G Data 2015 Beta

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  1. malexous

    malexous Registered Member

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    Register to test at https://beta.gdata.de/teilnehmen.html.

    Google translation from http://www.rokop-security.de/index.php?showtopic=23482:
    Screenshots: http://malwaretips.com/threads/new-g-data-2015-productline-in-beta.20412/#post-148077.
     
  2. Macstorm

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    Thanks for the news

    2015!!! o_O Very early beta release from GData as usual

    And although not really important, I'd wish they change the program's UI :doubt:

    Let's see how it fares against competition in the coming year.
     
  3. Blackcat

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    Any sign of their Banking Protection-BankGuard- having a visible GUI/icon in this new version, or is it still invisible?
     
  4. RejZoR

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    Sorry but that's just plain idiotic. 2015 !? We haven't even passed into 2014 and they make version 2015 already. Seriously!?
     
  5. Inside Out

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    Good that they realize how far they're behind every decent AV.

    Here, one of the many G-Dumb victims
    Evidence that anything else is better

    What a joke of a "security" company...
     
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  6. siketa

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    Give them a calendar!
     
  7. fax

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    Now time for you to test and help them to improve their products :D
     
  8. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    Made in Germany? Maybe if they drop the 2nd (main) scan engine...
     
  9. Inside Out

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    Really, it's not that it has BD's engine, but they add little to nothing to it on their own. There are other BD clones like Emsi, F-Secure and Qihoo that have interesting and effective in-house technologies, yet G-Data don't even know how to develop a single heuristic rule themselves, let alone decent removal and anti-phishing routines. That being said, as much as they're lacking in brainpower, I appreciate their ambition to improve themselves and their products every year.
    Trying to catch up with other AVs as soon as possible is idiotic? I get that link checking is a stupid and anti-keylogging a redundant feature, but at least they're being proactive about much-needed features otherwise. Do you want them to introduce the exploit shield into the current 2014 version only to end up with even more bugs, BSoDs and crashes?
     
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  10. gery

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    i will wait till :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: 2015 comes then
     
  11. Impet

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    No but it's idiotic to release a 2015 Beta in 2013. :D Or are there so many bugs to fix? :ninja:
     
  12. Inside Out

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    2014 was apparently very buggy and ineffective, it even trashed a lot of systems and let a lot of others get trashed by malware when it didn't, but on Rokop they find the beta fairly fast, stable yet glitchy (no, it's not a contradiction) in general. Maybe it's just because a lot of people there have soured on G-Data because of the 2014 version, so there aren't enough people that have used the beta at all. Its web protection is also said to react a lot quicker to threats than the previous version. There don't seem to be many issues to fix, but they can work on the new exploit shield to improve the effectiveness. Maybe they can even figure out how to add heuristics into CloseGap. :ninja: However, they're not the smartest vendor, so they'll need a lot of time for that and the sooner they start the beta, the betta.

    PS. Also, 8.2 will supposedly be released in January, so they can be better prepared to adjust to it if needed.

    I've never thought highly of them, but their decision making is spot-on this time.
     
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  13. SuperHax

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    Why isn't anyone banning this troll ? Always bashing threads about Gdata.
     
  14. Blackcat

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    Because you only receive a yellow/red card here when bashing two particular AV's :blink:
     
  15. moxxey

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    I'd have to agree with that. This yearly labelling used to come from security developers releasing their software in Q3 (September/October). So, in September 2012, you'd release the '2013' edition as it would be mostly on-sale through 2013.

    If G-Data are planning a '2015' release in early 2014, all this will do is encourage other security developers to bring their '2015' versions forward, to compete.

    Also, hasn't G-Data only just released their '2014' in the States? Can't have been more than 4 months ago.
     
  16. fax

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    LOL :D
     
  17. spywar

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    totally ridiculous. :rolleyes:
     
  18. gery

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    guys guys is worth fighting for gdata here ? at list wait in due time ( i meant 2015)
     
  19. Macstorm

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    Why all the hate is beyond me, will remain a mystery

    GData keeps on 'top of charts', on mine at least :D

    Stefan is right, they should honor the MIG mark...
     
  20. SweX

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    I think they are aiming to have looooong BETA period wich is why they released the BETA this early :thumb: If not then.....:doubt:
     
  21. Taliscicero

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    I agree Inside Out has a problem, I really don't understand why he seems to stalk these and every other web forum to discredit GDATA, why? He has nothing better to do with his life?

    I actually being a GDATA user have had no problems with the software, no bug's and find it works just as intended. Maybe because unlike IO, I actually know what i'm doing...
     
  22. SuperHax

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    I've never had any problems with Gdata 2013 & 2014 either, works flawless on 3 PC's, this guy is talking out of his ass and whats even more funny is he didnt ever use Gdata lol (https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2293517&postcount=3 see second quote)

    Thats kinda like having a virgin going around giving sex advice to people.

    On a more on-topic side of things, i see this early naming scheme Gdata practices as a marketing trick and it actually seems to work, it gets people talking about it and thus gets the name out more, its a publicity stunt.

    I am very curious to see how well the new features (keylogger and exploit protection) will perform when more tests start to pop up of the 2015 version in action, or V25, if you wanna look at it that way and ignore the marketing name.

    Even though Gdata has been scoring lower than usual in tests most of the time since CloseGap was implemented, I see this engine having big potential as more times passes, from what i see it only got better and better since it came out.
     
  23. Taliscicero

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    2015 or ahead naming is very smart as a marketing trick, they probably themselves think its stupid as well. I can tell you that any random person at a shop seeing as an example Norton 2013 next to GDATA 2015, a lot of the time they will go for the bigger number. I was one who did not like CloseGap originally, but now grown to like it. In correct use it can quickly implements signature patches for security flaws which is why my opinion has changed.
     
  24. quanzi_1507

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    This.

    Still funny to see how my G Data 2015 will expire on January 2014 though, way ahead of time :argh:
     
  25. Ford Prefect

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    Maybe he has been inside G Data - and now he's out:ninja:
    By the way - the current beta is running fine on my 7x64 box.
     
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