The user currently logged in is shown in the Change user section and on the Main page of the BullGuard interface. Clicking on the Change user button will display the Login window where users can re-log with their account details or with a new BullGuard account. In case the password was changed or reset, it is necessary to log in again with the new account details.
All BullGuard accounts are protected by a username and a password which you are asked to create when registering for the first time. The username must be a valid e-mail address to which all BullGuard related e-mails (including payment confirmations) will be sent.
Protect Security Settings with a password: Allows BullGuard to restrict access to some of its areas and ask for the user account password confirmation whenever accessed:
- Antivirus, Firewall and Home section settings are password protected
- Turning off modules will ask for password confirmation
- Accessing the Online Backup drive will ask for password confirmation
- Initiating the Backup restore wizard will ask for password confirmation
- Closing BullGuard from the System Tray icon (right click and select Exit) will ask for password confirmation.
When you try to access one of the above sections, BullGuard will ask for the password once and - for a specific period - you will not be asked for the password again. When the “No password request” period expires, you will be prompted for your password again. Also, closing and restarting BullGuard will reset the password lock timer.
You can enable or disable this option when you first login/register an account or, afterwards, from the Home Status and Settings section.
Account options allow you to choose whether you want BullGuard to log in automatically at the next startup by using the provided account details (Login automatically option) and to setup their proxy server details if necessary (I use a proxy connection option).
Another reason for using valid e-mail addresses is the password recovery process which will send an automatic e-mail through which you will be able to reset your lost password. You will need to undergo this password recovery procedure as the Support Team does not have access to your password and due to data privacy laws will not reset the password.Recovering your password step by step
Click on the Recover my password button. This will open the BullGuard password recover webpage. You will need to write down and confirm the e-mail address used for your BullGuard account. Entering the code presented in the image is necessary to prevent malicious applications to spam the password recovery form. You need to type the characters in the image exactly how they appear and with caps if necessary.
After clicking Submit, a confirmation message appears to notify you that an e-mail was sent to the e-mail address used in the recovery form.
The e-mail contains a link that will allow you to reset the password to your liking. BullGuard employs this method to ensure that only the owner of the e-mail account (and of the BullGuard account respectively) has the ability to reset the password. Even if somehow your BullGuard username falls into the wrong hands, no one but the owner of the e-mail account can reset the password. Click on the LINK hyperlink in the e-mail to reach the password reset form. The e-mail address used in the previous step will appear in the TO: field in the e-mail,
After clicking the hyperlink in the e-mail, a new browser window will open with the password reset form. Fill in the e-mail address you used for the BullGuard account and choose a new password for your account. You need to type the password once again to confirm it and to avoid any spelling mistakes. Click on the Submit button when finished.
A new window will appear as soon as you press Submit notifying you that the process has completed successfully.
After resetting the password, you will need to log in to the BullGuard application again. Simply click the Change User button in the Your BullGuard account tab and enter the subscription details accordingly.
These options allow you to either renew an expired subscription or upgrade your current one. When clicking on either button, you will be taken to the BullGuard Webshop page.
When using the Renewal option, you will be able to opt for periods ranging from 1 year to 3 years with prices depending on the chosen subscription time.
You can also choose to either add more space to the Online Backup drive, or increase the number of computers on which you can install the application. Note that all prices depend on the subscription type for which the upgrade is performed.
For both Renewal and Upgrade, the BullGuard Webshop will display any discounts you may be eligible for.