What Internet Security you prefear ?

  • Avast Internet Security

    Votes: 25 61.0%
  • G Data Internet Security

    Votes: 16 39.0%
  • Total voters
    41

Piteko21

Level 18
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I can not talk too much about GData, because I never tested it, but if they could add to Avast the GData behavior blocker, then, avast would become a higher software.

About Gdata:
It was very heavy 8in the pass), but I do not know if it still remains so.
Nevertheless, its engine and its malware signatures were good - what you would expect of a good German software.

Despite I've never tested Gdata, I would prefer it, 'cause ther web filter and engine (Bitdefender and their own), take a good advantage against the avast engine.
 

JB007

Level 17
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I can not talk too much about GData, because I never tested it, but if they could add to Avast the GData behavior blocker, then, avast would become a higher software.

About Gdata:
It was very heavy 8in the pass), but I do not know if it still remains so.
Nevertheless, its engine and its malware signatures were good - what you would expect of a good German software.

Despite I've never tested Gdata, I would prefer it, 'cause ther web filter and engine (Bitdefender and their own), take a good advantage against the avast engine.
Thanks @Piteko21
Are you sure that G Data use Bitdefender engine ?
 
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Spawn

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Cannot comment about G-Data, but Avast Free Antivirus is sufficient. Avast Internet Security and Premier don't add anything special to it's already available real-time protection.

From experience with Avast Premier.
 

tonibalas

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If you have a new pc you can go with Gdata.

Very good web blocker, it's using Bitdefender engine so detection is very good.
It also has a very good behavioural blocker which can detect threats that signatures misses.

On the other side if you have an old system Gdata will make your browsing slow.
Also Gdata has slow scanning and removal speed (not to slow though ) but for me this isn't an issue.

As for Avast i agree with @Spawn.

p.s: i haven't tried the latest version of Gdata so i can't be quite sure if the newer version is still heavy on some sytems
 

Cats-4_Owners-2

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I've checked Avast! because it was generously provided through a Free Giveaway here on MT, and because it was subsequently used upon our Acer system from 2013 through 2014 (without it's firewall) & we'd opted instead for Windows firewall chosen primarily for it's lightness. Hardened mode was set at "Medium", and we were highly satisfied with it's performance.:) Currently, Avast! includes a sandboxing feature which is a plus, although I have not used it personally. In order to see how it works on your own system, you can try it yourself. FREE DOWNLOAD
I have no experience with G-Data, but likewise encourage you to consider trying it out for yourself. Try 30 days without costs

@JB007, I hope you'll find the product that works best for you.:) Let us know what pans out, and your later reflections upon your choice.
 
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jamescv7

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Gdata uses their in house and Bitdefender engine where the detection rates is not surprising high.

Although Avast contains numerous useful features that definitely balance the protection.

Still see for yourself and judge it.
 
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aries91

Level 2
I tried Gdata in the past (2 years ago)
What I can say is that it slow down the boot of the pc,and requires a medium-high livel of cpu during the scan.
The complete scan is very fast (faster than bitdefender or kaspersky, in my case) but removal is very slow.
It uses bitdefender engine and a own engine so it detected a lot of malware.

It is not so heavy like the previous versions but you must have a pc with a configuration hardware not too old.
and last but not least: german quality.
their support is amazing and fast.
 
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giants8058

Level 4
I would have to agree with others with GDate..Does impact system performance but from what I saw in the past it does have pretty good detection rates. Avast just seems to be a good balance of performance and security.