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BullGuard Backup

What is BullGuard Backup?  (from BullGuard)

With BullGuard’s backup solution you can store your most precious files online and retrieve them whenever you want. If you’ve ever been through a computer breakdown, you know the feeling. And that's why BullGuard Online Backup 10 should be an essential part of your online to-do list if you spend any time at all on your...  Read more


BullGuard Backup is a program developed by BullGuard. The most used version is 10, 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 61 files and is usually about 33.54 MB (35,164,879 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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of BullGuard Backup come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and DK.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bullguard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Backup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Backup\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 33.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BullGuard Backup

Program executable:bullguard.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard backup\bullguard.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninst.exe - BullGuard Uninstaller
  • BackupRun.exe - BullGuard (BullGuard Backup)
  • BackupShellHook.dll
  • BackupShellNamespace.dll
  • BackupShellTransfer.exe
  • BgAgent.dll - BullGuard protection agent.
  • bgcrs.exe - Crash Report Submission
  • BgInstallAssist.dll - BullGuard Install Assistant
  • BgLauncher.exe - BgLaunch
  • BgLowIntServer.exe - BgLowIntServer
  • BgNag.exe - BullGuard Communication Screen
  • BgPiele.dll - BullGuard Skin
  • BgProbe.exe - BgProbe
  • BgRegister.exe - BullGuard Register
  • BgShellExt.dll - BullGuard Shell Extension
  • BgUpgrade.exe - BullGuard Upgrade
  • BsBackup.dll
  • BsMain.dll - BullGuard Main
  • BullGuardUpdate.exe - BullGuard Update
  • BullGuardUpdate2.exe - BullGuard Secondary Updater
  • Gui.dll - Gui
  • GUIHook.dll - GUI Hooking Engine
  • Login.dll - Login
  • ManualUpdate.exe - BullGuard Manual Update
  • 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 (libbz2)
  • libxml2.dll - LibXml (LibXml)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • BgShellExt.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {F4BF1657-195F-4A0F-ACA2-9AE99D65BC0E}.
  • 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".
2 Startup Files (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\bullguard.exe" -boot.
  • 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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
Memory:8.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0000459204%
Kernel CPU:0.00000608%
User CPU:0.00003984%
CPU cycles/sec:397,346
I/O reads/min:8.27 KB
I/O writes/min:912 Bytes

How do I remove BullGuard Backup?

You can uninstall BullGuard Backup 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 Backup, 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 Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows 10 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%
Windows 8.1 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.48% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 43.48%
  United States 21.74%
  DK 13.04%
  United Kingdom 13.04%
  France 8.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Medion 13.33%
ASUS 6.67%
Samsung 6.67%
Sony 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Acer 6.67%
Common models
LENOVO 20208 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 500-023eo 6.67%
Dell 'XPS A2420' 6.67%
MEDION MS-7748 6.67%
HP-Pavilion VC917AA-ABU s... 6.67%

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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