GData Review

Overview

GData software is one of the most comprehensive and powerful antivirus software programs currently on the market. Several different packages are offered, which combine spyware and virus protection along with internet security. The company has been involved with IT security since 1985, developing their first antivirus program more than 20 years ago! Not only are they among the longest running such companies, they also win awards at an almost unbelievable pace. Finally, they are also a global solution, offering services in more than 90 countries around the world.

 

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Features & Highlights

G Data Antivirus, the companies’ most basic AV program, offers a number of powerful features all aimed at ensuring your protection. This includes being instantly protected as you surf the internet from viruses, spyware, malware, Trojans and more. The program itself actually has a very innovative double-scan engine to ensure that nothing is missed. Not only that, but the program runs incredibly fast and does not demand much in the way of system resources thanks to its use of cloud technology. It is easy to configure and runs seamlessly in the background allowing you to go about business as usual. You can even try a fully functional test version for free!

There are two additional personal security packages offered by GData. Their Internet Security actually offers integrated parental controls to protect children against dangerous or harmful sites. You will also receive protection against hacking attacks. The top package also includes regular backups and security tuning. They have also won numerous awards including top ratings from evaluation sites like AV-Comparatives, AV-Test and even PC World magazine. The Total Security package is an excellent value at less than $40 and is appropriate for a very heavy internet user. The back-up, data-safe and security tuning are nice extras to have.

Internet Security Suite

GData does also provide one of the best Internet Security packages on the market. One of the nice upgrades on this plan is the ability to have a personal firewall that runs without all those annoying queries. You will also have instant protection while browsing, sending mail and using online banking programs. There are also parental control features that block access to harmful sites and there is even included protection for Android phones and devices. Of course, you will still keep the two virus scanning engines to ensure that nothing is missed, along with being very light on resource use.

Pricing

The basic software package offered is an incredibly affordable $29.95. Of course, this assumes only 1 PC and it is for an entire year. Additional PC’s will incur an extra charge. However, it is important to really consider all that you receive rather than only the cost. Just the fact that this program is very easily configured and runs in the background without the need for massive system resources almost proves its value already. Then think about the fact that there are two antivirus scan engines to ensure nothing is missed along with an intelligent system monitoring algorithm.

Customer Support

There are some interesting and innovative methods of support offered by Gdata. This includes actual in-program help files. There is also a searchable help and support section online. You may also send an email through the online support form or give them a call during normal business hours. However, there is also an emergency support phone line available for customers needing immediate assistance. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a frequently asked question page nor live chat help.

Ease of Use

Any of these AV programs could not be simpler to use. Really all that needs to happen is to click the download button after purchase and then follow the simple directions. The whole process only requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and then you will be ready to go. You can even set preferences as to when the program will run. Either way, the software runs quietly in the background without really needing your actual intervention.

Bottom Line

GData offers a very powerful and easy to use box of features and tools to help keep them safe while online. Better still, it is one of the lower priced options within this crowded market.

 

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