One of the main aims of hackers and cyber criminals is to steal identity information, ranging from emails addresses and passwords to financial details to make money. This information has great value for crooks; it can be traded, sold, used for spam and used to create false identities. The acquisition of identity information is one of the main drivers for large scale hacks. This stolen data is used in several ways: • Sold on the black market • Used to carry out credit fraud or to access the victim’s financial accounts • Use of stolen credit cards to make online purchases • Make use of someone’s identity to hide real identity of perpetrator Identity information is stolen or fraudulently acquired to impersonate the victim for various purposes. This includes applying for financial services such as loans and credit cards and gaining access to bank accounts or other online services such as email, entertainment services. However it also used by the thief to create an identity they can use or sold to others who want to remain incognito for a range of nefarious purposes.
BullGuard Premium Protection Key Features
Your network is only as secure as its weakest link. Every device on your network is a potential back door, giving bad guys access to everything across the whole network. Our Home Network Scanner proactively assesses your entire network and every device on it 24/7. That includes thermostats, baby monitors, speakers and all connected devices. Even better, when a new device connects, it automatically performs a deep scan and status check. It’s another way we’re ensuring smart homes stay safe homes.
Keep your private data private! Safeguards your personal information from being exploited by hackers and cyber criminals. BullGuard scans the entire web for your usernames, email and postal addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, passwords and more that you provide us. Whenever we detect that one of your registered details is made public online, we immediately alert you via email or text message, and provide you with advice on what to do next.
Next gen anti-malware
Welcome to the new era of protection. Our next gen anti-malware gives you intelligent triple layer protection. One, it recognizes trusted sites and applications. Two, it continually scans code for signature and anomalies associated with malware. Three, any malware it detects is locked down in quarantine and then neutralized before infection can take place. It’s like a sentry who never sleeps, constantly on the alert for intruders.
This firewall’s on steroids. BullGuard’s new firewall gives you added layers of heavy duty protection against malware and intruders. Fully optimized for Windows (10), it even tracks security updates. It also uses less CPU power, so your other applications run smoothly. Its enhanced features include Application Filtering—giving end-to-end protection before, during, and after you download apps. The firewall also blocks unauthorized attempts to connect a device to the Internet. It’s like a virtual moat guarding your devices and keeping marauders at bay.
Keeps security updates up to date, and more. Vulnerability Scanner keeps you safe by blocking access points hackers like to exploit. It automatically alerts you to missing security updates, or connections to insecure Wi-Fi networks. It also prevents applications that could contain malware from downloading automatically and checks applications and drivers have valid digital signatures. Additionally, it cross references your network protocol against your ISP’s profile and runs checks on network encryption. Sounds complicated? That’s because it is, but don’t worry—we’ve got your back.
Enjoy your game uninterrupted! Game Booster optimizes CPU performance while blocking pop-ups and other annoying interruptions. You’ll enjoy noticeably smoother gaming without any lag. Now you can stay fully protected while you kick it up to the next level. It’s game on!
How good is the antivirus feature?
BullGuard Antivirus consistently receives plaudits in tests by independent labs. These tests establish how efficient antivirus software is at catching known viruses in which the signature is known and unknown viruses (zero-day threats) in which the signature has not yet been identified. BullGuard typically scores 100% for stopping known viruses and between 98% and 100% for unknown viruses. This makes it one of the most effective antivirus suites on the market protecting you from all forms of malware from viruses, Trojans and worms to phishing attempts and ransomware.
BullGuard Premium Protection System Requirements
Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, Mac OS X 10.11 or later, Android Tablets and Phones, Android 4.0 and higher
Min. 1GB RAM., 850MB free hard disk space., Internet connection: Dial-up minimum, Territory coverage: Identity Protection is only available for US, UK, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland and Netherlands residents.