Bullguard is a robust security suite that covers all essentials. It’s not as feature-rich as other products but it’s a good solution for those seeking a more value from their antivirus software. It’s also efficient with resources by avoiding the burden of heavy load on the system while providing a variety of options to lighten it when needed.
The program opens to a modular hub application that has a tiled layout for its various modules, such as firewall, antivirus and PC tune-up game booster, and home network scanner. The “Vulnerabilities’ section will alert you to problems like missing Windows updates autostart service, and open ports. Gamers will appreciate the “Game Booster” feature useful, as it will detect the game you’re playing and then automatically optimize your system.
In our tests, we found that bullguard was pretty effective at blocking malware infections. It also was relatively light on system resources in comparison to the majority of competing products in terms of CPU use. We did notice, however, that the antivirus background processes utilized a lot of RAM, particularly when running on computers with a small memory. When viewing a high-resolution monitor the hub app looked pixelated.
Bullguard’s Premium protection subscription comes with a mobile component that provides security against theft, parental controls and basic backup capabilities to your tablet or smartphone. Despite this, the app isn’t a lot and doesn’t come with essential features like webcam protection or file shredders. In addition, support via phone is only available via live chat or email.