Bullguard is a solid security suite that covers all the needs. It’s not as feature-rich as other products but it’s a great solution for those seeking to get a bit more out of their antivirus software. It also works well with resources, and avoids heavy system loads and offering a number of options to ease the load when needed.
The program is accessed via an modular hub that features tiles that show the layout of its modules. This includes firewalls, antivirus PC tune-ups, game boosters and home network scanners. Users who want to monitor their system for weaknesses will be pleased with the “Vulnerabilities” section, which will alert them of things like missing Windows updates autostart services, open ports. The “Game Booster” is a program that optimizes your system automatically when you play, can be useful for gamers.
In our tests, we found that bullguard was pretty effective in blocking malware infections. It also was quite low on system resources compared to most competing products 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 machines with limited available memory. Additionally, the components of the hub app looked at a low resolution and appeared pixelated.
Bullguard’s Premium Protection subscription comes with a mobile component that gives parental controls, antitheft and basic backup support to your smartphone or tablet. However, the app isn’t go to the website a lot and doesn’t offer important features like security for your webcam or shredders for files. The only way to get support by phone is via live chat or email.