What is BullGuard.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BullGuard.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BullGuard.exe file information

The process known as BullGuard belongs to software BullGuard Premium Protection or BullGuard Internet Security by BullGuard (

Description: BullGuard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file BullGuard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 339,272 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 308,552 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The BullGuard.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). BullGuard.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with BullGuard.exe, you can also uninstall BullGuard or BullGuard Spamfilter from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or contact Customer Service.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BullGuard.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BullGuard.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

An excellent anti-virus/firewall programme
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Summary: Average user rating of BullGuard.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks BullGuard.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving BullGuard issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BullGuard. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BullGuard.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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