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What is bullguard.exe?

Part of BullGuard by BullGuard Ltd.

What is it?

BullGuard security line of programs uses behavioural detection along with traditional signature-based detection to identify viruses and other malware and remove it from your PC.
Description of bullguard.exe from BullGuard Ltd.
The all-new design and intuitive layout make it simple for you to run a quick scan, adjust protection levels, back up your files, customize your settings and more. Everything is just one click from the main BullGuard home screen. Our latest version of Antivirus includes Behavioural Detection, which spots new viruses by how they act on your computer. Together with Signature-based Detection, which deals with known malware, they make up a multi-layered defence system for your PC that’s virtually impenetrable. Protect your computer from unwanted hackers and identity thieves. The Firewall protects you against network attacks and prevents cyber crooks from entering your system. Don’t lose time sorting out annoying spam messages! Let BullGuard Spamfilter keep out junk mail and e-mail scams, like phishing attempts, virus spreading and foreign language spam.
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How does bullguard.exe run?

Process - bullguard.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. bullguard.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does bullguard.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - bullguard.exe is registered with the run identifier 'BullGuard' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard\BullGuard.exe" -boot' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the bullguard.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of bullguard.exe users, 21.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is bullguard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00050% CPU5002.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.54 MB RAM72.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
637 GDI objects424.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bullguard ltd\bullguard\bullguard.exe

Are there other versions of BullGuard?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by BullGuard.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

About BullGuard Ltd.

BullGuard is a UK-based, privately held software company that produces internet security products for home users and small businesses. The first version of Bull More...
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File details

File name: bullguard.exe
Publisher: BullGuard Ltd. (verified)
Name: BullGuard
Description: BullGuard
Product version:
Size: 1.19 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: BullGuard Ltd.
Certificate authority: GlobalSign nv-sa
Expiration date: 10/28/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0007883017%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002880333%
User CPU: 0.00050026837252%
Privileged CPU time: 75660485 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 553,084,631
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 173.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 175.07 MB
Paged memory: 15.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.64 MB
Paged system memory: 280.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 49.07 KB
Working set memory: 12.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 35.27 MB
Min working set memory: 11.42 MB
Private memory: 15.54 MB
Page faults: 91,091
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,449
Total read transfer: 118.41 MB
Total write operations: 136
Total write transfer: 7.6 KB
Total other operations: 81,441
Total other transfer: 1.37 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 637
Peak GDI objects: 644
USER objects: 301
Peak USER objects: 306
Handle count average: 375
Thread count average: 34

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard\BullGuard.exe" -boot

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: BullGuard
Command: "C:\Program Files\BullGuard Ltd\BullGuard\BullGuard.exe" -boot

Image hashes

MD5: a9740cd136c0a9f7e7562ff00994f568
SHA-1: 1112f1e71187237933745190cfbe560442d70597

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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