Release Notes

Build 17.1.336

Updated August 17, 2017 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: 
  • - Implemented new application behavior to reduce system startup and shutdown time
    - Improved the silent gaming mode detection feature

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Solved cases of incorrectly displaying dates in Messaging Centre reports
    * Safe Browsing: Fixed cases where safe browsing checkmarks were not displayed for all search results
    * Vulnerabilities:
    - Solved UI issues in Vulnerabilities scan results, such as truncated text or incorrectly displayed data
    - Fixed cases of showing safe status for the “Automatically run programs from removable drives” section of the Vulnerabilities report, even if the necessary conditions were not met
    - Corrected instances of inadequately displaying a “Missing Windows security updates” notification after a system restart
 

Build 17.1.335

Updated July 26, 2017 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Implemented an optimization to temporarily disable Windows fast startup when a critical BullGuard update is scheduled for reboot
  • * Firewall:
  • - Improved the Firewall traffic log to display all blocked actions
  • - Reduced the time required to clear Firewall log
  • * Vulnerabilities: Modified the vulnerabilities report from Messaging Centre to display information as read-only
  • * PC Tune Up: Optimized the module to detect whether an application is in full screen mode and to delay any PC Tune Up scheduled scans until after the full screen mode is no longer active

BUG FIXES

  • * General: 
  • - Fixed installation crashes on Windows Vista
  • - Corrected the BullGuard application version displayed on the "Apps and Features" page in Windows
    - Fixed cases of not detecting the correct application language for preinstall kits
    - Corrected the date displayed in the Messaging Centre Weekly Reports
  • * Safe Browsing: Solved cases of not displaying the safe browsing checkmarks for all search results
  • * Firewall: Fixed cases of application crashes and of displaying an incorrect application digital signature status when the option to “Automatically create rules for known programs” was disabled
  • * Parental Control: Fixed the issue of not correctly displaying Parental Control reports for all profiles
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Build 17.1.334

Updated June 22, 2017 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Updated the uninstaller image to reflect the newest product packaging
  • * Firewall:
  • - Implemented the latest Dropbox API
  • - Updated the Firewall reports from Messaging Centre to show detailed file information
  • * Vulnerabilities:
  • - Enhanced the UX by implementing a new and easy to use module interface
  • - Implemented a continuous vulnerability monitoring service

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Solved cases of installer getting silently frozen
  • * Antivirus: Fixed cases of not caching processes with unsigned images
  • * Firewall: Solved cases of crashes generated by the Firewall engine on Windows 7 operating systems
  • * Spamfilter: Updated the spamfilter engine to support the latest Thunderbird version, therefore fixing cases of marking all incoming messages as read
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Build 17.1.333

Updated May 16, 2017 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Improved the Protect important settings with your account password functionality by showing users which are not Windows administrators an explanation of why the password is required
  • * Firewall:
  • - Implemented a new notification mechanism for Firewall alerts
  • - Enhanced the automatic creation of Firewall rules by covering also applications installed from network locations

BUG FIXES

  • * General:
  • - Fixed cases of not loading all the application tiles when in grace period
  • - Solved rare cases of not showing the BullGuard tray after restarting the application
  • * Firewall:
  • - Fixed cases of confirming the removal of a Firewall rule by using the Esc key or the Close button on the Firewall application rules pop-up, instead of closing the pop-up without taking any action
  • - Tweaked the Remove orphan rules functionality to show the correct application to which the orphan rules pertain
  • - Fixed the functionality of the Explore application option displayed in the contextual menu of the Firewall Logs

 

Build 17.1.332

Updated April 5, 2017 
 

NEW FEATURES

  • * Firewall: Implemented a new and improved engine. The new Firewall engine is lightweight and makes the most out of the default system settings, with minimum user input and system impact.

 

Build 17.0.331

Updated March 27, 2017 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Upgraded OpenSSL to version 1.0.2k

BUG FIXES

  • * Antivirus: Fixed cases of detecting during a full scan also the malware samples sent to BullGuard for analysis and located in the application's folders
  • * Parental Control: Solved cases of showing a “Connection not secure” warning for HTTPS sites
  • * Spamfilter:
  • - Fixed rare cases of preventing specific e-mail domains from being added to the safe domains list
  • - Solved cases of blocking e-mails sent using QuickBooks 2017

 

Build 17.0.330

Updated February 15, 2017 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Reduced the memory footprint created by the self-protection engine
  • * Safe Browsing: Reduced the time needed to close the service

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Fixed rare scenarios of installer appearing to be frozen for 5 minutes during reinstallation

 

Build 17.0.329

Updated January 18, 2017 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General:
  • - Enhanced the application to accurately reflect the status of the e-mail monitoring service in the corresponding module tiles
  • - Implemented several improvements to the IoT silent scanner, such as delayed service start at boot and new value format
  • * Backup: Configured the backup service to manually start and to convert to automatic only if backup profiles are configured

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Solved installation fails in cases when the installer is launched from VMware shared folders
  • * Antivirus: Fixed incompatibilities with the Smart DNS option from CactusVPN
  • * Safe Browsing: Solved cases of safe browsing checkmark crashes on Facebook

 

Build 17.0.328

Updated December 13, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Backup: Integrated additional application changes triggered by the retirement of the Online Drive
  • * PC Tune Up: Enhanced the PC Tune Up module to allow access to other application tiles while the Optimize window is open

BUG FIXES

  • * Backup: Fixed cases of not automatically starting scheduled backups
  • * Parental Control: Solved cases of not properly cancelling Optimize jobs

 

Build 17.0.327

Updated November 29, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Implemented a generic user data collection service
  • * Antivirus:
  • - Improved the granularity of the behavioral alerts
  • - Started the collection of behavioral metadata
  • * Safe Browsing: Added safe browsing checkmarks to the Shop now buttons displayed on Facebook
  • * Backup: Integrated the necessary application changes triggered by the retirement of the Online Drive
  • * Identity Protection: Integrated the functionality of dynamically showing or hiding the Identity Protection tile based on user country

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Solved reported cases of crashes
  • * Parental Control: Fixed cases of not saving the selected Parental Control profile state (enabled/disabled)

 

Build 17.0.326

Updated November 21, 2016 
 

NEW FEATURES

  • * Licensing: Implemented a multi-device licensing system which will allow all BullGuard users who renew or purchase a new subscription to protect all their devices with a single license, irrespective of the platform used (PC, Mac or Android). Moreover, all registration and login flows have been redefined to improve the overall user experience.
  • * Backup: Google Drive and OneDrive backup destinations are now out of beta and they are available to all users through BullGuard Backup. All the flexibility of BullGuard Backup profiles such as scheduling and data encryption are now available also for these new backup destinations. Create a new backup profile and select Google Drive or OneDrive to test them out.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General:
  • - Added installer support for Arabic languages
  • - Performed installer fine tuning
  • - Upgraded to the latest OpenSSL
  • * Firewall: Improved Firewall speed, stability and statistics reporting
  • * Backup: Integrated application changes triggered by the retirement of the Online Drive

BUG FIXES

  • * General:
  • - Fixed the automatic transformation of BullGuard Internet Security to BullGuard Premium Protection
  • - Fixed cases of displaying wrong text strings on expired overlay for trial accounts

 

Build 16.0.325

Updated October 12, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Safe Browsing: Enhanced the safe browsing engine by allowing the whitelisting of link segments
  • * Firewall: Improved the verification of custom files using all firewall whitelists
  • * Backup: Integrated Google Drive and OneDrive with BullGuard backup (BETA version)

BUG FIXES

  • * General:
  • - Fixed the BSOD cases caused by the self-protection engine
  • - Fixed cases of installer being blocked by the self-protection engine
  • * PC Tune Up: Solved cases of incorrect detection of unused folder shortcuts

 

Build 16.0.324

Updated September 8, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General:
  • - Improved registry protection
  • - Enhanced the integration with other tools, such as backup and system restore applications that operate with BullGuard files
  • - Increased the security against malware of the Self Protection functionality

 

Build 16.0.323

Updated August 18, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Enhanced GUI to clearly display application text and background while using high contrast Windows themes
  • * Safe Browsing: Improved the display of safe browsing checkmarks during searches on different web browsers
  • * PC Tune Up: Optimized the correct detection of unused folder shortcuts
  • * Spamfilter:
  • - Improved the detection of cloned infected e-mails
  • - Enhanced the startup speed of the Spamfilter Launch Wizard in Microsoft Outlook
  • - Optimized the detection of e-mail clients for Exchange accounts to include also Microsoft Outlook 2016
  • * PC Tune Up: Improved the functionality of the Optimize my PC button
  • * Parental Control: Enhanced the Parental Control reporting functionality to list only visited sites and to exclude any entries created by adds

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Removed the Scan for viruses duplicate entry from the contextual menu of the Bulllguard icon located in the taskbar
  • * Spamfilter:
  • - Solved cases of not receiving unencrypted e-mails
  • - Fixed cases of not switching to an active BullGuard window while clicking on the Open BullGuard Spamfilter button from an e-mail client
  • - Solved cases of not displaying the Spamfilter toolbar in Windows Live Mail
  • * Parental Control: Fixed cases of allowing the blacklisted Yahoo application to connect to the internet by renaming the executable file

 

Build 16.0.322

Updated July 26, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General:
  • - Enhanced the GUI to accommodate all Windows theme colors, without interfering with the font color used by the application
  • - Improved DPI scaling for web registration, nags and HTML dialogs
  • - Reduced DLL size by adjusting images
  • * Antivirus:
  • - Reduced the amount of RAM used by the behavioral engine
  • - Enhanced module by deleting any leftovers of infected e-mails from the Temp folder
  • - Improved the behavioral engine by monitoring digitally signed programs with a history of unsigned versions
  • * Spamfilter: Improved the integration of the Spamfilter plugin with Windows Live Mail
  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Improved GUI by making the Boot Manager dialog box resizable
  • - Enhanced PC startup speed by delaying the loading of the Spamfilter plugin
  • - Optimized PC Tune Up engine by launching the Startup maintenance thread only in case of disabled or delayed startup applications
  • * Parental Control: Improved GUI for Parental Control reports

BUG FIXES

  • * Firewall:
  • - Fixed the Dump internal firewall rules functionality
  • - Solved cases of advanced firewall rules not always having priority over application rules
  • * Backup: Fixed cases of not checking the validity of the passphrase when restoring an encrypted backup
  • * Vulnerabilities:
  • - Repaired the vulnerability scan report to show only valid results
  • - Fixed the error Missing RunDll_GetMetroInfo that appeared while running a vulnerability scan simultaneously with using a metro app that open ports
  • * Spamfilter:
  • - Solved cases of unencrypted e-mails blocked by the Spamfilter module
  • - Fixed cases of not replacing infected emails
  • - Solved cases of replacing special characters from sent emails with other special characters
  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Fixed cases of allowing the Boot Manager to set up different startup types (enabled, disabled, delayed) when multiple instances of the same process appear at Windows startup
  • - Solved cases of disabled PC Tune Up module on fresh installs
  • * Parental Control:
  • - Solved cases of not being able to create a Guest profile
  • - Fixed the functionalities of the warning message that appears when activating the PC locking schedule on the Windows administrator account
  • - Solved cases of warning messages showing that specific websites were blocked based on category instead of being blocked because they were manually marked as unsafe

 

Build 16.0.321

Updated June 23, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Spamfilter: Improved accuracy of the received e-mails counter

BUG FIXES

  • * General:
  • - Fixed downloader vulnerability to DLL hijacking attacks on Windows 7. Special credit goes to Sachin Wagh (@tiger_tigerboy) for pointing out this security vulnerability
  • - Solved cases of keeping the proxy settings during uninstall, even though the option “Keep the settings” has been deselected
  • - Fixed cases of application crashes when reopening the main window, while other application screens are still open
  • * Firewall: Solved cases of application crashes while in Settings -> Firewall -> Networks screen and reconnecting the Ethernet cable
  • * Spamfilter: Fixed cases of showing the Spamfilter and the PC Tune Up modules as enabled in Safe Mode
  • * Safe Browsing: Solved cases of not properly showing Facebook checkmarks during searches on Mozilla Firefox

 

Build 16.0.320

Updated May 27, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Optimized the detection of conflicting software during the installation of BullGuard applications
  • * Antivirus:
  • - Enhanced the scan progress bar to show the real-time status for the on demand scanning of "Documents and Settings" from C drive
  • - Replaced the” Scan folder” dialogue box from the Antivirus menu with "Custom scan", which now allows also the scanning of single files, not only folders
  • - Optimized UX by customizing the browse dialogue boxes to display a logical folder structure
  • - Improved GUI for the "Skip files and folders" and "Skip specific processes" dialogue boxes from Settings > Antivirus > Advanced > Tuning
  • * Safe Browsing:
  • - Improved Safe Browsing engine to scan also shortened links
  • - Added support for Vivaldi browser
  • - Improved overall Safe Browsing performance
  • * Spamfilter:
  • - Improved the accuracy of the spam/not spam e-mail counter
  • - Reduced the loading time of the BullGuard Spamfilter add-in for Microsoft Outlook
  • - Improved the Spamfilter performance in order to take up less CPU memory at startup and to speed up the processing of incoming e-mails
  • - Enhanced the Spamfilter module to correctly show whitelisted and blacklisted e-mail addresses that were manually imported via the registry
  • - Improved UX by showing a notification while the Spamfilter is processing incoming e-mails
  • * Parental Control: Enhanced UX by showing an alert before logging out of Windows, once a new Parental Control profile has been created in a non-admin Windows user account

BUG FIXES

  • * Antivirus: Removed the error message “The scanning profile is already running” that appeared in case of stopping and restarting a scan in under 1 second
  • * Safe Browsing:
  • - Fixed cases of webpages blocked by BullGuard Safe Browsing on virtual machines, when BullGuard is installed only on the physical system and not on the virtual machine
  • - Solved cases of Facebook downloading "xti.php" and "generic.php"
  • - Fixed cases of Safe Browsing checkmarks that are not showing on Yahoo search engine
  • * Spamfilter:
  • - Solved cases of Windows Mail crashes caused by BullGuard Spamfilter
  • - Fixed cases of allowing e-mails from blacklisted contacts
  • - Fixed cases of not keeping Spamfilter settings if protection is turned off and on again while in Basic mode
  • - Repaired the functionality of the "Not Spam" button in Mozilla Thunderbird
  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Fixed cases of crashes upon first time use of the Duplicate Files finder on Windows 7
  • - Fixed cases of Boot Manager dialog box not appearing after disabling and re-enabling this feature
  • - Fixed cases of crashes during the Optimize process on Windows 8 32-bit
  • - Solved cases of Startup Applications failing to launch after first running a PC Optimization on 32-bit systems

 

Build 16.0.319

Updated April 26, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus: Changed the behavioral engine to automatically quarantine all detected threats
  • * Firewall: Improved the logging script to include a list of Firewall rules and settings

BUG FIXES

  • *PC Tune Up: Improved the detection of unused file shortcuts

 

Build 16.0.318

Updated April 5, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Improved application scaling on different DPI’s
  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Enhanced PC optimization feature by detecting Windows indexing files which can take up to several GB of disk space and by displaying file size on disk instead of logical file size
  • - Improved UX by allowing the BullGuard main window to capture focus even though the Boot Manager window is open
  • * Antivirus:
  • - Improved BullGuard Behavioral engine by reducing RAM usage and database errors
  • - Enhanced Antirootkit detection on Windows 10
  • * Backup: Enhanced the process of recreating index files when rerunning backup profiles
  • * Firewall: Improved recognition of network printers
  • * Spamfilter: Optimized configuration of safe/blocked contacts and domains

BUG FIXES

  • *General: Fixed compatibility issue with Qustodio
  • * PC Tune Up: Fixed cases of administrator password required for running Cleanup Helper on Windows XP
  • * Parental Control: Cancel button has been made available also when the URL list is open for text input

 

Build 16.0.317

Updated March 14, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Parental Control:
  • - Improved security of the scheduler by removing the system clock dependency
  • - Enhanced chat app blocking/unblocking functionality
  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Redesigned PC optimization feature. The user is now guided to a wizard through which he can customize this feature. New options added: shortcuts cleanup, Microsoft Edge cache cleanup, crash dumps cleanup and Windows Defender temporary files cleanup
  • - Optimized unused shortcut deletion process
  • - Improved UX by correcting translation issues
  • * Firewall: Improved Firewall logging to take up less space on disk
  • * Backup:
  • - Improved UX by adding tooltips
  • - Improved Backup restore feature by adding a "Retry" button for failed restore actions

BUG FIXES

  • *General: Fixed cases of application not starting after installation completes
  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Correctly open Boot Manager upon clicking on the "Open Boot Manager" link after restart
  • - Fixed cases of crashes due to the removal of broken registry entries

 

Build 16.0.316

Updated February 24, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus:
  • - Improved alert system in case of running infected scripts
  • - Improved recognition of Microsoft Development Certificates
  • * Spamfilter: Optimized memory usage
  • * Safe Browsing: Improved certificate insertion on Mozilla Firefox
  • * Backup: Optimized restore policy for encrypted backups

BUG FIXES

  • * Antivirus:
  • - Removed false positive alert triggered during Windows 10 upgrade
  • - Fixed malware path detection for virtual CD drives created with PowerISO
  • - Fixed cases of crash during Quick scan
  • *Firewall: Fixed application crashes caused by Firewall port scan detection settings

 

Build 16.0.315

Updated February 15, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General:
  • - Improved startup performance
  • - Enhanced UX for alerts
  • * Antivirus: Improved recognition of Microsoft Development Certificates
  • * Firewall:
  • - Improved Firewall startup process and overall speed
  • - Reduced time for establishing trusted networks
  • - Optimized certificate signature recognition
  • * Safe Browsing:
  • - Reduced startup time and improved overall performance
  • - Enhanced Mozilla Firefox certificate installation
  • * Spamfilter: Increased security of whitelists through data encryption
  • * Backup: Improved UX for e-mail backups

BUG FIXES

  • *General: Solved cases of application crashes on Windows XP
  • *Spamfilter: Fixed cases of blocking unencrypted emails and emails sent through EasyFactuur

 

Build 16.0.314

Updated January 25, 2016 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General:
  • - HTTPS proxy improvements: the HTTPS proxy now negotiates the best security cyphers supported by both the client and the webserver, temporary certificates are stored in a secure (encrypted) location and updated the trusted root certificates list. Credit and special thanks go out to Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet for discovering and reporting these issues
  • - Improved performance on Windows 10
  • - Changed downloader and installer certificates to SHA256
  • * Firewall:
  • - Improved LAN network speed when using the Firewall
  • - Improved help for Firewall
  • * Safe Browsing:
  • - Improved mechanism of displaying the extra details tooltip for the scanned URLs in searches performed when using Chrome
  • - Improvements of Safe Search links check for sponsored links in Google searches
  • * Backup:
  • - Improved behavior of the out-of-space notifications when editing a file in the Unity folder
  • - Enhanced progress bar mechanism displayed when running a profile
  • - Improved windows focus behavior when a scheduled profile starts
  • - Improved usability of the backup feature by adding Passphrase reminder notifications and explanatory tooltips
  • * Antispam: Improved block domains behavior on Outlook 2013

BUG FIXES

  • * Antispam:
  • - Fixed cases of crashes on XP SP3
  • - Fixed cases of crashes when using Windows Live Mail
  • *Safe Browsing: Fixed Safe Search links check on Firefox x64
  • *Antivirus: Fixed cases of log viewer crashes on Windows XP
  • *PC Tune-Up: Fixed Cleanup Helper crashes cases
  • *General: Fixed World of Tanks compatibility with the AV module

 

Build 16.0.313

Updated December 8, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Backup: Improved UX with tooltips in cases of features not available in certain combinations
  • * General: Improved startup performance

BUG FIXES

  • * PC Tune Up: Fixed crashes in cases of multiple PC Tune Up modules opened in the same time

 

Build 16.0.312

Updated November 11, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Improved UI rendering of Cleanup Helper for Windows Classic theme
  • - Improved user help by adding tooltips in Duplicate Files
  • - Look and feel and consistency enhancements in Cleanup Helper
  • * Backup: Improved UX with notifications in case Dropbox is installed and will download the files backed up by BullGuard in the Dropbox account
  • * Antivirus: Improved scanning of the registry values passed to PowerShell scripts

 

Build 16.0.311

Updated October 22, 2015 
 

NEW FEATURES

  • * Backup: The Dropbox feature is now out of beta, and available to all users. Dropbox was added as Backup destination. All the flexibility of the BullGuard Backup profiles and encryption are available. Create a new Backup profile and select "Dropbox" as destination to test it out.
  • * PC Tune Up: Duplicate Files feature was added and it identifies the duplicated files on disk. Access the new feature by selecting “Duplicate Files” from the PC Tune Up options.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Improved product notifications about expiration
  • * Safe Browsing: Improved mechanism of displaying the extra details tooltip for the scanned URLs
  • * Firewall: Reduced default notifications of the firewall for the cases when user decision is not needed

BUG FIXES

  • * Backup: Fixed cases of BullGuard hanging when managing the Backup profiles

 

Build 15.1.310

Updated October 6, 2015 
 

NEW FEATURES

  • * Backup: [BETA] Dropbox was added as Backup destination. All the flexibility of the BullGuard Backup profiles and encryption are available. Create a new Backup profile and select "Dropbox" as destination to test it out.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General:
  • - Improved product communication in case of expired licenses
  • - Uninstaller improvements in Safe Mode
  • * Safe Browsing:
  • - Improved Safe Browsing detection with a newly implemented local categories list
  • - Improved security with ECDH algorithms in the HTTPS Proxy
  • * PC Tune Up: Improved scheduler of automatic optimization tasks
  • * Parental Control: Improved detection of religion websites
  • * Firewall: Improved firewall method to block communications while the Allow/Block notification is displayed

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Fixed incompatibility issues with Outlook 2016
  • * Safe Browsing: Fixed cases of not displaying videos on Facebook that were accessed through links received on Skype and Yahoo Messenger
  • * Backup: Fixed incorrect error displayed when running a backup profile of an under maintenance account

 

Build 15.1.308

Updated August 19, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Added Recommended Cleanup feature in Cleanup Helper, showing to the user files safe to be deleted
  • - Added notifications for scheduled PC Tune Up optimizations, Boot Manager report status and Cleanup Helper recommendation in case of low space on startup disk
  • * Parental Control:
  • - Improved notification mechanism when time and applications restrictions are applied
  • - Improved Windows 10 compatibility
  • * Antivirus:
  • - Improved behavioral detection in case of Windows reusing process IDs
  • - Improved reporting of behavioral malware detections in Message Center
  • - Improved reporting to Windows of components status in case of expired licenses
  • * Safe Browsing: Improvements of Safe Search links check in Facebook, Yahoo and Bing

BUG FIXES

  • * Vulnerability scanner: Fixed "Show details" button not working
  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Fixed Boot Monitor crashes
  • - Fixed cases of blank notifications being displayed

 

Build 15.1.307

Updated July 14, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Parental Control:
  • - Numerous stability and consistency improvements
  • - Improved access scheduling mechanism
  • - Added automatic refresh of profiles to display new Windows users
  • - Improved Parental Control reports in MyAccount
  • - Improved usability by adding Privacy Control fields validations
  • - Added extra layer of security for the Parental Control settings
  • * General:
  • - Added application updates for expired users
  • - Improved notifications display and compatibility with Windows 10
  • - Improved Settings to apply the same preferences in case the domain and local administrator are the same
  • - Improved display of Firewall notifications
  • * Backup: Improved status display for paused backups

BUG FIXES

  • * Parental Control:
  • - Fixed incompatibility with Minecraft Multiplayer
  • - Fixed cases of not blocking Internet Explorer

 


 

Build 15.1.306

Updated June 25, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Backup:
  • - Redesigned the restore wizard
  • - Improved local cache logic
  • - Privacy enhancements in backup logs
  • * Antivirus:
  • - Improved restore from quarantine logic
  • - Improved Behavioral Engine logic for trusted MSI processes
  • * General:
  • - Improvements to ensure a smooth BullGuard migration when upgrading to Windows 10
  • - Improved usability when reinstalling BullGuard
  • * Firewall: Improved firewall method to deal with multiple digital signatures

BUG FIXES

  • * General:
  • - Fixed Chrome incompatibility issue
  • - Fixed installer to deploy for Windows XP SP2 users the compatible version

 


 

Build 15.1.305

Updated June 11, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Grouped the displayed processes in applications in Boot Manager to easier identify the ones that are the most resource intensive
  • - Boot Manager interface improvements to display long application names
  • - Scrollbar display improvements in Cleanup Helper
  • * General: Windows 10 compatibility improvements to notify Windows about the subscription validity
  • * Antivirus: Improved method to start scans

BUG FIXES

  • * Firewall: Fixed TomTom maps update issue

 


 

Build 15.1.304

Updated May 26, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Improved size folders calculation in Cleanup Helper
  • - Improved memory usage by Boot Manager
  • - Scrollbar display improvements in Cleanup Helper
  • * General:
  • - Windows 10 compatibility improvements
  • - Added extra security layers to obfuscate information used by the installer

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Fixed Internet Explorer crashes

 


 

Build 15.1.303

Updated May 5, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - Improved the processes listing, path display and multiple processes of the same application handling in Boot Manager
  • - Performance improvements of Boot Manager
  • * Firewall: Performance and stability enhancements by using an improved automatic program access

BUG FIXES

  • * PC Tune Up: Repaired cleanup of Mozilla Firefox cache
  • * General:
  • - Fixed World of Tanks install incompatibilities
  • - Fixed GTA 5 incompatibilities

 


 

Build 15.0.301

Updated April 17, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus: Improved method of how Antivirus quarantines infected Outlook emails
  • * PC Tune Up: Improved stability of the Boot Manager feature
  • * General: Improved behavior of BullGuard maximize window on Windows tablets

BUG FIXES

  • * Firewall: Fixed Virtual Box internet issues

 


 

Build 15.0.300

Updated April 6, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * PC Tune Up:
  • - The Boot Manager feature was added to easily identify and adjust the applications that use most of the resources at computer start, making it slow
  • - Improved usability of Cleanup Helper while indexing the files and folders
  • * Antivirus: Enhanced Quarantine protection for files in folders without permissions for SYSTEM user
  • * Backup:
  • - Improved throttling mechanism so Backup uses less bandwidth in critical moments
  • - Improved the Backup authentication method and proxy configuration
  • * Safe Browsing: Improved display for the listed PDF files
  • * Firewall: Improved speed and stability of Firewall when automatically allowing applications
  • * General: OpenSSL upgrade

BUG FIXES

  • * Safe Browsing: fixed cases of not showing the “Safe” icons in Google Chrome
  • * Backup:
  • - Fixed "Choose new location" selection in localized product versions
  • - Fixed cases of inappropriate behavior of Backup when the file location was changed

 


 

Build 15.0.299

Updated March 26, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus:
  • - Improved Behavioral Engine detection and reduced false positives by using MD5 calculation of executable image files at process load
  • - Improved quarantine by loading it at page open instead of application startup
  • * Firewall: Added firewall compatibility with Windows 10 Preview
  • * Backup:
  • - improved Backup performance by throttling the automatic backups so they don’t use all the bandwidth
  • - improved e-mail backup connectivity when performing a scheduled backup
  • * General:
  • - Closed opened file handles to logical drives
  • - Fixed drivers upgrade on Windows 10
  • - Improved Firewall and Behavioral Engine reporting in case of expired signed certificates

BUG FIXES

  • * Backup: Fixed continuous backup on Windows XP
  • * General:
  • - Fixed incompatibilities with Spybot
  • - Fixed incompatibility warning displayed twice in installer

 


 

Build 15.0.298

Updated March 18, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Vulnerability Scanner:
  • - Extended details and options in the reports - vendor, paths, "Explore" file locations
  • - Improved detection of automatically runnable programs from removable devices, Microsoft XML Core Services updates and availability Windows Security updates
  • * Firewall: Improved rules to allow explicit local addresses
  • * Safe Browsing: Performance improvements for browsing
  • * General: UX improvements - Tab & Alt navigation, tiles display on large DPI screens and mouse behavior

BUG FIXES

  • * Vulnerability Scanner: Fixed recurrent notifications about disabled Vulnerability Scanner
  • * Firewall: Fixed TomTom maps update issue
  • * Antispam: Fixed Excel attachment emails being stuck in Outbox when having BullGuard signature on
  • * General: Fixed cases of updates displayed as never finishing

 


 

Build 15.0.297

Updated March 6, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Vulnerability Scanner: Enhanced the functionality by identifying also the Metro applications' opened ports
  • * PC Tune Up: Improved memory consumption of the Cleanup Helper function
  • * General:
  • - Added feedback functionality in the main screen of the product
  • - Improvements to identify identical crashes

 


 

Build 15.0.296

Updated February 18, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Vulnerability Scanner:
  • - Enhanced performance by delaying the automatic scans until system idle
  • - Improved usability by better reporting of the opened remote desktop port and IPv6 loopback address ports listening
  • * Firewall: Performance and stability enhancements by using an improved automatic program access
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Firewall: Allow access of domain controllers on remote managed systems
  • * Vulnerability Scanner: Show the Vulnerability Scanner reports without disrupting the user
  • * Cleanup Helper: Use consistent graphics in Cleanup Helper windows

 


 

Build 15.0.295

Updated February 10, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Vulnerability Scanner:
  • - Improved invalid and unsigned drivers detection and reporting to the users
  • - Better filtering of open ports to display only the potential unwanted ones
  • - Added IPv6 open ports support
  • - Improved detection of open Wi-Fi connections
  • - Improved usability for the „Automatically run programs from removable devices (autorun.inf)” task
  • * General: Extended Bullguard v15 support for SSE2 non-compatible CPUs
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Antivirus: Improved quarantine results display
  • * Backup: Creating backup profiles when Windows Mail folders name contain special characters is now working properly.
  • * Backup: Fixed explorer.exe crashes on Vista while journaling
  • * Backup: Fixed versioning option persistence for local profiles
  • * Firewall: Improved firewall treatment for domain policies
  • * Installer: Improved virtual keyboard interaction on tablets

 


 

Build 15.0.294

Updated January 28, 2015 
 

NEW FEATURES

  • * Vulnerability Scanner: changed the Vulnerability Scanner to assist user with assessing and solving the following issues:
  • - Check if the Windows updates are set to "automatically download and install"
  • - Check for automatic execution of media files (autorun.inf) on local hard drives and network hard drives
  • - Check if you are connected to a vulnerable Wi-Fi network
  • - Check if there are local servers that listen on the external IP
  • - Check if there are any drivers that are not digitally signed
  • - Check if there are available Windows updates and assist with installing the updates
  • * General: the user interface has been updated to accommodate the new Vulnerability Scanner module
  • * PC Tune Up: a Cleanup Helper feature has been added to easily identify and manage the largest files and folders on disk
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Antivirus: improved Behavioral Engine quarantine capabilities when renaming files
  • * Backup: switching from “External HDD” to “BullGuard Online Drive” in Backup settings is now working properly.
  • * Updater: various improvements for BullGuard background updater

 


 

Build 15.0.293

Updated January 21, 2015 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Installer: Improved installer integration with Windows' Program Compatibility Assistant.
  • * Antivirus: More intuitive and easier to understand icons and messages for Behavioral anti-malware alerts
  • * Antivirus: Improved detection of malware installed in Windows start-up.
  • * General: Better detection of full screen applications and improved handling of notifications while in full screen mode
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Backup: Fixed issues when reading folder/connecting dialog were stuck on Windows XP SP3
  • * Backup: Fixed issues where future scheduled backup tasks timestamps were not displayed correctly
  • * Installer: BullGuard installer now correctly detects CPU-SSE2 compatible processors.
  • * General: Fixed Help links behavior

 


 

Build 15.0.291

Updated November 26, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Firewall:​​ Small Firewall tweaks
  • * Backup: An intermediate "Connecting" screen has been added when opening the Online Drive
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Antivirus: Fixed an issue that was causing the behavioural engine to generate multiple entries in the Messaging Centre after reboot
  • * Antivirus: The "Protect Internet Options" setting now updates properly when turning Antivirus Protection on and off
  • * Firewall: Fixed an issue that was causing firewall rules to be incorrectly overwritten

 


 

Build 15.0.290

Updated November 18, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus: Improved the remediation module.
  • * Backup: Improved the responsiveness when deleting files from the backup folders in Explorer.
 

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Fixed full screen detection when explorer.exe restarts (e.g.: after installing Daemon Tools).
  • * Internet Options Protection: Fixed an issue where restored entries remained in Quarantine until GUI restart.
  • * Backup: Fixed an issue where safe removal for removable devices was being stopped on Windows XP due to backups.
  • * Spam Filter: Fixed an issue where Outlook would crash under certain conditions.

 


 

Build 15.0.289

Updated November 9, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Upgraded OpenSSL to the latest version.
  • * Spam Filter: Improved processing of undelivered emails.
 

BUG FIXES

  • * General: Fixed an issue with detecting fullscreen apps.
  • * Spam Filter: Fixed an issue for exporting emails containing other email messages as attachments.
  • * Internet Options Protection: Multiple fixes in monitoring of the hosts file and toolbar installations.
  • * Firewall: Fixed an issue in which some Blackberry devices were being blocked by the firewall.

 


 

Build 15.0.288

Updated October 23, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: Internet Options Protection is now out of beta, and is available to all users. New feature "Protect Internet Options" stops potentially unwanted apps from modifying your internet settings, such as proxy, Internet Explorer homepage, hosts file.
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Firewall: Fixed an issue on Windows XP that might allow hackers to leverage a Windows bug in order to create an exploit. Credit and special thanks go out to Parvez Anwar (@ParvezGHH) for discovering this issue.
  • * General: The systray icon is no longer animated 30 days before the product expires.
  • * General: Fixed an issue that caused some UI elements to show on the desktop after boot.
  • * General: Fixed inconsistency issues between the Weekly Reports and the Antivirus logs.
  • * Backup: Fixed an issue where the Proxy Settings button was overlapped with the Self Protection text.
  • * Firewall: Fixed an issue where the firewall was blocking some local UPnP traffic.

 


 

Build 14.1.287

Updated October 13, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: BullGuard now detects when the PC is in fullscreen mode, and suppresses all alerts and updates until fullscreen mode is exited.
  • * General: BullGuard updates are postponed when the PC resources usage is high, or the device is on battery power.
  • * General: BullGuard updates are less frequent on slow systems.
 

BUG FIXES

  • * General: [BETA] Internet Options Protection. Fixed an issue that caused alerts to show after reboot even if the user has allowed them.
  • * Antivirus: Fixed an issue that caused the "On" switch for the Antivirus to not work properly in some remote conditions.
  • * Backup: Fixed an issue that cause the restore of certain emails to not work properly on Outlook 2007.
  • * Firewall: Processes started from mapped network drives are no longer blocked.
  • * General: multiple other minor bug fixes across all modules

 


 

Build 14.1.286

Updated October 2, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: An option has been added to allow users early access to BETA features. You can find it under Settings -> General
  • * General: [BETA] Internet Options Protection. A new feature that will safeguard system and Internet options against rogue apps that may try to change them.
  • * General: Performance improvements. Users should notice even less impact on system performance from BullGuard
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Firewall: Fixed an issue that caused incompatibilities with some Adobe installers
  • * Backup: Fixed an issue that was causing the backup process to fail when encountering an e-mail folder with an unsupported character set
  • * Safe Browsing: Facebook checkmarks are now properly displayed in Chrome
  • * General: multiple other minor bug fixes across all modules

 


 

Build 14.1.285

Updated September 17, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * General: The BullGuard icon in the system tray was updated and now animates when actions are in progress or notifications are pending.
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Main interface: The "View Report" and "Manage" buttons were not properly displayed on some computers.
  • * Main interface: Pressing "View Report" on the backup tile was opening the wrong MC tab.
  • * Messaging Center: The "View report" button for Vulnerability Scanner messages was not shown if the plugin was run twice in a row.

 


 

Build 14.1.284

Updated September 1, 2014 
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Firewall: Great speed improvements for local connections (localhost).
 

BUG FIXES

  • * Firewall: Fixed several issues with VPN connections.
  • * General: Fixed an isolated issue that caused BullGuard to use significant system resources in some exotic scenarios.
  • * Safe Browsing: Safe Results are now properly shown on Google in Internet Explorer 8.

 


 

Build 14.1.283

Updated August 28, 2014 
 

NEW FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS FOR BULLGUARD BACKUP

  • * Main interface: BullGuard Backup now has the new interface design, aligned with the Internet Security design.
  • * Licensing: BullGuard Backup is now FREE to use! All offline features are unlocked, and online space is available via subscriptions.
  • * Main interface: The number of scheduled backups are always shown in the Backup tile.
  • * Backup: Outlook 2013 is now supported for email backup.
  • * Backup: The "Synchronize my backup" option is now checked by default when creating a new profile.
  • * Backup: You can now edit files directly from the UNITY folder.
  • * Backup: Backup folders are now password-protected against other users on your computer.
  • * Backup: Improved the handling of removable devices.
  • * Backup: Numerous bug fixes and reliability improvements.
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus: Performance improvements.

BUG FIXES

  • * Antivirus: The Real time scanner no longer blocks the installation of NVidia Graphics Driver.
  • * Backup: The Online Drive icons are now properly displayed after updating from older versions.

 


 

Build 14.1.282

Updated July 29, 2014 
 

NEW FEATURES

  • * Main interface: BullGuard now starts maximized! You can also use the new maximize button to resize the interface to the old size.
  • * Antivirus: When an USB storage device is inserted, a notification will show that BullGuard is scanning that device.
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus: Performance improvements.

 


 

Build 14.1.281

Updated May 15, 2014 
 

NEW FEATURES

  • * Weekly Reports: Discover this feature in BullGuard's Messaging Center and see what BullGuard has done for you each week!
  • * Tooltips: We've added tooltips across the whole interface, to make everything easier to understand.
  • * Safe Browsing lists: You can now manage the Whitelist, Blacklist and Current Session for Safe Browsing in the Settings.
  • * Update Notifications: When BullGuard updates to a new version, a notification will show, offering the option to see the release notes.
 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • * Antivirus: Caching improvements will speed up the scanning.
  • * Performance: Reduced the impact on system performance.
  • * Backup: You can now edit files directly from the UNITY folder.
  • * Backup: Backup folders are now password-protected against other users on your computer.
  • * Backup: Improved the handling of removable devices.
  • * Main interface: Improved the user experience by adding visual aids such as arrows and gradient edges.
  • * Main interface: Added a shortcut "Manage rules" for the Firewall tile.
  • * Main interface: Now it's possible to use the combo menu while a progress bar is showing.
  • * Main interface: Added a shortcut "View ignored" for the Vulnerability Scanner.
  • * Settings: Now the settings switches have a green color when ON.
  • * Settings: The Safe Browsing options were moved into their own category, under Antivirus.
  • * Messaging Center: All messages and notifications were split into different tabs, for easier browsing.
  • * Messaging Center: Added a button "More info" to access details for the Firewall reports inside Messaging Center.
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