BullGuard Antivirus Review

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Editors' rating:
The Pros

BullGuard has great early detection features.

The Cons

There is no startup registry protection.


BullGuard is worth a shot for curing your spam problems.

BullGuard Antivirus software has the protection tools you need to keep your computer safe from malicious files and software. This antivirus application is easy to use, easy to install and offers an extensive feature set to keep your data secure. Although there are a few areas of this application that could use some improvements, this antivirus software does excellent work in keeping your computer and your data safe.

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One of the standout features BullGuard Antivirus offers is its wide scope of protection. This application is designed to detect viruses, Trojans, malware, rootkits and worms. It also guards your computer against spyware, phishers and spam. BullGuard offers web-browsing tools that will alert you if a webpage contains malicious files. It will also notify you of all webpages you should avoid due to possibly dangerous files.

BullGuard Antivirus received certification from ICSA labs. It also earned VB 100 certification. On the AV-Test Labs certification, it scored 100 percent for blocking malware. Unfortunately it did not excel in tests to discover its ability to repair a PC already infected with malware. Even though this antivirus application scored high on most tests given to it, several applications received higher scores and pushed BullGuard further down in our rankings. Another drawback to this application is it did not receive West Coast Labs' certifications.

BullGuard antivirus features a user-friendly interface. You can easily navigate through the application and find the features and tools you are looking for. There are three basic menu options - antivirus, spam filter and support - and each area is straightforward and so simple to use that even an individual not familiar with this type of application should be able to use it easily.

If any questions or concerns arise while you're using this application, BullGuard offers a variety of excellent customer support options to assist you. It provides email, telephone and live chat support for reaching a customer service representative. The company also provides a variety of online resources and additional help if you want to solve the problem on your own.

Overall, BullGuard Antivirus software is an excellent choice for protecting your computer. It offers the protection you need for your data and has received certification from several security-software testing organizations. BullGuard is not at the top of the list for its test scores, but it still achieved strong results. BullGuard Antivirus is a solid antivirus tool that will provide the protection and security you need for your PC.

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Software Type Security
Platforms Windows
Required Processor
Software Required OS: Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP2 minimum)
Required RAM 1 GB
Disk Space 850 MB free
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