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FREAK Attack – How to Protect Yourself

March 9, 2015
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Now that the FREAK attack is officially a full blown crisis in the security domain, we have some useful tips for users of Android, Apple and OpenSSL. Stay tuned for more tips and updates on the FREAK attack.

FREAK attack

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  1. Anandkumar ThakkarMarch 9, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Customers of QH who buy your antivirus for their PCs, must be given the QH antivirus free i.e. complimentary on their one Android mobile phone.
    This scheme will increase your sale and use.

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  2. sandeep ranaMarch 9, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    how to protect my computer to virous…..pls send me ur best advise

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    • Hi Sandeep,

      Can you please further explain what kind of viruses you are referring to? We post many tips and pointers on our blog and social media channels on a daily basis so you can always refer to those for all the details that you need. If you have any specific viruses or security issues you would like clarity on, we would be happy to help.

      Regards.

      Reply
  3. not updated anivirus properly

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  4. Dithya RajMarch 9, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    freak attack protect

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  5. Aniruddha DeshpandeMarch 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Ohh .. thanks qh to alerting us

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  6. aishwarya chaudharyMarch 9, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    that was help…thanks for the update

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  7. RamakrishnaMarch 9, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    I am a regular QuickHealer. This time, instead of buying three separate anti virus for me , wife, and daughter, we thought we’d save by buying a combo of three pack commonly. All went well till now. But now i find that my QH is not updating. the message is your qh antivirus is corrupt, contact service provider / vendor. the validity is upto Jun 2015. what do you suggest? should I go for a new one or can i do anything to last till validity?

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  8. not good for OS X waste of money not useful for OS X not pen drive and external protection

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    • Hi Punittam,

      We are sorry to hear your displeasure with our product. We shall continue to improve our products and services and we hope that we will be able to provide you with the service you need in the coming future. Thanks for sharing your valuable feedback.

      Regards.

      Reply
  9. Anitha GiljuMarch 9, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    how i have to protect this freak attack???????????

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    • Hi Anitha,

      Since this is a vulnerability from the server side, the service providers need to work towards removing this flaw. There is not much we can from the end of individual PC’s except to avoid usage of vulnerable programs or browsers.

      Regards.

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  10. r this freak attack”s update abailable with my total security ……….?

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    • Hi Raja,

      Since this is a vulnerability from the server side, the service providers need to work towards removing this flaw. There is not much we can from the end of individual PC’s except to avoid usage of vulnerable programs or browsers.

      Regards.

      Reply
  11. srija senguptaMarch 9, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    i have no idea about FREAK Attack. please give me some information about recovery .

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    • Hi Srija,

      Since this is a vulnerability from the server side, the service providers need to work towards removing this flaw. There is not much we can from the end of individual PC’s except to avoid usage of vulnerable programs or browsers.

      Regards.

      Reply
  12. vikash kumar singhMarch 9, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    FREAK Attack – Android and Apple Browsers at Risk
    yese kase hataye

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    • Hi Vikash,

      Since this is a vulnerability from the server side, the service providers need to work towards removing this flaw. There is not much we can from the end of individual PC’s except to avoid usage of vulnerable programs or browsers.

      Regards.

      Reply
  13. shiva kumarMarch 9, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Thank you.. will use chrome from now on my android device.

    Reply
  14. SOUMEN GHOSHMarch 9, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Is mozilla firefox is free from the attack from freak attack ? what should I do for this browser ? am using windows 7 home premium original version as my os and using quickheal total security for my home use .

    Reply
    • Hi Soumen,

      As of now, Mozilla Firefox does not seem to be affected by this. You can always visit freakattack.com via your Firefox and then see whether the browser is vulnerable or not.

      Regards.

      Reply
  15. THANKS QH FOR UPDATING…. & THANKS TO RAHUL THADANI FOR ANSWERING OUR QUERIES!!!!!!

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  16. FUL KUMAR MAHARAJMarch 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    I disabled all and you save my laptop
    thanks

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  17. Sanjay PanditMarch 9, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Please inform how to scan Lumia 720 phone on total security pack which i am holding for Desk top

    Reply
    • Hi Sanjay,

      You simply need to connect your phone to your PC via a USB cable. Then open the Quick Heal dashboard and scan the device from there. Since you are running a fairly new version of Windows Phone, this should not be an issue.

      Regards.

      Reply
  18. Manoj DhuaMarch 10, 2015 at 1:31 AM

    Thanx to yaar

    Reply
  19. Deepak DuttaMarch 10, 2015 at 6:40 AM

    I have been using QH antivirus on my Android Phone since last year and it has given me given me good service. Thank you.

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  20. Thanks for the update.

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  21. Shashi PareekMarch 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    I am not able to update my QH. I purchase new QH 2014. Please provide me link for new update.

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  22. A malware UniDeals comes popping in every time I press “Enter” or tap to enter. I have tried to delete this extension from Chrome, but still it pops up with bizarre Ads. Please advise. Thanks

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    • Hi Ramji,

      You should try resetting your Chrome browser and then run a full-system scan via Quick Heal. If that also does not work, contact our support center and they will assist you. You can view the steps on how to reset your Chrome and other browsers by visiting this link – http://bit.ly/1zVIXko

      Regards.

      Reply
  23. BDO HemtabadMarch 10, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    THANKS QH FOR UPDATING

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  24. I would like to thanx to support. I have got registration issue in my laptop and they helped me to solve that easily.Thanx

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  25. K N GOSWAMIMarch 10, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    To
    Madam/Sir
    Pls. tell us in detail how its antivirus help full for security in computer system.

    Thanks

    With regards

    K N GOSWAMI

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    • Hi Mr. Goswami,

      An antivirus security suite provides protection against several risks such as viruses, adware, Trojans, worms, dangerous downloads, spying, theft and many other setbacks. We recommend that you go through our several blog posts for more information as an antivirus is an essential program for any Internet connected PC. If you have any specific questions about any feature or service, do let us know.

      Thanks and regards.

      Reply
  26. narayansingh rathoreMarch 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    please tell me actually what is to be done regarding the freak attacks. As we don’t used the computor much but still what precations should be taken as we to have installed quickheal for safty.

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    • Hi Narayansingh,

      Since the FREAK attack is a security risk from the point of view of service providers, there is not much you can do from your PC to evade this risk. Visit freakattack.com and if you see a message saying that your browser is vulnerable, then use a different browser for some time.

      Regards.

      Reply
  27. vijay ganesh vadnereMarch 10, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    what is this phenomena that my pc shuts down any time. may be after 1 or 2 or ……..5 hours. There is no hard and fast rule for this. It is not necessary that I am on net.

    will be thankful If you clarify.

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    • Hi Vijay,

      We cannot comment on this without knowing further details about the machine and any messages that are displayed before your PC shuts down. We recommend that you contact our technical support team for further assistance with this issue. You can reach them in the following two ways:

      1. You can call them on 0-927-22-33-000
      2. You can submit a ticket by visiting this link – http://www.quickheal.co.in/submitticket

      Regards.

      Reply
  28. Deepesh BadgujarMarch 10, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    How to delete virus in guardian antivirus powered by quick heal

    Reply
    • Hi Deepesh,

      Can you share some more details about this virus issue that you are facing. This will enable us to help you better. Alternatively, you can contact our technical support team directly by calling them on 0-927-22-33-000. They will be able to guide you on how to remove this virus from your machine.

      Regards.

      Reply
  29. i really enjoy this quick heal,is pretty good and the best so far

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  30. Darakhsinda JahanMarch 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Protection is out of date Virus protection is not updated since long time click update Now to fix the problem

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  31. Dileep KumarMarch 10, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Everything is fine, But, why don’t you make this Quick Heal total sequitur app to update automatically by giving both the options Wi Fi only / Mobile network and Wi Fi. If you provide, We don’t need to update quick heal every time manually.

    Reply
    • Hi Dileep,

      The virus databases are updated automatically only. You do not need to manually update the database everyday. This service is applicable for desktop products as well as mobile products.

      Regards.

      Reply
  32. QH Anti malware is unable to clean a malware at : HKEY LOCAL MACHINE software DeviceVM. Wile running QH AM it shows cleaning, in next clean it again shows up. How do I clean it?

    Reply
    • Hi Basudev,

      Since this malware seems to be installed on your machine, you should try removing the registry key from where you have got this address. Or you should reset your web browsers. If the malware is still present on your machine, then you can contact our support center on 0-927-22-33-000. They will help you remove it completely.

      Regards.

      Reply
  33. Saurabh RanjanMarch 11, 2015 at 2:00 AM

    Sir,
    Please do introduce your application for Windows platform too. So that users who are in windows Platform in phone will remain protected.
    With Regards,
    Saurabh Ranjan

    Reply
  34. Soumen DeyMarch 15, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Dear Sir,
    I am using quickheal internet security 16.00. one day suddenly a window named quickheal firewall security alert displays. It says it is my last chance to block svchost.exe which is demanding outbound connection. There are two options, one to aloow it and the other to delete it. I shut down my computer. And after that chrome and firefox browsers are not working. Please suggest what should I do.

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  35. anilkumar ganatraMarch 17, 2015 at 4:03 AM

    I am using quickheal products in 1 desktop 2 laptops And 3 android phones.fed up with to maintain different product keys and different renewal dates.pl suggest solution.

    Reply
    • Hi AnilKumar,

      We understand that this may be slightly cumbersome to manage. But we request for your patience. You can maybe try renewing your products on the same date so that all future renewals come around at the same time.

      Regards.

      Reply
  36. is QH GIVES GOOD PROTECTION FROM MALWARES

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  37. DEBIKA BHOWMICK(ULUBERIA)April 1, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    GOOD

    Reply