BullGuard Antivirus is a multi-platform software which can be purchased for one device or for upto 3 devices for a year. So good news for Mac users, you can install this device to your system. For the Windows users the installation process is the same and there should be no problem in installing the software as such.
The most recent refresh of BullGuard’s client gives it a clear layout, with everything visible on a single home screen and enough white space to make it all comprehensible. A series of tiles provides easy access to each feature of the security quite, starting with antivirus, where a pull-down menu allows you to configure the real-time scanner’s behaviour and start an on-demand scan.

The firewall is less ferocious than those of many rivals – BullGuard applies rules automatically based on its knowledge of what is and is not likely to be a connection attempt by legitimate software and processes. We were able to continue using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) on a network classed as public after installation, which was handy, although we’d have appreciated it if BullGuard had checked in to make sure our network was correctly defined.
While BullGuard Internet Security provides a good range of features, its recent malware protection performance has been less effective than of the free Windows Defender.


BullGuard put in a rather mixed performance in recent tests by SE Labs and AV-TEST – it hasn’t appeared in AV Comparatives’ tests since 2018, so there’s a bit less data to inform our conclusions than we have for some rivals. Its biggest problem is that, by the latest test data, it’s not been as effective at protecting against malware as Windows Defender.

It came last in SE Labs’ protection tests, with a protection score of just 87 out of 100. And in AV-TEST’s latest trial, unusually scored 98.9% when detection malicious samples from a reference set of viruses, as well as failing to get a perfect score in the following month’s real-world zero-day malware exposure test, with a rating of 99.50%.
Its system load is roughly equivalent to that of Windows Defender, and it misidentified seven legitimate programs as malicious in AV-TEST’s trials; it didn’t pick up any false positives when SE Labs tested it.