Rather than offer just an antivirus and a security suite, many security vendors add backup, system tuneup, and other features to create a “mega-suite.” However, BullGuard’s entry-level suite already includes backup and tuneup. BullGuard Premium Protection (2014) ($99.95 direct for three licenses) quintuples the amount of online backup storage, which is nice. It also adds identity protection and a Facebook privacy tool that you can use for the whole family.
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I’ve commented on the somewhat odd appearance of BullGuard’s entry-level suite. Its main window has seven panels, in two rows, representing seven major security components, but the one farthest to the right is only halfway visible. A slider along the bottom lets you bring that final panel fully into view. My BullGuard contact explained that the half-visible button helps the user realize it’s possible to slide the window back and forth.
That explanation makes a lot more sense in the Premium suite, which has nine buttons. If the main window displayed, say, two rows of three whole panels, you might not realize there are three more panels waiting to slide into view.
Antivirus, firewall, spam filter, parental control—all of the basic suite features are exactly the same as what you get in BullGuard Internet Security (2014). Please read that review for a full run-down on those features. I’ll summarize my findings here.
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BullGuard participates in testing by most of the labs that I follow, and gets good marks overall. AV-Comparatives in particular rated it ADVANCED+ (the top rating) in two malware detection tests and ADVANCED in a dynamic whole-product
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