Das SecurityCenter brauchen Sie nur dann aufzurufen, wenn Sie auf eine der vielen Zusatzfunktionen der Software aktiv zugreifen möchten. Der eigentliche Schutz Ihres Computers vor Viren und anderen Bedrohungen findet permanent im Hintergrund statt. In den Fällen, in denen die Software Ihr Eingreifen erfordert, werden Sie automatisch über Informationen in der Taskleiste Ihres Computers daran erinnert.
As long as there is a green check-mark everywhere, your system is protected.
A red exclamation mark indicates that your system is in immediate danger. You should then undertake immediate measures so that the protection of your data remains ensured.
If the placeholder icon is shown, this means that the relevant security function has not been activated by you (e.g. spam protection).
A yellow icon indicates that the user will soon need to intervene. This is the case, for example, if there is a program update for the software.
You can then use all the other software functions and program areas (e.g. virus protection or settings) if you prefer to actively look after the security of your system yourself - but you mustn't! You decide to what degree you would like to be involved with the subject of virus protection and data security. The product provides you with extensive online help.
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Under the License entry on the left-hand side of the program interface you can see how long your virus update license is valid for. Constant updates are more important for antivirus software than for any other type of software. Therefore the software will automatically remind you to renew your license before it expires. The best way is via the Internet – convenient and easy.
If you click on Login credentials in the License area, a dialogue box appears in which you can view your login credentials. More information can be found in the section Settings | AntiVirus | Updates. If you have any questions regarding your license, the G DATA ServiceCenter can provide specific help with this information. If you have forgotten your password, you can generate a new password quickly and easily via this dialogue box.
Protect more PCs
Naturally you can increase the number of licenses you have or upgrade to products with increased functionality at any time. If you click on the Protect more PCs entry in the SecurityCenter, you will be taken directly to the online shop on our website. You can use the Upgrade to get more functions entry to go to the UpgradeCenter, where you can order the enhanced functionality in our other software versions (subject to special conditions).
What happens on license expiration?
A few days before your license expires, an information window appears in the task bar. If you click this, a dialogue window opens in which you can extend your license easily in a few steps. Just click on the Buy now button, complete your data and your virus protection will be guaranteed again immediately. You will receive the invoice in the next few days via email as a PDF.
The following software modules are available (depending on the software version installed):
SecurityCenter: Your personal security center. Here you can find all the information you need to protect your computer against malware, enabling you to respond specifically to threats.
Virus protection: In this area you can find information on when your computer was last checked for virus infections and whether the virus monitor is currently providing active protection against infections. Furthermore you can also check the computer or data medium directly for malware, process infected files in the quarantine folder and create a boot medium.
Firewall: A firewall protects your computer from being spied on. It checks which data and programs from the Internet or network reach your computer and which data is sent from your computer. As soon as there is an indication that data is to be installed or downloaded on your computer without authorisation, the firewall alarm sounds and blocks the unauthorised data exchange. This software module is available in the G DATA Internet Security and G DATA Total Security software versions.
Backup: As everyday life becomes increasingly digitized through the use of online music services, digital cameras and email, backing up your personal data becomes ever more important. In case there is a hardware error, an accident or damage from viruses or hacker attacks, you should take care to regularly backup your personal documents. The backup module takes care of this job for you and protects your most important documents and files so that you don't have to worry about them. This software module is available in the G DATA Total Security software version.
Password Manager: You can use the Password Manager as a handy plug-in for your browser to easily manage passwords. This software module is available in the G DATA Total Security software version.
Tuner: From automatic reminders about Windows updates and regular, scheduled defragmentation to regular removal of unnecessary registry entries and temporary files, the tuner is a handy tool for making your Windows system much faster and more manageable. This software module is available in the G DATA Total Security software version.
Parental controls: You can use parental controls to regulate surfing behavior and computer use for your children. This software module is available in the G DATA Internet Security and G DATA Total Security software versions.
Encryption: The encryption module acts like a safe for protecting sensitive data. A safe can, for example, be used as an extra drive like an additional hard disk partition and is very easy to work with. This software module is available in the G DATA Total Security software version.
Autostart Manager: The Autostart Manager enables you to manage programs that are automatically started when Windows starts. Normally such programs are loaded on system start-up. However, when they are managed by the Autostart Manager, they can also be started with a delay or according to the workload of the system or hard disk. This makes system start-up faster and so improves the performance of your computer.
Device control: You can use this function to restrict the use of devices such as removable data media, CD/DVD and disk drives for specific users of your computer. In this way for example you can prevent unauthorized importing or exporting of data or software installations. Now also with USB KeyboardGuard. There is more information on this in the Device control section.