Installing BullGuard on a 2nd or 3rd computer
The BullGuard Internet Security application is either downloaded from our website at https://www.bullguard.com/thankyou.aspx?action=download&pid=3 or can be installed from the CD/DVD you have bought from a BullGuard partner.
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.
Download BullGuard first
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 UAC warning click on the Yes button.
Windows Vista/7 User Account Control pop-up
The first window to appear is the Welcome screen. It advises you to close any unsaved documents as certain steps in the installation process may require a restart to work properly. Click Next to continue.
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. To have BullGuard installed in its default location, simply click Next to start the install process.
Click on the Customize… button to select the location where BullGuard is installed. 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 Next button 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. 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. Do not register with the application. The account registration is only necessary for users who do not yet have a BullGuard account.
Choose the option Log in to BullGuard and enter your account username and password in the screen that appears.
Note: if you have purchased a licence key and have already activated it on your first computer do not try to activate it again. The subscription time has already been transfered to your account.
Once you have loged in, BullGuard will begin downloading the newest virus definition files for your installed product. Please allow this process to complete.
As soon as all updates have been downloaded, you can start using BullGuard. Please note that to finalize the installation process 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 now to have Windows restart or continue using BullGuard and reboot your PC at a later time.