Bullguard Network Security Co., Ltd. was established in 2002 and is headquartered in London, England. Its business mainly covers Europe and North America. The icon is a bulldog. Bullguard uses the Romanian Bitdefender antivirus engine. It has multiple platform versions of Windows (for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista.), Mac (for Mac OS X 10.11 or later), Android (for Android 4.0 and later). The most prominent feature of Bullguard is that the operation interface is very simple and easy to operate. Information-rich home network scanner. Purchase a license with 3 computers at a time, and upgrade to the new version for free. The program occupies more resources, and you may see performance degradation of mid-range PCs. Bullguard Security Suite has the following functions:
BullGuard’s malware scanner is one of its most powerful features. Cutting-edge behavior detection can ensure a high virus capture rate. It can capture ransomware, malware and rootkits.
There are several scanning options, including:
Quick scan: Scan the system parts that usually find viruses, such as temporary files, running processes and the registry.
Full scan: scan the entire disk.
Custom scan: scan a single folder, file or any specific disk location.
New home network scanner
Bullguardnetworkscanner will proactively evaluate your entire network and every device on it 24/7. These include thermostats, baby monitors, speakers and all connected devices. When a new device is connected, it will automatically perform a deep scan and status check. And notifications will be sent. This is a useful feature and another way to ensure that smart homes remain safe houses.
BullGuard’s firewall provides multiple layers of heavy protection against malware and intruders. It is fully optimized for Windows (10), and it can even track security updates. Its enhancements include application filtering: providing end-to-end protection before, during and after downloading applications. The firewall also prevents unauthorized devices from trying to connect to the Internet.
The firewall contains 4 security options:
Management rules: Tell BullGuard which programs can access the Internet.
Log: Record all traffic entering and leaving the network.
Network activity: Share local and remote IP addresses in the network.
Set options: Provide options to block specific hosts, select notifications to receive, and more.
Comprehensive parental control functions to protect children from online threats
BullGuard’s parental control is very powerful and provides 4 types of parental protection:
Filter: Filter online content by blocking certain types of websites. From porn to pirated software.
Access: Limit the device to specific times of the day and week.
Apps: Locked with a password to prevent the use of certain apps.
Privacy: Prevent specific keywords and data from being sent or even entered into your browser. Information such as name, email, phone and credit card.
Computer adjustment and optimization tools can make your computer run quickly.
The tuning component runs after installation and can be run in the background as needed, but you can also call it manually. When you click “Optimize” in the optimization panel of the main window, BullGuard will scan for various possible acceleration effects. If necessary, it will defragment the registry, write down all the damaged shortcuts, and calculate how much space can be saved by clearing the browser cache, Windows junk files and application temporary files. BullGuard cleanup assistant. Index junk files and provide graphical data about the contents of the computer. Cleanup Helper helps to clear old files on the computer and a large number of cache files and unnecessary data in the browser.
BullGuard marks and removes unnecessary background processes and PUPs. Then optimize the remaining items
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New game booster
Game Booster optimizes CPU performance while preventing pop-up windows and other annoying interrupts. Optimized your machine during the game, so your game has more processing power. It is achieved by moving memory and background processes out of the processing core of the running game, and the game is significantly smoother.
BullGuard’s ID protection is another feature that is only included in Premium Protection. It is supported by the international credit group Experian, and its powerful identity theft tools can scan hackers, credit bureaus, forums, social media, and violation databases to find any private information you have leaked.
BullGuard’s identity protection can now monitor many websites, including thousands of dark web platforms and sites that sell or trade stolen user data.
Current identity protection countries include the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland and Turkey
5GB of free online backup space allows you to encrypt the security of your most important data, photos, music and other content. By default, the new BullGuard backup configuration file only runs at startup, but you can schedule daily, weekly or monthly backups. Some backup systems provide detailed scheduling options, such as backing up on the third Monday of each month.
BullGuard anti-malware software becomes more intelligent through the powerful machine learning function integrated with Sentry behavior engine, which can directly evaluate and classify new threats on endpoint devices even when offline. This protection function can enhance the zero-day threat detection function without affecting the computer resources and does not require an Internet connection. Even if the malware cuts off the Internet connection, it can ensure that the system is protected. All three products in 2020 include advanced machine learning features: BullGuard Antivirus, BullGuard Internet Security and BullGuard Premium Protection.