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G Data Vs Kapersky


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#1 fyi_guy

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 02:08 PM

I'm in the process of looking for a new Internet suite, I'm currently testing both G Data Internet Security and Kapersky Internet Security , both versions 2015. So far, I give a slight edge to G Data.

 

I was wondering if anyone in the group has ever used both product sand  which one was the preference of choice. Appreciate all feedback.


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 02:20 PM

It would be nice if you give us a reason why you give a slight edge to G Data too. Personally, I find Kaspersky quite hard to beat. Kaspersky, ESET and Emsisoft are each in their own ways, leading the Antivirus industry right now.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 03:12 PM

G Data has been around for years and was one of the early pioneers in computer security. In fact, they are known for creating the first anti-virus software. The last I heard was that G-Data uses multiple scanning engines in it's security suite...their own technology combined with Bitdefender.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 03:17 PM

If I remember correctly there was a review video here on G Data Internet Security 2015.

Speaking of dual-engine AVs with BitDefender defs... you all know what my choice is. :wink:

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 03:30 PM

That person only posted a video review. He was advised by staff to post back with comments instead of just a topic with a link to a YouTube video...he never did respond or reply back in his topic.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 03:56 PM

That person only posted a video review. He was advised by staff to post back with comments instead of just a topic with a link to a YouTube video...he never did respond or reply back in his topic.

He is a regular of another forum - afaik he did not particularly care about BC.

To get back on track: I've only used Kaspersky, and even then only the enterprise version (Kaspersky Endpoint Security) so I cannot speak for G Data. But then I have enjoyed Kaspersky's company for years, so it is a worthy product.

However, I believe that Emsisoft has potential - if you haven't tried Emsisoft Internet Security, you might want to give it a go. EIS offers a 30-day trial that you can use to evaluate if you like it or not.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:04 PM

It would be nice if you give us a reason why you give a slight edge to G Data too. Personally, I find Kaspersky quite hard to beat. Kaspersky, ESET and Emsisoft are each in their own ways, leading the Antivirus industry right now.

My machine with G Data runs faster than the other machine that has Kapersky



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:04 PM

He is a regular of another forum - afaik he did not particularly care about BC.

I know and that is why I did not provide more information.

...if you haven't tried Emsisoft Internet Security, you might want to give it a go. EIS offers a 30-day trial that you can use to evaluate if you like it or not.

That would be my recommendation too but in general I'm not a fan of using security suites.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:05 PM

Do the two machines have the same specs? The same programs? The same processes and services running?

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:09 PM

My machine with G Data runs faster than the other machine that has Kapersky

That's not unusual...every system is different and what works better on one may not work as good on another.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:11 PM

That would be my recommendation too but in general I'm not a fan of using security suites.

He is asking for a security suite so I suggested EIS.

fyi_guy, if you would be kind and provide us with specs and what you expect from your AV of choice then we can give some recommendations :)

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:17 PM

He is asking for a security suite so I suggested EIS.

I know and I agreed with that suggestion if one is adamant but I'm still not a fan of suites.
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

 

That would be my recommendation too but in general I'm not a fan of using security suites.

He is asking for a security suite so I suggested EIS.

fyi_guy, if you would be kind and provide us with specs and what you expect from your AV of choice then we can give some recommendations :)

Regards,
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Alex - I'm looking to replace Norton Internet Security. It was OK when I used it two years ago but now I find that it doesn't work effectively as it did previously and I have to use Hitman Pro as a second software to catch what Norton misses. My IT guys had suggested Kapersky & G Data so that's why I mentioned them for this post.  Thanks.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:48 PM

fyi_guy, is it possible to answer my questions in post #9?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/572522/g-data-vs-kapersky/#entry3674704

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:51 PM

My IT guys had suggested Kapersky & G Data so that's why I mentioned them for this post. Thanks.

That's fine. As long as you trust your IT guys, I don't see a problem with using either one. We only provide suggestions, recommendations and opinions so you can make an informed decision.
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