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G DATA Antivirus Review

Data antivirus detects malicious software, also known as malware, and eliminates it from your laptops or computers. The malicious software is designed to destroy your device or steal your personal information. The malware can be downloaded onto your computer via an email attachment or a USB drive or a shady website.

Malware typically hides within files which your antivirus software has identified as harmful, and most anti-virus programs use three different methods to detect it such as specific detection, searching for signatures of viruses (unique sequences of bytes that identify the malware) or generic detection, scanning for the malicious components found in other viruses and heuristic detection, which analyses suspicious file structures. The best antivirus software combines these methods to defend against the widest variety of threats.

G DATA combines these with other features like parental control that limits kids’ internet usage and banking security that stops hackers from stealing your bank or online shopping details; cloud backup that saves encrypted files on servers, not the device itself and iOS security that checks apps for content that could be harmful. It also comes with a firewall that monitors incoming and outgoing data for hackers and phishing blockers that stops criminals from accessing your information via websites they control and an anti-ransomware option which prevents hackers from decrypting your files.

G DATA’s real-world protection rating is very high, which means it’s unlikely that files from regular users could be mistaken for harmful ones. It also has a low impact on the performance of your device and won’t drain the resources of your computer. Pricing starts at just $40 per year for a single device, and increases to a very affordable $72 a year for five devices.