BullGuard Internet Security 9.0 is a security suite provided by BullGuard. It includes almost all the tools and features of a standard security suite. Before going to the technical details, let me tell you my experience about downloading and installing BullGuard Internet Security 9.0. I went to the Bullguard site for downloading the suite and the 60 day trial was easily available on the front page. To my surprise, the download size was only 98 KB but when I double clicked the downloaded file, it started downloading the actual BullGuard Internet Security suite from the internet. It was about 109MB.
Installing BullGuard Internet Security was seamless but it hung while installing the firewall component. I had to restart my PC in order to get rid of the installation process because there was no cancel button in order to cancel the installation in the middle. Second time the installation was smooth and took about 10 minutes to install.
BullGuard Internet Security suite contains almost all the tools that are needed in an internet security suite like anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, firewall etc. The anti-spam tool supports a large number of email clients including Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Mail etc. One thing lacking in BullGuard Internet Security is the parental controls. Parental controls are a great help if one PC is shared with more than one people.
The best thing that attracted me in this security suite is the ability to remotely backup your data online on BullGuard servers. BullGuard gives a modest 5 GB online space for backing up your important files. 24/7 online live support is available and email response time is about one hour which makes the support process extremely good. I was unable to find any phone support which is a negative point for the people residing in the US.
System Resource usage of BullGuard Internet Security was a little higher than normal taking more memory while scanning the system. It took about one hour for scanning my 350GB hard drive. Although the memory usage during the scanning process was quite high, I didn’t feel any system performance degradation during the scan process.
For those who want to test BullGuard Internet Security should download a 60 day trial from here.
For others who want to use BullGuard Internet Security for free should read about the giveaway below
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UPDATE: The winners of this giveaway have been announced on Bullguard Internet Security 9.0 winners page.