|The release info 8.5 vs 8.7 is very confusing.
When, on the bullguard website, you click 'download' then they talk about bullguard 8.5.
However if you google bullguard 8.7 then you end up on the same website in the support section, whereby the page mixes 8.5 and 8.7. I restarted the initial part of the download I did a few days ago and that mentions file bullguard_8.7.exe, so I assume I'm running 8.7.
When I open the main software panel I cannot find anywhere the release information.
Now back to the performance test.
I executed today various performance tests, whereby only one program was executing (databull) which picks up stock quotes for 1000 stocks and updates a local database on my pc.
As all tests were done on a quiet sunday, I assume that there was no delay due do heavy server load of databull clients.
The results are as follows:
1. Bullguard completely disactivated, while the standard microsoft firewall is active: 45 minutes
(the 25 minutes in my initial email was clearly based on rough and incorrect feeling)
2. Bullguard firewall on instead of microsoft firewall, bullguard antivirus off: 45 minutes
3. Microsoft firewall on instead of bullguard firewall, bullguard antivirus on: 83 minutes
4. Bullguard firewall and antivirus on, microsoft firewall off: 82 minutes.
The conclusion seems obvious. Bullguard's firewall is ok. The antivirus function however can cause very serious degradation, depending on the type of application you run.
Any comments are appreciated.