Bullguard is a comprehensive security suite. It’s not as comprehensive as its competitors however it is a solid solution for those seeking a bit more out of their antivirus software. It’s also efficient in terms of resources by avoiding the burden of heavy load on the system while providing a range of options to lighten it whenever needed.
The program launches with a modular hub that has tiles that show the layout of its modules. They include antivirus, firewalls and PC tune-ups, games boosters and home network scanners. Users who want to monitor their system for vulnerabilities will be pleased with the “Vulnerabilities” section, which will alert them to problems like missing Windows updates, autostart services and open ports. The “Game Booster”, a feature that optimizes your computer automatically when you play, is helpful for gamers.
In our tests, we found that 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 use. However we did observe that the background processes of the antivirus ate up a significant amount of RAM, especially on machines with limited available memory. When viewing a high-resolution monitor the hub app appeared pixelated.
Bullguard offers a mobile security feature as part of its Premium Protection subscription, which provides antitheft protection parental control, basic backup capabilities for your smartphone or tablet. However, the application is quite basic and doesn’t have important features like webcam protection or file shredders. In addition, support via phone is only available via live chat or email.