Software
G DATA Internet Security
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
Installation is quite simple and straight forward.
Some may find Download size to be huge (~900MB)
Restart required upon installation.
Interface (UI)
5.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Clean UI , with each feature thoroughly separated from one another
Easy to navigate .
Settings are easy to understand.
Usability
4.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
Most of the alerts are automated whatsoever.
User intervention is not required in most cases, including the default action to be taken
Based on its price, features it is recommendable to all the users with little to no knowledge
Slightly prone to Fp's (Bitdefender engine is used ENGINE A) especially against cracks,keygens
A full scan is required upon initial installation.Takes 1-2 hr to complete.
Going further automatic scans would take place when system is IDLE.
Unless and until any infection is suspected,future manual scans can be ignored.
Running periodic scans is however healthy.

Additinal Features for 0 day protection:
Exploit Protection, Anti ransomware, M/L based Deep ray engine, Automated Behaviour Blocker, Bank Guard.
All the above components would be useful incase of signature less infections.
Improvement required against FILE LESS malwares.
Performance and System Impact
4.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
System impact can be minimised by tweaking settings to enable only 1 Engine.
Comparing latest PC architectures and Features, this is almost non existent.
Recommendable RAM is atleast 4 gb for smooth running.
Compared to the previous versions (2014-2017) the after versions are lighter and impact is also minimised.

IMPACT:
Slight delay in opening up URL's due to Cloud look up and Signature based.
This also depends upon Internet speed .
From my personal experience, i haven't seen any delay in clocking while opening files, browsing, playing games.
Protection
5.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
PROTECTION: On a 10 point scale , based on years of usage and testing experience with this product
Anti Phishing : 6/10
URL Blocking: 8/10
Zero day defence: 9/10.

Under Zero day defence, we have multiple proactive layers working under the Hood.
Keyboard guard: To prevent keylogging and capture of key strokes.
Exploit protection: To prevent harmful files from injection/ misusing other applications for Malicious purposes.
Ex: A Banking Emotet, injecting its Code to Chrome or firefox to detect the traffic,key strokes.
Establishing a Remote CC server via a trusted process (Chrome) to prevent/ evade detection from Behavior Blockers (Process Hollowing)

Rest of the other pro active layers like Bankguard, Anti ransomware, Deep Ray, Behavior Blocking offer added protection in critical situation.

CONS:
Poor Anti phishing
Bit defender signatures are delayed (Close gap does a heavy duty)
Bugs in firewall,
May slow down Browsing speed slightly
Might cause some impact in older systems
Probably no tweaks required for additional protection.
Lacks heuristic based Phishing detection, compared to its peers (Norton, BD, Kaspersky).
Blacklist based phishing detection.Above average detections as per my experience

PROS:
Effective behavior based protection
Multiple pro active layers &Excellent unknown malware removal
Pro active components are not tied to Reactive components
Engine B (Close Gap) and Cloud signatures are faster and better compared to Bit defender buggish signatures
Dis infection and Roll back system
Great Offline Protection &Every 1 HR signature updates.
Real-time file system protection
5.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
4.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
4.00 star(s)
Network protection
4.00 star(s)
Pros
Lots of great features
Easy to use
Simple and non-intrusive
Ransomware protection
Strong and reliable protection
Blocks even brand new malware
Accurate and reliable antivirus engine
Effective malicious URL blocking
Virus signatures are updated very often
Excellent scores in independent tests
Great value
Effective malware removal
Well designed, clear interface
Multiple layers of protection
Cons
Short on configuration options
Noticeable system impact
Can be resource-hungry
Mixed results from independent testing labs
Scans can be rather slow
Can slow down your browsing speed
Slows down browsing the Internet
Software installed on computer
More than 1 year
Computer Specifications
HP (G 60 230 US)
Ram-8 Gb
Gpu - Intel HD graphics(5000)
Storage -HDD (1 TB)
Recommended for
All types of users
Overall Rating
4.00 star(s)
Disclaimer

Any views or opinions expressed are that of the member giving the information and may be subjective.
This software may behave differently on your device.

We encourage you to compare these opinions with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
Before buying a product you should consider factors such as price, ease of use, compatibility, and support. Installing a free trial version allows an antivirus to be tested in everyday use before purchase.

Mahesh Sudula

Level 16
Verified
Malware Tester
*Opinions, feed back are based upon experience and testing!
*Users opinion differs as per their experience
*Feel free to correct me or wish me to add any thing more
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