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BullGuard Spamfilter

What is BullGuard Spamfilter?  (from BullGuard)

There are several ways to block spam from getting into your e-mail inbox. In the spirit of prevention as a cure, the very best way to protect yourself from spam is to avoid giving out your e-mail address to unfamiliar or unknown recipients. Easier said than done, obviously! Nowadays it's virtually impossible to shop on...  Read more

Overview

BullGuard Spamfilter is a software program developed by BullGuard. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named bullguard.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 68.16 MB (71,475,554 bytes). The installed file BullGuardUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of BullGuard Spamfilter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bullguard.com/bullguard-security-center/internet-security/internet-threats/spamfilters-protecting-your-e-mail.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Spamfilter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Spamfilter\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 68.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BullGuard Spamfilter

Program executable:bullguard.exe
Name:BullGuard
Path:C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard spamfilter\bullguard.exe
MD5:fb3b9f950615e149d1f3178b46671486
Additional files:
  • Uninst.exe - BullGuard Uninstaller
  • BgAgent.dll - BullGuard (BullGuard protection agent.)
  • bgcrs.exe - Crash Report Submission
  • BgInstallAssist.dll - BullGuard Install Assistant
  • BgLauncher.exe - BgLaunch
  • BgNag.exe - BullGuard Communication Screen
  • BgPiele.dll - BullGuard Skin
  • BgRegister.exe - BullGuard Register
  • BsMain.dll - BullGuard Main
  • BullGuardUpdate.exe - BullGuard Update
  • GUIHook.dll - GUI Hooking Engine
  • Login.dll - Login
  • ManualUpdate.exe - BullGuard Manual Update
  • BeaEngineCheetah64.dll (by BeatriX) - BeaEngine disassembler library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libbz2.dll - libbz2
  • libxml2.dll - LibXml
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • BullGuardUpdate.exe runs as a service named 'BullGuard update service' (BsUpdate) "The BullGuard Update service keeps your BullGuard security suite up-to-date, with the latest solutions against threats".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BullGuard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BullGuard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Backup\bullguard.exe" -boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BullGuardUpdate.exe
Memory:4.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000301918%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001825%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001194%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,253
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:22.19 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:14.08 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BullGuard Spamfilter?

Quickly and completely remove BullGuard Spamfilter from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BullGuard Spamfilter from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BullGuard Spamfilter, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BullGuard Spamfilter.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Germany 22.22%
  Austria 11.11%
  United Kingdom 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard CQ2703EG 25.00%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 25.00%
Advent MS-7728 25.00%

About (from BullGuard Ltd.)

Launched in 2002, BullGuard is one of the fastest growing internet and mobile security brands.
Publisher URL: www.bullguard.com

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