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Internet Security para personas que
viven la vida conectados al Internet.

Nuestro programa de Internet Security proporciona una protección completa contra los virus y todas las amenazas en línea. Incluye hasta 10 GB de Online Backup o copia de seguridad en línea para sus archivos valiosos, fotos, videos y música.

¿Qué se obtiene?

  • Una captura de virus tajante que no verá en ningún otro lugar.
  • Control paterno para mantener a los niños al margen de las amenazas en línea.
  • Licencia para tres PC y actualizaciones gratuitas incluidas con la suscripción.
  • Hasta 10 GB de Online Backup o copia de seguridad en línea para proteger todos sus archivos, videos y fotos más preciadas
  • Soporte 24 horas al día, 7 días de la semana, con un lenguaje claro
    ... ¡y la tranquilidad de saber que ninguna amenaza

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Antivirus – removal and protection

Virus protection and removal software

Antivirus software is computer protection software used for identification and removal of computer viruses, as well as many other types of harmful computer software, collectively referred to as "malware". Modern antivirus protection can shield computer systems against a wide range of malware, including spyware, worms, rootkits, and Trojans.

What is a virus?

The word virus is often being used as a common term for all malicious programmes, but technically a virus is a program or code that attaches itself to a legitimate, executable piece of software, and then reproduces itself when that program is run.

Learn more about BullGuard antivirus removal.

Keep your computer free from viruses and spyware.

How does a virus spread?

Viruses spread by reproducing and inserting themselves into programs, documents, or e-mail attachments. They can be transmitted through e-mails or downloaded files and they can be present on CDs, DVDs, USB-drives and any other sort of digital media.

A virus normally requires action to successfully infect a victim.

What does antivirus software actually do?

Antivirus programs scan disk and memory looking for telltale signs of viruses – so-called ‘signatures’. There are two basic kinds of scans:

'Real-time scans' scan files as you use them or as they are loaded on to your computer.

'Scheduled scans' scan your entire computer when you’re not using it.

Virus protection: What can you do?

Always keep your security software active and updated

Keeping antivirus programmes updated is imperative. Because new viruses are released every day, there's always a possibility that your computer will be infected by a virus that your antivirus program does not "know" about. That’s why BullGuard updates itself every two hours while you are connected to the Internet making sure that you remain perfectly safe online.

Always keep all your other software updated

Keep software up to date. Because viruses often propagate by exploiting flaws in operating systems or commonly used programs, keep your computer's operating system and other software updated. Whenever possible configure your computer to download and install critical updates automatically. Otherwise, check for software updates regularly.

Avoid installing spyware and other software that may open backdoors which can be exploited

Only use e-mail services that scan messages for viruses

Deal with e-mail carefully

Viruses are often propagated via e-mail attachments. Avoid opening attachments unless you are reasonably sure the e-mail is legitimate

Spamfilters – protecting your e-mail

Spam are unsolicited bulk messages - all are annoying and some downright dangerous

What is spam?

Spam used to be funny when Monty Python's Flying Circus served up a comedy sketch about a restaurant that served only dishes containing the dubious canned meat. But today – more than 30 years later – we are no longer laughing as hard because the word spam has now gotten a new meaning.

Spamfilters protect you from spam

Unavoidable

It has become the established name for the heaps of unwanted emails promoting Viagra, penis enlargement pills, unknown stocks and other questionable items that clog up inboxes of most Internet users. And the name spam is very well chosen, because the point of the Monty Python joke was exactly that you can't avoid spam no matter what.

E-mail spam, also known as bulk or junk e-mail, can be defined as e-mail messages that are unsolicited and sent in bulk. Spamming pays off because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Therefore, spammers are numerous and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high.

180 bn spam e-mails per day

180 billion or more spam e-mails were sent per day in June 2007 and according to most research spam now makes up about 90 percent of all e-mail traffic. The global cost of spam in 2007 is predicted to reach £53 bn ($107 bn) compared to £27 bn ($55 bn) in 2005 and in the US, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had 70 spam-related cases under active investigation in June 2007.

Increasingly, spammers use networks of virus-infected PCs – or so-called zombies – to send their unsolicited messages. These zombie networks are known as botnets. An estimated 80 % of global e-mail spam is sent by zombie PCs.

According to the Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO), 80 % of spam received by Internet users in North America and Europe can be traced to a hardcore group of around 200 known spam gangs. These gangs consist of an estimated 500-600 professional spammers with ever-changing aliases and domains.

The BullGuard Spamfilter protects you against spam

The BullGuard Spamfilter is very effective at detecting and removing spam messages. Every e-mail is analysed in a number of ways to determine whether the e-mail is genuine, spam or a phishing attempt. In addition, the BullGuard Spamfilter is constantly updated to block the latest known types of spam. When in doubt, BullGuard users can always get in touch with BullGuard Support, who will help you sort out all security related questions 24/7.

Spamfilters protect you from spam

Keep your inbox spam, scam and junk free. Use our anti-spam filter free of charge and avoid unwanted spam and phishing attacks. If it didn't work, spammers wouldn't waste their time.

Keep your inbox clean with the free BullGuard Spamfilter.

Most people find spam e-mails the biggest nuisance on the Internet. Today, spam e-mails account for over 80% of all e-mail traffic and their volumes increase daily.

Strike back with BullGuard Spamfilter.

Key features

  • Proactive spam-blocker identifies and blocks spam – helps keep your inbox free from junk.
  • State of the art protection from malicious e-mail scams like phishing attempts, virus spreading and foreign language spam.
  • Integrates with email systems like Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird and Windows Mail.
  • Easy to use – get started with our step-by-step Anti-spam wizard.
  • Free 24/7 support when you need it.

Special features

  • Full integration with Outlook, Outlook Express and Thunderbird
  • Improved phishing protection
  • Improves accuracy every day thanks to collective user input
  • Step-by-step Wizard for training the BullGuard Spamfilter

Online Support

Got a problem? Look no further! We take our responsibility to assist you seriously, and dedicate a lot of resources to giving you state-of-the-art online support.


Live Support
The BullGuard Support Team is ready to answer any and all of your internet security questions 24/7 by live Chat.
Contact our live support team
If you prefer you can also send us a question by email

More help and support

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Chances are someone else has already been asking the question you’re wondering about. Our extensive FAQ section provides you with answers to questions about everything from subscription queries, to installation and capacity issues.

Product Guides
Our quick guides are an easy and understandable way to help you use our BullGuard products.
Product guides

Technical Guides
The Go To on How To! Our Tech Guides contain advice from our technical specialists with concise and accessible instructions on how to handle a wide range of security threats.
*Even if we do say ‘concise’ and ‘accessible’, you shouldn’t expect to find them very useful unless you’re quite the technical whiz …
Technical guides

The Forum
Be advised – the Forum is also rather technical, but it is a font of valuable information for those able to decipher the lingo! Go online with other enthusiasts, and share opinions, solutions, brainwaves and speculations.
Visit the BullGuard Forum

Spyware removal – Adware and Spyware remover software from BullGuard

Antispyware software blocks spyware attempting to covertly gather information through your internet connection without your knowledge

Protection from and removal of spyware

Spyware can invade your privacy by recording, passing on and abusing your personal details – including credit card details - without you knowing that this is what it is doing. Good spyware remover or blocker software (known as AntiSpyware) will keep you safe from the threats spyware poses

Spyware removal.

How to protect yourself in the first place.

Spyware is often downloaded onto your computer when you download free software. When you see a licence agreement for any software you download from the internet read it carefully. What you should look for AND FIND in the licence agreement, is a paragraph saying that your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) WILL NOT be shared with third parties.

Spyware removal: Locate and remove what’s already there
Spyware removal is a key component in internet security, and the removal software is referred to as "antispyware". Good antispyware software - which is what you get with BullGuard’s Internet Security suite - will:

  • Keep your data personal
  • Ensure that your online identity is protected
  • Be able to locate and remove all known spyware and adware
  • Clean files, registry keys and cookies

How spyware infects your computer
Spyware does not directly spread in the manner of a computer virus or worm: generally, an infected system does not attempt to transmit the infection to other computers. Instead, spyware gets on a system through deception of the user or through exploitation of software vulnerabilities.

Spyware is deceptive by nature
Most spyware is installed without user’s knowledge. Since users tend not to install software if they know that it will disrupt their working environment and compromise their privacy, spyware deceives you, either by piggybacking on a piece of desirable software such as LimeWire, or by tricking them into installing it (the ‘Trojan horse’ method). Some "rogue" anti-spyware programs masquerade as security software.

The distributor of spyware usually presents the program as a useful utility—for instance as a "web accelerator" or as a helpful software agent. Users download and install the software without immediately suspecting that it could cause harm.

Spyware monitors behaviour and collects information
While the term ‘spyware’ suggests software that secretly monitors the user's behaviour, the functions of spyware extend well beyond simple monitoring. Spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, such as internet surfing habbits and which sites have been visisted, but can also interfere with user control of the computer in other ways, such as installing additional software, and redirecting web browser activity. Some of the most damaging spyware are ‘keyloggers’, small programs or hardware devices that monitor each keystroke you type on a specific computer's keyboard, including typos, backspacing and retyping.

They are used by cybercriminals to covertly watch and record everything you type on your computer in order to harvest your log-in names, passwords, and other sensitive information, and send it on to the hackers. This may include any passwords you have asked your computer to remember for you to speed up logging in, as these are held as cookies on your machine.

What spyware does to your computer
A spyware program is rarely alone on a computer: an affected machine usually has multiple infections. Users frequently notice unwanted behaviour and degradation of system performance. A spyware infestation can create significant unwanted activity in the CPU (the Central Processing Unit, i.e the brains of your computer), as well as unwanted disk usage and network traffic. Stability issues, such as applications freezing, failure to boot and system-wide crashes are also common. Spyware which interferes with networking software commonly causes difficulty connecting to the Internet. Spyware is known to change computer settings, resulting in slow connection speeds, different home pages, and/or loss of internet or functionality of other programs.

Backup and recovery – keeps your data safe online

If 'data protection and recovery' is the question, 'online backup' is the answer

Online backup for data protection

BullGuard Backup is the ultimate online backup solution for keeping your electronic valuables safe, as it allows you to retrieve and access everything, regardless of what calamities might befall your computer.

What is backup?

Backup is copies of the data you don’t want to risk losing. And the safest and easiest form of backup is online backup. If you store your files online they will be impervious to any damage to both your computer and its surroundings.

BullGuard Internet Security includes 5 GB online Backup. Try it now

Why use online backup?
"My whole life was on there!" If you ever experienced a computer breakdown, you’ll recognize the sentiment. And that’s why backup should be an essential part of your online to-do list if you spend any time on your computer for anything important, be it personal or business related.

Do you need data recovery?
Sooner or later most of us will likely experience the dreadful death of a hard drive and – unless you back up your data regularly – it is almost always a disaster to lose months or years of irreplaceable files. While you will obviously be able to recover or recreate some of your data – with more or less hassle – some things are irretrievable: You cannot go back and reshoot pictures and footage of family and friends, for instance.

If your computer crashes, is destroyed or is infected with a virus, with online backup you will still have access to your files from any computer with internet access. You can then restore your files to your computer proper from these backup sources.

Don’t expect your hard drive to last forever!
Hard drives are fragile. They normally come with a limited warranty of two to five years and most manufacturers rate their products to last about five years before they begin to develop bad sectors, lose data and perhaps finally break down. But bear in mind that lifespan figures are just averages. A hard drive's life expectancy might be six years, but that doesn't mean that yours won't fail next month or next week. And no hard drive manufacturer offers a warranty against lost data.

Protection from physical damage to your computer
Of course a faulty hard drive isn't the only risk to your data. Fire, theft, data corruption, human error, extremely aggressive computer viruses, or your kids tampering with your computer gear – these things actually do happen and not necessarily just to other people.

Laptops are much more sensitive
Your data is especially exposed if you use a laptop. Due to its size a laptop is tempting prey to any thief and if you travel with your computer it can be difficult to guard it at all times. Furthermore, a laptop is sensitive. It can easily be damaged if it is dropped or a cup of coffee is spilled over it.

Why online backup is safer and easier
Out of all the ways you can backup your files, online backup is the absolute safest. There are two overall weaknesses when saving your stuff on physical devices – CDs, DVDs, memory sticks, extra hard drives or the like:

1. Your backup device needs to be kept in a different location than your computer. Otherwise your data is still unprotected from theft, damage, and fire.

2. You will probably forget to download your files as often as you should, and there will be lots of recent stuff lost when whatever happens, happens.

Online backup equals instant recovery and easy access
If you use online backup, your files are stored on en external server, and you can just download the files to a new computer when you need to.

You can also set the backup to run automatic backups every day, so that you always have the latest versions of your files, and you don’t have to worry about remembering to get it done.

More facts about the advantages of remote backup

Parental Control

Want to protect your kids from internet dangers? With BullGuard Parental Control you can block their access to inappropriate websites or online content, limit their time on the internet and monitor their activity. Simply put, you don't have to wonder anymore what your kids may be up to while browsing the web – a few clicks is all it takes to keep an eye on their online activity and keep them out of trouble.

Vulnerability Scanner

Did you know that the out-dated software on your computer makes you more vulnerable to hackers and viruses? No need to worry, though. The Vulnerability Scanner checks your system for out-of-date software and finds the needed updates. All you have to do is click on the links it provides you with and you're no longer at risk.

PC Tune Up

Does your computer seem kind of lazy lately? Perk it up with BullGuard PC Tune Up! This feature scans your computer for any program leftovers or unnecessary files that take up a lot of space on your hard disk. Then, it either starts cleaning your computer or lets you know what you can do to improve your system and make it run faster.

Game Mode

Gaming safely without performance loss

It's a tough choice between the ultimate gaming experience and maintaining a watertight shield between online crime and your finances, your privacy and your computer's general wellbeing! But with the inclusion of Game Mode in BullGuard Internet Security, gaming and security are no longer at odds: The Game Mode makes it possible to game without performance loss but with the full benefits of state-of the-art internet security. It protects you whether you're gaming or banking, making it the perfect solution for the average household.

Why security is an issue for gamers

Typical frustrations for gamers are endless firewall messages, heavy resource consumption resulting in deteriorated game play and update processes that are initiated during the game.
In a recent survey conducted by BullGuard among 2,000 gamers, 20 percent admitted to not using any kind of protection while gaming. Almost half of the remaining 80 percent complained about their security software interfering with their gaming experience. With the introduction of BullGuard Game Mode, gaming and security are not at odds.

How does it work?
Bullguard Game Mode comes with preset profiles for the 20 most popular games. BullGuard makes profiles for all major game releases and pushes them out to our users, ensuring that the application is always reliable and up-to-date.
You have the option to edit existing game profiles and you can easily create additional game profiles yourself. The Game Mode also comes with a general game mode, which consists of general settings that will suit most games currently on the market.

BullGuard stays tight with the gaming community
BullGuard was the first intern et security company to develop a product specifically designed for gamers and we sponsor different gaming communities around the world. The feedback we receive from the gaming community is very useful in developing future versions of BullGuard, and we greatly enjoy working with this dedicated and enthusiastic group of users.

Game Mode Overview

Gaming

Game Mode ensures a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience without having to disable the security application

Running an Internet Security suite on your computer will use some of the machine’s resources: The Antivirus’ real-time file monitor, the Firewall’s continuous traffic filtering or the Spamfilter e-mail filter all require system resources and processor time. As these resources are limited, they may have an impact on how gams run which holds true especially for today’s cutting-edge technology games that will surely strain the computer’s resources.

That is why BullGuard comes with a module that will ensure a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience without having to disable the security application. You can create profiles that will activate automatically at game start to avoid Firewall pop-ups or tell the Antivirus to run more smoothly, so as not to hinder game performance.

Firewall protection

Firewall protection stops intruders from invading your computer without your knowledge

Keeping your computer safe from intrusion
Firewall protection keeps your computer safe from intrusion by hackers while it is connected to the internet. It does so by examining the electronic data coming in to and out of your computer.

What is firewall protection?

Basically, a good firewall provides protection from prying eyes. It stops thieves and intruders from accessing your computer, laptop, workstation or server, and a good firewall can protect your computer from malicious "worms". A firewall also prevents confidential information on your system from being sent from your computer without your permission. This could be your passwords, bank details and other personal information.

A great firewall is included in BullGuard Internet Security. Try it now

Firewall protection from identity theft
Consequently, a good firewall goes a long way to protect you from "identity thieves" – internet hackers who can break into vulnerable computer systems and steal private files, credit card information, tax records, passwords and identification or reference numbers. Remote thieves can even hijack your system to send spam messages, or plant destructive viruses.

What does a firewall do? So what does a firewall actually do? Quite simply put, a firewall protects your computer from intrusion (scanning or attack) by hackers while it is connected to the Internet. A firewall examines electronic data coming in to, or out of, a computer (or network) and compares it to rules it has been given. If that data matches the rules which say it is OK, it will let the data pass. If it doesn't, it blocks the data. Think of a firewall as a piece of software that keeps the bad guys out and lets the good ones in.

What a firewall does NOT do?
A firewall, however, will not give you full security and make you completely safe online. It is one of the first lines of defence, but on it's own it will not protect you 100%. That’s why an internet security suite includes several other pieces of software as well.

Some of the things a firewall will NOT DO:

  • Protect you against most viruses
  • Protect you against spam
  • Protect you against a poorly configured Wireless Network
  • Protect you against spyware installations (it prevents spyware actions, although the spyware may still be present in your computer)