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The Biggest Cyberattacks of 2020…so far

 September 16, 2020

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It’s been a crazy 2020 so far. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the entire world, changing the nature of how human beings live and interact with each other. There have been other natural disasters that have caused tremendous loss of life and devastation. But that didn’t mean cybercriminals remained quiet....

Quick Heal Total Security certified as Top Product by AV-TEST

 August 7, 2020

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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report for May-June 2020 has recognized Quick Heal Total Security as a Top product for Windows with an outstanding rating of 17.5/18 in its latest evaluation. View results. The AV-Test is an independent research institute for IT security from Germany that evaluates and rates antivirus...

Hackers are riding on the global panic pertaining to the deadly Coronavirus

 February 10, 2020
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Very recently, the Coronavirus that apparently originated from the Wuhan province in China has created pandemonium across the world creating an atmosphere of a health crisis for the global populace. As the news of the deadly Coronavirus creates waves of panic across the globe, cyberattackers are lurking into this phenomenon...

Unable to Shut down or Restart Windows 7 systems?

 February 8, 2020

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In the last two days, we have received reports from Windows 7 users who have been unable to shut down or restart their PC and ran into the below error. While the exact cause of the issue is yet to be ascertained there is no official confirmation from Microsoft yet....

Alert! Income tax refund SMS – Newest way of conducting bank fraud by cyber criminals

 August 9, 2019

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Scammers are literally on their toes all year round, but for all the wrong reasons, devising ways and means to trick innocent people. In their latest attempt at fraud, cyber criminals are using fake SMS pretending to be from Income Tax Department to trick innocent victims into sharing bank account...

PCs fail to boot up / Freeze after receiving Microsoft Windows 9-April-2019 updates and rebooting the PC

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 April 16, 2019

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Quick Heal and Seqrite users are reporting that PCs fails to boot up / Freeze after installing 9th April Windows Updates and Rebooting the system. Symptoms:  Users have Quick Heal or Seqrite product installed and running on their systems. The PCs fail to boot up / Freeze after installing Windows Updates of 9-April-2019 and Rebootingthe system. There are...

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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 October 3, 2018

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As part of the Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has now come up with a new update for Windows 10 PCs. It’s called Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This post lists down some of the highlights of this particular update and Quick Heal’s compatibility with the OS. Highlights of the Windows...

Beware of the Armage Ransomware – the File Destroyer!

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 August 8, 2018

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In July last week, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a new ransomware called Armage. It appends ‘.Armage’ extension to files it encrypts. Armage ransomware uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encode files making them inoperable. It spreads via spam emails and corrupted text files. Technical analysis Once executed on the...

Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

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 July 30, 2018

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As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free...

Twitter bug attack: All you need to know & ways to fight such attacks

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 May 10, 2018
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One company with a turnover of $2.44bn 330 million users 500 million tweets per day What does it take to bring an upheaval in such a magnanimous company? A bug and . . . . well, that’s all it needs! Twitter Inc. reported a bug encounter a few weeks ago....