G Data storms the charts

G Data AntiVirus achieves 99.7% malware detection rates, beating rivals.

10/18/2011 | London 

G Data, the Internet security specialist, today announces that its antivirus solution, G Data AntiVirus 2012, has achieved the best detection rate of 99.7% in the recent on demand detection test by AV-Comparatives. The renowned test checked 20 security packages to determine how much protection they offer against malware and found that G Data AntiVirus 2012 offered the most effective protection against computer malware.

Test results for detecting computer malware:

  • 1.    G Data AntiVirus 2012: 99.7%
  • 2.    Trustport Antivirus 2012: 99.6%
  • 3.    AVIRA AntiVir Personal 10.0: 99.5% & Qihoo 360 Antivirus 2.0: 99.5%
  • 4.    Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5: 99.3%
  • 5.    F-Secure Anti-Virus 2011: 98.5% & eScan Anti-Virus 5.0: 98.5%
  • 6.    Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012: 98.4%
  • 7.    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012: 98.3%
  • 8.    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.0: 97.3% & avast! Free Antivirus 6.0: 97.3%
  • 9.    McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011: 96.8%
  • 10.    Trend Micro Titanium AntiVirus+ 2012: 96.6%
  • 11.    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition: 95.7%
  • 12.    Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2012: 95.1%
  • 13.    Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1: 92.3%
  • 14.    Sophos Anti-Virus 9.7: 89.1%
  • 15.    PC Tools Spyware Doctor with AV 8.0: 88.4%
  • 16.    K7 TotalSecurity 11.1: 85.6%
  • 17.    Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 7.0: 85.4%


Test details:

Number of security solutions tested: 20
Number of computer malware programs in the test environment: 206,043
Carried out by AV-Comparatives – www.av-comparatives.org

G Data AntiVirus 2012
Simple. Safe. Low on resources.
G Data AntiVirus not only offers the highest detection rates – it also has the new Idle Scan to make use of inactive computer running time.
Additional cloud-based checksum comparison of suspicious files means your PC is completely protected against viruses, worms, Trojans, backdoors and other risks – without loss of performance or tedious queries.

Award-winning security
-    Best virus detection using DoubleScan technology and OutbreakShield
-    Extremely fast response time to new viruses
-    Latest detection methods for unknown viruses (behaviour blocking, heuristics, CloudSecurity)

Unobtrusive virus protection
-    Idle Scan: virus checking when the user or system is inactive
-    Proactive protection against online banking Trojans
-    Faster system and application starts
-    More effective web and phishing protection
-    On-execution monitoring mode especially for heavily-loaded systems

Simple to use
-    All important information at a glance in the G Data SecurityCenter

Versions and prices
G Data AntiVirus 2012: recommended retail price £29.95
G Data AntiVirus 2012 for 3 PCs: recommended retail price £39.95

System requirements
PC with Windows 7 (32/64 bit) and Windows Vista (32/64 bit) with at least 1 GB of RAM or Windows XP (at least SP2, 32 bit) with 512 MB of RAM or more


Daniëlle van Leeuwen