You might have never heard of G Data, but this German security software developer has constantly topped anti-virus test results largely due to its dual malware detection engine. G Data’s products are not free, but the German developers have recently released a free security solution called CloudSecurity which offers real-time protection from malware and phishing attack from malicious websites.
CloudSecurity is available as a plug-in for Firefox and Internet Explorer and blocks known malware infested and phishing websites, and displays highly visible warning message prompts. Like BitDefender TrafficLight, G Data CloudSecurity can be used alongside any security software that you may already have on your system. G Data CloudSecurity doesn’t rely download regular updates or anything to provide protection against known websites. Everything is based on the cloud.
Once installed, G Data CloudSecurity appears as a toolbar in Firefox and Internet Explorer. When the user attempts to access a dangerous website, an alert is displayed in the site’s place. But other than a generic “This website is either infected or a phishing site” message, no specific information is provided why the site is being blocked. The user does have the option of ignoring this warning and visiting the website.