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You can create the following settings here:

  • Delete restore data: Here you can specify when restore data (which the G DATA software creates in the event of changes) should be deleted.
  • Delete old data: Here you can specify when old data (e.g. old TEMP folders) should be deleted.
  • Delete desktop shortcuts: Here you can specify when desktop shortcuts that are not required (that have not been used for a corresponding number of days) should be deleted. 
  • Search for Office updates as well during Microsoft updates: Here you can specify whether or not the tuner is supposed to search the Internet automatically for current Windows updates and Office updates. Updating both elements saves time and keeps you fully up to date from a security technology perspective. Of course, the search for Office updates only works if Microsoft Office is installed on the relevant computer.
  • Do not create detailed logs about deleted items: The tuner is structured in such a way that it consistently logs information about any changes that are made. If you think that a log file containing relevant information on what the tuner has deleted is a security risk, you can suppress the creation of such a deletion log.
  • Permanently delete temporary files: You can use this function to exclude web files (e.g. cookies, temporary Internet files etc.) from the tuner's restore option, i.e. you can prevent such files from being restored. By activating this function, you considerably reduce the number of files that the tuner has to manage in the Restore area. This improves performance.
  • Automatic computer restart not permitted by the service: You can use this option to prevent a possible computer restart that the tuner might otherwise carry out as part of a scheduled tuning process. Since the tuner would only perform a computer restart without asking when no user is logged on, it is definitely recommended that this option is not activated in the majority of cases.
  • Allow creation of individual restore points: Without this function the G DATA software can no longer carry out a restore.
  • Ignore volume type when defragmenting: As the majority of vendors recommend against defragmenting their SSDs, defragmenting is excluded in the G DATA Tuner for this type of drive by default. If the type of the G DATA software drives cannot be automatically determined, but you are certain that there are no SSD volumes in your computer, you can leave the box here checked. The tuner will then start defragmenting every hard drive located in the system every time it is run.

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