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Bullguard Antivirus Review

  • January 23, 2019

The internet has been raving about Bullguard antivirus since its latest edition was released just a few weeks ago, but there’s a lot that’s probably not being taken into consideration. In this post, we’ll be telling you all about Bullguard’s latest malware protection solution for Windows, and how effective it really is against viruses and malicious software.

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  • Bullguard Antivirus

It’s almost as if Bullguard takes pride in the sheer number of features that it can add into each product, and no exceptions were made for the latest version of Bullguard Antivirus. Priced at $29.95 for use on a single device for a year, the 2019 version of Bullguard Antivirus is marketed to have safe browsing, anti-malware, anti-phishing, virus protection, and vulnerability scanning capabilities.

With that said, however, a large number of features does not necessitate that the product will be the ideal solution to all malware and virus-related issues.

Bullguard antivirus for Windows has a user-friendly interface which is easy to use. What’s more, the solution is also highly navigable, which is perhaps one of the major reasons why so many people have suddenly becoming interested in using Bullguard antivirus to protect their computers.

But does the antivirus actually offer value for money? We’ll be discussing that in detail in the next few sections.

PROS

  • Elegant user interface that makes it a great option for users
  • Very easy to install, and can be configured without much trouble
  • Capable of warning users of potential phishing attempts and the presence of malware on websites that they might be interested in browsing

CONS

  • Miight not be able to flag certain files or folders, potentially putting the device or system at risk. It’s important to note that the free periodic updates that come as part of the package with Bullguard Antivirus are known to be effective against even the most powerful of viruses and malware

BOTTOMLINE

  • Bullguard Antivirus is a great option offering a comprehensive protection solution to users – that too with a user friendly interface and complementary customer support.
  • About Bullguard

Headquartered in London, UK, Bullguard is a renowned cyber security firm developing solutions for individuals and companies. While the company has created its fair share of antivirus software and programs to counter other common issues including phishing, Bullguard is gradually beginning to shift its focus to comprehensive security solutions that are multifaceted. For this very reason, Bullguard has recently launched Dojo, a custom-built solution for the network of devices connected to wireless internet within a home or small office.

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Having been around in the IT security industry for nearly two decades now, Bullguard has also managed to win a bunch of awards and prizes for its products. With a range of products that extends from Desktop solutions to cloud-based solutions, it’s truly no surprise that the company has made its place in the market, and has a loyal consumer base.  

As seen in the image above, Bullguard and its products have been a favorite of AV’s for years. The company’s products have bagged awards in multiple different categories – feats that have indisputably contributed to the popularity of Bullguard and the solutions it offers.

  • Bullguard Antivirus 2019 Features

As mentioned earlier, the 2019 version of Bullguard Antivirus comes with a number of features and capabilities that have allowed it to become a favorite of many. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the many features that come as part of the package with Bullguard Antivirus 2019 to help you understand where the product actually stands.

  • Anti-virus

As you might have guessed, the first feature that appears on the 2019 version of Bullguard Antivirus is the antivirus tab.

Not only are users informed that their systems are being protected, but the user interface of Bullguard Antivirus also makes it extremely simple and easy for users to run a quick scan for an additional check to maximize protection of device. With that said, even though the user interface is engaging and simplistic, it’s important to note that Bullguard Antivirus is known to leave certain malware and viruses un-flagged, making it a questionable choice for a chosen few.

The “Quick scan” feature, however, is being received positively especially because clicking on the button just a single time starts the scanning process without even opening a new window. Users also get to see the progress of the scan right on the dashboard itself.

Even though Bullguard’s antivirus scan tends to leave a suspicious file or two every now and then, the scan has a number of other qualities that make the product worth its price. The entire quick scan process from start to finish usually doesn’t take more than 2 minutes which is impressive timing for a virus scanner. Additionally, users also get a detailed report of the scan that most people are interested in. The scan log does not only tell you the speed of the scanner, but also lets you in on other details including the total amount of time spent on the scan, and the total number of files that were skipped in the process.

The most impressive stat about the scanner, however, is how it manages to scan through thousands of files in such a short duration without straining the processing capacity of the device in question. Bullguard Antivirus does not use up a significant amount of resources regardless of whether it is performing a quick scan or is simply in idle operating state.

Total AV gives you complete control over what you want to do with the items that it found. Once the threats have been identified, you can choose what you want the system to do with them. 

  • Spam Filter

Bullguard Antivirus also comes complete with a spam filter that makes it a good choice for most modern-day users.

The feature does not only show you that your email accounts are being monitored for incoming traffic, but users are also given the chance to configure their contacts to ensure that they don’t lose any important emails or attachments. The spam filter is a particularly important feature because most malware is spread through spam emails, and infected attachments often make their way into the computers of unsuspecting users despite the email service provider’s virus and malware scanner.

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  • Free Automatic Updates

Tired of updating your antivirus software for Windows? With Bullguard Antivirus, you’ll never have to worry about that again!

By paying just $29.95 to download Bullguard Antivirus, you get access to automatic updates that are absolutely free of cost. These periodic updates ensure that your device will be protected from the latest threats and viruses, and that your system won’t have to take the hit because of incomplete or inefficient security solutions.

  • Free Customer Support

Since most users tend to panic at the mere thought of a virus or malware infection, Bullguard Antivirus comes with free customer support to guarantee a smooth-sailing experience for users. Regardless of your problem or issue, you can contact Bullguard’s customer support representatives at any time of the day and receive a prompt response along with easy-to-follow, actionable advice.

  • Additional Features

The toolbar for Bullguard Antivirus is also extremely simple and offers functionality that users might be interested in. With a single click, users can modify their settings, or update their virus and malware protection solution to the latest version to ensure that their systems do not get infected.

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Unlike most other antivirus software, the Bullguard Antivirus dashboard gives users insight on what they can expect should they upgrade to another suite. Upgrading to another suite allow users to benefit from device tuning and parental control capabilities to maximize security and ensure that systems are operating optimally. 

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The upgrade also comes with a vulnerability checker and a backup feature, offering a holistic solution to users. 

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