G Data Internet Security 2016 - is it worth buying it?

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  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    Official Website:
    https://www.gdatasoftware.com/onlineshop/g-data-internetsecurity
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    How is G Data IS protection, performance, FPs, 0-day protection, resource usage, etc...?

    How does it compares with Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Norton, etc...?

    G Data users, please share your experience.
     
  2. Evgeny

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  3. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    I checked a video. It has many processes...I dont like many processes.
     
  4. Evgeny

    Evgeny Level 6

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    They always had, well, if you dont like many "processes" then...
     
  5. NikolayfromRussia

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    Many users say it's heavy product but I haven't checked it myself. Moreover, some guys use a trick to obtain a 6 months license in vmware.
     
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  6. Evgeny

    Evgeny Level 6

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    Last version (2016) is low on system impact.
     
  7. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    I noticed there is a custom install option. Can you install/not install any module? And does that increase/decrease number of processes?
     
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  8. spaceoctopus

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    Very good product. Behavioural protection is one of the best, but very, very heavy on system resources. If you have a powerful Pc or machine then it's ok i guess.:)
     
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  9. NikolayfromRussia

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    Personally, I haven't tested it myself that's why I can't say anything regarding to the system impact.
    Yesnoo, you should try to test it yourself. Just install and see if it is suitable for you. If you don't like it you can uninstall...
     
  10. Spawn

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    AFAIK @nsm0220 has used G-Data for many years.

    What issues do you have with applications running multiple processes?

    A custom installation allows you to define what components should be installed. G-Data Total Protection set to Minimal only installs Anti-Virus. If this is the case, download/try/buy G-Data Antivirus instead of Internet Security/Total Security.

    Screenshots: G-Data Total Security w/ Anti-Virus only (& Settings)

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    Source: G-Data in VM.
     
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  11. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    Thank You for the screens. Custom install options look good. Will give a try & see.
     
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  12. mostafa96

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    Let me know what u think about it because I want to install it but afraid because last time I used it slow down my Internet because it scan every thing before downloading and then let it download
     
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  13. tonibalas

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    I have tried G Data in the past.
    For me it's a good security program with good signatures, a very good web filter and an excellent behavioral blocker.
    But i have a 7 and a half years old laptop and because of that i had experienced slow browsing.
    Unfortunately i haven't tried the settings for slow computer to see how it performs.
    Maybe i could have normal browsing speed, i don't know.
    Overall it's a good software.
     
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  14. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    #14 Yash Khan, Jun 6, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2016
    My laptop has 6 GB RAM

    I installed G Data Internet Security 2016
    Custom Install i.e installed only AV & FW.
    It seems good overall i.e system boot, programs response, browsing, etc...

    The installer is app 225 MB. When you install it mention "Downloading setup components". Guess it downloads the databases. And databases seems very huge as it took 15-20 Mins on my 4 MBPS connection. Databases seems app 500 MB + as per my data plan i.e I checked my data plan after completing install & app 600 MB was reduced.
    Overall the component download + install took app 25-30 Mins here.

    GUI, settings, options, etc... are good.
    9 Processes. Not doing anything around 70 MB. Browsing with Chrome around 150 MB.

    And seems PUP protection is good.

    Overall seems good.

    I dont like too many processes. Its personal thing.
     
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  15. jamescv7

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    If you are going to based on numerous reviews, of course Gdata is a big AV that the installer huge + components around.

    However their BB is effective alongside of their engines (In-House + Bitdefender).
     
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  16. nsm0220

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    Its like a sponge on how much ram on the pc if haves the less ram it wil use less the more ram it will go up.
     
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  17. nsm0220

    nsm0220 Level 21

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    Very good i say i buy it.
     
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  18. N8WARE

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    hello . can you provide me an offline installer for lataest GDATA antivirus ?
     
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  19. jamescv7

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  20. Maziar Ansari

    Maziar Ansari Level 1

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    anti-phishing module is the worse
     
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