Gdata data?

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Recent tests show Gdata offers good detection.

    I searched "Gdata" here at Wilders. I found little current data/info. Ergo, I would appreciate any & all comments as to:
    1- Gdata's engine(s)
    2- Does it have a Behavior blocker?
    3- Gdata's impact on computer's disk I/O & cpu (NOTE: My main computer is old & slow -- like me. So Q3 is a major concern in my case.)
     
  2. andylau

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    1. BD+AVAST dual engines, of course you can choose to use only one engine if you want
    2. Yes
    3. How old? you can try it first, it has provided a trial version
     
  3. acr1965

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    Gdata has a behavior blocker IIRC. I'm not sure if that component is an in-house product or the same as Bitdefender's Bhave.
     
  4. jaodsvuda

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    3 years ago it was very,very heavy on my XP sp3 (Athlon + 2 Gb ddr2).Noticeable heavier than e.g KIS 2009,or Avira Pro.
     
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    I used G-Data IS for the past year, first v2011, then v2012. My main pc is a 4-1/2 yr old Dell XPS 410, with a 2.4 c2d processor, and 6 Gigs ram, running 64 bit Win 7... so an older, non-performance rig.
    While I don't remember specific numbers, which I had checked when I first installed, G-Data's performance hit was surprisingly low for a dual engine av. The only slow-down I noticed was a 3-5 second lag on start up.
    Give it a shot, you might be pleasantly surprised.
     
  6. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    THANKS for the helpful info! :thumb:

    2 engines:
    BD= good one.
    Avast= IMO it's a weak, over-hyped AV. Ergo, Gdata is no longer on my watch list. (I realize Avast engine can be non-selected but I don't even want it hanging around in the background.)
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    @andylau - my desktop computer was custom built for me in 1997.
     
  7. Rompin Raider

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    Let us know what you think...I used G-Data about a year ago and it was a little heavy but might have changed. They had a US rep in North Carolina I think but he disappeared. I haven't used since then.:doubt:
     
  8. jaodsvuda

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    And just the other day I wanted to ask what´s happening with them.Version 2011. was early anounced on forum,and after that a big (meaningful ?) silence...
     
  9. andylau

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    1997 still alive:eek:

    The mini requirement for gdata is
    Operating system:

    Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64bit)
    Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64bit)
    Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or higher, 32bit)


    Windows 7/Vista at least 1 GB RAM.
    Windows XP at least 512 MB RAM.

    Internet connection needed (for virus- and softwareupdates)

    -http://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/online-shop/anti-virus-produkte/shop//1502-g-data-antivirus-2012.html-
     
  10. Noob

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    G-Data is pretty good but IMO since their protections relies mostly on the engines it has i would drop Avast and replace it with a better option, honestly :D
     
  11. King Grub

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    I tried the 2012 version out last week (the stand-alone AV), and it felt fine. Some sluggishness the first minute or so after booting Windows, but after that it was smooth. I/O was a bit on the high side, but not noticable outside of diagnostic tools.

    Tried about a dozen new malicious links, and it blocked them all. BitDefender was the engine doing all the detections.
     
  12. Rilla927

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    Lat I used it in the beginning of 2011 and it ran too heavy for my taste.

    Your right King Grub the I/O was on the heavy side for me also.
     
  13. Blackcat

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    The beta version of G Data Internet Security 2013 is now available for testing.
     
  14. AnonOT

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    *checks calendar*
    lol what? already at beta?
     
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    They are using CeBIT expo in Hanover as platform for announcing new product or new technology,thats why they are releasing their 2013 version little bit earlier than others.

    CeBIT is usually held in March
     
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