BullGuard Review

BullGuard Review 2019 - Antivirus, Internet Security & Premium Protection reviewed

Like most other Internet security software companies, BullGuard offers three levels of security for its products: entry-level Antivirus, the mid-level Internet Security Suite, and a Premium Protection suite. All 3 products have the same graphic interface, each component being displayed in a big square section on the main window. Some of the panels may display as disabled, in case your subscription does not cover a specific component.

The products are quite simple and easy to install. The basic Antivirus product is available as a stand-alone only for Windows operating systems, while Internet Security and Premium Protection are multi-license ( can be installed on Windows, Mac or Android, no matter the combination). You will benefit most from Internet Security and Premium Protection if you have a Windows PC or laptop. You should be aware that not all the features are available on all operating systems. For example, the Mac product has only basic antivirus functionality and for Android are available these features: antivirus, call manager, parental control, antitheft and backup. For Windows, the Internet Security suite and Premium Protection are offering a collection of handy features and a very good value for the money. Actually, the BullGuard Premium Protection that comes with a standard license for 10 devices, it's a bargain at this price. More important than this, BullGuard has obtained good scoring in several antivirus tests, better than other well-known antivirus brands.

Pro: Good antivirus protection against all kind of malware. Low impact on the system. An extensive range of features. Easy installation (they can also install it remotely for you in case you need help). 24/7 Customer support through live chat & email (quite responsive and competent ). You can manage all your devices from a web account. 30-Day Money-back guarantee.
Good value for money, we would say!

Con: Missing some features, like a password manager, file shredder. Only basic antivirus functionality for Mac.

Down the page, you can view a head to head comparison of features and prices per each product. A detailed description of each feature is also included.

BullGuard Interface Screenshots

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  • BullGuard Premium Protection
  • BullGuard Internet Security
  • BullGuard Internet Security
  • BullGuard Internet Security

BullGuard Features Comparison

BullGuard Antivirus Review

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BullGuard
Antivirus 2019
1 Year 1 PC
Buy now$ 29.95$ 23.96 Hide Features
  • Real-time antivirus protection
  • Safe browsing
  • Game Booster
  • 24/7 Support
  • PC Tune Up
  • Vulnerability Scanner
  • Firewall
  • Parental Control
  • Encrypted cloud backup
  • Identity protection
  • Network Scanner
Available for:
Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP

BullGuard Internet Security Review

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BullGuard
Internet Security
1 Year 3 Devices
Buy now$ 59.95$ 23.98 Hide Features
  • Real-time antivirus protection
  • Safe Browsing
  • Game Booster
  • 24/7 Support
  • PC Tune Up
  • Vulnerability Scanner
  • Firewall
  • Parental Control
  • Encrypted cloud backup
  • Identity protection
  • Network Scanner
Available for:
Windows, Mac, Android

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BullGuard Premium Protection Review

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BullGuard
Premium Protection
1 Year 10 Devices
Buy now$ 99.95$ 29.99 Hide Features
  • Real-time antivirus protection
  • Safe browsing
  • Game Booster
  • 24/7 Support
  • PC Tune Up
  • Vulnerability Scanner
  • Firewall
  • Parental Control
  • Encrypted cloud backup
  • Identity protection
  • Network Scanner
Available for:
Windows, Mac, Android

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BullGuard Features Review

  • Real-time antivirus protection

    BullGuard antivirus uses an intelligent triple layer protection system to detect malware on your PC. One is the classic way, Signature-based, which deals with known malware. The second layer uses Behavioral Detection, which scans code for signature and anomalies associated with malware. Three, any malware it detects is locked down in quarantine and then neutralized before infection can take place.
    BullGuard Antivirus Settings
  • Safe Browsing.

    This feature is actually very nice and useful. It helps you to prevent being infected by visiting malicious websites. All the websites that come up in your searches are marked with a green check if they are safe or a stop sign if they are considered dangerous. The dangerous websites are blocked automatically when you try to access them but you can also add an exception if you insist to visit them. This is a very good asset to prevent fishing attacks.
    BullGuard Antivirus Settings

    * Feature available for Windows only

  • Firewall.

    The firewall protects you against network attacks. This is a separate and better firewall solution than the one existing in Windows. The firewall's component automatically defines rules to allow network access for some known programs and Windows components. Sometimes, you'll have to tell it what to do about any unknowns. BullGuard's firewall popup asks whether to allow or block each unknown program's network access.
    BullGuard Antivirus Settings

    * Feature available for Windows only

  • Advanced Backup.

    You can backup your data online to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive account or you can use an external disk. You'll have to create a profile and choose what you want to back up, where and when. Files are also encrypted using a password.
    BullGuard Antivirus Settings

    * Feature available for Windows only

  • Game Booster

    A lot of other security brands have also included lately a "game mode" in their products. Usually, this is a profile that you can activate while you're playing and it will disable notifications, scans or other background services in order to minimize resource usage. Well, this game booster from BullGuard does all that and more. Even if it looks like a simple on/off setting, it's much more complex. While blocking pop-ups and other annoying interruptions, Game Booster automatically optimizes CPU performance and shifts the processing power to the game. It will offer a smoother gaming experience without any lag while keeping your protection active.

    * Feature available for Windows only

  • PC Tune-Up.



    BullGuard's PC Tune-Up removes unnecessary files and frees up memory so your computer runs faster. It cleans caches for all major browsers, defragments the registry, clean temp files, deletes invalid shortcuts and more. You can also find and delete duplicate files and it also has a boot manager module that allows you to control and analyze programs to optimize your PC startup.
    BullGuard Antivirus Settings

    * Feature available for Windows & Android

  • Vulnerability Scanner.

    Checks your computer for out-dated software, windows updates, open ports and tells you if your wireless network is secured or not.

    * Feature available for Windows only

  • Free Support 24/7.

    The support team is available 24/7 through live chat or email. They offer support in several languages - French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Spanish. Unfortunately, they don't have phone support.
  • Parental Control.

    This is a very powerful and feature reach module that helps you protect your kids online. You can block access to suspicious websites or inappropriate content by using a combination of filters. You can also limit their time on the internet and monitor their activity by setting alarms on specific terms.
    BullGuard Antivirus Settings

    * Feature available for Windows & Android

  • Identity Protection.

    Checks that your personal information it's not exploited by hackers. It scans the web for your personal details like usernames, email and postal addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers and whenever one of your registered details is made public online, it alerts you via email or text message and provides you with advice on what to do. The service is available only for US, UK, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, and Netherlands.

    * This is a cloud service and works on any device

  • Home Network Scanner

    The Home Network Scanner component scans all the devices connected to your network, for security flaws. This includes all connected devices like smartphones, gaming console, Smart TV, cameras, baby monitors, thermostats or any other smart device connected to the internet. It displays all devices in a list showing the IP, manufacturer’s name and device type. You can edit the names and types or have a detailed view for each device found. Network scanner is running automatically in the background and displays a small pop-up each time a new device connects to your network. You can also launch a scan manually.
    BullGuard Antivirus Settings

    * Feature available for Windows only

  • Free product updates.

    Whenever the product receives improvements or a new version is released, you will get it without any extra cost. The product will automatically update to the latest version released. 2018 version...2019 version... doesn't matter anymore, you will always have the latest version.

About BullGuard

BullGuard was founded in 2002 in Denmark and currently registered as a British company. They also have regional offices in Romania, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and the United States. Along the way, BullGuard's security products have been awarded many times by leading independent consumer testing organizations around the world.

AV-Test.org

BullGuard Overall Ranking

BullGuard
17.5 / 18
F-Secure
16.5 / 18
Comodo
16 / 18
Panda
15.5 / 18
ESET
15 / 18
Microsoft Windows Defender
14.5 / 18
BullGuard Antivirus

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BullGuard
Antivirus 2019
1 Year 1 PC
Buy now$ 29.95$ 23.96
BullGuard Internet Security

60%

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BullGuard
Internet Security
1 Year 3 Devices
Buy now$ 59.95$ 23.98
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BullGuard Premium Protection

70%

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BullGuard
Premium Protection
1 Year 10 Devices
Buy now$ 99.95$ 29.99
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