INFOGRAPHIC: How Quick Heal helps you fight the Ransomware Menace

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 April 4, 2016

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Since its invention, ransomware has been one of the biggest banes in the computer security world. It may have started as any other malware, but the way it has evolved only shows that malware authors do not take respite from their work. As technology grew and advancements came into economics,...

How to Prevent Ransomware From Locking Your PC

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 March 29, 2016

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The Quick Heal Threat Research Lab has been detecting increased numbers of ransomware infections over the last few weeks. We have recently reported on the notorious Dridex ransomware. These incidents depict a clear trend that malware authors are steadily shifting to serious money making ransomware variants. The rise in these...

INFOGRAPHIC: What is Phishing?

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 March 17, 2016

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

If truth be told, phishing has been one of the oldest and most effective tools for cyber criminals. Phishing scams are known to have started around the year 1995 and they have only grown fiercer and sneakier with time. While we are not deep-diving into this topic today, we have...

New version of CryptoWall uses WMI

 March 1, 2016

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

At Quick Heal Labs, we have received certain malicious document files which use spam emails to spread the CryptoWall Ransomware. Read on for more. What is a Ransomware? A ransomware is a malicious program that either locks the infected system or encrypts its data. Once it has done that, it...

Top 10 Security Blog Posts of 2015

 December 30, 2015

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

As we turn over a new leaf, and anticipate new beginnings, it’s time to look at the top 10 security blog posts of 2015 in retrospect. #1. 6 Easy Steps to Tighten your Gmail Security! The post talks about some really easy steps that users must take to ensure that...

Quick Heal Security Predictions for 2016: Be Alert, Be Secured and Stay Safe!

 December 24, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

It is time to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. New Year wishes, greetings and celebrations are on its way. And, so are New Year resolutions and predictions. Quick Heal family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and secured New Year 2016. 2015 was an eventful year...

Be Careful of these 5 Internet Scams Running on Facebook

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 September 4, 2015

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

As of last quarter, Facebook has over 1.19 billion monthly active users, with 728 million users using the service daily. On the dark side of the world, this figure amounts to the number of victims that online scammers have charted on their dartboards. Unarguably, Facebook is the most lucrative avenue...

Alert! Beware of Fake Bank Phone Calls

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 September 10, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Over the last few weeks, many readers have shared their dreadful experiences on our blog about losing their money to fake bank phone calls. Scroll down to know how you can protect yourself from such scams. Contents: Real Case Scenario How you can Protect yourself from Such Phone Scams Phishing...

“The Rock Passes Away!” – Beware of this Facebook Hoax!

 June 20, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Most of us are familiar with WWE superstar Dwayne Douglas Johnson, popularly known by his ring name ‘The Rock’. Although we miss watching him tussling with other wrestlers, we do get to see him in movies. But unfortunately, we will never get to know what the Rock is cooking, because...