BullGuard Mobile Security 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 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 automatically when your phone is connected to the internet. If you don't have continuous internet access, each time you gain internet connectivity, the software checks 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 the potential damage. If you 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 no one 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. 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 function to pinpoint the location of your phone. 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. Parental controls also monitor incoming and outgoing images and messages, and let you build a list of sources to block. 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.
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. 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.
BullGuard stands out as an antivirus software solution 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.