Bullguard is an all-encompassing security suite. It’s not quite as feature-rich as other products however it is a solid package for users who are looking to get a little bit more out of their antivirus software. It’s also efficient in terms of resources and avoids heavy load on the system and offering a range of options to help reduce the load whenever needed.
The program opens to a modular hub application that features a tiled layout for its various modules, including antivirus, firewall, PC tune up, game booster and home network scanner. Users who want to monitor their system for vulnerabilities will be delighted with the “Vulnerabilities” section, which will alert them of things like missing Windows updates autostart services, as well as open ports. The “Game Booster” is a feature that optimizes your computer automatically when you play, is useful for gamers.
In our tests, we found that bullguard was extremely effective in preventing the spread of malware and was also quite low on system resources in comparison to the other products, particularly in terms of CPU usage. However we did notice the background processes used by the antivirus took up a significant amount of RAM, especially on systems with limited memory. Additionally, certain elements of the hub app appeared pixelated on a high-resolution display.
Bullguard comes with a mobile-specific security feature with its Premium Protection subscription, which includes antitheft parental control, basic backup support for your tablet or smartphone. The app is basic and does not include some vital features, such as webcam security or file shredders. In addition, support via phone is only available via live chat or email.