G-Data, the best least-used Antivirus / Internet Security product at Wilders. I'm not beholden to G-Data as "my product" as I run six different AVs in my household. But it is one of my two favorite AV products at this time. G-Data has rapidly evolved to become a great product... one of the best AVs. I give Wilders credit for alerting me to G-Data. I would have never noticed it until Wilders user S&M_Unlimited put together a great comprehensive Cumulative AV Ranking for 2010. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/roundup-of-antivirus-tests-2010-final.291821/ He took the data from ALL of the major testing organizations and compiled it which produced overall rankings for the year. And #1 in both "On Demand" and "Retrospective" was G-Data. G-Data finished 3rd overall in his ranking. And I thought.... hmmmm... how have I missed this product? And G-Data has ranked or rated very competitively ever since. Like all AV products, it is not perfect. But it has evolved rapidly -- and it's pretty darn good. A few recent G-Data highlights: G DATA eighth victory in comparative test Consumers G DATA INTERNET SECURITY again 'Best in Test' Badhoevedorp, January 7, 2015 The Consumer Association has, like every year, conducted an extensive test of security software. There were 18 packages examined. For the eighth time since its first participation in 2005, G DATA INTERNET SECURITY was awarded "Best of the Test." http://www.persberichten.com/persbe...-G-DATA-in-vergelijkende-test-Consumentenbond ===================== Privacy PC - Best Security Software 2015 AV Awards Gold Award: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 Silver Award: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 Bronze Award: G Data AntiVirus Born in Germany, this piece of antivirus software exhibits the unquestionable reliability which is traditionally inherent to other stuff hailing from there. Streamlined user interface with nothing redundant is what catches the eye at first sight. How about protection? It’s solid enough for the program to rank in the top three, delivering highly effective defenses against viruses, reliable file monitoring, instant email protection, secure e-banking and shopping features, as well as a cool technology for exploit protection. G Data - It's all about the sicher. http://www.examiner.com/article/best-security-software-2015-awards http://privacy-pc.com/news/best-security-software-2015.html ===================== EU RESEARCH GROUP NAMES G DATA MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY GERMAN VIRUS PROTECTION PIONEER WINS THE IPACSO CYBER SECURITY AWARD. http://www.prweb.com/releases/gdata-wins-IPACSO/cyber-security-award/prweb12420075.htm EU Research Group Names G DATA most Innovative Cyber Security Company EU community project IPACSO (Innovation Framework for Privacy and Cyber Security Market Opportunities) honoured IT security companies and technologies from all over Europe for the first time this year. In the "Innovative Cyber Security Company" category, the jury consisting of researchers and companies named G DATA as the most innovative IT security provider in Europe. In their reasoning, the jurors commended the creative inventiveness and the quick reactions to new cyber threats. According to IPACSO, a prime example of this is G DATA's technological response to the Bad-USB threat scenario. The German IT security company was the only provider worldwide to immediately develop an effective security tool: USB Keyboard Guard. ===================== AV-Test.org Oct 2014 The best antivirus software for Windows Home User Protection Score: A perfect 6 out of 6 http://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus...ber-2014/g-data-internetsecurity-2015-144049/ ===================== MRG Effitas Online Banking / Browser Security Certification Project – Q3 2014 100% Blocked. Tied for 1st Place with five other products. https://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-cont...itas-Online-Banking-Certification-2014-Q3.pdf ===================== And all of these results are from the last few months. Is there another AV product that has been awarded as much in the last few months? There are only a few of us enlightened G-Data users at Wilders -- but with continued product success, I would expect that to grow. Your Welcome, -Frank . **I am not involved with G-Data in any way officially or unofficially. I just like the product. There are other AVs I also like -- but this one gets the least attention.