Your BullGuard Desktop Protection application can be downloaded from your BullGuard My Account section by logging in with your username and password, then using the Download button corresponding to your account. Alternatively BullGuard can be installed from the CDs/DVDs bought from BullGuard partners or from one of these direct download links:
The installer downloaded from the BullGuard website has the advantage that you will always install the latest version available, and that the total update time at the first BullGuard start-up is reduced.
When downloading BullGuard, it is best to save it in a folder where you can easily find it, in case you need to reinstall it at a later date. Most common locations would be the My Documents and My Downloads folders. Or simply create a folder on your desktop and save it there.
During the installation, it is recommended to disable or uninstall all other security applications (mostly Antivirus or Firewall applications) as they may interfere in the BullGuard install process or may prevent the application from starting all its modules.
Avoid downloading BullGuard by using peer-to-peer applications or from locations you do not fully trust. Downloading BullGuard from other users’ computers can be hazardous if the computer you are downloading from has one of the virus types that infect executable (.exe) files.
All files downloaded from the download page or present on CDs/DVDs are digitally signed by BullGuard. To check the digital signature right click the BullGuard installer and choose the Properties option and go to the Digital Signatures tab from the Properties window.
Windows security warning
When running the BullGuard Downloader tool or the BullGuard Installer, you may receive a security warning from Windows. For Windows Vista/7/8 UAC warning click on the Yes button.
The first window to appear is the Welcome screen.
Before proceeding with installing the application, you will need to agree to the EULA (End User Licence Agreement) which presents the rights and responsibilities of both user and BullGuard Ltd.
Click Install to continue.
A new window with a progress bar will appear. Please allow the installation to finish and do not close the window while BullGuard is being installed. During this time BullGuard will run a preliminary quick scan of your computer. As soon the progress bar reaches 100%, a new screen will appear.
As soon as the install process has finished, the registration window will appear where you can either register for a trial or login with your already existing trial or paid account.
Create account: if you don’t have an account, you will be given the option to register an account, that will have a default trial subscription created under it.
Note: You will not have this option if, on the computer you are working on, you have already created an account or have logged in with an existing account previously
Log in to BullGuard: use this button to log in with your existing account.
Once you click on Create account or Log in to BullGuard, a new window will display a screen with all the new features of the program. BullGuard will also be downloading the latest Antivirus definitions in the background while you read all about them. When you are finished, click Done.
Please note that to finalize the installation process of either BullGuard Premium Protection or BullGuard Internet Security you will need to restart your computer. During the restart, BullGuard will install the Firewall drivers that enable you to use the Firewall module within the application. Click on Restart to have Windows restart or continue using BullGuard and reboot your PC at a later time.