The best protection against viruses, trojans, phishing and other malware

G DATA AntiVirus

G DATA AntiVirus

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  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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The basic benchmark for your IT security: with G DATA AntiVirus, you're assured reliable antivirus protection for the clients in your network. G DATA AntiVirus software uses Double-Scan technology and proactive detection that reliably identifies and removes even unknown viruses, Trojans, and other malware. Try the multiple award-winning protection now!

The best G DATA protection for Windows utilizes brand-new technologies called DeepRay® and BEAST. These advanced features employ artificial intelligence and behavioral analysis to effectively detect hidden and previously unidentified malware threats.

G Data is a well-established cybersecurity company based in Germany that claims to have developed the world's first antivirus software. In order to determine the effectiveness of G Data's antivirus capabilities, my team and I conducted a series of tests. We found that G Data is a highly capable antivirus solution with a range of useful features, an intuitive interface, and reliable customer support.

It offers good value for money if you only need to protect one device. However, if you require protection for multiple devices, G Data is more expensive compared to top-tier brands such as Malwarebytes or ESET NOD32 Antivirus, which offer comparable malware protection along with additional features like VPN and multi-device licenses.

If you have only one device, it may be worth trying G Data with its 30-day free trial. Additionally, you can extend your trial period by taking advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee.


G Data impressed us with its comprehensive security suite. During our testing, it successfully blocked all malware samples, prevented access to malicious websites, and provided protection for email and social media. G Data had minimal impact on computer performance while running in the background.

Virus Scans

G Data's virus scan is highly effective at detecting and removing malware. In our tests, it successfully detected and removed various types of malware, including Trojans, worms, and spyware. The full scan option, which scans all files on the computer, provides detailed information about the scanning process and estimated completion time. G Data also offers smaller-scale scans for specific areas of the system.

Real-Time Protection

G Data's real-time protection is highly impressive, with near-perfect rates for blocking new and unknown threats. It utilizes a "virus monitor" that directs internet traffic through G Data's cloud, where virus signatures are regularly updated. The program also uses behavioral analysis technology to identify malicious processes before they can harm the device. In our tests, G Data successfully identified and blocked 99.6% of threats while flagging only 1% of harmless files as malware.

Safe Web, Anti-Spam, Ransomware, and Phishing Protection

G Data offers a suite of defensive measures to safeguard browsing activities, including protection against adware, spam, exploits, and phishing attempts. The program provides browser extensions for popular browsers like Edge, Firefox, and Chrome, which effectively block access to dangerous websites. However, G Data was not able to block all real-world ransomware samples in our tests, achieving a detection rate of 70%.

Ease of Use

Both G Data's desktop and mobile apps have user-friendly interfaces that are easy to navigate, making them suitable for users with varying levels of computer knowledge. However, the Android and iOS apps have notable differences in terms of features. G Data's apps are straightforward but lack some of the advanced features available in the desktop version.


G Data provides excellent phone support, with knowledgeable agents who can address both technical and billing inquiries. However, other support options, such as online resources and service forms, are slower and less effective. The FAQ library lacks information about some essential features, and service form responses may take several days.

Features and Highlights

Virus Scanner
Experience the highest detection rates with G DATA's advanced technologies working simultaneously to provide comprehensive protection against viruses.

Behavior Monitoring
Stay protected from even unknown malware threats with G DATA Antivirus's behavior monitoring feature, which detects and blocks suspicious activities.

Email Scanning
Ensure the safety of your incoming emails and attachments by scanning them for any potential threats. G DATA Antivirus identifies and neutralizes dangers before they can cause harm.

Exploit Protection
Safeguard your computer against cybercriminals who exploit security vulnerabilities in applications like Office and PDF readers. G DATA Antivirus's exploit protection feature prevents unauthorized access and potential attacks.

G DATA BankGuard
Protect your browser while conducting online banking and shopping with G DATA's patented BankGuard technology. It defends against data theft and ensures a secure browsing experience.

Prevent extortion Trojans from encrypting your files with G DATA's anti-ransomware feature. Your valuable data remains secure and protected.

USB Keyboard Guard
Defend yourself against manipulated USB devices that masquerade as keyboards, such as disguised USB sticks or external hard drives. G DATA Antivirus's USB Keyboard Guard provides an extra layer of security.

Update Management
Take control of your PC's update process by specifying when and where updates are downloaded. This allows you to avoid additional costs, such as using third-party WLAN connections for updates.

How to Use

  • Download the software from the official website or FileHorse.
  • Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation process.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  • Once the installation is complete, open the G DATA AntiVirus application.
  • You will be prompted to enter your license key or activate the software.
  • Enter your license key if you have one, or choose the option to activate the software if you don't have a key yet.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the activation process.
Scanning for Malware
  • After activation, the app will start protecting your system in real-time.
  • To perform a manual scan for malware, open the application.
  • Look for the "Scan" or "Scan Now" option and click on it.
  • You can choose between a quick scan, full scan, or custom scan based on your preferences.
  • The scan will start, and G DATA AntiVirus will scan your system for any potential threats.
Real-Time Protection
  • It provides real-time protection against malware and other threats.
  • It constantly monitors your system, files, and internet activity to detect and block any suspicious or malicious behavior.
  • Ensure that real-time protection is enabled in the settings of G DATA AntiVirus.
Updating Virus Definitions
  • It regularly updates its virus definitions to stay up-to-date with the latest threats.
  • By default, the software will automatically update the virus definitions in the background.
  • However, you can manually check for updates by opening the G DATA AntiVirus application and looking for the "Update" or "Update Now" option.

Protection for 1 year - 1 Device 29.95 $ - 30-day money-back guarantee.

Looking for Enhanced Security?

Achieve comprehensive protection across all your devices with G DATA Internet Security. In addition to the top-notch G DATA protection for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, you can enjoy additional practical features including:
  • Robust Firewall: Safeguard against hacker attacks.
  • Parental Controls: Manage content restrictions when children use the PC.
  • Automatic Cloud Backup: Securely store your data in the cloud.

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System requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 7 (SP1): min. 2 GB of RAM, CPU with x86- or x64-architecture
  • All of the functions in the G DATA solutions are supported on 32 and 64-bit systems
  • An Internet connection is required to install the software and for virus signature and software updates
  • Strong Malware Detection
  • Real-time Protection
  • Advanced Behavioral Analysis
  • Secure Online Banking
  • USB Device Protection
  • Lack of VPN Feature
  • No Parental Controls
  • High Price for Additional Licenses
Note: 30 days trial version.

Also Available: G DATA AntiVirus for Mac

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