Video Gdata Total Security 2022

Asterixpl

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Mar 19, 2022
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I had the opportunity to use the G DATA TS a few days ago. It did not take long for the entire system to be scanned. For me, the length of the scan is not that important. A few minutes sooner or later. It is important that it detects malware well
 

SecureKongo

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Feb 25, 2017
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I have to agree with @L0ckJaw for the most part. Who cares if G-Data needs 2 minutes to remove a single file or wether it needs 3 hours for the first full scan? First of all, there is no system that is infected with thousands and thousands of threats. Thats not a realistic scenario at all. I understand that it can get annoying when testing the product that way, but it shouldn't be a reason not to buy the product, as you won't face such issues on your host system in your day to day life. Same thing with the full system scan. Why would you even need to run a full system scan, when G-Data can protect you in real-time? The only time I ever run a full system scan with my AV is right after installation, to be sure that my previous solution didn't miss anything. After that the real-time protection should take care of the rest. (y)
 

Lament

Level 2
Apr 25, 2022
57
I really liked the ability to install the modules of choice on setup?
Thanks for pointing this out. Yes, GData, AVG, Avast and Dr Web are the only options, I can think of right now, that allow you to choose components that you want to install. Other vendors such as Kaspersky and Bitdefender force install their VPNs. Of course you can always uninstall VPN, but Bitdefender used to reinstall it after every major update.
 

SeriousHoax

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Mar 16, 2019
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Hi
I agree, delete suspicious files is slow
and my very serious problem is: after find any suspicious files, G Data do change folder options. did not showing hidden files and protected operation system files!!!
I talked to support but they didn't understand and didn't solved problem
Looks like they follow Bitdefender's removal procedure. It's been like this for Bitdefender since 2009 at least. When Bitdefender's real time protection detects a couple of threats, it will block everything from modifying hidden files toggle and enable the show file extension option. Apparently this is a method used by them to stop malware from modifying system settings. You get control over it again after restarting the system. Trend Micro was like this also many years ago, but they let you enable hidden files if I remember correctly. Trend's removal engine is normal now, except they change UAC to default settings, no matter at what settings it was set before. Norton often keeps a blank 0 KB file of the same name as the malware in that location. This is part of Norton's removal engine, and it's done to prevent malware from regenerating on that location. It gets removed after system restart.
So, don't expect G-Data to do anything about it. That's how their removal engine is designed to work, as far as I am concerned.
 

MASOUD

Level 1
Jan 9, 2015
21
Looks like they follow Bitdefender's removal procedure. It's been like this for Bitdefender since 2009 at least. When Bitdefender's real time protection detects a couple of threats, it will block everything from modifying hidden files toggle and enable the show file extension option. Apparently this is a method used by them to stop malware from modifying system settings. You get control over it again after restarting the system. Trend Micro was like this also many years ago, but they let you enable hidden files if I remember correctly. Trend's removal engine is normal now, except they change UAC to default settings, no matter at what settings it was set before. Norton often keeps a blank 0 KB file of the same name as the malware in that location. This is part of Norton's removal engine, and it's done to prevent malware from regenerating on that location. It gets removed after system restart.
So, don't expect G-Data to do anything about it. That's how their removal engine is designed to work, as far as I am concerned.
Also another new problem
When the computer shuts down due to an electric shock
The G-Data database is damaged
We have to wait for the database to be updated, so that the computer can be used
Due to this problem, the system speed decreases drastically

My computer:
ASUS ROG B560-F
32GB Ram
11400 CPU
SSD 1TB WD SN750
 

SeriousHoax

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Mar 16, 2019
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Also another new problem
When the computer shuts down due to an electric shock
The G-Data database is damaged
We have to wait for the database to be updated, so that the computer can be used
Due to this problem, the system speed decreases drastically

My computer:
ASUS ROG B560-F
32GB Ram
11400 CPU
SSD 1TB WD SN750
That's awful and very surprising. I think you should move to another product if G-Data is causing that much trouble for you.