BullGuard 2018 release

Discussion in 'BullGuard' started by catjc, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

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    Does the 2018 version use the same child-drawn garbage interface as the previous ones?

    I bought a 10 PC 3 year license three years ago and regretted it and never used it after the first couple months. I won't make that mistake again unless they essentially re-write it.

    Are they still using the abandoned HIPS from those guys at MIT?
     
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  2. In2an3_PpG

    In2an3_PpG Level 11

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    Here is the interface.

    upload_2017-9-29_10-20-29.png

    As far as the HIPS go. I am not too sure.
     
  3. Weebarra

    Weebarra Level 7

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    I actually quite like UI :D but i am a simple girl. Don't know a thing about Hips though :unsure:

    A few opinions here @Pineapple Update - Bullguard 2018 Beta some of the folks think it's quite light, you could download the trial and see for yourself, all software "plays" differently on an individual machine.
     
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  4. davisd

    davisd Level 9

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    I admit, it does not look professionally made and techies would expect more, but for regular users it's just fine, not much settings to configure, pretty much automated security with very less user input needed, just notifications. Sadly, I am not expecting UI overhaul anytime soon. :(

    Yeah, I also have quite same situation with subscrition ending in 2020. for 3PC's and I do not currently use it in none of my systems, because I can't remotely manage users (family PC's).

    Bullguards Home Network Scanner.docx
     
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  5. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

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    Also their installer has always been garbage. The last time I tried it, it failed on 1 out of 3 installs. Did they fix their half baked, home-made installer?

    Somehow, Bullguard doesn't instill confidence in me any longer. But if they change? Sure.
     
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  6. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    BGIS do NOT have HIPS. Refer to the attachment and the link below

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    BullGuard Desktop Protection Help – Firewall Module - BullGuard

     
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  7. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
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    I've tested it several times and it never gave me a problem, it's a good antivirus in protection and very light too.
     
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  8. davisd

    davisd Level 9

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    #28 davisd, Sep 29, 2017
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    That's the thing, it does not, but Bullguard support says it's HIPS relay in Home Network Scanner. I was quite surprised too by the answer, but I think they got security protection terms wrong, or they didn't understand what I meant with HIPS.
     
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  9. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    currently the update-servers are down...cannot update my signatures.
    that's a no-go !! (n)

    Edit: Homepage is down too...lol
     

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  10. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    so that's the end with my bullguard for months. :mad:

    i have done a manual update and bullguard says " no connection to the servers".

    2 minutes later, a popup says that the signatures were updated. What the hell is going on?
     
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  11. catjc

    catjc Level 1

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    Sorry to hear, i dont have update problems. Only on saturday servers was down, maybe couple of houers .I would recommend you to contact a live chat
     
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  12. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    #32 amico81, Oct 16, 2017
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    it's a pity. the new Bullguard IS is very light. I will give it a new try in a few weeks.
    the new behavior blocker "sentry" looks interesting.
     
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  13. davisd

    davisd Level 9

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    #33 davisd, Oct 16, 2017
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    I find it more "snappier" than previous version, performance wise. I wish they implement some type of BB alerts with user control, like "Allow, Allow this time, Block, Ignore, etc" (I guess I am too used to G Datas BB with Autopilot turned off :p) unlike Bullguards automated system with just reports what actions were done by program X when BB kicked in. :cautious:
     
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  14. spaceoctopus

    spaceoctopus Level 10

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    @amico81 Had some issues too on one of my PCs which has Bullguard installed on it, for updating signatures,but it's working fine now. A little patience my friend;)(y)
     
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  15. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    i'm waiting for some results from our malwarehub...hope to see bullguard soon.
    @ av-test and av-comparatives the scores are in the middle..
    i think the new version has potential.
     
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  16. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    I'm back to bullguard IS Version 18.343.5 and no issues so far.
    And it's impressive light...lighter than eset and panda on my system..very nice.

    But one question for the experts here: why isn't bullguard @virustotal??
     
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  17. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

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    Because it uses Bit Defender. MIT engineers/scientists developed their HIPS or whatever, but they've made a lot of changes to it since. I like Bullguard, but those bugs... Endless bugs on my test machine and some incompatibilities with other things. (Like HMPA) Also their support while responsive, isn't overly helpful. I do like it, and feel it is very lightweight, but the bugs and compatibility issues drove me off.
     
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  18. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    I use bullguard with zemana antimalware (+realtime-protection and pandora-cloud) and this combo works fine.
    yes I have had bugs too with older version (freezes after shut down)...but now it's really good.
    I wanna test soon bullguard with secureaplus.

    Ehm so they don't have a own engine in combo with BD like emsisoft or gdata? just bitdefender signatures and the reinforced firewall?
     
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