BullGuard has released a new version of its internet security software for protecting your computer from nasties off the web.

Version 8.5 incorporates antivirus, antispyware, firewall, spamfilter and backup functionalities.

New features include a new Firewall for improved protection and more system speed; a new Spamfilter to protect against phishing attacks; and increased rootkit detection capabilities.

The new version of the company's flagship software also offers "web filtering for proactive website scanning" and two hour security updates.

Features inherited from previous versions include the backup functionality with a free 5GB secure online drive and 24/7 access to BullGuard’s support team.

The developer adds that one product license can be used on up to three PCs.

Existing BullGuard Internet Security users will receive a free and automated upgrade to the 8.5 version, but for everybody else, the software is priced £44.99 for a one-year subscription.