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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,417
United States Rank #18,777
Reach 0.0128%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.77 days
111.16 days >
Average installed length: 58.41 days


20.0 0.40%
18.1 2.78%
18.0 15.08%
16.0 36.11%
15.1 3.17%
15.0 12.70%
14.1 12.70%
14.0 13.49%
13.0 3.17%
12.0 0.40%

BullGuard Premium Protection

What is BullGuard Premium Protection?  (from BullGuard)

BullGuard Premium Protection is a complete, simple-to-use security suite that protects you against malware, identity theft, financial fraud, online data leaks and helps you keep your children safe on social networks. You choose the personal and financial details you want BullGuard to protect. BullGuard scans the entire...  Read more


BullGuard Premium Protection 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 74 files and is usually about 102.7 MB (107,690,638 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 40% of users of BullGuard Premium Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bullguard.com/products/bullguard-premium-protection.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Premium Protection
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard Premium Protection\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 102.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BullGuard Premium Protection

Program executable:bullguard.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard premium protection\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
  • BgBootMonitor.exe - BgBootMonitor
  • bgcrs.exe - Crash Report Submission
  • BgDelayStartup.exe - BgDelayStartup
  • BgDirSize.exe - BgDirSize
  • BgDuplicateSize.exe - BgDuplicateSize
  • BgInstallAssist.dll - BullGuard Install Assistant
  • BgLauncher.exe - BgLaunch
  • 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
  • BgUpgrade.exe - BullGuard Upgrade
  • BsBackup.dll
  • 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
  • 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, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libbz2.dll - libbz2
  • LibXml2.dll - LibXml
  • 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 Services
  • 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".
  • 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".
  • 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" *F2.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • BgDelayStartup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BgDelayStartupExpand' which loads as "C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard\BgDelayStartup.exe" *R4.
  • 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 premium protection\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 Premium Protection\BullGuard.exe" -boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007883017%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00028803%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00050027%
0.015104% average
Memory:17.56 MB
Total CPU:0.0010367601%
Kernel CPU:0.00043004%
User CPU:0.00060672%
Memory:124.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0006746386%
Kernel CPU:0.00020245%
User CPU:0.00047218%

How do I remove BullGuard Premium Protection?

You can uninstall BullGuard Premium Protection 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 Premium Protection, 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 Premium Protection.

Win 10 68%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.86%
Windows 7 28.97%
Windows Vista 1.98%
Windows XP 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 30.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.28%
Windows 8.1 16.06%
Windows 10 Pro 12.45%
Windows 7 Professional 6.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.34%
  United Kingdom 20.69%
  Germany 8.97%
  Netherlands 7.93%
  DK 5.17%
  France 4.14%
  Belgium 2.41%
  Ireland 1.38%
  Australia 1.03%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Canada 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  Norway 0.69%
  Panama 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.66%
Acer 18.42%
Dell 17.76%
ASUS 10.53%
Medion 9.21%
Lenovo 7.24%
Toshiba 3.29%
MSI 2.63%
Intel 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.75%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.10%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.33%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%

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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