BullGuard internet security

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Scotlarock2013, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Scotlarock2013

    Scotlarock2013 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2013
    Posts:
    8
    Location:
    France
    Hi everybody ,does members of wilders use bullguard and it is ok to protect my pc
     
  2. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Posts:
    2,429
    Location:
    DC Metro Area
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  3. boredog

    boredog Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Posts:
    2,141
    It is pretty good and I also got the 70% discount offer in email yesterday. Used in the past but not at present.
     
  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Posts:
    6,489
    It's a UK product, and you can't opt out of sending "suspicious" files to them.

    https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/avc_datasending_2014_en.pdf
     
  5. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    8,149
    Location:
    Lloegyr
    I believe it's Anglo-Swedish and uses the BitDefender engine and Outpost firewall, or at least it did at one time. It was very popular as being pre-installed on PC's in the UK a few years ago, often as a trial version. I used it about nine years ago and it seemed fairly light on an underpowered machine but I haven't used it since.
     
  6. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Posts:
    5,778
    I last tested it a few months ago. I didn't like that you can only manually whitelist files, so I uninstalled it. Also, since I had tried it in the past, it would not let me trial it again using my exisiting Bullguard account (even though I was installing it on a different computer), so I had to make a new one using a different email address.

    I can't really give you any more details, as they were the only notes I made about it. I've tested 60 antiviruses in the last few months, so it's hard to rememeber details which I haven't made a note of.
     
  7. anon

    anon Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Posts:
    4,646
    BullGuard was founded in 2002 by two entrepreneurs in Denmark , Morten Lund and Theis Søndergaard
    https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/BullGuard
     
  8. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    8,149
    Location:
    Lloegyr
    Thanks, I knew it was something like that. I thought it was a decent AV, and it didn't seem particularly heavy on the system, when I ran it years ago on a small notebook, but times change.
     
  9. anon

    anon Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Posts:
    4,646
    +1

    Also the support was excellent (direct chat through the GUI).
     
  10. Xsjx

    Xsjx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Posts:
    29
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I had it 2 years ago stopped using it because it let trough too many

    A friend still uses it but his pc is doing weird as @#$÷@#

    So it isnt verry good ):
     
  11. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    8,149
    Location:
    Lloegyr
    Yes, I believe you're right about the support. In the UK it seemed to be replaced by McAfee and Norton as a pre-installed AV a lot after a while. The same thing happened to Sophos IIRC.
     
  12. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,967
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    Using it on one of the computers here. It's surprisingly light even though I got the Premium protection. As far as behavioural goes, it seems to use some enhanced version of NovaShield. The Anti-Spam engine is from Commtouch. The Antivirus uses BitDefender with BD's Anti-Rootkit and full set of signatures (and heuristics). However, it does not use the BD Cloud or Active Virus Control from what I can see.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2017
  13. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2002
    Posts:
    678
    Location:
    Southwestern Massachusetts
    Firecat, you and I both use some of the AV products that haven't always gotten kind reviews: AVG and Bullguard. As far as Bullguard goes, I am running their Internet Security product on one system, and I have to say that it is also very light on this particular system even though this machine only has a 4th-gen Intel I5 processor. I have never had any infections (knock on wood) using either AVG IS or Bullguard IS, so I see no reason to stop running either one of them.
     
  14. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,967
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    Yes, indeed, protection wise both of these are ironclad IMO and are perfect for users who are not very skilled in handling settings. There's also eScan which has never disappointed me detection wise, but the program updates are very slow, not automatic and bugs pop up from time to time.

    I'm honestly surprised at how BullGuard does it's thing at such minimal system impact, even RAM usage is well in check compared to other solutions. I agree reviews are not stellar for both, but neither AVG nor BG has let me down in the time I've used them (and it's 10+ years on AVG now).
     
Loading...