G DATA malware killer
Bochum (Germany), 30 June 2008 - good…better…G DATA. Once again the antivirus software from the Bochum security company has impressed thanks to its outstanding malware detection rates. Since May 2008, the new security centre of ComputerBild has been continuously testing the virus protection component of the Internet security packages of nine well-known IT security companies.
Conclusion ComputerBild (issue 14/2008): “Very good: G DATA currently recognises nearly all malware programs (99.9 percent)”.
In ComputerBild’s exclusive test which started in May, the virus protection solution from G DATA was able to impress once again: with a detection rate of well over 99 percent, G DATA antivirus solutions head up the tested security packages. During the test, the programs from the participating companies were continuously under attack by current malware from the Internet and the detection rates were measured. The magazine is publishing the results every two weeks: right from the start the software of the Bochum company took the lead.
“We take the protection of our customers very seriously and are continually working to optimise our antivirus solutions. A detection rate of 99.9 percent in the latest ComputerBild test is of course an absolutely wonderful result!”, says Dr. Dirk Hochstrate, board member of G DATA Software AG. “This result shows us that we are using the correct technologies to protect computers to maximum effect against Trojan horses, viruses and any other such undesirable malware.”
A tiny difference of less than one percent in the detection rate can of course have fatal consequences. A numerical example: in week 26/08 of the ComputerBild test, G DATA detected 99.8 percent of the 242,731 actual malware components, closely followed by the runner-up with 99.5 percent. If you analyse the test total of 242,731 malware components, then 728 more components could get through the scanner than was possible with G DATA’s. For the customer that means 728 more chances for viruses or Trojan horses to succeed and thus of becoming a victim of Internet crimes.