G Data CloudSecurity

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  1. sm1

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    G Data has released a free browser plugin for Internet Explorer and Firefox which blocks phishing and malware websites.

    Description given in website:

    G Data CloudSecurity Free realtime protection from malware and phishing attacks.

    G Data CloudSecurity is a new, free-of-charge plugin for the popular browsers Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
    It effectively blocks access to known malware distribution and phishing websites - in realtime. The plugin can be used alongside any other installed security suite and is ready for action after installing; no additional configuring required. A simple way to more security on the web by G Data, the award winning manufacturer of security software.
    Free plugin for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox

    * Compatible with all other security products
    * Prevents access to malware and phishing websites
    * Install once – no updates required
    * PC performance remains unaffected
    * Deal supplement for free AV programs

    G Data CloudSecurity
     
  2. Francis93

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    Perfect!
     
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  3. TheKid7

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    Does anyone know how it will perform with a "sandboxed" web browser? Does it need to have and retain updates since it is a cloud scanner?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  4. King Grub

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    Nice!

    If someone who has tested it could say a few words about any performance hits, it would be highly appreciated. Yes, I saw "PC performance remains unaffected", but that text is to be expected from the makers of the product.
     
  5. sm1

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    For me no compatibility issues with sandboxie:) The description given in the website says no updates are required:)
     
  6. Cloud

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    No compatibility issues with avast! 6 Free Antivirus and webrep.
     
  7. Doraemon

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    Any chance to have the .xpi alone so we don't need to install the full suite? o_O :blink: :gack:
     
  8. Boyfriend

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    Thanks :) It is working perfectly here on IE (sandboxed).
     
  9. Doraemon

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    LOL it allows hotbar.com... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  10. ESS474

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    Working fine in my firefox 4, no slow downs thanks. :)
     
  11. safeguy

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    Interesting. Seems like they're making an effort to increase their brand awareness...
     
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    Strange i tested it against 1 site from Malware Domain and G-Data not block nothing more when i send it for virustotal the URL Scanner of G-DATA is detecting as "Malware site" o_O
     
  13. sm1

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    I have also tested it with sample links. It catches a lot of phishing links but misses quite a few malware sites.
     
  14. Doraemon

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    IMHO MBAM realtime does a better job blocking malicious IPs. Hopefully they'll improve with time. :eek:
     
  15. atlantis

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    why not Opera?
     
  16. ExtremeGamerBR

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    Why not Chrome?
     
  17. Boyfriend

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    Why not both? :p :thumb: :D
     
  18. Nevis

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    interesting plugin. good effort but major AV already have inbuilt plugin for browsers now
     
  19. m00nbl00d

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    But, by doing this both the user and the vendor have advantages. Users have no need to install applications just to use the functionality provided by a browser add-on/extension and the vendor gets data from their add-on/extension users.

    Both sides get something.
     
  20. markedmanner

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    Testing this out now. Seems to work well. Has blocked several malware downloads that Open DNS and Avira (web guard) missed. But it also has missed several pieces of malware.
     
  21. J_L

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    Works pretty well for me, keeping it for now.
     
  22. firzen771

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    can someone post some screenshots of what it looks like? (firefox specifically)
     
  23. J_L

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    Here's one.
     

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    does it have any icons or anything in the firefox UI?
     
  25. J_L

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    Nope, nothing other than the add-on listed in Firefox.
     
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