Announcement of 25. September 2017

G DATA Generation 2018: IT security taken a step further

"Trust in German Sicherheit": New security version for private users, with new functions for comprehensive data security.

Emailing, banking, shopping or social media - these are online services familiar to almost every Internet user. Each one of them involves circulating personal and sensitive data. Attacks by ransomware and the loss of critical data have shown that modern, self-learning technologies are required to protect users against current cyber threats reliably. With the new Generation 2018 of G DATA’s security suites, Internet users can play it safe. The security solutions reliably protect Windows computers against malware and online attacks. G DATA has been offering anti-malware solutions for 30 years, responding to current threats every time. Therefore, G DATA customers enjoy cutting-edge, proactive, dynamic next-generation AV technologies. Furthermore, in G DATA Security Generation 2018, users benefit from an increase in performance and user-friendliness. G DATA has also moved a step forwards in terms of securing data by strengthening its partnership with TeamDrive. The collaboration enables Internet Security and Total Security users to back up their sensitive data through the G DATA program directly to Microsoft Cloud Germany. All G DATA customers with a valid licence are eligible for a free update to the latest version. G DATA Antivirus 2018, Internet Security 2018 and Total Security 2018 are available online and in stores.

Data security "Made in Germany"

Our everyday digital lives are full of pitfalls when it comes to the security of personal data, whether you are shopping online or make banking transactions. The new G DATA Security Generation 2018 sets new benchmarks in terms of IT security. With its proactive technologies such as BankGuard, Exploit Protection or Anti-Ransomware, the German IT security provider offers comprehensive protection for end users. The German IT security provider guarantees its customers that all data and information is exclusively stored on German servers which are subject to German data protection laws. This means that G DATA customers are secure when surfing the web, with the best protection against the latest threats such as ransomware.

Cloud backups to German servers

The antivirus pioneer has also enhanced the functional scope in the area of data backups in its new Security Generation. To increase the data security of private users, G DATA has moved on from the first stage of its strategic partnership with German provider TeamDrive.

Customers with G DATA Internet Security and Total Security can now store sensitive data in the Microsoft Cloud Germany with a high level of encryption, via an interface to the TeamDrive Sync & Share software. With this public cloud solution from Microsoft, users can be sure that German data protection is being guaranteed. Dedicated data centres in Frankfurt and Magdeburg as well as the trusteeship of T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, guarantee that data gets the best protection against third-party access.

Intelligent next generation security

The IT security landscape is changing constantly. New threats require new processes for protection. In order to deliver these, it is critical to keep an eye on every element, ranging from the research and development of the newest protection processes to the customer’s computer and to constantly develop them. Every day, G DATA checks hundreds of thousands of files for malicious behaviour, in order to provide a constant  level of protection against current cyber risks. As a result, G DATA Generation 2018 security solutions also provide comprehensive, constantly updated protection, without compromising system performance. In this way, customers get the best protection and can keep their eye on what is important. That’s next generation AV.

Uncompromising protection with the best performance

The new generation of G DATA security solutions combines proactive, comprehensive protection technologies against current cyber threats with the best performance and highest level of convenience. The processes and user guidance in the security software have been improved, making it easier for users to use and minimising system load during operation. Another advantage is that, by optimising the internal structure of the signature updates, the download speed has been increased and the traffic involved in this has been significantly reduced.

Free update for G DATA customers

G DATA customers with a valid licence can upgrade to the new security generation free of charge and download the latest version from the German provider's website.

G DATA Security Generation 2018: Award-winning security for banking, shopping and social networking

G DATA Total Security 2018

G DATA Total Security offers maximum protection for PCs and data, against viruses, extortion Trojans, spyware and hackers. The integrated backup function automatically protects personal data against loss and theft.


Versions and prices:

G DATA Total Security for 1 PC: recommended retail price 39.95 GBP
G DATA Total Protection for 3 PCs: recommended retail price 49.95 GBP

G DATA Internet Security 2018

G DATA Internet Security provides comprehensive protection for PCs and personal data, against viruses, Trojans, spyware, spam and hackers. The intelligent firewall blocks hacker attacks


Versions and prices:

G DATA Internet Security for 1 PC: recommended retail price 39.95 GBP
G DATA Internet Security for 3 PCs: recommended retail price 49.95 GBP

G DATA Antivirus 2018

G DATA Antivirus protects PCs and personal data against viruses, Trojans and spyware. The intelligent behaviour monitoring detects and eliminates unknown viruses.

Versions and prices:

G DATA AntiVirus for 1 PC: recommended retail price 29.95 GBP
G DATA AntiVirus for 3 PCs: recommended retail price 39.95 GBP

Key features of the new G DATA security generation 2018

  • Protection against extortion Trojans and cyber crime
  • AntiVirus with award-winning Doublescan technology
  • BankGuard for secure online banking and shopping
  • Exploit Protection to counter security holes in software
  • Cloud backup on servers in Germany (available in G DATA Internet Security and Total Security)
  • Automated data backup to local or external data media (G DATA Total Security)
  • Phishing protection via email monitoring
  • AntiSpam filters out unwanted advertising emails
  • Parental controls for age-appropriate PC use (G DATA Internet Security and Total Security)
  • Automatic scanning of USB sticks and external hard drives
  • Intelligent firewall blocks hacker attacks (G DATA Internet Security and Total Security)
  • Password Manager for secure access data (G DATA Total Security)
  • Access Control blocks unauthorised devices (G DATA Total Security)
  • Full PC performance with the highest security level
  • Hourly virus signature updates
  • Customer Support - 24/7/365

System requirements

PC with Windows 10/8.x/7 with at least 2 GB RAM (32 and 64 bit)



Announcement of 25. September 2017

G DATA Software AG
G DATA Campus
Königsallee 178
D-44799 Bochum

Phone: +49 234 9762-239

Kathrin Beckert-Plewka
Public Relations Manager


Kathrin Beckert-Plewka

Phone: +49 234 9762-507

Vera Haake
Spokesperson for event & location communication


Vera Haake

Phone: +49 234 9762-376

Stefan Karpenstein
Public Relations Manager


Stefan Karpenstein

Phone: +49 234 9762 - 517