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Step by step guide to uninstall BullGuard
If you wish to remove BullGuard from your computer, this guide will tell you how.
The uninstall process can be started by using either the uninstaller provided in the BullGuard folder or by using the Control Panel Add or Remove Application (Windows XP, 2000) and Programs and Features (Windows Vista, 7) option.
Before proceeding with uninstalling BullGuard, make sure you close and save any documents. The uninstall process will require a computer restart which may lead to loosing any unsaved information.
The first uninstall window is the Welcome screen. Click Next
to proceed further.
At the next screen, you are offered the possibility to keep the current BullGuard settings in case you wish to reinstall the application.
About keeping the settings
Basically, the Keep Setting option saves all Antivirus, Firewall and Backup profiles, settings and Spamfilter safe and blocked contacts or domains lists. Saving the user preferences is recommended if you plan to reinstall BullGuard and would like to avoid going through editing each module and profile all over again.
After clicking Next
, a progress bar will show when the uninstall process is finished. Do not close the window during this operation and wait for it to finish. Closing the uninstall window prematurely will lead to an incomplete installation and may prevent reinstalling BullGuard correctly.
The last window at the end of the uninstall process will ask users to restart the computer. Choose Reboot now
to restart the computer or I want to manually reboot later
to postpone restarting the computer.
Restart the computer
It is necessary to restart the computer as some BullGuard components like the Antivirus or Firewall drivers can only be removed at the Windows startup. Note that reinstalling BullGuard without restarting the computer will prevent the installation process from completing successfully.