Premium Protection Guides

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How to install BullGuard when you already have a version installed

 

 

The BullGuard installer is able to detect installed BullGuard copies and automatically uninstall them for you. You can also reinstall BullGuard manually by uninstalling the version you already have on your computer and manually installing it again.

 

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:

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Step 1

 

The first window to appear is the Welcome screen.

 

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Before proceeding with installing the application, you need to agree to the EULA (End User Licence Agreement) which presents the rights and responsibilities of both user and BullGuard Ltd.

 

Click on the Install button to continue.

Step 2

 

If you already have a version of BullGuard installed on the computer, you will need to uninstall it before proceeding with the installation process. Click on the Next button to uninstall BullGuard.

 

 

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Step 3

 

The uninstall process is silently managed by the installer tool which will also save your current BullGuard settings and preferences.

 

 

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Step 4

 

You will need to restart the computer to complete the uninstall process. The Reboot now option is selected by default and clicking on Finish will restart the PC. Choose I want to manually restart later if you want to restart the computer at a later time.

 

 

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Note that the install process will not continue further unless you restart your computer. Also, make sure to save any documents you have open before clicking on the Finish button.

If you choose to restart the computer later, you will need to do it manually.


Step 5

 

Right after restart, the process will automatically resume and install BullGuard on your computer. 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%, you will be logged in with your account and BullGuard will start downloading updates.

 

 

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Step 6

 

To finalize the install process for BullGuard Premium Protection or BullGuard Internet Security, a restart is required to complete the Firewall module installation. Make sure to allow BullGuard to finish updating beforehand. If you wish to restart later, you can reboot your computer at a later time.

 

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