Step by step guide to installing Bullguard.
First of all, please download BullGuard directly from the following links:
FOR 32-bit Operating Systems: http://downloads.bullguard.com/BullGuard_90.exe
FOR 64-bit Operating Systems: http://downloads.bullguard.com/BullGuard_90_x64.exe
When the pop-up window appears, choose to save the BullGuard installer to your computer desktop.
Run the BullGuard installer from your desktop (to start the installer click on the BullGuard icon you will see on your desktop) and follow the installation steps.
Once the download is finished, simply click on the Run button to start the installer. The first screen may be the security Windows pop-up asking whether to run an executable file.
All official releases are signed by BullGuard and it will show in the Publisher section of the warning pop-up. Click Run to continue with the install process.
The first window to appear is the Welcome screen and advises you to close any unsaved documents due to the fact that some BullGuard components may require a restart. Click Next to continue.
Closing other applications
If other active security applications or specific viral infections are present on the computer, Windows may crash when BullGuard installs its drivers and components.
Because security solutions are complex applications and the install process requires access to core Windows system components, it is safest to lower the processor workload for a fast and successful installation.
The second window warns you to uninstall any other security applications to avoid any application conflicts. Click Next to continue with the installation.
Uninstall other antivirus and firewall products
Because almost all current security applications have real-time file scanning engines they might prevent BullGuard from installing specific vital components such as the Firewall or Antivirus drivers. Also, running more than one security application at the same time can prevent parts of the installed application to startup correctly and can generate a multitude of module related errors.
Read the EULA (End Users License Agreement) which presents the rights and responsibilities of both user and BullGuard Ltd. To be able to continue with the installation, you will need to accept the EULA terms.
Select the location you wish BullGuard installed to. The default location is in the Windows default Program Files path. To change it, simply type another location or click on Browse to indicate a new location. Click on the Install button to continue.
After clicking on the Install button a new window with a progress bar will appear. Please allow the installation to finish and do not close the window while BullGuard is installed. As soon the progress bar reaches 100%, a new screen will appear.
After the install process is completed you will be asked to restart your computer. Choose Reboot now to restart the computer or I want to manually reboot later to postpone restarting the computer. Do not start BullGuard until you have restarted your computer.
Restart the computer
Starting your BullGuard Internet Security before restarting your computer,will generate errors and may lead to corrupted BullGuard files. Also, please make sure that you save any open documents before restarting the computer to avoid loosing any unsaved information.
Registering the application
A Bullguard account needs to be created within 7 days after running the application for the first time.
As BullGuard works as a subscription-based application, you will be asked to create an account when running the application for the first time. Creating an account requires an internet connection; a 7 days grace period is available enabling the users to register the account within 7 days, in case an internet connection is unavailable.
The account registration is only necessary for users who have not had BullGuard installed on that computer previously. If any other version of BullGuard has been installed, you will not be prompted to register an account but only to login with your already registered account.
By default BullGuard is set to start automatically at the Windows startup and at the first start up it will also display the registration screen.
At the registration screen you can choose whether to register a new account or to login with an existing account. You can also configure a proxy server if you use one for your internet connection.
No, I want to create a new BullGuard account: Allows you to create a new BullGuard account. This option appears only when BullGuard is installed for the first time on the computer. If another version has previously been installed on the computer, this option will be grayed out.
Yes, I already have a BullGuard account: If you already have a BullGuard account you can login with your account details and skip the account creation process. This option will be enabled by default if any BullGuard version has previously been installed on the computer.
If forgotten, the password can be reset at user request via an online password reset form at https://www.bullguard.com/my-account/passwordrecover.aspx. The password reset procedure will require the e-mail address used as username to be valid as the users will receive the password reset confirmation and activation links via email.
When creating the account
When creating the account make sure you choose a valid -email address as username. This e-mail address will be used for relaying information regarding your account status, some payment details or virus related newsletters. Also, the username is used in the password recovery process.
When creating a password, make sure it is easy to remember while strong enough to ensure your account’s safety.
Note that the password is case sensitive which means that the application will differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters. To create a strong password, remember to use a mix of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols.
Because BullGuard provides a Backup service as well, it is vital that you do not share your account details. The username and password grant access to any information previously saved on the Online drive.
PS: Don't forget to set up and run the backup feature, ensure your precious files are protected from computer theft and crashes.