17 Oct Bullguard Review – Is it Worth the Price?
Bullguard is a robust security suite that covers all the basics. It is not as feature-rich however it is an excellent package for those who wish to get more out of their anti-virus software. It also does a great job with resources, avoiding heavy system loads, while also offering various options to lighten its load when needed.
The program opens with modular hubs that have a tiled layout of its modules. They include antivirus, firewalls, PC tune-up, game boosters and home network scanners. The «Vulnerabilities section will alert you to issues such as missing Windows updates autostart service, as well as open ports. Gamers will find the «Game Booster» feature useful, as it will know the game you’re playing and then automatically optimize your system.
In our tests, we discovered that the bullguard antivirus was very effective in preventing the spread of malware and was also quite low on system resources compared to the other products, especially in terms of the use of CPU. However we did notice the antivirus’s background processes took up a considerable amount of RAM, especially when the system has limited memory. When viewing a high-resolution monitor the hub app appeared pixelated.
Bullguard’s Premium Protection subscription offers a mobile component that gives parental controls, antitheft, and basic backup support to your smartphone or tablet. Despite this, the app is quite basic and doesn’t come with important features like security for your webcam or file shredders. The only way to get assistance via phone is via live chat or email.