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Should you buy BullGuard Antivirus? How good is it?

Kelly Avatar By: Kelly | Last updated May 11, 2020

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BullGuard Antivirus is a security software developed by a British company that is based in London. BullGuard has been on the market for more than 18 years and offers security solutions for all operating systems. It has several products available, from a basic Antivirus app to Internet Security and a VPN.

BullGuard offers three types of packages this year: BullGuard Antivirus, BullGuard Internet Security and BullGuard Premium Protection.

BullGuard Antivirus

BullGuard Antivirus 2020 only works on Windows devices. If you want BullGuard protection for your macOS or Android device, you have to opt for one of the other two products. There’s no iOS protection available from BullGuard at the time of writing this article.

BullGuard Antivirus is the most basic type of protection offered and the most affordable as well. It is priced at $29.90 and you get protection for 1 year and 1 PC. You also get a 30-day money back guarantee.

The antivirus comes with automatic updates and free 24/7 live chat support.

BullGuard Antivirus is compatible with all the Windows versions from Windows Vista and up.

There are some more advanced features missing with this product, such as a firewall, secure browser, parental control, cloud backup. They are, however, available with the Internet Security package and with Premium Protection.

The features included with BullGuard Antivirus are: antiphishing, anti-malware, anti-ransomware and some new features only introduced with the 2020 version (advanced machine learning, game booster). We’re going to describe them for you below.

BullGuard has a bit of a busy interface with a lot of panels displayed. Some of them are not even accessible unless you upgrade, such is the case with the Firewall panel, Parental control, Secure browser and PC tune-up feature. While the interface is not the most appealing one visually speaking, it is still user-friendly, so you’ll have no problem in learning how the software works.

You can choose between different types of scans and you can customize them according to your preferences.

BullGuard comes with real-time protection and tests results are pretty impressive with this antivirus. BullGuard can block 100% known malware and has obtained above the average results in protection tests.

New features of BullGuard 2020

The 2020 version of the BullGuard antivirus brings some attractive improvements to the table:

  • Advanced machine learning, thanks to the complex algorithms used by the program; with this feature, BullGuard can quickly detect any new and sophisticated threats that might affect your system
  • A game booster feature that helps you have a secure, uninterrupted and fast gaming experience; BullGuard blocks pop-ups and other annoying notifications, allowing you to play in peace
  • Vulnerability scanner that stops the automatic downloading of apps that might contain malware; BullGuard rigorously verifies the digital signatures of apps, making sure they are safe and authentic
  • Next-gen antimalware feature that offers 3-layer protection against malware; any threats are locked down and put to quarantine; BullGuard constantly receives updates that help it keep up with the latest types of malware

BullGuard Internet Security and Premium Protection pricing

BullGuard Internet Security is priced at $59.99 for 1 year and for multiple devices.

In addition to the features included with the Antivirus, it also offers Android and macOS protection, a firewall, PC tune-up, parental control, cloud integrat3ed backup, secure browser.

BullGuard Premium Protection is the most comprehensive product offered by BullGuard, as well as the priciest. It is priced at $99.99 for 1 year and multiple devices.

In addition to the features included with the other two products, this one also offers comprehensive identity protection (it will protect and monitor your email addresses, credit cards, bank accounts, passports, etc.).

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