BullGuard 2018 release

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Slyguy

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#21
I didn't see any improvements made in malware detection capabilities and Behaviour Blocker while I was testing new 2018 beta in VMware from 2017 version. Maybe there are noticable changes now in final version. Personally, I don't like Bullguard's UI, I can't find anything there. :rolleyes:
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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#22
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?
Here is the interface.

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As far as the HIPS go. I am not too sure.
 
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#23
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?
I actually quite like UI :D but i am a simple girl. Don't know a thing about Hips though :unsure:

How many resources does AV consume?
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.
 

davisd

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#24
Does the 2018 version use the same child-drawn garbage interface as the previous ones?
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. :(

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
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).

Are they still using the abandoned HIPS from those guys at MIT?
Davis: Hi, does Bullguard have any HIPS like protection?
Mihai: Hello Davis!
Mihai: Yes,we have "Home network scanning".
Davis: Can you please elaborate more on that? Is it included in Internet Security version?
Mihai: Yes, it is included in the Bullguard Internet Security product.
You have received the file from Mihai
Mihai: I have sent you the Home Network Scanner" guide where you can find all the information you need about this feature.
Davis: Thank you very much. Is there any planned changes to UI in next coming versions?
Mihai: No.
Bullguards Home Network Scanner.docx
 

Slyguy

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#25
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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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
BGIS do NOT have HIPS. Refer to the attachment and the link below



BullGuard Desktop Protection Help – Firewall Module - BullGuard

The BullGuard Firewall features a reliable ‘intrusion detection system’ designed to protect the computer against network attacks. This system provides protection against most types of network attacks and, when needed, can be altered to either increase or decrease the security level according to your needs. You can do this through the application management system, where you can also decide which programs may use the internet connection.
 

davisd

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#28
BGIS do NOT have HIPS. Refer to the attachment and the link below
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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#29
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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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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#31
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?
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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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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davisd

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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.
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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@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)
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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#36
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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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??
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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#38
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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