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1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #33,479
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18.0 5.66%
16.0 28.30%
15.1 2.83%
15.0 7.55%
14.1 16.98%
14.0 21.70%
13.0 13.21%
12.0 2.83%
10 0.94%

BullGuard Antivirus

What is BullGuard Antivirus?  (from BullGuard)

Together with Signature-based Detection, which deals with known malware, they make up a multi-layered defence system for PC that's virtually impenetrable. Some websites have malicious code hidden in them. Or they are used to launch phishing attacks. The BullGuard protection software checks the websites that come up in ...  Read more


BullGuard Antivirus is a program developed by BullGuard. The most used version is 16.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is bullguard.exe. The software installer includes 69 files and is usually about 90.66 MB (95,067,447 bytes). BullGuardUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 30% of users of BullGuard Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bullguard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Antivirus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Antivirus\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 90.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BullGuard Antivirus

Program executable:bullguard.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard antivirus\bullguard.exe
BullGuard security line of programs uses behavioural detection along with traditional signature-based detection to identify viruses and other malware and remove it from your PC.
Additional files:
  • Instalator.exe - BullGuard Executive Installer
  • Uninst.exe - BullGuard Uninstaller
  • BackupRun.exe - BullGuard (BullGuard Backup)
  • BackupShellHook.dll
  • BackupShellNamespace.dll
  • BackupShellTransfer.exe
  • BdInstHk.dll - BullGuard Installer Helper
  • BgAgent.dll - BullGuard protection agent
  • bgcrs.exe - Crash Report Submission
  • BgDelayStartup.exe - BgDelayStartup
  • BgInstallAssist.dll - BullGuard Install Assistant
  • BgLauncher.exe - BgLaunch
  • BgLogViewer.exe - On-Demand Log Viewer
  • BgLowIntServer.exe - BgLowIntServer
  • BgNag.exe - BullGuard Communication Screen
  • BgPiele.dll - BullGuard Skin
  • BgProbe.exe - BgProbe
  • BgRegister.exe - BullGuard Register
  • BgScan.exe - On-Demand Scanner
  • BgScanEngine.dll - BgScan Engine Library
  • BgSecErase.exe - BullGuard Secure Erase
  • BgShellExt.dll - BullGuard Shell Extension
  • BgUpgrade.exe - BullGuard Upgrade
  • BsBackup.dll
  • BsBrowser.dll - BullGuard Antiphishing
  • BsCache.dll - BullGuard CODS Service
  • BsFileScan.dll - On-Access Scan Service
  • BsFire.dll - Firewall Service
  • BsMain.dll - BullGuard Main
  • BsPUA.dll - PUA Engine DLL
  • BullGuardBhvScanner.exe - BullGuard Behavioural Detection
  • BullGuardScanner.exe - BullGuard Scanner
  • BullGuardUpdate.exe - BullGuard Update
  • BullGuardUpdate2.exe - BullGuard Secondary Updater
  • Gui.dll - Gui
  • GUIHook.dll - GUI Hooking Engine
  • InspectorScan.exe - BullGuard Inspector
  • Login.dll - Login
  • ManualUpdate.exe - BullGuard Manual Update
  • NSServ.dll - Behavioural Engine DLL
  • 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)
  • asapsdk.dll (by Commtouch) - ASAPSdk Module
  • libbz2.dll - libbz2
  • libxml2.dll - LibXml
  • 7za.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • BgWsc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • BgShellExt.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {F4BF1657-195F-4A0F-ACA2-9AE99D65BC0E}.
3 Services
  • BullGuardBhvScanner.exe runs as a service named 'BullGuard behavioural detection service' (BsBhvScan) "The BullGuard Behavioural Detection Service is an anti-virus component of BullGuard Internet Security".
  • BullGuardScanner.exe runs as a service named 'BullGuard scanning service' (BsScanner) "The BullGuard Scan Service is the central anti-virus component of BullGuard Internet Security".
  • 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 (User Run)
  • BgDelayStartup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BgDelayStartup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard\BgDelayStartup.exe" *R2 *F1.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • BullGuardUpdate2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BullGuardUpdate2' which loads as C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard\BullGuardUpdate2.exe.
  • 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\BullGuard.exe" -boot.
  • BgDelayStartup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BgDelayStartup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard\BgDelayStartup.exe" "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe"*.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005544528%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036075%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019370%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,199,554
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:508 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:13 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:13.2 MB
Total CPU:0.0003191255%
Kernel CPU:0.00030319%
User CPU:0.00001594%
CPU cycles/sec:4,390,144
I/O reads/min:364 Bytes
I/O writes/min:67.43 KB
Memory:113.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0003092091%
Kernel CPU:0.00015738%
User CPU:0.00015183%
CPU cycles/sec:14,749,501
I/O reads/min:3.96 MB
I/O writes/min:280.46 KB

How do I remove BullGuard Antivirus?

You can uninstall BullGuard Antivirus 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BullGuard Antivirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Antivirus.

Win 10 55%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.72%
Windows 7 40.57%
Windows Vista 2.83%
Windows XP 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.30%
Windows 10 Home 21.70%
Windows 8.1 18.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.77%
Windows 7 Professional 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.25%
  United Kingdom 21.01%
  Netherlands 10.08%
  Germany 6.72%
  Belgium 5.88%
  Canada 5.04%
  New Zealand 3.36%
  DK 3.36%
  France 2.52%
  Italy 2.52%
  Hong Kong 0.84%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Norway 0.84%
  Australia 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Dell 21.74%
Acer 18.84%
ASUS 13.04%
Lenovo 7.25%
Samsung 4.35%
Toshiba 4.35%
Medion 4.35%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.43%
HP HP Notebook 2.17%
Dell Inspiron One 2020 2.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.17%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.17%
HP-Pavilion NY428AA-A2L p... 2.17%

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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