GDATA 2020 Release Notes

CyberPanther

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G Data today announced new release.

Kindly find the following for further information:
G Data New Release.png
 

Bill K

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Jul 25, 2018
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The new release has actually been out for a couple of weeks but only rolled out in Europe. I had been seeing the notification above in MyGData for over a week however the program showed no such option and would not upgrade. I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling the WEU version of the installation software as described in this post and am now running the latest version.
 

MacDefender

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Oct 13, 2019
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But that exe is not digitally signed...even M Edge Chromium block it from download.
Is that typical?

I've been paying more attention to G DATA -- it's been performing really well in a lot of recent tests.... However, this seems really odd that a security product vendor doesn't adopt an age-old digital signing mechanism. Microsoft has been putting unsigned binaries in the SmartScreen penalty box since the dawn of Windows 10 (if not earlier), not to mention I don't want to have to trust just HTTPS transport security to make sure that my security software isn't tampered with.
 

MacDefender

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I sent them an email, waiting for response.

I see the hype on G Data and I want to try it again...

Thank you very much, can't wait to hear the response.

As a prospective customer, it matters a lot to me their security and engineering practices. If I am entrusting a product to be the gatekeeper of basically all communications and execution on my computer, it's important for me to feel confident in their practices as a whole.... it's not adequate that their product's tested performance is excellent.
 

SeriousHoax

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G Data Antivirus - Web Installer - detected as malware:

PLUS, not digitally signed.
Are you sure it's the correct web installer? The web installer of G-Data is named like this: "GDATA_INTERNETSECURITY_WEB_WEU.exe"
WEU means Western Europe. Only this part of the name changes depending on the location.
 

Paul.R

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May 16, 2013
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Yes, it's the correct one, downloaded from thier own site...it's about G Data Antivirus , you write above about G Data IS.
 
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Paul.R

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I have tried with Edge Chromium, Internet Explorer same security alert. Still no answer from them...

Hey

We are G Data, we have 36 years of experience and we also can f up with all the experience behind. :LOL: :LOL:
 
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Paul.R

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IF I download that exe with Google Chrome, no problems with the download but still no digitally signed and save detection on VT.