BullGuard Mobile Security for Android review, manual and guides

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BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus for Android[1] is developed by the Danish-based cybersecurity company BullGuard.[2] The company was founded in 2001 and today is headquartered in London, UK. BullGuard focuses on providing its customers with a simple and effective way to protect their digital devices, including personal data, networks and more. In order to deliver advanced protection, the company combines technical expertise and an understanding of users’ needs.

BullGuard Mobile Security for Android Review

The company provides security solutions across all the major operating systems and IoT devices for home users and businesses.

BullGuard Mobile Security for Android provides Android users with smart protection for their smartphone or tablet. The application protects against all types of malware, annoying spam calls, or ID theft.

Users can choose between two versions of the BullGuard mobile protection: Free BullGuard Mobile Security and the Premium version. BullGuard Mobile Security starts at about $25 for a yearly subscription and can be used for up to 5 Android devices. BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus Premium also includes a 30-day money-back guarantee.

BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus is available at the official Google Play App Store.[3] The application was installed more than 500 thousand times and has a rating of 4.0 out of 5.

BullGuard Mobile Security features

Test results

Antivirus protection

Researchers at Reviewed by Pro tested the BullGuard Mobile Security for Android application on a Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB. Once installed we ran a full system scan in order to test the malware detection. The application managed to detect most of the malicious apps on the device and removed them successfully.

The on-access scan automatically scans all the newly installed apps and warns users if there are any malicious apps detected.

What disappointed us a little that there is no Safe Browsing feature that protects against malicious and phishing websites.

In addition, in order to accurately evaluate antivirus protection rates, we checked the independent German-based testing lab’s AV-TEST[4] results. The latest version of the application was tested in May 2018 and demonstrated almost perfect malware detection results. BullGuard Mobile Security for Android managed to detect 99.4% of the latest Android malware in real time and 100% of the widespread Android malware.

All in one, BullGuard Mobile Security for Android demonstrates advanced malware detection rates and provides trustworthy antivirus protection.

Additional features

As it was mentioned before, users can choose from BullGuard Free Mobile Security and BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus Premium. Firstly, we tested the free version of the application that offers a pretty decent security and privacy feature set, which includes complete Antivirus protection against various types of malware, Anti-Theft features that enables users to lock, locate and wipe the device remotely, Automatic Virus Scans, Backup and Restore of the important files, Call and SMS filters that allow users to block unwanted and spam calls and SMS messages. In addition, users receive SIM protection for data wipe or lockdown and Mobile Security Manager.

In addition to free features, the Premium version includes Parental Controls that allows parents to monitor children’s calls, text messages, and applications. It also includes Location and GPS tracking so users always know their children physical location. BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus Premium includes a license for 5 devices.

As you see, the BullGuard includes very useful features, and if you do not require family protection, then the Free version should cover your needs.

However, some of the features such as VPN or Safe Browsing features are missing.

System-performance impact and scans

When it comes to the application’s performance and usability, BullGuard Mobile Security does not impact battery life or system-performance. We noticed that the test phone was not impacted by the security app during the normal usage.

In addition, according to AV-TEST, BullGuard Mobile Security does not generate too much traffic.

System scanning is very simple. Users can initiate their own scans to scan the entire system or selected places. In addition, scans take place every time when a new app is installed or updated. Scans are pretty quick and even though has a mediocre impact on a system, an average user will not notice it.

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User interface

BullGuard Mobile Security has a very simple user interface. The design is very intuitive and allows users to easily access all the main features. It also includes a web dashboard which can be simply accessed from any other device with an internet browser.

Customer support

BullGuard Mobile Security includes free 24//7 expert support that helps users with any security issues they may face. Users can reach the support via Live chat or e-mail 24/7. There is also an online remote access support available.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Great
Security and Privacy features Good set of features
Scanning performance Pretty quick with a mediocre system-performance hit
System-performance hit Light
User interface Simple and easy to navigate

The final verdict

BullGuard Mobile Security and Antivirus for Android is a very simple but effective security application for those who want to protect their Android device with a minimal system impact. The security app will not drain your battery life and it also has a decent feature set. If you do not require family protection features, then the free version is just right for you. However, it does not include VPN service or Web Protection features.

 

About the author

Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Malware and spyware analyst

Lucia Danes is a news editor at Reviewedbypro.com. She is extremely passionate when it comes to helping people deal with various online threats, so she wants her articles to be understood even by those with no IT background.

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