changing the settings of other programs, or tracking keystrokes.
However, the program does fall short in a few areas that we consider to be important for an antivirus software suite. The program does not offer firewalls, VPN, or parental controls. If you’re in need of these features G Data’s Internet Security package is more expensive. This could be a serious drawback, especially since top-tier competitors like Norton 360 and Bitdefender offer the same services for less or less.