G DATA Internet Security for Android review, manual and guides

by Jake Doevan - -

G DATA Mobile Internet Security for Android[1] is developed by G DATA Software AG.[2] The company has specialized in digital security solutions since 1985 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany. G DATA offers a quality security software, combining the next-gen technologies in its antivirus products, such as DoubleScan technology that includes two independent virus scanners and OutbreakShield protection. G DATA’s products are available in more than 90 countries for individuals and businesses. The company offers solutions across all the major operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Android.

G DATA Internet Security for Android Review

When it comes to mobile solutions, G DATA Software AG provides a range of applications for Android including Botfrei EU Cleaner, G DATA QR Code Scanner, G DATA USSD Filter, G DATA Internet Security Light and G DATA Internet Security.

G DATA Internet Security Light for Android is a free program with limited features. G DATA also has a full-featured application G DATA Internet Security for Android which is available for free for 30 days.

G DATA Internet Security for Android provides users with efficient and effective protection that ensures the safety of the device. The reliable malware scanner will detect malware including Trojans, viruses or spyware, checks your device memory, as well as analyzes the authorizations of installed applications, in order to detect phishing attempts or suspicious behavior. It is worth mention that the scanner does not have any negative impact on battery life or device performance.

G DATA Internet Security for Android has over 10,000 installs and is rated 4.1 out of 5 at the official Google Play App store.[3]

Test Results

Antivirus protection

We decided to test the program with our test device Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB. The application worked surprisingly quick and efficiently. The malware scanner immediately purged detected malicious software.

The G DATA malware scanner is connected to the cloud-based server and demonstrates hight detection results. According to the latest tests, conducted by the independent AV-TEST testing lab, G DATA Internet Security detected 100% of both the latest Android malware in real-time and the latest already detected Android malware.[4]

All in one, G DATA Internet Security for Android has an excellent antivirus protection.

G DATA Mobile Security features

Additional features

As it was mentioned before, G DATA offers users two versions of Mobile Internet Security 

For Android. The free G DATA Internet Security for Android Light includes the essential security features such as Protection Against Dangerous Apps and Authorization Checking.

The full version of G DATA Internet Security includes Web Protection and Phishing Protection features that protect users against phishing attacks and websites with malicious content. Malware Protection feature uses the latest cloud technology in order to protect users against the most recent malware. SMS filter and Call filter prevent spam calls and SMS messages. Anti-theft features allow users to locate, lock or wipe the missing device via SMS from any other device. Lock on SIM change prevents usage of other SIM card on the smartphone and notifies users when the SIM card is replaced. Password protected Apps feature protects sensitive apps with a password, Protected Contacts feature allows users to move contacts to a protected area and lock them. In addition, Parental Controls provide your children protection while they are surfing, playing games or learning on the Android smartphone or tablet. The license also includes regular virus signature updates, software updates, and cloud access.

System-performance impact

When it comes to the app’s usability, we were surprised at how smoothly and quickly it worked. We did not notice any lags or interruptions.

In addition, according to AV-TEST G DATA Internet Security for Android does not impact the battery life or slow down the device during normal usage. In addition, the application does not generate too much traffic or have any other negative impact on the device.

We would say the G DATA Internet Security for Android has one of the highest performance ratings in the market.

Scanning performance

G DATA’s malware scanner uses state-of-the-art cloud technology and provides very accurate results. However, the full system scan took longer than the market average.

G DATA Mobile Security

User interface

G DATA Internet Security for Android has a very light and open user interface. Even though the interface is very simple and easy to understand, it may also seem a bit outdated as it does not include visual appeals. All in one, the interface is easy to navigate and locate all the features easily.

Customer support

G DATA Internet Security for Android also includes 24/7 customer support. The support is available via the phone or e-mail 24 hours a day every day.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Excellent
Security and Privacy features Decent set of features
Scanning performance Slow but accurate scans
System-performance hit High
User interface Simple and easy to navigate

The final verdict

G DATA Internet Security for Android is one of the best solutions for you! The application offers advanced malware scanner that applies next-gen cloud technologies and has very high detection rates, great usage and a decent set of security and privacy functions at a very competitive price. However, the free application offers a very limited feature set, so if you are looking for a free security solution, we would recommend you try other Android antivirus and security applications.

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Jake Doevan
Jake Doevan - Computer security guru

Jake Doe is a security expert and news editor of Reviewedbypro.com. His major is Communication and Journalism, which he obtained from the Washington and Jefferson College.

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