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Daniel Lambert
Daniel Lambert

Researcher in digital forensic and Internet security field.

Overview:

BullGuard is an award-winning Cybersecurity company formed by Danish entrepreneurs with over 18 years of operation, and still in counting, known for their “industry innovating leadership”. Their conviction is consolidated in making simple security products to protect users or organizational data, integrity, and privacy to bolster their (subscriber’s) confidence to use the internet in absolute safety.

This company (BullGuard) offers a comprehensive range of security and privacy solutions which are packaged as (i) BullGuard Antivirus (ii) BullGuard Internet Security and (iii) BullGuard Premium Protection. The BullGuard Antivirus, in particular, provides a great (triple-layered) protection against all types of malware such as Trojans or phishing attempts designed to steal users (banking) information. It operates with three guiding pillars to “identify, isolates and neutralizes” all types of viruses and malware families.

Recently, the company has joined the wagon to implement Advance Machine Learning and Secure Browsing in their arsenal of tools, with refined mathematical algorithms and deep learning methods to deliver superfast threat detection against emerging and advanced threats thus, thwarting zero-day threats and other associated advanced types of malware. Also, the new version of BullGuard antivirus 2020 edition,(at the time of writing this review), provides stunning features like Next-Gen Antimalware (recognizes trusted sites and applications through intelligent triple layer protection), Game Booster (enables gaming in absolute safety without compromising security for performance), and Vulnerability Scanner (uses a digital signature to check the authenticity of application and drivers). The portfolio of BullGuard’s product covers numerous devices like PC, Mac, Tablets, Smartphones, etc. 

Pros and Cons:

Every antivirus product out there is presented with Pros and Cons, and this award-winning product (BullGuard antivirus) is not exceptional. Let’s now take a quick look at some of the merits and demerits associated with BullGuard.

Pros.

Antivirus protection is above average

excellent design and usability

Compatible with most OS including earlier versions of Windows like Vista (32 and 64)

Good scores from 3rd-party labs

High Detection rates with phishing protection above average

Cons.

Long installation

Parental control isn’t nearly as advanced compared to those of their competitors

With the above assessment (Pros and Cons), any antivirus users can get a glimpse of what solution is incorporated with the Bullguard products. Before we slice down the reviews, here are some of the questions that everyone must ponder about.

·      What are the package features of BullGuard?

·      What essential security features does it implement? And how is it reliable

·      How about in terms of pricing, how does it fare in the market

·      Does it support most Platforms?

·      How effective is their customer’s support services?

Security:

To begin with the security aspect, Bullguard is one of the solutions that has undergone vigorous tests by many third-party labs. One test conducted by a highly cherished antiviruses testing company (AV-Comparatives), Posits BullGuard as a champion in virus detection with real-time scanning.

Some security features include Quick, full, and custom scanning options along with a quarantine zone to allow users to delete or release suspicious files, vulnerability scanner to scan potentially harmful practices, Firewall protection, malware protection, URL blocking, Parental Control, and many others.

The recent AV-Comparative test reflected that BullGuard is 100% able to block known malware, while the capability to block zero-day attack stands at 99%. Also, Anti-phishing protection is quite remarkable. Better still, the URL blocking performance is above the average standard with a score of 89%. All these ultimately place it (BullGuard) among the top 10 antivirus solutions in the market.

User Experience

When it comes to usability, BullGuard is very impressive and rated among the top 3 products in the arena. The ease of use is exhibited in various ways, firstly the download and installation process has explicit and user-friendly procedures. Also, the User interface is very intuitive and well-designed with most of the features are at first glance to the scribers, on top of these, there is a simple notification counter that sits above the dashboard very helpful for the users to view any issues requiring attention.


Support and Customer services

BullGuard delivers its support and services to the client in a very professional manner using live chat, e-mail, and an on-site ticket system (login trouble ticket). The email support is operated in 12 different languages including English, Spanish, and Chinese among others.

Their live chat runs on a 24/7 basis with a quick response from the designated agents on duty who always have the technical expertise to explain the product’s dynamics to the clients.


Users can also visit BullGuard’s official site or social media platforms (Facebook or Twitter) for a quick response to their questions. Alternatively, there is a section for FAQs that are flirty rich with manuals to guide users.

Similarly, their community forums and blogs are always active and regularly updated.

Note: BullGuard does not provide phone supports. 

Pricing


As depicted above, BullGuard comes in three major flavors, thus giving vast options for the users to make stress free decisions in their picks. Note, the premium protection is far expensive if you are protecting only one PC. But when you are operating in a multi-device environment, this can be the best option considering the number of simultaneous device support and the prices.

There is also one extra Product (BullGuard Mobile Security) that can go for around – $19.95/year. For user’s not willing to subscribe to these commercial packages, there is a 15 days trial (BullGuard antivirus) and 30 days for BullGuard Internet security and premium protection respectively.

All these paid editions offer a 30-day money-back guarantee 

Conclusion

Antivirus users looking for a solution with easy usability, high detection rates, and some useful add-ons plus Vulnerability Scanner, Game Booster, PC TuneUp, Identity Protection, and Password Manager all at an affordable price. BullGuard is products you shouldn't miss trying.

The bottom line is, regardless of the package you subscribe to, all of them (packages) use the same antivirus engine. Although, if you want some extra features, you can decide for yourself.

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