Be aware! Hiddad Malware present on Google Play Store.

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 August 27, 2018

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted a couple of applications on play store which hide themselves after installation and display full screen ads after specific time interval. This trend is used by most of the developers these days to earn profit by displaying ads. Even if users want to uninstall...

8 tips to avoid a spyware attack

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 April 12, 2018

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Spyware refers to software that spy on your Internet browsing activities, record keystrokes, and collect almost any type of data including your personal information such as credit/debit card or banking details, login IDs and passwords. In this post, we share 8 tips to avoid a spyware attack and keep your...

Stay away from the Fireball Malware – Update your Antivirus

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 June 8, 2017

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In its latest advisory, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has warned Internet users of the Fireball malware. This post explains what this virus is all about and how you can stay away from it. What is the Fireball Malware? Fireball is a browser-hijacker that attacks the victim’s web...

Beware of the JokerQuiz – It’s a fraud!

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 May 22, 2017

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Adware are unwanted programs installed on the system with or without user consent. They change your Internet browser’s settings and display unwanted and fraudulent pop-up ads. They also trick users by offering unbelievable deals. With technological advancements, adware are becoming smarter. JokerQuiz is one such adware that pretends to be...

DNS Hijacking – a trend carried by Adware

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 April 21, 2017

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Adware have always known to be the most annoying group of malware since the beginning. Disrupting user’s browsing experience by showing countless advertising banners and redirecting them to websites without their consent. If that isn’t troublesome enough, getting rid of them is another big challenge in several cases. Gone are...

Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) in Disguise of Software Updates

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 March 21, 2016

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

It has been observed that cyber criminals are using genuine names to enter into their targeted victim’s system. They are doing this by displaying random pop-up ads on Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome that prompts the user to update Adobe Flash Player, Java, media players, etc. These pop-up ads...

Evolution of Android Malware – Quick Heal Threat Report Q3 2015

 November 4, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

We recently reported the notable Windows malware stats and findings from the Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report Q3, 2015. In this post we will be sharing some insights and interesting findings from the Android section of this report. As per latest data by IDC, there were close to 350 million...

Windows Malware on the Rise – Quick Heal Threat Report Q3 2015

 November 2, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The Quick Heal Threat Research Labs receive malware trends from around the world in real-time and the results these findings show are very insightful. In the third quarter of 2015, the months of July, August and September, the Windows platform has undergone a rather large number of malware attacks and...

How Point of Sale (PoS) Malware Steals Credit Card Data

 July 17, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The Quick Heal Quarterly Threat Report for the second quarter of 2015 indicated a massive rise in the number of malware samples that afflicted the Windows platform across the world. This trend can be attributed to the fact that malware authors have started propagating their malicious software variants to all...

How to Block Pop-up Ads

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 June 2, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

In a couple of our blog posts, many readers have posted a query on how they can block pop-up ads that appear on various websites that they visit. Through this blog post, we have answered the query with a few helpful tips. Advertisements have come a long way; from public...