BullGuard Review

Founded in 2001, BullGuard have had a long and successful history in the antivirus and antiphishingsoftware industry, scooping up a good market share in its 15 year history. BullGuard have impressive lineup of products, boasting more than just an antivirus with accompanying pc / mobile backup software and ‘Internet Security’, their all­in­one internet security suite solution. In terms of awards and commendations, BullGuard have done rather well, racking up 10 from top institutions in a 5 year run between 2007 ­ 2012. Also during this period BullGuard software experiences a hiccup on outdated Windows machines, classifying every executable program as ‘infected’, marking them as Trojan alerts and moving them to quarantine. As you can imagine, this didn’t reflect well on the company or product! But what about in 2016? Are they still competing for top PC protection accolades?



Windows Compatible

Apple Mac Compatible

Android Compatible

Reliability and Security

BullGuard offer quality antivirus solutions, so you can expect them to be reliable and easy to use. In a test from TopTenReviews they found that BullGuard picked up 100% of the malware on the PC and scored well in ‘Ease of Scanning’ too at 92%. In our tests we found the user interface to be simple and worked as expected. In addition, they have great reviews on TrustPilot, further supporting their case for strong customer service and ease of use. I would recommend BullGuard to anyone looking for a very stripped back and powerful antivirus with great support and is very easy to install and use.

Removes Malware
Removes Malware

Detects and removes malicous software on your computer like viruses, adware or spyware.

Removes Spyware
Removes Spyware

Spyware secretly monitors what you do on your computer. Its aim is usually to capture passwords, banking credentials and credit card details.

Web Protection
Web Protection

Detect which websites are safe and can be trusted. Block malware websites and downloads.

Block Phishing Websites
Block Phishing Websites

Block 'spoof' websites designed to steal your personal information, normally after clicking a fake email.

Removes Adware
Removes Adware

Adware is malicous software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material such as banners or pop-ups.

AV-Test Top Product
AV-Test Top Product

AV Test Top Product Award


Scheduled Scans
Scheduled Scans

Set your own scheduled for system antivirus scans including what locations to scan.


Remote managment of Windows firewall or built-in advanced firewall tools.

Identity Protection
Identity Protection

Identity protection from Experian intergrated to protect your idenity on and offline.

Support and Customer Service

In terms of support and customer service, you can’t knock BullGuard. You can chat online with an antivirus expert any time (English support only) and in 6 different languages. What really impressed us was the speed of the support, we were served in just 1 minute at midday during the week (normally an extremely busy time for pc protecting software support teams). As well as their chat functionality, you can also email if you don’t have the time to resolve the issue there and then, or if it is a more complicated query. If you prefer to search for answers yourself, or are interested in learning more about antivirus products, they have in depth FAQs and product guides which walk you through every aspect of setting up and managing BullGuard antivirus products. Unfortunately, there is no telephone support.

Live Chat Support
Live Chat Support

Customer service includes live chat for a quick respsonse to any issues.

Customer Reviews For BullGuard

ederlindo durana - 4 months ago

very good

ederlindo durana - 4 months ago

very good

Edmund Brooke - 4 months ago

The worst anti-virus out there. As a paying customer I lost years of work stolen and their Support said that I had NOT had an attack but my computer was effected by other electrical units using ether connections. All my equipment is hardwired and I allow no ether connections in my home. I had to re-install to remove the 'Back door' that the criminal had installed.

Brian Ibbotson - 1 year ago

Seems good value for money until I found it trashed and blocked some files I downloaded and treated them as viruses. An overzelous app which acts like trigger-happy vigilante.

Tom - 2 years ago

Tried Bullguard on a Mac with their trial. It appeared to work okay, but as I use a time machine back-up it would not back up since Bullguard was downloaded. I tried to uninstall Ballguard but was unable to. I tried everything, eventually contacted Bullguard and all they gave me was what I had tried, even though I explained. It was only the help of an expert that I was able to uninstall Bullguard and get my backups. I will not be taking up the offer to purchase.

Johnno - 2 years ago

I have used Bullguard for many years and have had no trouble, except a few false positives which I report back to BG with the button in the window and it if usually OK from there. I have used both Norton and McAfee in the past and have had way more hassles with then, especially slowing my system down and not getting any support. It may be lacking in some features but I want something that does a job and do it well which Bullguard does. With the 3 computer licience you can go online and select/unselect which computers you want to cover. *****

mike - 2 years ago

i am very happy with BUllguard.I have this antivirus for 5 years and is doing his job very well.

Howard - 2 years ago

I had Bullguard for 5 years. I thought things were fine apart from the incident where Bullguard decided to trash every file on my computer because it deemed them all to be viruses, Bullguard did eventually admit that they were at fault and there had been a mistake in an update, it affected lots of Bullguard customers. Eventually got it sorted out and didn't lose any thing really important got three years free and stayed with them. Then I upgraded to Windows X. Bullguard was incompatible, no virus update, no firewall, no email scan I battled with tech support for a couple of weeks relying on Defender for firewall. Eventually they said I had an out of date version of Bullguard. Hello I have been a subscriber for five years and renewed every year expecting upgrades to come as part of the package. Uninstalled, re-installed and still the firewall didn't work. Tech support unable to sort the problem out I engaged an IT consultant and he went through the list of things they had sent to correct the problem and said it is just incompatible with Windows X. Now, 6months later Bullguard advise me that they will be billing me in 11 days timefor another year. I logged in amended my account to remove auto renew and you know what, they won't be billing me because I am getting rid of it.

Sarah - 2 years ago

Very average, deserves to be at the bottom.

richardjrook - 2 years ago

I purchased 2 bullguard products one 1pc the other 3pc. in May 2016, both are asking for renewal payment. I tried the chat line after waiting a while for response my laptop closed down. When I restarted my laptop, I find I am being offered both products at a discount price of £14.99 each if I renew in two hours. I think this is a rip-off. As for the product ??, I am unhappy with the service.

Sacha Danes - 2 years ago

Bullguard.......More like Bullcrap! Dont bother.

Russ & Jan - 2 years ago

Do not buy this software if you are looking to protect a PC or Laptop that is NOT connected to the Internet. The Installation will stall because it cannot find the server.

BullGuard Features

  • Removes Malware
  • Removes Spyware
  • Web Protection
  • Block Phishing Websites
  • Removes Adware
  • Scheduled Scans
  • Firewall
  • Identity Protection
  • Live Chat Support
  • Windows Compatible
  • Apple Mac Compatible
  • Android Compatible
  • AV-Test Top Product

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