App Review GData Internet Security 2024

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Gdata is a German company which, over the last few years, has begun to make a name for itself on the antivirus market, becoming increasingly popular.
Still using 2 engines (Bitdefender and its own - CloseGap), the publisher seems to have improved its proactive defenses (which were already very good) to beef them up even further, despite a relatively old interface that's starting to gather dust...
Let's take a look together!



User interface :

The interface is clear, but Gdata has changed the icons.
But the publisher has kept it since... 2014 !
It's starting to look a bit dated. A change would be welcome.
Nevertheless, it has the character of being clear and well configured by default, no doubt for brand regulars.
Gdata has also undergone a facelift. Although it reserves around 700MB of RAM, it will use between 200 and 350MB, which is positive !


Web protection: 10/10

On the Web, Gdata's Web filtering and extension blocks all malicious links.
Nothing to say on that score.


Fake crack : 0,80/1

Gdata correctly blocks malware attempting to install itself, with the exception of .CPL, which will use rundll32.exe
Fortunately, it won't take any action, probably because its C&C server is down.

Malware Pack : Remaining 6 out of 667 threats.

I must admit I'm very surprised by his performance...
Gdata has given us back a completely infection-free machine!
The scripts were detected thanks to its powerful AMSI shield, capable of blocking the connection to download various Payloads.
Only one file was not recognized, which replaced my wallpaper with a photo of a manga (which I replaced with my own), but there was no malicious action.
Completely healthy machine! Congratulations!

Final scan :

GData : 0
NPE : 0
Autoruns : 0 malicious keys
KVRT: 1 (A non-active .CPL file)
Emsisoft : 0
Malwarebytes : 0

Final opinion:

Gdata is a powerful antivirus that can easily compete with the likes of Kaspersky and Bitdefender.
Its protection is very powerful, and its behavioral blocking (BEAST) is very formidable!
It has made up for many of its shortcomings by becoming relatively lightweight.
Gdata is, of course, highly recommendable!
 

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Thanks for the comprehensive review! It's great to see that GData Internet Security 2024 is performing well and offering powerful protection. The dated interface could use an update, but it seems the performance and security features more than compensate for this.
 
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I wont tell all the bitdefender haters that Gdata has its own "in house engine "Closegap" as well as Bitdefenders" , as well as BEAST and deepray for unknowns.

It has always performed well protection wise, a little heavy handed at times in the past, but overall a solid product.
 

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Interestingly, a new G Data test from the Russian-language portal COMSS was released today, where G Data is one of the few on the same set of malware that couldn't even protect itself. So no test is the truth in the last instance, it happens that a product shows a brilliant result in one test and then completely fails in another.
 

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Interestingly, a new G Data test from the Russian-language portal COMSS was released today, where G Data is one of the few on the same set of malware that couldn't even protect itself. So no test is the truth in the last instance, it happens that a product shows a brilliant result in one test and then completely fails in another.
Yeah J Itech Solutions on YT has pointed out these inconsistencies in his tests as well.
 

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Interestingly, a new G Data test from the Russian-language portal COMSS was released today, where G Data is one of the few on the same set of malware that couldn't even protect itself. So no test is the truth in the last instance, it happens that a product shows a brilliant result in one test and then completely fails in another.

Comss is a tester I no longer follow at all, as his samples contain many false positives... (and broken samples).

And who's to say it wasn't the antivirus that crashed on his machine? On my vm and on my pc when I was using Gdata, I never had this problem :)
 
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Interestingly, a new G Data test from the Russian-language portal COMSS was released today, where G Data is one of the few on the same set of malware that couldn't even protect itself. So no test is the truth in the last instance, it happens that a product shows a brilliant result in one test and then completely fails in another.
Ever notice how all these tests are performed by desktop either manually or by script hammering the product?

I said something nice above because when I state the actual reality it brings out the mt gang up association.

None of these YouTube testers test the product according to design i.e. "Real world testing"

No actual route of infection taking place. Notice the highly tuned web filter in this product.

Want some real reality, it's not really the job of the product to protect users from themselves, it's additional security, that has to be used with habits in order to be effective.

Mic drop!
 

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Comss is a tester I no longer follow at all, as his samples contain many false positives... (and broken samples).

And who's to say it wasn't the antivirus that crashed on his machine? On my vm and on my pc when I was using Gdata, I never had this problem :)
Indeed, COMSS samples contain a large amount of PUA and illegal software. My mileage varies with GDATA. A lot of times it has been very buggy and resource hungry both on a VM and an actual PC albeit hasn't crashed.
 

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Comss is a tester I no longer follow at all, as his samples contain many false positives... (and broken samples).
Does that make a big difference? Since he runs two on-demand scans first and then runs each sample manually, the antivirus has enough time to analyze and react - at least it's not script bombarding. False samples or not, the antivirus' minimum goal is to preserve its own functionality. I think so. :unsure:
 

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Does that make a big difference? Since he runs two on-demand scans first and then runs each sample manually, the antivirus has enough time to analyze and react - at least it's not script bombarding. False samples or not, the antivirus' minimum goal is to preserve its own functionality. I think so. :unsure:

I also perform an analysis and launch manually :)
But yes there is a difference... testing a product with broken samples or false positives, you don't test it efficiently... (especially using only .EXE files)

Indeed, COMSS samples contain a large amount of PUA and illegal software. My mileage varies with GDATA. A lot of times it has been very buggy and resource hungry both on a VM and an actual PC albeit hasn't crashed.
Exactly
 
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The last time I tried G Data a couple of years ago, it was incredibly slow on the system. Any program I opened took significantly longer to open than any other AV Ive used. Between 5 and 10 seconds to open something like a web browser when normally it's like 1 second. And my PC is no slouch. I am not sure if it was just a bug or if other people have experienced something similar. I didn't have it installed for long because it was very annoying. Even Bitdefender itself or Emsisoft were not that slow, it was just something with G Data.
 

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Gdata is a German company which, over the last few years, has begun to make a name for itself on the antivirus market, becoming increasingly popular.
Still using 2 engines (Bitdefender and its own - CloseGap), the publisher seems to have improved its proactive defenses (which were already very good) to beef them up even further, despite a relatively old interface that's starting to gather dust...
Let's take a look together!



User interface :

The interface is clear, but Gdata has changed the icons.
But the publisher has kept it since... 2014 !
It's starting to look a bit dated. A change would be welcome.
Mindazonáltal az a jellege, hogy alapértelmezés szerint világos és jól konfigurált, kétségtelenül a márka törzsvendégei számára.
A Gdata ráncfelvarráson is átesett. Bár körülbelül 700 MB RAM-ot tart fenn, 200 és 350 MB között fog használni, ami pozitív!


Webes védelem: 10/10

A weben a Gdata webszűrője és bővítménye blokkolja az összes rosszindulatú hivatkozást.
Nincs mit mondani erről a pontszámról.


Hamis repedés : 0,80/1

A Gdata megfelelően blokkolja a saját maga telepítését megkísérlő rosszindulatú programokat, kivéve a .CPL, amely rundll32.exe
Szerencsére nem fog semmit tenni, valószínűleg azért, mert a C&C szervere nem működik.

Malware Pack : A 667 fenyegetésből 6 maradt.

Be kell vallanom, nagyon meglepett a teljesítménye...
A Gdata egy teljesen fertőzésmentes gépet adott vissza nekünk!
A szkripteket az erőteljes AMSI pajzsnak köszönhetően észlelték, amely képes blokkolni a kapcsolatot a különböző hasznos terhek letöltéséhez.
Csak egy fájlt nem ismertem fel, amely a háttérképemet egy manga fotójával helyettesítette (amelyet a sajátomra cseréltem), de nem volt rosszindulatú művelet.
Teljesen egészséges gép! Gratulálok!

Végső vizsgálat :

GData : 0
NPE : 0
Autoruns : 0 rosszindulatú kulcs
KVRT: 1 (Nem aktív .CPL fájl)
Emsisoft : 0
Malwarebytes : 0

Záró vélemény:

A Gdata egy erőteljes vírusirtó, amely könnyen versenyezhet a Kaspersky és a Bitdefender kedvelőivel.
Védelme nagyon erős, viselkedési blokkolása (BEAST) pedig nagyon félelmetes!
Számos hiányosságát pótolta azzal, hogy viszonylag könnyűvé vált.
A Gdata természetesen erősen ajánlott!

My question: How noticeable is it on the system? So far, GData has not been known for not keeping the machine running.
 
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When I tested it, I didn't encounter any slowdown problems, and I haven't tried it again on my PC since.

( you forgot to write in English :D )
Hi @Shadowra. If you remember, I was interested in G Data and asked you to do a test about 1 year ago :) Since then, we have been using Bitdefender, G-DATA and Kaspersky products on our gaming, work and family computers under license. Until 1 year ago, G Data was really heavy and could annoy us even though we had very powerful systems in terms of performance. After this last test, I took a chance and updated all our systems with G Data by installing it from scratch. To my surprise, the performance problem is completely gone and everything is great. G Data is the only program whose protection and structure I trust. German quality never fails me.
 
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