Best of these two anti viruses

  • G data internet security 2016

    Votes: 14 24.6%
  • Emsisoft internet security 10

    Votes: 43 75.4%
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Evgeny

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So, i know that both products are amongst the best av out there. i have recently changed to g data internet security, but this switch makes me back to emsisoft for some reason.. dunno if i should stay on g data (they say "trust in german technology*) what guys do you recommend me?
 

OokamiCreed

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Emsisoft. G Data is heavier than ever and my system does not like it. Get freezing problems with it. I agree with @nsm0220 about it's behavioral blocker though. It is more detailed and in my test (as well as one of my favorite reviewers test (ThePCSecurity Channel) - and the guy works for Emsisoft now) it blocked and cleaned up what it found better than Emsisoft with the same samples.
 
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Oxygen

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Emsisoft would be my choice as it is somewhat lighter and the detection is great.

G Data in general is just really heavy on the system, I hope it is improved soon.
 

Exterminator

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Depending on your system GData can have a bit more of a system impact than Emsisoft.Both provide excellent protection so I would imagine your answer would be which one runs the best on your system.
I prefer EIS over GData but then again this is just my personal preference.
 
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Test G-Data and Emsisoft side-by-side. I would bet you would much prefer Emsisoft over G-Data.

Emsi's user interface is excellent and the Behavior Blocker\Anti-Malware Network query is more refined than G-Data's. Although it is debatable - I think Emsi's BB is better than both G-Data's and F-Secure's DeepGuard (another BB). Plus, Emsi's firewall is kick-ass.

You can ask here and you will get good advice - and everyone is very certain of themselves.

The only way to know for sure which one will work best for both you and your system is to evaluate each one... so use the trials.
 

jamescv7

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In nature Gdata is pretty a big boy security product as contain large installer size + the performance stability makes it consistent to be heavy on the system. Now that makes it with the edge of Emsisoft.

In such test that will be vary since both products implement Bitdefender engine therefore its percentage should be totally tough.

Now the main difference is their secondary engine + BB:

Gdata also include Avast engine (AFAIK) or in house as current perhaps + solid and functional Behavior Blocker without user decision by default settings but firewall then likely differ from effectiveness.

Emsisoft contains their in-house engine which also good in terms of detection + BB powered by Emsisoft Cloud can generate accurate reference which better to verify the user analysis.
 
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Online_Sword

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I have not tried GData, but I heard that users could not permanently exclude an application from GData's behavior blocker. So I prefer to Emsisoft.
 
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PrMi

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Both products are good. Both use their stock engine and Bitdefender engine. Gdata is heavier on the system whereas Emsisoft isnt. Also, GData gives many false positives whereas Emsisoft gives less.
 
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nsm0220

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Both products are good. Both use their stock engine and Bitdefender engine. Gdata is heavier on the system whereas Emsisoft isnt. Also, GData gives many false positives whereas Emsisoft gives less.
Btw Emsisoft has more FPs than Gdata.
 
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OokamiCreed

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Well, some guys said here a good reason to switch back to emsi, will do that, thanks!
Overall, Emsisoft is far better than G Data. It's a wise choice in my opinion. And as many have said, Emsisoft has an extremely well polish firewall. G Data firewall is a bit... paranoid at times. It gives false positives. I still believe G Data has a better behavioral blocker (but not by much to be fair) and always will until Emsisoft can actually remove elements of files that the original file left behind as well as G Data.

Keep in mind that the test consisted of everything except behavioral blocking being turned off. That is the only way to truly test them. When everything is working together, I'd say Emsisoft would be best. I would actually go a far as saying Emsisoft Internet Security is the best product to product you currently. But only because they use Bitdefender and Emsisoft signatures. Without Bitdefender, I don't think they would stand against G Data in terms of detection by signature.
 
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tonibalas

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From my experience i believe both products offer pretty much the same level of protection.;)
But my laptop is 6 years old and every time i install Gdata i am noticing system slowdown :(.
Final result: i have to buy a new pc if i want to use Gdata:p:D
 

dmzbg79

Level 24
I've had the opportunity to test both programs...I have to say that their detection rate is quite similar...Emsisoft and G Data both use Bit defender engine and one of their own.Emsisoft has a better firewall...But when we talk about performance,G Data is definatly heavier...But in the end in terms of detection both a very good,but there is a lot more to be done to make them lighter...Anyone can test and make his own decision,what fits his system and his taste...
 
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darko999

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Gdata is heavy as a mountain, Dr.Web can be consider light compared to it lol. I can't stand software that will heavily impact a system when it is not a slow computer. I have enough ram and CPU power for it but it will put my boot time into hell, and the system runs just slowww.
 
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