Bullguard is a solid security suite that covers all bases. It’s not as comprehensive however, it’s an excellent option for those who wish to get more value from their anti-virus software. It also does a great job with resources, avoiding large system loads and offering a number of options to reduce its load in the event of need.
The program starts with an modular hub that features an organized layout of its modules. They include firewalls, antivirus, PC tune-up, game boosters and home network scanners. The “Vulnerabilities section will alert you to issues such as missing Windows updates autostart service, open ports. The “Game Booster” is a function that optimizes your computer automatically when you play, can be useful for gamers.
In our tests, we found that bullguard was highly efficient in preventing malware infection and was also quite low in terms of system resources when compared to other products, particularly in terms of CPU usage. We did notice, however, that the background processes of the antivirus used a lot of RAM, especially on systems with a limited memory. Additionally, certain elements of the hub app looked at a low resolution and appeared pixelated.
Bullguard comes with a mobile security feature with its Premium Protection subscription, that provides antitheft parental control, basic backup capabilities for your smartphone or tablet. However, the app is quite basic and doesn’t include some essential features like the protection of your camera or shredders for your files. The only way to get support via phone is via live chat or email.