Security software maker BullGuard on Tuesday dropped us a line to let us know its BullGuard Antivirus 10 software received a VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, an independent testing lab that we ourselves reference when reviewing AV software. Virus Bulletin's latest AV comparative focuses on performance in Windows Server 2008, giving BullGuard a score of 9 out of 10 based on fast scan times, no stability problems, and exceptional protection.
BullGuard caught Virus Bulletin's entire collection of 'in-the-wild' and polymorphic viruses, 99 percent of trojans, and 99.78 percent of worms and bots.
"Detection rates were uniformly excellent, with stunning coverage of the RAP sets, and the core certification sets were handled admirably too," said John Hawes, Technical Consultant and Test Team Director at Virus Bulletin. "BullGuard thus comfortably earns a VB100 award, its history showing only sporadic entries but solid pass rates, with three passes from three entries in the last year, five from five entries in the last dozen tests."
In our own evaluation of BullGuard Internet Security 10 -- the fully fleshed out version of BullGuard Antivirus 10 -- we awarded the suite a 7 out of 10 verdict, noting excellent behavioral-based scanning and customizable alerts as high points, and dinging the product for its impact on system performance. You can read our review of this and several other Internet security suites here.