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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,413
United States Rank #9,511
Reach 0.0713%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.38 days
99.69 days >
Average installed length: 52.38 days


18.1 1.81%
18.0 8.63%
17.1 0.07%
17.0 0.07%
16.0 36.55%
15.1 5.00%
15.0 15.16%
14.1 12.55%
14.0 20.01%
13.0 0.07%
9.0 0.07%

BullGuard Internet Security

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What is BullGuard Internet Security?  (from BullGuard)

BullGuard Internet Security delivers the best security tools to simply protect you from all online threat. Award-winning technology with multiple protection layers for superior virus catch rates - as testified by independent labs. Elegantly simple interface makes management of your security easy. BullGuard Internet Se...  Read more


BullGuard Internet Security is a software program developed by BullGuard. The most common release is 16.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named bullguard.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 102.89 MB (107,890,750 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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 27% of users of BullGuard Internet Security come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bullguard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 102.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BullGuard Internet Security

Program executable:bullguard.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard\bullguard.exe
Additional files:
  • Instalator.exe - BullGuard Executive Installer
  • BackupRun.exe - BullGuard (BullGuard Backup)
  • BackupShellHook.dll
  • BackupShellNamespace.dll
  • BackupShellTransfer.exe
  • BdInstHk.dll - BullGuard Installer Helper
  • BgAgent.dll - BullGuard protection agent
  • BgAlert.dll - BullGuard Alert Manager
  • BgBootMonitor.exe - BgBootMonitor
  • bgcrs.exe - Crash Report Submission
  • BgDelayStartup.exe - BgDelayStartup
  • BgDirSize.exe - BgDirSize
  • BgDuplicateSize.exe - BgDuplicateSize
  • BgGameMon.exe - BgGameMon
  • BgInstallAssist.dll - BullGuard Install Assistant
  • BgLauncher.exe - BgLaunch
  • BgLocalization.dll - BullGuard Localization Module
  • BgLogViewer.exe - On-Demand Log Viewer
  • BgLowIntServer.exe - BgLowIntServer
  • BgNag.exe - BullGuard Communication Screen
  • 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
  • BgWsc.exe - WSC Helper
  • BsBackup.dll
  • BsCache.dll - BullGuard CODS Service
  • BsFileScan.dll - On-Access Scan Service
  • BsFire.dll - Firewall Service
  • BsMain.dll - BullGuard Main
  • BsNet.dll
  • BsPUA.dll - PUA Engine DLL
  • BsSentry.exe - BullGuard Sentry service
  • BullGuardBhvScanner.exe - BullGuard Behavioural Detection
  • BullGuardNetworkScanner.exe - BullGuard Network Scanner
  • BullGuardScanner.exe - BullGuard Scanner
  • BullGuardTray.exe - BullGuard Tray
  • BullGuardUI.exe - BullGuard UI
  • BullGuardUpdate.exe - BullGuard Update
  • BullGuardUpdate2.exe - BullGuard Secondary Updater
  • Gui.dll - Gui
  • 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)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, https://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libbz2.dll - libbz2
  • 7za.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)

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 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • BullGuardTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BullGuard_Reg_HKLMRun.
  • BullGuardUpdate2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BullGuardUpdate2.
  • BullGuard.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BullGuard_Reg_HKLMRun.
5 Services
  • BullGuardNetworkScanner.exe runs as a service named 'BullGuard Network Scanner' (BsNetworkScanner) "The BullGuard Network Scanner service monitors network activity".
  • 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".
  • BullGuardBhvScanner.exe runs as a service named 'BullGuard Behavioural Detection' (BsBhvScan) "The BullGuard Behavioural Detection Service is an anti-virus component of BullGuard Internet Security".
  • BsSentry.exe runs as a service named 'BullGuard Sentry Engine' (BsSentry) "The BullGuard Sentry service is an anti-virus component of BullGuard Internet Security".
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" *R1 *R2 *F1 *F3.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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" *R3 *F2.
  • BullGuardTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BullGuard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard\BullGuardTray.exe" -boot.
  • 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: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 Internet Security?

Quickly and completely remove BullGuard Internet Security from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BullGuard Internet Security 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 Internet Security, 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 Internet Security.

Win 10 57%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 56.81%
Windows 7 38.33%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Windows XP 1.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 27.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.84%
Windows 8.1 13.28%
Windows 10 Pro 7.30%
Windows 7 Professional 6.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.80% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 26.80%
  United States 26.46%
  Germany 11.42%
  Netherlands 7.32%
  DK 6.45%
  Belgium 4.97%
  Australia 2.69%
  France 2.22%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Canada 1.07%
  Ireland 1.01%
  Italy 1.01%
  Spain 0.94%
  Brazil 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.94%
Hewlett-Packard 23.80%
Dell 13.48%
Medion 8.82%
Lenovo 8.31%
ASUS 8.19%
Toshiba 5.42%
Samsung 2.14%
MSI 1.01%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.79%
Acer Aspire V3-531 6.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.80%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.90%

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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