Installing BullGuard



The BullGuard Internet Security application can be either downloaded from our website at or installed from the CDs/DVDs bought from BullGuard partners.








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.


Exclamation_MarkDownloading BullGuard


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


Before installing BullGuard Internet Security, you will need to download it first. You can do so from:

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



Step 1


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.



Step 2


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.



Step 3


As soon as the install process has finished, the registration window will appear where you can either register for a 60 days trial or login with your already existing account.




Create account: if you don’t have an account, click on this button to register for a free 60 days trial.


Log in to BullGuard: use this button to log in with your existing account.

Step 4


Once you click on Create account, a new window will confirm your registration. The e-mail address you entered will also be your BullGuard account’s username. Click on OK to continue with setting up BullGuard on your computer.




Once you have registered, BullGuard will begin downloading the newest virus definition files for your installed product. Please allow this process to complete.

Step 5


Once you have registered, BullGuard will begin downloading the newest virus definition files for your installed product. Please allow this process to complete.



Step 6


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.



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