I don't know why you are surprised that Bullguard wants to connect, how do you think it updates without doing that? It is just like any other antivirus software that needs to connect regularly to keep it virus database up to date. I have had problems with Bullguard in the past where I could not connect but I disabled Bullguard and was able to connect. I no longer use Bullguard but suggest that you try disabling it and then try to connect. If you find that you can connect then change your antivirus program.