Bullguard is a comprehensive security suite that is all-encompassing. It’s not as feature-rich as other products but it’s a good option for users looking to get a little more value from their antivirus software. It’s also efficient with resources, avoiding heavy loads on your system, while providing various options to ease it when necessary.

The program opens to a modular hub program which has a tiled layout for its various modules, such as firewall, antivirus as well as PC tune up, game like it booster and home network scanner. The “Vulnerabilities’ section will alert you to things such as missing Windows updates autostart service, and open ports. The “Game Booster” is a feature that optimizes your system automatically while you play, can be useful for gamers.

In our tests, we found that bullguard was pretty effective in protecting against malware, and was quite light on system resources in comparison to the majority of competing products in terms of CPU use. We did notice, however, that the antivirus background processes utilized a lot of RAM, especially on systems with a limited memory. When viewing a high-resolution monitor the hub app looked as if it was pixelated.

Bullguard’s Premium Protection subscription includes the mobile component, which provides antitheft, parental controls, and basic backup capabilities to your tablet or smartphone. However, the app is fairly minimal and doesn’t have essential features like security for your webcam or shredders for files. Likewise, phone support is only available via live chat or email.