BullGuard Antivirus Review 2021: Is It Worth the Hype?

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8.6 Excellent!
Written by: Kate Hawkins
Last updated on Feb 2nd 2021

Bullguard Overview April 2021

BullGuard has long been known as the best antivirus for gamers, but I wanted to see how well it performed for regular users too. As a result, my team and I put it through rigorous testing on Windows, Mac, and Android.

In tests, BullGuard achieved impressive malware detection rates. I was also pleasantly surprised by its fast virus scans and performance optimization tools. BullGuard’s famous Game Booster feature didn’t fail to deliver either — it even improved my PC’s speeds while gaming!

However, I was disappointed by a few downsides. Not only was the customer support pretty dismal, but the Mac app has limited features and there’s no iOS support whatsoever. No matter how powerful BullGuard’s antivirus software is, this makes it fall slightly behind top competitors like Norton, TotalAV, and McAfee.

Despite these shortcomings, I still found BullGuard to be a solid and reliable antivirus package (especially for gaming). Best of all, you can use BullGuard’s 30-day money-back guarantee to try it out on your own device. I easily got a full refund in 5 business days when I tested the process myself.

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Security - 10

BullGuard’s security features are top-quality with 100% malware detection rates for new and known online threats. Very few antivirus plans have a more comprehensive security suite than BullGuard.

Virus Scan — Impressively Fast and Accurate Scans

During tests, BullGuard’s virus scans picked up 100% of malware discovered in the previous 4 weeks. This is impressive and on par with other top-tier antivirus plans. You can choose from 3 scanning options:

  • Quick Scan — Checks files and items in the areas most likely to be attacked by malware, like memory and C: drive
  • Full Scan — Examines your entire system for hidden malware but takes longer than the Quick Scan
  • Custom Scan — Choose which files, folders, and apps you want BullGuard to scan