Getting started > Installing BullGuard > Create Bullguard account
Registering the application
A valid BullGuard account is required to run the application. You can register an account right after install process is complete.
Creating an account is simple and easy and the process takes only a few minutes as it only requires starting BullGuard and choosing a username and password for the account. The application will be fully functional as soon as the account is created.
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.
Note: Some BullGuard versions (usually OEM CDs) may offer a 7 days grace period during which you can use the program without an active account. However, at the end of the 7 days period, BullGuard will stop functioning unless you register an account or log in with a valid 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.
Using same Bullguard account on other computers
All BullGuard Internet Security accounts can be used on up to three different computers at the same time. Users will need to upgrade their subscription if they need more than three computers protected with the same account.
BullGuard Username: All BullGuard accounts are protected by a username and a password. Both when registering a new account and logging in with an already existing account, you will need to provide the username. The username must be a valid e-mail address to which all BullGuard related e-mails (including payment confirmations or password reset e-mails) will be sent.
BullGuard Password: You are required to supply a password when both creating an account and simply logging in.
If forgotten, the password can be reset at your 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 e-mail.
Create account: Creates the account with username and password provided above.
After entering all requested details (username, password and proxy server if needed), you will have to click on this button to finalize the account creation process. Clicking on this button will also login the newly created account.
When creating the account
When creating the account make sure you choose a valid e-mail 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 upper case and lower case letters. To create a strong password, remember to use a mix of lower case and upper case 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.