G Data Antivirus

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  1. markcc

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    Hello

    My subscription for my current a/v will expire this month. I am thinking of giving G Data a try. It is difficult to find a usa sight to buy it from. I found a G Data site that has it for about $62.00. Does anyone know where it can be purchased for less? I'm not going to pay $62.00 for an a/c product.

    Thank for your help

    Mark
     
  2. dan_maran

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    I suggest trialing it first as 1. it is expensive and 2. you don't know how it will work with your hardware ;)

    you can find all the info here:
    http://www.gdata.de/trade/US/productview/819/16

    buying direct from GData here in the states is the best option imo as many try to sell older outdated versions. Granted last time I used GData was 2005. :)
     
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    21.81euro (us$ 34) It's the cheapest price i found so far.
    Just make sure to try the software before you buy.
     
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    Just try. You'll like it but it is a bit heavy
     
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    I agree with you. G DATA is too heavy for the web and its full scan of HDD is very long: some hours in general. It is however a very good product. :thumb:
     
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    Well I have installed it. It takes a little longer to boot but I really haven't noticed any kind of system slowdown. It does use alot of memory, around 160 MB total! As for scan times I don't know, I had it start at 3 am & it was finished when I got up.

    I will play around with it for a while & see how it goes. At this point it is rock solid after 2 days without a re-boot.
     
  8. computer geek

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    160's not that big is it?
     
  9. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    Gdata is great, i never liked 2007 but 2008 was a welcomed improvement.

    and for the price Macstorm posted, its a great steal.
     
  10. markcc

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    Well when you use nod32 & use 30 total mb, ya that's alot!!
     
  11. lodore

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    i have never seen the point of an av that uses two engines for a home user.
    if you look at av comparitives you get around 1 percent improvement in detection is that really worth the extra resourses needed?
    i dont think so.
    but if it works on your pc and you like it then thats fine.
    hope you find it cheap.
     
  12. markcc

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    That's why they have trials. If I use it for a while & don't like it I will uninstall it. Besides the high memory usage, I don't see any system or internet slowdown. I have 3Gb of memory so it is not an issue.

    Maybe that 1% will stop me from getting a virus, maybe not!
     
  13. Macstorm

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    Test aside, the things changes in the real-world with the 'extra' engine, lodore ;)
    Take a look at the latest av-test.org test.
    I've seen many times the Avast engine catching malware that Kav one missed (some of them were FP though).
    Why not use it if it runs well on your system?
    Besides, it has the best GUI i've ever seen on any AV :cool:

    In short, recommended for the 'high risk surfer'!
     
  14. JasSolo

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    Touché.....together with Kaspersky and ESET :D
    I wish it wouldn't be so heavy on my rig, then it sure would have been on it still. :oops:


    Cheers
     
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    Have you tried 2008? ;)
    If yes, ignore this. :blink:
     
  16. JasSolo

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    Ok...ignored :D


    Cheers
     
  17. Macstorm

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    BTW, JasSolo
    There have been some important improvements to the program's modules in the latest build released on last March,
    so maybe you didn't try the very latest release ;)
     
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    Well, maybe I should give it a try one more time :)
    Does the modules update through the program when it's installed, or should I download and install the latest build ?


    Cheers
     
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    Yes it's automatically delivered to their customers through regular updates.
    You can however download the latest full .exe installer directly from their support webpage using your credentials.
     
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    Ok thanks. I'll check it out in the morning. Getting late here :)


    Cheers
     
  21. markcc

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    I agree with Macstorm the GUI is the best I've seen! My short experience with it has been favorable. I prefer the GUI over nod32 which I have used for years untill now.
     
  22. JasSolo

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    It's in my system....Let's see how it'll work.


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  23. markcc

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    JasSolo

    Let us know how you like it once you get a chance to run it awhile. I have had it on a few days & I like it so far.
     
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    Ive been testing the 2008 version a month ago for a couple of weeks, and my experience is that its MUCH less hoggy than people are telling. I have only a medi core pc, and I dont experience any slowdowns compared to etc ESET. The boot time is maby 5 secs longer but thats it. Browsing and using the computer is just as fast as with the other vendors.

    I like it and have great trust in it - my only concern would be the programs ability to remove infections.
     
  25. Edwin024

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    I had the strangest of experiences with GData in my PC. I put it on yesterday evening and was greeted three times with a totally broken image on the screen. A total garbage to look at. Had to reset, worked again, but after a few minutes the same thing happened. And again.

    A shame really, because I certainly liked GData's Total Security approach.
     
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