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SecurityBullGuard Internet Security 2019 review: Better value to be had elsewhere

INTERNET SECURITYDarien Graham-Smith19 Feb 2019

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Our Rating £12.75fromAmazonPrice when reviewed 101yr 3 devices, inc VAT

The price makes BullGuard seem like a bargain, but we’d still opt for one of its more expensive rivalsPros Reasonable set of featuresSophisticated parental controlsCons No webcam protectionNo anti-ransomware featurePoor value when purchased from supplierBest Deals

BullGuard’s latest Internet Security package looks a lot like the 2018 release. The only difference is that the interface has been stretched to include new buttons for identity protection options and the home network scanner – but you’ll have to pay an extra £20 for these as they’re only included in BullGuard’s Premium Protection suite.

BullGuard Internet Security 2019 review: Features

As it stands, BullGuard Internet Security comes with a reasonable set of features. As well as real-time virus detection, the suite includes its own firewall, plus a safe browsing component to steer you away from dodgy links on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Facebook.See related Best antivirus software 2019: Keep your PC safe with our pick of the best antivirus software you can buyKaspersky Internet Security 2019 review: The gold standard of security suites

The parental control module is sophisticated, letting you block websites by category for specific accounts, set time limits on internet and computer usage, blacklist apps and block the transmission of certain bits of information.

Refreshingly, BullGuard’s PC tune-up module isn’t an optional extra, but a fully functional component – although you can achieve similar results using Windows’ built-in tools.

Finally, we come to the most distinctive feature – an integrated backup client. This connects to Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive, so you can take advantage of any spare cloud storage you may have knocking around. And a profile system makes it easy to combine this with larger backup jobs to external devices and locations on your local network.

There are a few notable absences: there’s no webcam protection, and while ransomware isn’t as epidemic as it once was, it would have been nice to see an anti-ransomware feature. There’s no secure browser either.

BullGuard Internet Security 2019 review: Performance

A 99.9% protection score sounds great, but many of BullGuard’s closest rivals, such as Kaspersky and McAfee, scored a perfect 100%.SHADOWS OF THE TOMB RAIDER The Price of Survival Trailer (DLC, 2019)

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Similarly, BullGuard’s false-positive rate of 2.1% doesn’t sound too bad, but does not represent a good score when compared with the very best in 2019’s security suite field.

BullGuard Internet Security 2019 review: Price and verdict

You might be inclined to overlook that when you clock the price: BullGuard Internet Security costs a stiff £50 if you download it directly from the publisher, but boxed copies of last year’s suite – which will update to the latest version on installation – can be found on Amazon for a fifth of the price.

Bullguard Internet Security 2019 Retail, 3 User (Single), Multi Device Licence, 1 Year

Even so, when your irreplaceable data is at stake, we would suggest that you opt for a package with more encouraging anti-malware credentials.

source : expertreviews.co.uk

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