G Data Antivirus Review
When evaluating antivirus software, you should take into account the entire package. The software’s performance on third-party tests and its privacy features are all taken into consideration. For example, some antivirus programs are bundled with potentially unwanted software, or PUPs. These are programs that alter the user experience in unintentional ways, for example, by displaying advertisements or switching your default search engine. They can also consume the system resources or install other applications without your permission. G Data does a good job to keep the number of these intrusive applications to a minimum, however, it does not have an option to stop the installation of these applications completely.
G Data’s virus scanner is top-notch. It detects malware, and then removes it with the help of an engine-based scanner. It also scans for properties of files and blocks exploits to prevent hackers from stealing your computer. The program’s BankGuard component safeguards your online banking and digital transactions by identifying encryption Trojans while anti-spam protection keeps your inbox clear, and parental control lets you control your children’s internet usage.
The software offers cloud backup and shredding so that deleted files cannot be recovered by criminals. It also includes an ad blocker and a firewall that scans inbound and outgoing traffic for spyware and hackers. You can add a VPN to your package, too. It was a bit challenging to navigate through the menus however. The menu titles don’t always show immediately and switching between modules can be slow slightly.