I'm new to Windows 7 and Bullguard (pre registration in trial period), just got both on a new PC.
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit fully updated with MS updates, and Bullguard 8.7.
As far as I can tell Bullguard is running OK. Its own AV info says real time protection is enabled, and if I test it by going to the EIRCAR test page and copy and paste the string into a text file and save, Bullguard detects it.
However, from time to time, Windows 7 Action center reports that BullGuard Virus Protection is off, but that the Bullguard spyware protection is on. Sometimes about 60% I'd guess, both are reported as on. The rest of the time AV is reported off and spyware is on. The problem seems to occur after some starts of the PC but not all.
If I click the Action center and try to turn Bullguard on, I get the prompt window (about Yes or no to 'I trust the publisher') and pick yes. Bullguard AV screen then appears, but Action center still reports it as being off.
Is this a known problem, or one that anyone else has seen?
Yes, coming new to both Windows 7 and Bullguard, I have been getting this Action Centre message now and again on startup. I have put it down to the timing of the Bullguard components loading along with everything else as Windows starts - if the Action Centre happens to load first, it presumably finds Bullguard off and flags up the warning message. Sometimes the same thing happens on shutdown - a message pops up so quickly that it cannot be read properly, but by disabling various warning options in the Action Centre, I have deduced by trial and error it is warning that Bullguard is off. You could eliminate the warning by disabling the checks for Antivirus etc. status in the Action Centre (via Control Panel/Action Centre/Security), but that carries its own risks. Just something we have to to live with, I suppose.
It got worse today. My PC started up, and just by chance I went to look in the event log to see how things were going on. I keep an eye on it from time to time.
There were 3 error events in there telling me that:
event 7034 - "The BullGuard Email Monitoring Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s)." event 7034 - "The BullGuard File Scan Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s)." event 7034 - "The BullGuard Main Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s)."
I went off to the eircar test file (which was being detected by BG OK yesterday) and sure as eggs is eggs, it now wasn't. I could open it, rename it, anything.
I waited. Neither W7 or Bullguard bothered to tell me that most of BGs services were not running.
After about 5 mins I manually scan'd the file and BG detected eircar test. At this point up popped some error messages from BG telling me that things like the email scanner was not running.
I have now removed BG and installed another AV product. Far too risky for me I feel.
Shame 'cause I'd read good things about it and it seemed easy enough to understand and use. Its just that it had serious problems on this PC. So far the replacement has run fine.
PS - This is a new PC and both BG and its replacement have run full updated scans and found nothing. So I'm certain I haven't been attacked (well as certain as you can be). But BG did not seem to like it.
Oh dear, that does sound bad. I would do the same as you have in the circumstances. I was a long-time Kaspersky user, and Norton before that - like you, I want to give Bullguard a fair go as it came with my new PC, but I do feel it is not perhaps as 'mature' as those two products are.
Hi, I encoutered something else : the BullGuard Firewall is disabled for Windows Security Center but activated for BullGuard and Windows Task manager. This appeared after I protect BullGuard with a password.