Sometimes it experiences like G Data is lagging behind its opponents, the beginning of latest features that were current in other Internet security suites for a while.
For example, Internet Security 2012 includes a low-profile analysis slowed that fires when your PC is idle. Emphasized that "New! on the box, it's a feature that antivirus software has been for some time.
Different tools are then combined in a new interface called Security Center G Data. We found this to be an progress over previous versions, with information on the state of security on our test computer has clearly displayed.
Although G Data Internet Security 2012 boasts that is light on computer resources, there is a significant slowdown after installation, Norton AntiVirus and still beating in terms of impact-minimal performance demonstrates Symantec's progress with cutting bloat of its product.
Our initial analysis of the test system, took one hour 44 minutes - much longer than Kaspersky Internet Security 2012. The speed is not everything however, and in some respects, a more time scanning can be very reassuring, as the antivirus software leaves no stone unturned.
G Data certainly is thorough, with two antivirus scan engines checking each file. It adds an additional level of protection, if the impact on performance, with the use of the data processor G peak at around 92 percent on our test PC.
The anti-spam plugin for Outlook and add a little seconds on the usual e-mail send and receive times, but it's a slight trouble for added shield.
Virus definitions are updated every hour, and with a combination of behavioral analysis, heuristics and cloud together, G Data Internet Security 2012 offers a solid security package although sometimes cumbersome.