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BullGuard Giving Away 5,000 Smartphone Mobile Antivirus Licenses

mo_front3_mediumWith the recent increase in mobile use for many things beside communication the treat to users security has increased. It is crazy that many Smartphone users think everything they do is secured or at least that has been my experience with some of my friends that don’t spend as much time reading blogs and news like I do.   I always say that a BlackBerry is as secure as the person using is knowledgeable on the subject.  So it is not surprisingly that many companies are porting their Security software to smartphones. BullGuard is one of those companies and they have a sweet deal going on.

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To celebrate the launch of BullGuard Mobile Security 10, the company is giving away 5,000 free licenses of BullGuard Mobile Antivirus. Features of the app include Antivirus, Antispyware, Basic Backup, and Support.  Most of us have a ton of sensitive information on our smartphones, use them to make online purchases, etc. but don’t have the same protection on our phones as our PCs. With the recent growth of malicious apps, a shift is occurring where hackers are starting to target mobile devices.

Full Press release:

BullGuard: BullGuard Mobile Security 10
Mobile security app for Android, Symbian, Windows and Blackberry devices protects against alarming increase in mobile-based viruses and malware

  • Antivirus module protects your phone from viruses and yourself from identity theft and online fraud
  • Antitheft: If your phone is stolen, allows you to go online to delete sensitive data, lock it and locate it by GPS
  • Parental Control feature lets you keep an eye on what your kids are up to on their phone and make sure they don’t run up huge bills
  • Firewall protects personal details on your phone from hackers and intruders
  • Spamfilter keeps your phone clean and blocks unwanted texts and unwelcomed callers
  • Basic Backup stores your contacts and calendar, even if you lose your phone
  • Includes an application that is installed on your mobile device as well as a Web service that can be accessed via your PC and an Internet browser
  • Free 24/7 support when you need it

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BullGuard is Giving Away 5,000 Licenses of BullGuard Mobile Antivirus for Free

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – December 29, 2010 – To celebrate the launch of BullGuard Mobile Security 10, digital security expert BullGuard is giving away 5,000 special editions of “BullGuard Mobile Antivirus” – the Antivirus module incorporated in BullGuard Mobile Security suite. Why? To give mobile enthusiasts a taste of what the full security suite is capable of.

Special launch promotion:  Visit

First come first served – protect your phone for 1 year for free!

Features: Antivirus, Antispyware, Basic Backup, Support.

Operating Systems: Symbian, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile

BullGuard’s Mobile Antivirus is a special edition, aimed at the technically proficient first movers, who have more or less moved all of their activities from their computer to their phone because it’s convenient, but who are also aware that this constitutes a major risk.

“All the risks that are a part of your life when you go online from your computer are just as real when you use your phone to check for Facebook or Twitter updates and news, to receive e-mails and access your bank account. The technically savvy users have caught on to this, and are looking for the right software to protect their phone, personal details and money” said Morten Rinder Stengaard, Product Manager at BullGuard.

Basically, viruses and other types of malware don’t care what device you use. They just need your phone to be switched on – that way they can call paid services, send text messages, steal and exploit personal information such as credit card details, passwords, phone numbers and the like. In short, a smartphone without proper protection puts you at risk.

“While mobile phones do not need to have extensive functionality to be infected by a virus – malicious code also spreads via text messages – malware is certainly most likely to spread from applications developed for smartphones. Smartphones are obviously susceptible to the risks you would normally associate with internet activity – e.g. phishing – and because the devices enable it, smartphone users store a lot of data that is vulnerable to illegal activity,” elaborated Morten Rinder Stengaard.

BullGuard has been working with mobile security technologies since 2005, when the company was among the very first to launch a mobile security product. BullGuard Mobile Security 10 is the result of a dedication to provide end users with security for the platforms that are relevant to them at any given time:

“We’re proud to present a security solution which offers superior protection, more features and covers more platforms than any other product available today,” stated Morten Rinder Stengaard. “None of the other major vendors cover Android who has a 28% market share worldwide, and our features are far more technically advanced and user-friendly. A good example is our extensive web based interface, which enables you to control and monitor your device remotely: from here you can access your device if it gets stolen, as well as lock it, wipe it, run backups and alarms, and parents can monitor their kid’s phone from any computer,” said Morten Rinder Stengaard.

The full BullGuard Mobile Security 10 suite includes: Antivirus, Antispyware, Antitheft, Parental Control, Firewall, Spamfilter, Basic Backup, Support.

Operating Systems: BullGuard runs on Android, Symbian, Windows and Blackberry phones, covering 80% of the smartphone market.

Price: $29.95

About BullGuard:

Launched in 2002, BullGuard is one of the fastest growing Security brands. Its 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 universal, complete protection as well as enabling customers to control and manage their digital footprint.

BullGuard has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Benelux, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Australia and the US.

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  1. I received a code but haven’t installed yet. Anyone gotten their’s and tried it yet?

  2. Do we even need this?

  3. Most of us prob don’t but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to have it on.

  4. Indeed. Anyways downloaded and installed. Don’t feel any lag *yet* but I haven’t done a reset either.

    Btw, luis, this app expires on 7/1/2011??

    Isn’t it supposed to be 1 year?

  5. there isnt any known viruses that attacks your bb yet and it isn’t hard to create a virus on the BB. If a developer decides to release a Virus or malware app on the BB rim will most likely remove their signing key.

  6. Not that I think this is needed. SmrtGuard has some element of protection as well and it’s never been useful. But I like the idea of protection. Damn thing doesn’t even open in my browser. I sent the jad through usb and still nothing. Just calls an error and rejects it. Too bad I was interested in this one for sure.

  7. When I d/load this it populates a user that is not me and I can’t change and can’t register to get a license key. Any ideas of how to get past that?

  8. Ironic. I am staying at a hotel in Reno NV. As I clicked on the link to download the software on my BlackBerry, Every refresh tells me that the IP address has already been registered with a different user. It also then expose their e-mail address….So much for downloading a anti-virus to protect myself while it expose my info to the rest of the world!

    • OK, now that is scary. But then again, I never do any kinds of transactions like this using public WiFi, especially at a hotel, where I’m entering in personal information. It’s just common sense not to do so.

  9. Okay scary. I live in Reno, and our website is based here strange coincidence ^CKL. I got registered and didn’t see anyone’s email address. Now that I don’t have the product on my BlackBerry I truly feel safer. haha.

  10. My thought is this is attempting to solve a problem that simply doesn’t exist for BlackBerry devices. iPhones and Androids are easily “rooted” and able to run malicious code, but BlackBerry has so much built in security (just don’t grant every app “Trusted Application” status when it asks for it!) it is really hard to justify dropping $30 on such a thing. And I’m not sure sure I feel comfortable about essentially being a beta tester for them by taking them up on their “free” offer.

    I personally would stay far away from any app like this on a BlackBerry. UNTIL someone PROVES that BlackBerry really NEEDS something like this.

  11. I also had the issue of trying to download this using my 9780 and it kept telling me that the ip address was registered and so forth. Got it done once I got home. Tried the scan (a few times). SO far I haven’t been able to complete a full scan. It say I canceled the scan, but I didn’t. Told it to exclude media files, and it does the opposite. 9780 is re-booting after deletion as we speak! As someone mentioned earlier, what’s up with the july exp date anyway?

  12. I’ve tried Smobile, this is similar however customer service isn’t very helpful as far as BullGuard is concerned. I was able to get it to work once, updated my OS, and nada but errors. I just uninstalled. There are no viruses written for java HOWEVER, spyware can be installed if you’re not careful with what you download or who you let play with your phone. I love SmrtGuard for their spam blocker and finding your phone. The antivirus really isn’t a concern or priority for any BlackBerry owner, unless you install everything without knowing what you’re installing.

  13. I have decided to uninstall it tonight

  14. I like the concept, but as it’s been said before, RIM makes all their API’s go through their infrastructure (Ask KIK). Where as with Android you can download any APK to the device. I doubt we’ll see many virus’s on BlackBerry devices anytime soon. Spyware, yes. Heck, I don’t even get SPAM. (Knock on wood)

  15. Has anyone tried the remote wipe (device and card) as well as the ability to locate the device? Every app I’ve tried that sports these features sucks my battery dry so I can’t imagine this is light on the battery as well.

  16. Are these actually needed on a bB?

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