BullGuard Internet Security 2017 review by PCMag - Gets 3/5 stars

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How would you rate BullGuard Internet Security 2017?

  • I've never tried this security software

    Votes: 22 50.0%
  • 5 stars (Excellent)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4 stars (Very Good)

    Votes: 4 9.1%
  • 3 stars (Good)

    Votes: 9 20.5%
  • 2 stars (Fair)

    Votes: 8 18.2%
  • 1 star (Poor)

    Votes: 1 2.3%

  • Total voters
    44
  • Poll closed .
Apr 23, 2014
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122
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#1
BullGuard Internet Security (2017) review by PCMag - Rating 3/5


  • PROS
    Multi-faceted tune-up tool. Next to no performance hit. Simple firewall resists attack. Scans for insecure settings. Job-based backup system. Parental control has more features than in many suites.


  • CONS
    Mixed scored from antivirus labs. So-so scores in our antivirus tests. Spam filter limited to specific clients. Parts of parental control system awkward, dated. Multi-license subscriptions are expensive.


  • BOTTOM LINE
    BullGuard Internet Security includes all the features you'd expect in a suite, plus a backup system and a comprehensive collection of tune-up utilities. Its many features aren't consistently effective, however.
 
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Feb 13, 2017
1,465
10,308
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#4
I've given a look at the PCMag review, I have seen the results of his malware testing, but it seems it is not specified if it is static/dynamic detection, both or what. ..
I think it is vital to show a correct and complete result when we talk of security tools.
 

davisd

Level 10
Feb 2, 2016
464
4,831
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Panda
#8
I voted 3 stars, based on my own testing period of Bullguard, I can only say good about it. There is a one fact I don't like, that Bullguards support recommends to use their products alongside Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.
 
Aug 18, 2016
531
6,255
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#10
One thing i know is do not subscribe on their newsletters, etc or your mailbox will be full in no time.
A load of "discount" spam is coming your way if you do subscribe, i even had to block them because it was getting to bad...

I will spare you my long Bullguard story but all i can say is its below zero, i gave them a 2 star rating though because they keep surviving in AV world :)
 
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Oct 6, 2016
10
26
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#11
The new v17 drops Agnitum firewall engine for WF, I wonder how good is its performance since there is no advanced configuration at all.