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BullGuard Launches Free Online Virus Scan To Detect Latest Threats

BullGuard Virus Scan scan systems for active viruses and ensure users are protected against the latest threats

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Double-check your system security in under a minute

-- Perform a free comprehensive scan in under a minute to double-check your current security -- Ensure existing anti-malware software offers protection against the latest threats -- No need to uninstall existing security software -- Browser plug-in offers one-click scanning at any time -- No additional downloads required -- Utilizes award-winning, state-of-the-art antivirus technology -- Support for multiple web browsers BullGuard, the leading provider of user-friendly internet and mobile security solutions for consumers, has today announced the launch of its new free virus scanner. BullGuard Virus Scan is a fast, FREE and easy-to-use virus scanner that utilizes state-of-the-art antivirus technology to scan systems for active viruses and ensure users are protected against the latest threats.

Unlike many alternatives, BullGuard Virus Scan simply works. It does not require a specific web browser or constant interaction from the user to navigate a series of convoluted steps. Users just have to add a small plug-in to their browser and in under a minute, BullGuard Virus Scan uses its award-winning anti-malware technology to check their system for potential threats and ensure that the current security solution is working at an acceptable level. The browser plug-in offers direct access to BullGuard Virus Scan with a single click, ensuring that peace of mind is never far away. Following a scan, users can browse a report and discover more about any threats that have been detected. An optional download is also available for a free 60-day trial of BullGuard Internet Security 2013, which will help users eliminate these threats and ensure their system remains trouble-free.

Most people now use an internet security package as standard and recognize the importance of doing so, but the quality of antivirus detection varies greatly and the speed at which threats evolve means that many security solutions can become outdated very quickly. Constantly checking software to make sure it is still effective is a laborious and undesirable process, and the simple reason for this is time. Uninstalling an antivirus solution to install and test another is time-consuming and often troublesome, and alternative online virus scanners can take up to 15 minutes to complete, engaging users with a series of tedious requests along the way. That's why BullGuard Virus Scan, utilizing technology that has achieved top scores in industry protection tests, has been designed to be fast, easy and efficient, allowing anyone to check for potential threats for free whenever they want, and as often as they want.

"We recognize that maintaining system security is often a painful process and that many consumers don't have the time or inclination to constantly monitor their software," says BullGuard Head of Product Management, Alex Balan. "We know how important it is to ensure that security suites are capable of protecting against the latest threats, so we developed BullGuard Virus Scan with this in mind. Whether users have noticed suspicious activity on their PC or simply want to double-check their current internet security software, BullGuard Virus Scan will provide a summary of a system's security status in less than a minute, offering significant peace of mind."

Learn more: http://virus-scan.bullguard.com

About BullGuard: Launched in 2002, BullGuard is one of the fastest growing internet and mobile security brands. Today, its product portfolio also includes award-winning antivirus, premium 24/7 identity and social media protection, as well as PC and mobile backup software solutions. BullGuard's philosophy has always remained the same - to combine technical excellence with a genuine understanding of consumer needs, creating simple, easy-to-use products that deliver complete protection, and to enable customers to control and manage their digital footprint.

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Marxman77
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10/19/2013 | 1:02:41 AM
re: BullGuard Launches Free Online Virus Scan To Detect Latest Threats
Funny, I posted a comment 'twice' here the day it came out but yet it never was posted... Talk about CENSORSHIP! It wasn't a raving review so you blocked it? Huh! Wonder why only one person posted here, because you blocked all of the others!
anon7453906516
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anon7453906516,
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7/19/2013 | 11:19:24 AM
re: BullGuard Launches Free Online Virus Scan To Detect Latest Threats
It's amazing how far bullguard has come! They are really showing what they got!
http://guiaantivirus.com/compa...
Marxman77
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Marxman77,
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7/11/2013 | 12:20:44 AM
re: BullGuard Launches Free Online Virus Scan To Detect Latest Threats
Really? "It does not require a specific web browser" but I get an error when trying with Waterfox v18.0.1...
Marxman77
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Marxman77,
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7/11/2013 | 12:02:09 AM
re: BullGuard Launches Free Online Virus Scan To Detect Latest Threats
Really? "It does not require a specific web browser", I tried with Waterfox V18 and received the attached error....
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