Bullguard is an all-encompassing security suite that is all-encompassing. It’s not quite as robust as the other options, but offers a strong option for users looking to get a more value from their antivirus software. It’s also efficient with resources by avoiding the burden of heavy load on the system and offering a range of options to ease it when it is needed.
The program opens to a modular hub program that has a tiled layout for its various modules, including firewall, antivirus and PC tune-up, game booster and home network scanner. The “Vulnerabilities’ section will alert you to issues like missing Windows updates autostart service, open ports. The “Game Booster”, a feature that optimizes your computer automatically when you play, can be useful for gamers.
In our tests, bullguard was pretty effective at stopping malware infections, and was quite light on system resources in comparison to most competing products in terms of CPU use. However, we did notice that the background processes of the antivirus ate up a fair amount of RAM, especially on systems with a limited amount of memory. Additionally, the components of the hub app appeared pixelated on a high-resolution display.
Bullguard offers a mobile security feature with its Premium Protection subscription, which includes antitheft parental control, basic backup capabilities for your smartphone or tablet. However, the app is quite basic and doesn’t offer essential features such as security for your webcam or shredders for your files. Likewise, phone support is only offered via live chat and email.