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BullGuard Online Scanner

What is BullGuard Online Scanner?  (from BullGuard)

Do a quick free online anti virus scan and check your computer for malware – the first step to antivirus online security. Suspect your computer harbors unwanted visitors? With our free online virus scan you can find out right now – and then start to throw them out. The BullGuard online virus scan will look through the ...  Read more


BullGuard Online Scanner is a program developed by BullGuard. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.16 MB (1,218,855 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 47% of users of BullGuard Online Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: virus-scan.bullguard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard online scanner
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Online Scanner\BgPluginUninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BullGuard Online Scanner

  • npbgscanner.dll - BullGuard Antivirus Plugin for Mozilla (npbgscanner)
  • BGScanner.dll - BullGuard Online Scanner (BullGuard Online Scanner COM)
  • BgScannerActiveX.dll - BullGuard Online Scanner ActiveX
  • bdcore.dll (by BitDefender) - BitDefender Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npbgscanner.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npbgscanner.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npbgscanner.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'BullGuard Antivirus Plugin for Mozilla' with a plugin key of '@bullguard.com/onlinescanner' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove BullGuard Online Scanner?

You can uninstall BullGuard Online Scanner 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 Online Scanner, 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 Online Scanner.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BullGuard Online Scanner you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 7 18%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows XP 36.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 36.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.67%
  United Kingdom 20.00%
  Vietnam 6.67%
  Brazil 6.67%
  Thailand 6.67%
  Japan 6.67%
  Israel 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
American Megatrends 37.50%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
Intel_ W76OC 16.67%
EPSON DIRECT CORP. Endeav... 16.67%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 16.67%
Dell Studio 1749 16.67%
Dell Dell DM051 16.67%
ASUSTeK CM1630 16.67%

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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