What about BullGuard 8

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  1. david banner

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    it's a pretty decent security suite. Why not try it
     
  3. david banner

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    thanks for the feedback, it is new to me but i may well give it a try
     
  4. computer geek

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    It uses the bitdefender engine
     
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    WAY! WAY! WAY! TOO EXPENSIVE! :blink: $314.00AUD for 2 years and Gold Backup in Australia :thumbd:
     
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    Yea feels expenive because they are bundling two services, security suite and offsite back up.

    Lets say a suite costs 100 AUD per year (retail price of other boxed suites) and backup from Mozy is 70 AUD per year, it is actually how much bullguard is asking for.
     
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    once i try it does not feel better so i uninstall it after 30 days BullGuard support team email me how do you like the product i donot response and after 3 days they email me again do you want more 30 day's trial they really want to sell there product never see this kind of response from a AV Company
     
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    reliable detection, but not removel as i found out.
    I tested some multiple viruses/trojans, and it found all, removed half. Not surprised, its bitdefender.
     
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    always get OEM 12.99 pounds, new.
     
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    The amount they charge for the backup is unbelieveble. check this out bullguard team! Theres lots of competition you know.
     
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    The high price with a paltry 20% discount for renewals quickly takes BullGuard out of my reach as my pockets just are not that deep.
     
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    this forum is biased!
    v11 is supposed to have better removal, but dont know how much by......

    did you base it on this, or your own testing?

    Dr.Web Anti-Virus 4.44 Beta (82%)
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 (71%)
    Norton AntiVirus 2007 (71%) Norton AntiVirus 2007 (71%)
    Panda Antivirus 2008 (59%)
    Avast! Professional Edition 4.7 (53%) Professional Edition 4.7 (53%)
    AVG Anti-Virus 7.5 (47%) AVG Anti-Virus 7.5 (47%)
    McAfee VirusScan 2007 (29%)
    Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (29%)
    Avira AntiVir PE Premium 7.0 (24%)
    F-Secure Anti-Virus 2007 (18%)
    Eset NOD32 Antivirus 2.7 (18%)
    Sophos Anti-Virus 6.5 (18%)
    Dr.Web Anti-Virus 4.33 (12%)
    BitDefender Antivirus 10 (6%)
    VBA32 Antivirus 3.12 (6%)
     
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    Chris,

    What is the souce of this data? It tends to confirm what I have seen elsewhere and our own testing.
     
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    erm......


    see here

    does bullguard use the new version of BD?

    hope so looking at these results, and i wonder how much bd has improved their removal for v.11.

    only time will tell, till the next one i suppose.

    removal tests are extremely rare.
     
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    O.K. for the engine. That's clear.
    What about the updates?
    Are these identical with the ones of BitDefender?

    I know many products that
    rent scan engines from reliable vendors,
    but they offer poor updates...
     
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    AFAIK BullGuard excludes the spyware definitions of BitDefender, instead using their own antispyware engine. I can't confirm this though.
     
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    Of course, i looked at other sources, but I did my own test with around 100 viruses and trojans, removed about 40.
     
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    Isn't the firewall from Outpost? I wonder if the antispyware comes from there?
     
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    Firewall is Outpost indeed.
    Anti Spyware is their own
     
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    With Bitdefender and Outpost in the suite isn't the price justified?
     
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    Hey all...

    I´ve been running Bullguard 7.0 for about a year, and 8.0 for some months. My subscribtion has just runned out. It is a very good suite indeed, but I'm not going to renew, it's just to expensive now a days..

    I believe that Bullguard uses Bitdefenders Antispyware engine aswell as their antivirus engine. And Bullguard updates very often, I haven't tried Bitdefender so I don't know how often that updates, but Bullguard updates about once an hour.....
     
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    Do you need to reboot after every update?
     
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