BullGuard Internet Security has you covered with antivirus, antispyware, firewall, spamfilter online, backup, PC Tune Up and more. This is a top notice internet security package that easy to install, configure and use. It even comes with a game mode.
Maximum pc reviewd it in The Ultimate Antivirus Guide: 10 Top Programs Reviewed
Posted 03/22/2011 .
As per Bullgard
BullGuard Internet Security 10
Tough like McGruff, but puts leash on system performance
Yes .. how about system performance .. most suite have silent and game modes now .. I`m a gamer .. I want the least system impact and smaller footprint possible ..
Maybe Maximum pc had a older version ...? How is the system impact on this bullgard version that you have one ??
Very little system load. As a matter of fact, I have it installed on a netbook and works fine.
I'd certainly say "great buy," but it's not for me. I've never been hit with any malware since I used to dual-boot between Windows 8 Developer Preview and Ubuntu 11.04. Plus, a firewall is all I need, including MSE for Windows. I have a Linux firewall (iptables) that does its job for me. I don't do any online gaming so I don't have the need for it. Not even PC tuneup as my system performs just fine and it's nothing sluggish at all. I think Windows does its job defragging my hard drive and that's about it. I do tend to leave Windows on 24x7 just to listen to Live365 almost every night and after that, it's doing fine. :) As for phishing scams, I've not had any, but if I do, bam it gets deleted right off the bot so I can check what's going on in my bank account or any accounts that I have like at Amazon or whatever company I do business with. What about spyware? Nope. I've not had any in Windows.
Of course, I will keep my guard up wherever I surf the Internet. I know ads help pay the bills, but in Windows, I feel safer just by disabling ads by AdBlock Plus in Firefox and use NoScript.
At $30, that looks to be a very good price for such a not-so well-known brand.
I've tried many paid solutions in the past, including Norton (ugh), and I have to say nothing beats AVG Free for me. I've also heard positive reviews of MSE.
How well does it fair up against avast and bitdefender?
I've used many different firewall/antispam/antivirus programs over the years, including Kaspersky and BitDefender. Don't get me started on Norton Internet Security (bolted and a system hog). I've also used Avast and it's excellent as well. Although I've been using BitDefender as of late. That's until BullGuard Internet Obscurity 12 and so far so good. One thing I noticed with BullGuard is it's seemingly a little smarter on recognizing what programs to add and doesn't nag as much. It's also a little easier to install and use over others. I've had zero installation issues :) Also, you can leave everything default or customize security as you like.
Let's put it this way, if it was crap, I won't be using it ;)
Honestly, if you are a power gamer, you probably have learned how to do most of this stuff without paying money, and without installing a bloated software suite. If you feel this kind of product is for you, there are freeware products that do all of this. I don't see a need for something like this, and have not paid for this type of service for over a decade. It might be good at what it does, but what it does best is thin the wallet. That is the one thing I don't want thinned out.
I'm a Chesapeake, so I think I will stick with a combo of Microsoft Security Essentials, ClamWin Free Antivirius, CC Cleaner, Windows Firewall, and an external USB2 Segate 2.5in 250GB HD for backups on my main system, and a 120GB 2.5in USB2 WD external HD for my 2 netbooks. I will say this bullguard stuff does look good for people who don't want to fuss with settings, and the like. One last thing I use to use the free Pandacloud for my antivirus, but it started to pop up with more, and more false positives.
Can't say I've ever used that software, but overall it seems to do alot of different stuff.
Yea, not only an Internet Security Suite but has Backup and PC Tune Up as well.
Rodney Your reviews are great. I just wish you could include a average price range for every product you review. Other than that. Rock on!!! This product is good.
The issue with including a price in the video review is, if someone 6 months from now watches it, the price won't be accurate. Great suggestion though.
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