There are so many antimalware products in the market place, that I find it virtually impossible to keep track of them all. So when I was asked recently, to take a look at BullGuard Internet Security, my first though was – WHO?
After taking a closer look, I’m glad I did. With 10 million users BullGuard Internet Security is no newcomer to the antimalware market. And, it shows. BullGuard offers a well though out, and highly functional suite of antimalware tools – including a built-in Firewall.
BullGuard has taken a page out of my own book when they say “We don’t confuse our customers with functionality and information they don’t need, or questions they can’t answer …… you don’t really care how it works, you just want to know that it does work, and then leave the technical stuff to us”. Hmm, an antimalware company that finally gets it!
Surprisingly, given the large number of built-in features, the installation process was relatively fast and efficient.
Bullguard Internet Security’s wizard driven setup is easy to follow, making setup a breeze.
Each of the suite’s components is arranged in an inline button configuration, as the following screen captures illustrate. Pushing a button gives access to a familiar tab based interface – easy, straight forward, and efficient.
Antivirus: Give computer viruses like Trojans and worms no chance.
Antispyware: Protect yourself from identity theft and online fraud. Protect your computer from unwanted intruders like hackers.
Antiphishing: Get web pages and e-mails authenticated, so you can surf, shop, and bank safely online.
Spamfilter: Keep your inbox clean from junk mail and phishing attempts.
Firewall – Protect your PC from unwanted intruders like hackers.
Backup: Includes 5 GB online backup for your valued files, photos and music.
Support: Free 24/7 support when you need it.
User-friendliness: User interface and installation so easy, anyone can use it.
Game Mode: Fast but safe game fun with minimal resource consumption.
Instant Message Protection: Interact and exchange files over IM programs like MSN, Yahoo and Skype.
Available Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese.
System requirements: Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP2)
Download a 60 day trial at: BullGuard
Download size: 106 MB
Purchase price: $59.95 USD (3-PC license).
If ease of use is a primary consideration, take advantage of the generous 60 day trial period, and give yourself some time to determine if BullGuard Internet Security is right for you.
Update: Mike, has just advised that a 6 month trial for Version 8.5 – a single user; is available here.
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14 responses to “No Bull! BullGuard Internet Security 9.0 Shines”
I never heard of these guys either, but 10 million is a very sizable customer base. Top 10 Reviews has a summary of how it fares against other products and their own review.
I noticed that their product pages indicate the trial is for 30-days, yet the download page indicates 60. The same goes for the 5GB backup – on one page it states 10GB! They need to do a content scrub on their Website.
Hey Mr. Reiner,
Thanks for the link. “They need to do a content scrub on their Website.” – let me second that!
Here you can get a 6 month trial of BullGuard Internet Security 8.5
6 month Trial
I’ve updated the post to reflect this.
I’ll pass this on to a few friends who aren’t tech savvy and need this type of full protection.
Very cool Liam. Your friends will appreciate it.
I think might give the trial a go!
Thanks for letting us know, will be pasing it to my friend.
Just when I think I know every software title out there, you pull another one out of the closet. Unbelievable… Stay cool my friend!
Staying cool in this “hot as hell” weather, is tough. The A/C is working overtime! Yesterday, I just gave in and went boating with some buds.
Thanks for dropping in.
thank you for the informations .
Thanks for visiting.
I personally prefer Eset Nod32 which has been a good investment for me because it cares about protection aswell as keeping my memories un-overloaded. I have tried few other ones but didnt work to my requirements. Thanks for the article.