This mobile antivirus software protects your phone from viruses and other harmful programs using real-time detection. Regular scans of your mobile device can detect malware that has entered your cell phone. In addition to real-time protection, BullGuard Mobile Security allows you to scan your phone for viruses at any time or according to a schedule. This cell phone virus protection also offers firewall protection, which sets up a barrier around the ports on your device so that malicious information cannot enter your phone. Firewalls let you decide what content enters your smartphone and places a shield over your signal so that your device is not discoverable on public networks. BullGuard also includes a spam filter that allows you to block certain phone calls and text messages.

BullGuard Mobile Security updates itself when your phone is connected to the internet. If you don’t have continuous internet access, each time you gain internet connectivity, the software will check for updates. If you want to look for any available updates or change the way your device updates itself, you can follow the instructions on the BullGuard support website.

If your cell phone is lost or stolen, there are ways to minimize potential damages. Having created an online account when you first purchased the software, you can log in to that account and lock your device or wipe the data remotely. When you lock your phone, you place a password on the device so that nobody can browse or steal any data or information without entering the correct password. Wiping the device clears it of all the information and data stored on your phone – including contacts, pictures, text messages, emails and all other files. Through your online account, you can also activate the GPS functions to pinpoint the location of your phone if you have lost it or if you think someone could have taken it. You can use the Scream Locate feature, which will cause your phone to sound an alarm, even if you have muted your phone.

BullGuard Mobile Security includes parental control features to allow control your child’s mobile internet use. Parental controls also monitor incoming and outgoing images and messages, and let you build a list of sources to block.

BullGuard’s 24/7 access to customer support is an important competitive differentiator. Beyond email and live chat, there are other help options, including a user guide with step-by-step instructions. The manuals are thorough, but if you still have unanswered questions, BullGuard hosts online answers to frequently asked questions.

Smartphones are becoming prime targets to malicious activity because of the data, both personal and professional, that we store on them. BullGuard Mobile Security protects your phone from viruses and other harmful programs using real-time detection. Real-time scanning immediately examines every file entering your device, preventing harmful viruses from infecting your phone.

This cell phone security application also offers firewall protection. This protection sets up a barrier around the ports on your device so that malicious information cannot enter your phone. Firewalls let you decide what content enters or does not enter your smartphone and places a shield over your signal so that your device is not discoverable on public networks.

If you are tired of getting annoying sales calls or unwanted text messages, this mobile security software application has a spam filter that allows you to block certain phone calls or text messages. However, both the firewall protection and the spam filter are only available on phones using select Symbian or Windows Mobile operating systems.

If your cell phone is lost or stolen, there are numerous features you can take advantage of with this smartphone security software. Having created an online account when you first purchased the software, you can log in to that account and lock your device or wipe the data on it remotely. When you lock your phone, you place a password on the device so that nobody can browse or steal any data or information without entering the correct password. Wiping the device using BullGuard Mobile Security is ideal if you know that the phone has been stolen. You can clear all the information and data stored on your phone – including contacts, pictures, text messages, emails and all other files.

As an added precaution, we recommend that you frequently back up all of your information to your online account.

Through your online account, you can also activate the GPS functions to pinpoint the location of your phone if you have lost it or if you think someone could have taken it. You can use the Scream Locate feature, which will cause your phone to sound an alarm, even if you have muted your phone.

One of the standout features available with BullGuard Mobile Security is its superb parental controls. To use the parental control feature, you will use your online account to monitor your child’s cell phone activity. This allows you to control your child’s mobile internet use and prevent them from viewing pornography or other indecent material. Parental controls also monitor incoming and outgoing images and messages, and enable you to set up a blocked call list.

For your mobile security software to run at its full potential, BullGuard Mobile Security must be regularly updated. The software will update itself when your phone is connected to the internet. If you don’t have continuous internet access, each time you gain internet connectivity, the software will check for updates. If you want to look for any available updates or change the way your device updates itself, you can follow the step-by-step instructions in the BullGuard support section on the website.

Regular scans of your mobile device are crucial for finding malware that has entered your cell phone. In addition to the real-time protection offered by this mobile security software, BullGuard Mobile Security allows you to scan your phone for viruses at any time. The cell phone security application also features scheduled scans, meaning the app will scan the phone on a regular basis. With several similar software applications, scanning your device can be a complex and often a long process, but this software makes it simple and offers step-by-step guides in the online support documentation.

We are impressed with the help and support provided by this smartphone security application. For any questions or concerns, you can send an email or speak directly with a representative via live chat. BullGuard's support team was responsive to our concerns and provided us with the information we needed in a timely matter.

Beyond email and live chat, there are other help options, including a user guide with step-by-step instructions for installing, scanning and updating the software on your device. We found the manuals to be thorough, but if you still have unanswered questions, BullGuard also provides a FAQs section, which answers a variety of basic questions for each type of mobile operating system and again provides step-by-step directions for users.

BullGuard Mobile Security Summary:
8.2/10

BullGuard stands out among best antivirus for mobile apps in a couple of important ways. It has a long feature list with no glaring omissions. And it provides 24/7 access to customer support. However, BullGuard Mobile Security’s absence from testing events at AV Comparatives and AV Test precluded the opportunity to compare its performance among competitors.

 
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BullGuard Mobile Security

Pros
BullGuard customer support is available 24/7.

Cons
BullGuard Mobile Security has not been recently tested by AV Comparatives or AV Test.

The Verdict
: 8.23/10

BullGuard Mobile Security’s feature list is more complete than many competitors and its 24/7 customer support access is quite unusual for the product category.