Bullguard is a comprehensive security suite. It is not as feature-rich however, it’s read an excellent package for those who wish to get more value from their antivirus software. It also runs well on resources, avoiding large system load while providing a number of options to reduce its load when needed.
The program opens to a modular hub app with a tiled design for its various modules, such as firewall, antivirus and PC tune-up game booster, and home network scanner. People who want to keep an eye on their system for weaknesses will be delighted with the “Vulnerabilities” section that will alert them of things such as missing Windows updates, autostart services and open ports. The “Game Booster” is a program that optimizes your system automatically when you play, can be useful for gamers.
In our tests, bullguard was pretty effective at stopping malware infections, and was fairly lightweight in terms of system resources when compared to most competing products in terms of CPU usage. We noticed, however, that the background processes of the antivirus consumed a significant amount of RAM, especially when running on computers with a small memory. Furthermore, some elements of the hub app appeared like they were pixelated when displayed on high-resolution screens.
Bullguard offers a mobile security feature as part of its Premium Protection subscription, which gives you antitheft, parental control and basic backup support for your tablet or smartphone. The app is basic and does not have many essential features, such as webcam security or shredders for your files. The only way to get phone support is via live chat or email.