Data antivirus is a program that detects and eliminates malicious software – also known as malware from your laptops or computers. This malware is designed to damage your device and steal information. Malware can be downloaded onto your computer via an email attachment, USB drive, or even a shady website.
Most anti-virus software uses three detection methods to spot malware that include specific detection (looking for distinct sequences of bytes that identify the malware); generic scanning, that looks for the components of malicious code in other viruses; and heuristic analysis, which looks for suspicious file structures. Some of the most effective antivirus software uses these methods to protect you against numerous threats.
G DATA combines these with other features, like parental control to limit children online use as well as banking security to prevent hackers from stealing your online banking or shopping details; cloud backup that keeps encrypted files on servers, not the device itself and iOS protection that monitors apps for dangerous content. It also comes with a firewall that monitors the incoming data as well as outgoing data. A phishing blocker stops criminals from accessing data via sites controlled by them.
G DATA’s real-world security rating is very high, which means it’s unlikely that regular files are mistaken for harmful ones. It also has a low impact on performance as it doesn’t eat up the computer’s resources. Pricing starts at just $40 per year for a single device, and rises to a surprisingly low $72 per year for five devices.