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50 Dos and Don’ts of Internet Security for the Year 2015!
December 29, 2014

This post is to say thank you to all the fans and readers of Quick Heal blog with a recap of some of the most important dos and don’ts of Internet Security. Read on.

Dos and Don'ts of Internet Security for the year 2015

The first official post on our blog was live on October 19th, 2006. And since then, we have been diligently striving to keep you updated with the latest happenings in the computer security world. As we are just a couple of days away from welcoming yet another new year, we would like to thank all our fans, readers, and followers for their readership and contribution to this blog. And as a thank you note, we are recapping one of our most commented and read posts – The Dos and Don’ts of Internet Security. We hope that the following tips help enhance your digital experience for the coming year.

Dos and Don’ts of Internet Security

#1. While giving away personal or financial information on any website, check if its URL begins with ‘https’. Also look for the lock icon, which indicates that the connection is secure.
#2. Never shop online, make financial transactions or login into accounts over free, unsecured WiFi networks.
#3. Create long, unique, and hard to guess passwords. Never keep the same password for different online accounts.
#4. Enable Secure Browsing for your Facebook account.
#5. Keep your computer’s Firewall ON
#6. Avoid making your personal information public on social media sites and Internet in general.
#7. Avoid checking ‘Keep me logged in’ or ‘Remember me’ options on websites, especially on public computers.
#8. Use your primary email address to stay in touch with people you know or are acquainted with.
#9. Never use your official email address for social media sites.
#10. For social media sites, use an email address that you do not use for important communications.
#11. Tighten your privacy settings on Facebook so that only your friends are notified about your activity.
#12. Never use any of your personal information such as name, date of birth, address, etc., as your password.
#13. While you are online in a public setting such as a coffee shop, mall, airport, etc., watch your back to make sure no one’s snooping on you.
#14. Never trust emails asking for your personal or banking information. Be extra cautions against links or attachments in unknown or unwanted emails. Verify any such communication with the sender first.
#15. Do away with old accounts that you do not use anymore.
#16. Do not make your photos or videos public on social media sites. Keep them visible to friends you know, and your family.
#17. Never respond to pop up ads that may come up on your screen. Close such pop ups from the task manager; press Alt+Ctrl+Delete.
#18. Before downloading any free software, research on the software and the website hosting it.
#19. Avoid visiting inappropriate websites or websites that you are not fully aware of.
#20. Beware of files with multiple extensions.
#21. Always log out of online accounts when you are done. This is especially important when you are using a public computer.
#22. Do not click or share posts on Facebook that claim to show any unusual content such as shocking videos or magical illusions. Verify such news from other sources.
#23. Access your bank’s website by manually typing its URL in the address bar.
#24. Do not click any links in emails to access your bank’s website.
#25. Keep your software and operating system up-to-date.
#26. Do not install software that comes as an attachment in emails.
#27. Always shop from reputed and know online stores.
#28. Update the Internet browsers and software on your computer.
#29. Use up-to-date security software that offers multilayered protection.
#30. Increase your awareness of cyber security and share the same with friends and family.
#31. Avoid online shopping on public computers or networks.
#32. If you are buying from an online website for the first time, do a little research about the site and go through its privacy policies.
#33. Change your Internet banking passwords at periodical intervals and never share them with anyone.
#34. Avoid saving your credit/debit card information on websites and web browsers.
#35. Never share your financial details on phone or email, even if the caller/sender seems genuine. Remember, people in cyberspace are not always what they seem to be.
#36. Avoid downloading software from unverified publishers.
#37. Always lock your computer when not in use. Do not leave it unattended, especially in public places.
#38. Keep passwords that have a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, special characters, and are at least 8 characters long.
#39. Avoid public networks for accessing websites that require you to sign in to access any information.
#40. If you store any critical information such as social security number, credit card number, bank account details, passwords, etc., in external storage devices, ensure that the data is encrypted.
#41. Accept friend requests only from people you know and have met with in person.
#42. Treat an online stranger in the same way as you would treat a stranger in the real world.
#43. If you suspect that a message from a friend is fraudulent or strange, call or meet the friend to discuss it.
#44. Protect your device with a screen lock. Turn the automatic screen lock function ON.
#45. Don’t root or jailbreak your device. It will make your device vulnerable to attackers.
#46. Install apps only from trusted and official sources.
#47. Turn OFF Wi-Fi, Location Services and Bluetooth when not in use.
#48. Avoid sending or saving personal & overly sensitive information on your mobile device.
#49. Avoid mobile apps that ask for unnecessary permissions.
#50. Install a mobile security app with features such as Anti-malware, Anti-theft, Call & SMS filter, Privacy Protection and Remote Device Management.

And that would be all for the top 50 dos and don’ts of Internet security that will protect you from online threats and hackers this year and the years to come. Have A Happy and Splendid New Year 2015!

Use the comment space below to leave us your choice for the following options:

a) You follow all of these dos and don’ts

b) You follow some of them

c) You follow none of them

d) You will start following them now

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  1. I follow some of them and I will start following all of them now…Thank you !!

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    • Mukundan KrishnayFebruary 18, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      Thank you so much for the invaluable information. I will start following all of the golden essentials of Internet safety. I feel highly obliged for this most wanted awareness.

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    • I’ll follow some of these.thank you for your suggestion ………now i will try to following all of these…….

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  2. Ishan MahajanFebruary 18, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Im following most of the steps… But i start following all of them… Thnks for the information.

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  3. i follow all these dos and dont’s

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  4. Jagdish K Meshram. Adv.February 18, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Better suggestions for network users…….. thanks for tips.

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  5. Jagdish K Meshram. Adv.February 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    internet security !! is protecting beauty !! if injury causes recover with Quick , applying Quick heal it up that beauty of internet security.

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  6. Use most of them but still act careless during some situations. Nice info for fresher’s.

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  7. I follow all of them. Thank you.

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  8. Highly recommended for all internet users.!

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  9. KAILASH SAMALFebruary 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Thanks. You follow all of these dos and don’ts

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  10. I follow most of them

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  11. Wonderful information; you’ve put almost everything at one place, if anyone follows all these safety instructions then there’re actually very fewer chances of them being vulnerable online.

    I myself have put QuickHeal Total Security on several computers and recommended many people to use it.

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  12. I follow some of them and I will start following all of them now…Thank you !!

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  13. Wonderful information; you’ve put almost everything at one place, if anyone follows all these safety instructions then there’re actually very fewer chances of them being vulnerable online.

    I myself have put QuickHeal Total Security on my computers and recommended many people to use it.

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  14. Its more help full tips. Thanks

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  15. Meraj Uddin KhanFebruary 18, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    I am already using almost all of the suggested tip. But anyways thanks a lot.

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  16. I follow most of these DOs and DON’Ts for the Internet Security and will try
    to follow more DOs and DON’T as per necessity. Your guidelines in connection with the Internet Security are very much helpful to the Internet users. I am using QH Total Security 2014 and it is working very effectively and now I have no tension for my computer’s security. Please keep on helping us in this way.

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  17. A good and useful information. I have prcticed some of these but would be careful on other details as well. Thanks

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  18. SUBHAS C KARMAKAARFebruary 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    I follow most of them and I will try to follow all of them now. Thanks for valuable guidelines.

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  19. I follow some of them I will try to follow all of them …thank you

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  20. JD KACHHADIYA (Bagdana)February 19, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    I follow some of them and I will start following all of them now…Thank you !!

    onderful information; you’ve put almost everything at one place.

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  21. chandrakant kulkarniFebruary 19, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Thank you very much for your most valuable advice, sir!
    I was following some of your instructions – but I will now follow ALL OF THEM from nowonwards.
    Thanking you again,
    Chandrakant.

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  22. Dr Ashok K SharmaFebruary 19, 2014 at 6:52 AM

    Despite being and IT/MIS manager I found some more saftety tips I was usually ignoring..Now a big NO for such stupidity. I am a proud Quick Heal Products supporter since almost 12 years..

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  23. Thanks these do’s and don’ts a revert important and most secured way to handle day to day transactions over net. Some were really new for me and I really use some of them

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  24. ANIRBAN CHAUDHURIFebruary 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I follow some of them and I will start following all of them now…Thank you !!

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  25. G.N.S. ADINARAYANA RAOFebruary 19, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    I am following most of the them and I will start to follow the remaining one or two also. Thank you very much for valuable information.

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  26. I Follow some of them and will definitely try to follow all. Thank you Quickheal team. I trust you and appreciate your awareness Initiative.

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  27. yes, its very useful, i follow some of the above mentioned, in future i follow the all for secure & safety banking, thanking yaar..

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  28. Chirag PrajapatiFebruary 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Such a usefull Information.

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  29. I will follow some of them.

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  30. Debabrata Saha.February 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Thanks for the information,I will follow all of them.

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  31. thanks for your advice and i will surely follow this

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  32. pazua dolibsw lorecneFebruary 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    great thanks should share this

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  33. follow some of them, start following all of them.

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  34. Thanks. I follow some of them, but now I will follow them all.

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  35. a,
    Excellent list of tips for internet user. Thanks

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  36. Kushal MukhotiFebruary 19, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    On item no.23.
    Should we type the URL manually every time in the address bar? Is it not safe to click the URL that is saved in the ‘favorite / bookmark ?”

    Kushal

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    • Hello Kushal Mukhoti,

      There are certain malware that can change the settings of your Internet browser. But, if your computer is well protected, then you can access sites from saved bookmarks. However, this practice of manually typing the URL is recommended for accessing sites which deals with monetary transactions.

      Regards,

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  37. Thank u

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  38. b….wil try to follow all of them…good article…Thank you.

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  39. Yes,I am follow the do”s and donot”.Thank you.

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  40. Murali KrishnaFebruary 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    I follow some of them indicated above. I start follow the remaining. Thank you very much for your valuable suggestions.

    …MK

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  41. I follow most of these instructions

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  42. I follow all the do and don’ts

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  43. Thanks for the valuable information,
    I follow most of them…
    and i will follow the remaining once from now onwards,

    Can u provide more tips and tricks on this topic?

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  44. Dibya Jyoti Nath.February 19, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Some points I did not do. I’ll do from right now…
    Thanks…

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  45. How to block popups in Mozilla Firefox browser?

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    • Hello Bp,

      Kindly follow the steps given below to block popups in Mozilla Firefox:

      1. Open the browser
      2. At the top of the Firefox window, click Tools and then select Options
      3. Select the Content tab
      4. Check the box against Block pop-up windows

      For more information, please visit Block popups in Firefox

      Regards,

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  46. i use some of them but now surely i will abide by it.

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  47. Vinay PrasadFebruary 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I will start following these steps from today.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Vinay Prasad

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  48. Vijay DeshmukhFebruary 19, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    I follow most of them, but not all.
    Sure, I will take it seriously.

    Thanks.

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  49. follow all to avoid any risk.

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  50. sandeep singhFebruary 19, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    follow some of them

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  51. sandeep singhFebruary 19, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    lots of thnx sir….nw frm onwards i’ll follow all the necessary steps….

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  52. Option b

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  53. I am follow all of these dos and don’ts

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  54. I do follow most of the practices but not all. Very usefull safety tips, thanks.

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  55. I m following it.

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  56. I will br try to follow them but I must follow some from them
    THANK YOU

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  57. Very usefull safety tips, thanks.

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  58. I follow most of them …. with Quick Heal on I know I am safe almost all the time.

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  59. Yes I follow all of them.

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  60. rajesh sonaraFebruary 20, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    really nice….. keep advising….thanks

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  61. I have heard that we should not download any antivirus from the net, nor should we copy it from any other source rather than purchasing the software. Is it true? Why is it so?

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  62. Amjadh Khan CKFebruary 20, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    I Better Follow Them Now..!

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  63. on item no:20

    hello Rajib sir !! how to know in advance that a file is having multiple extensions before we open it??

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  64. It is very informative. one more thing ” USE VIRTUAL KEYBOARD AS FAR AS POSSIBLE IN NETBANKING”

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  65. Mali Ram JoshiFebruary 20, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    I follow some of them.

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  66. Keep on parting. Thanks, I follow some, will try to follow all.

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  67. Yes I follow some of them & will try to follow the rest.

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  68. I follow some of them & will try to follow all of them. Thank You for nice info

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  69. start following them now

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  70. nallapati prudhviFebruary 20, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    nice

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  71. thanks for the information

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  72. i follow all the dos and don’t.
    by the way thank u for this info.

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  73. samir bhaskar(infinity solution)February 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    it’s so good suggestion for my all client and me to.

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  74. Parvesh kumarFebruary 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I follow all these.thanks

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  75. girish v parekhFebruary 21, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    i follow only some of them. Hence forth will follow all of them. Thank you for the invaluable suggestions

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  76. Chaitanya KuralkarFebruary 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    I thank Quick Heal for this information provided. I follow some of this do. but from now I will follow all the necessary steps.

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  77. I will follow all of them thank You..

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  78. Thanks

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  79. I will follow these instruction, Thank you.

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  80. Thanks Rajib,

    That was quite informative ,shall certainly act.

    Regards,

    Raj

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  81. Its very helpful for all internet novice, thanks.

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  82. Avinash BodasFebruary 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    I have not been following all of them but I do follow some. Thanks . Will now follow remaining as far as possible.Your advice is not to shop online. How about online payments using ATM / credit cards /internet banking ? Please advice as these are very convenient and hard to avoid.

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    • Hi Avinash,

      Yes, we have advised users to avoid shopping online over unsecured and free WiFi networks. Such activities are safe if the WiFi being used is secured.

      Regards,

      Reply
  83. thanks for this…..!!!
    and i will follow this now

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  84. ANIL MUKHIJAFebruary 22, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    I follow some of above.

    Thanks

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  85. Dr Chandra Bhushan SinghFebruary 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    I want to remove completely uninstall Skype. I tried several times but failed. Is your software can help. Please remove it. It is not at all suitable for India.

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  86. Do not follow all. But Yes, will be careful in the future.

    Thanks

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  87. Purshottam PeswaniFebruary 23, 2014 at 5:58 AM

    I cannot remove the RECYCLER virus with quick heal – QH says the file is free of infection .

    Pl suggest

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  88. I use some of the tips mentioned, need to do a few more

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  89. I will follow this do’s & don’ts from now onwards
    thanx a ton !!!

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  90. Heerack GangulyFebruary 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Some points, not all were known. Many thanks for the suggestions. Shall be more careful in future. specially thanks for the procedure of blocking pop up windows, they are really irritating, and I didn’t know how to block them permanently.

    Reply
  91. Aniket BiswasFebruary 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    how to enable secure browse???
    right from activation i m trying it but not getting my solution… pleaseee help

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  92. Krishna TiwariFebruary 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Thanks for imparting knowledge about cyber safety. Yes I do follow some of the Do’s & don’ts listed.

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  93. Krishna TiwariFebruary 23, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Thanks its important to follow the suggested precautions for a hassle free networkings.

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  94. Mietul MehtaFebruary 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    i will start following them, thanks to quick heal, credit goes to you

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  95. Himansu Kumar PatraFebruary 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    How to enable Secure Browsing for my Facebook account?

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  96. Himansu Kumar PatraFebruary 24, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    I don’t find “setting” in my Facebook account while I open Facebook. Why does it happen?

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  97. I follow some of them and I will start following all of them now…Thanks a Lot.

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  98. Security is a challenge in our day to day life, i will follow these advise as far as possible. Thanking you.

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  99. I follow some of them but Now I will follow all of them.

    thanks to Quick Heal

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  100. ratan sharmaFebruary 25, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    I FOLLOW SOME OF THEM AND GOOD FOR ME.

    THANK YOU

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  101. ACCFIN SOLUTIONSFebruary 26, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    will follow this do’s & don’ts from now onwards

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  102. sudhakar pandeyFebruary 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    yes i follow

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  103. follow some of them and I will start following all of them now…Thank you !!

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  104. I follow all of them. I have a problem that my computer does not recognize Quickheal as an antivirus and keeps showing messages that I don’t have any antivirus. Please do help if possible.

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  105. Nancy ReaganMarch 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Thank you for your great article. I really like it.

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  106. I follow all the points mentioned above

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  107. Ankur PrakashMarch 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Thanks

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  108. I follow your article.
    Nice jobs- Tahnks

    I think required security suit content.
    1. antivirus
    2. Anit-Malware
    3. Fire wall.

    Please also write article about virtual Browser.

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  109. Kaustubh KulkarniDecember 30, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    I follow some of them and will start following all of them.
    But I do’t understand what are ‘files with multiple extensions’. What are they?

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    • Hi Kaustubh,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Files with multiple extensions may be Trojan Horses or other malware waiting for you to open them and release their nefarious content. Be careful with these files.

      Examples of these files are readme.txt.exe

      Regards,

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      • Kaustubh KulkarniDecember 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM

        So, is it OK to open such files after check them with anti-virus and no virus is detected?

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        • Hi Kaustubh,

          Yes it is ok. Once you have checked the files there is no more that can be done before opening them. But it is advisable to ensure that the files are genuine in the first place.

          Regards.

          Reply
  110. nikhil prasadDecember 30, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Really Helpfull

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  111. Thanx.ll try following these guidelines now onwards.

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  112. What about apps which ask for a few permissions but they might have access to other things as well? How do we know it?

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    • Hi Shaan,

      Google has made it mandatory for all apps to only ask for those permissions that they need. No app will take more information than what it specifies in its permissions list at the time of installation.

      Regards.

      Reply
  113. ghanshyam.C. ParmarDecember 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Really verry verry helpful

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  114. I will start following them now

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  115. thanks for your good, best suggestions abt 50 dos and donts

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  116. Sudhakar MandrekarDecember 31, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Useful Checklist and information. Thanks a lot.

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  117. thank you for the valuable info.

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  118. KANHA MAHAKUDDecember 31, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    yup i follow all of the dos and don’ts…. hurrayyyyyyyyyyy

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  119. mahesh kumar sihagDecember 31, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Thanks sir

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  120. Thanks for info.

    One Query:- Is the Wi Fi connections like reliance, docomo etc. secured or insecured?

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    • Hi Arun,

      A secured Wi-Fi connection is made secured if it is password protected by WEP or WPA2 standards. A service provider has nothing to do with maintenance of this. Does your Wi-Fi have a password to access it? If yes, then it is secured.

      Regards.

      Reply
  121. I follow most of them, wanted to ask one thing. How wud i know or how could i make my data encrypted in mobile phone?
    Pls do reply.

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    • Hi Hasan,

      Which mobile device do you have? You can simply run a Google search about how to encrypt data on your specific model. All modern phones have the ability to encrypt the data within it.

      Regards.

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      • Thank you Rahul. I use Gionee smartphone, hope it encrypts data by default.
        One more thing to ask that, installing an unverified app/launcher asking full permissions, does that unknowingly fetch/steal data secured in a wallet app also?

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        • Hi Hasan,

          If you can look in the Settings section of your phone, I’m sure you will find an option for encryption there. Moreover, new versions of Android definitely provide encryption capabilities by default.

          If the unverified app/launcher that you have installed is asking for a lot of seemingly unrelated permissions, it is best to not install them. Usually Android’s architecture is designed so that one app cannot look at or steal data from other installed apps. However, this can be made possible if the developer of the rogue app is highly skilled and proficient. Usually, the rogue app itself would request permission to access sensitive data. So it is important to read reviews of the app, understand its functionality and read its permissions carefully before installing.

          Hope that helps.

          Best regards,

          Reply
  122. Thanks sir

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  123. S.Srinivasulu, Sericulture DepartmentDecember 31, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    I am sure to follow the maximum number of internet securities advised by Quick Heal Management.

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  124. it is good to follow all net users.

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  125. thanks

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  126. I follow some of them, but from now on I will follow all of them …..Thank you for your good advise.

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  127. Omprakash mauryaDecember 31, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Thanks its important to follow the suggested precautions for a hassle free networkings.

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  128. Thanks

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  129. Really helpful

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  130. Very much valuable suggestions/tips. Thanks to one and all.

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  131. I follow all of them ever…….

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  132. RAVICHANDRANDecember 31, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Thank you.Lot to be followed

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  133. Thank youfor the invaluable information. I will start following good essentials of Internet safety. I feel thankful for healthy awareness.

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  134. Himansu Kumar KunduDecember 31, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Thanks a lot. I follow some of them. Will follow rest of them.

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  135. Thank you dear frnd for the information…

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  136. Prof C B SinghDecember 31, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    I posted but it was lost due to wrong CAPTCHA Code. Now I shall not rewrite my those comments. Please refine your software further.

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    • Hi Prof. C B Singh,

      We apologize for the inconvenience. Your feedback has been passed to the concerned team and we shall improve the CAPTCHA code service as soon as possible.

      Best regards.

      Reply
  137. Quickheal is master of antivirus,very good application

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  138. Debajit GoswamiDecember 31, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    All should be followed !

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  139. ashok beheraDecember 31, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Many thanks for your guidance.a warm happy new year from me.Shall

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  140. Carolyn MalpassDecember 31, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    I follow some of them, but will start following all of them
    I keep being bothered by my green lock on https turning gold. I have been in settings and it does not help. It say Certificate information. This certificate is intended for the following purpose of
    * Ensures the identity of a remote computer
    * Proves your identity to a remote computer
    then they say my page is encrypted and there are several things quarantined. This all comes from DIGICERT HIGH ASSURANCE CA3

    I had team viewer at one time, it has been uninstalled. I had HP Remote, which has been uninstalled. I know nothing about any remote computers and all they want me to do is try something for 5 days.

    Reply
    • Hi Carolyn,

      We suggest that you run a full-system scan on your PC to start with. After that, go through your web browsers and see what add-ons and plugins are installed and working. You will probably find some unwanted programs there so you should go ahead and uninstall them. If the problem still persists beyond that, then you should contact our technical support center.

      Regards.

      Reply
  141. AKSHAY ANANDDecember 31, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    thanks,i obay all your advice

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  142. Thanks

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  143. doctorvnrajuDecember 31, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    I will follow them as suggested

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  144. doctorvnrajuDecember 31, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Very comprehensive list of guidelines

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  145. abhishek dattaDecember 31, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    I do follow some of them

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  146. Satyanarayan SamalDecember 31, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Thanks for your guidelines to follow.

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  147. thank for this valuable advice i follow this . thank you

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  148. I follow some of them right now. I’ll use this helpful information to follow the rest of them and also get my family and friends to follow them.

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  149. i download total security but it will not running

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  150. Dr. Hriday basumataJanuary 1, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Wonderful suggestions…..I followed some of them….

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  151. Following most of the instruction. Thanks

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  152. harish chandra guptaJanuary 1, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    So, is it OK to open such files after check them with anti-virus and no virus is detected?

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    • Hi Harish,

      Yes it is ok. Once you have checked the files there is no more that can be done before opening them. But it is advisable to ensure that the files are genuine in the first place.

      Regards.

      Reply
  153. Thank you so much for listing the dos and donts of internet security. I follow some of them. 🙂

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  154. bhombe ChandrakantJanuary 1, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Happy New Year
    Thanks for Service

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  155. madan choudharyJanuary 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    thanks for publis this.

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  156. monu choudharyJanuary 1, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Happy new year
    Thanks for services

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  157. PRINCIPAL, S.U.Patel HIGHSCHOOL,SAIJPURJanuary 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    I follow most of them

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  158. Thank you so much for making a comprehensive and exhaustive list, Though I follow mostly all of them, however I find that most emphasis is placed on use of public network.

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  159. Ankit PatelJanuary 1, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    i follow some of them… bt nwonwards i will follow all… thank u so much for ur most valuable guidence towards our security… HAPPY NEW YEAR…

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  160. kamlesh RawatJanuary 1, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    thanks

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  161. I follow some of them but will start to follow all

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  162. I follow some of them and I will start following all of them now…Thanks a lot !!

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  163. May i update my quick heal online without activation. I can not purchase original one because of cost.

    Kindly advice

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    • Hi Mannu,

      Unfortunately, you cannot update your Quick Heal virus database if the license is expired or not activated. You can download the trial if you do not wish to purchase the product outright.

      Regards.

      Reply
  164. Er.Avinash Kakade VNMKV ParbhaniJanuary 1, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    I Follows most of them………..

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  165. Er.Avinash Kakade VNMKV ParbhaniJanuary 1, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Wish You Happy New Year 2015

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  166. Kr. B. N. SinhaJanuary 1, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    I follow (a)

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  167. dr smita tewariJanuary 1, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    b- I follow some of the do’s and dont’s and and will follow all in future. thanx, smita

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  168. Mayuresh PatankarJanuary 1, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Thanks a lot Friend for giving so many Do’s Doesn’t about internate…..
    most usefull information

    Thanks again frnd

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  169. MOHAMMED HUSSAINJanuary 1, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    HI…..

    A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THOSE WHO READ THIS DOS AND DON’S INTERNET SECURITY OPTIONS. VERY NICE. GOOD JOB. I WILL FALLOW YOUR TIPS. THIS TYPE OF AWARENESS IS IMPORTANT NOW A DAYS. THANK YOU

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  170. follow all of these dos and don’t

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  171. Bhavin JoshiJanuary 1, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Thanks & I will Use it.

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  172. We follow most of them.

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  173. I follow all of them.

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  174. Thanks, I follow this Dos or Don’ts rule….

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  175. I do follow a few of them. Shall try to comply with all of them soon. Thanks. Await more such useful information in time to come.

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  176. Chandresh BhattJanuary 1, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    it’s a very very usefull i will do

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  177. Sachin ShendeJanuary 2, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    HaPpY NeW YeAr It is soooo easy to handle

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  178. BAJARANG LAL DUGAWA SUKHWASIJanuary 2, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Really Helpfull

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  179. Would is a great

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  180. now i will start to follow this . and i have one problem that while i m using the quick heal total security even my quick heal is up to date but still it didn’t identify or detect the worms while i scan any pen-drive or hard disk volume .so suggest the solution for it .

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    • Hi Swapnil,

      We regret the inconvenience caused but can you please share some details about these worms. These details would include the name, possible screenshots or any other notable information that you can share.

      Thanks and regards.

      Reply
  181. Great app it protects virus faster

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  182. madhusudanaJanuary 2, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    THANKS.am fallowing some but now i will fallow all. once again thanks & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

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  183. manojj soniJanuary 2, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    it is very very usefull.
    thank you

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  184. suchitra senJanuary 2, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    thanks a lot for such an elaborate guidelines. I am trying to follow some of them. but will definitely follow the remaining also

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  185. Tabish Akram.January 2, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Thanks a lot for this valuable information. D.

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  186. chandan sharmaJanuary 3, 2015 at 4:06 AM

    thanks,i will fallow its.

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  187. Hansraj SharmaJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Must follow tips ,thanks for such a post.

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  188. Nice information….I’m following most of them, will follow the remaining….thank you for the information

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  189. Dilipsinh.n.patelJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    it is very usefull

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  190. K.K.DongayatJanuary 3, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Even though most of us are aware of the security guide lines still the compilation is very useful. Thank you.

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  191. K.K.DongayatJanuary 3, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Wish all a bright and prosperous NEW YEAR. Happy NEW YEAR 2015.

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  192. A.GomathinayagamJanuary 3, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Really a usefull guidelines..

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  193. Thanks, really these are very-2 usefull guideline for every one who use the INTERNET every time on PC, Mob, Tab …

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  194. Banibrata ChaudhuryJanuary 3, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Thanks a lot sir. I was ignoring about it.but now is following and requesting you to always guide us for our security, thank you.

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  195. R.B.KulkarniJanuary 3, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Yes i will follow the rules

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  196. Dipanjan GhoshJanuary 4, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    B.It’s vry usefull tips for me.Thank You Quick Heal team.

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  197. I follow some points of them and remaining will resolve from right now…. Thanks for information…Having a secure new year 2015 with quick heal

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  198. Manish SharmaJanuary 4, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Thank you so much for this useful things, I will 100% follow it. Thank a lot.

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  199. yogesh gujarJanuary 4, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    thank u for making us aware

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  200. jthank u.. for informing me..

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  201. sanjit Kumar senapatiJanuary 4, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    I like it

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  202. ghanshyam.C. ParmarJanuary 4, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    I am verry happy to this security

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  203. Pankaj KumarJanuary 4, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    I am very happy to this security used

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  204. plese give mi product key

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  205. Thnq very much for did useful information……

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  206. I follow some of them and I will start following all of them now

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  207. requesting you to always guide us for our security, thank you.

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  208. very nice post..

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  209. ksrunnambiarJanuary 9, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Very useful point.You will be a very happy surfer if you follow them all.w387

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  210. Md shariful haqueJanuary 10, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Very nice

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  211. I liked the do’s don’t do & will try to follow all of them.

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  212. A good and useful information for better security.
    Be Secure..with Quick Heal..!!! 🙂

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  213. easwaran iyerJanuary 15, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    I will follow nowE

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  214. easwaran iyerJanuary 15, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    ThaThanks, will follow from now.

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  215. excellent guidence, Thank you on behalf of rest of the world.

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  216. Ravi NakadeFebruary 4, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Thanks! Surely, I will start following all these.

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  217. very good

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  218. I am happy with this security . Hope it will be same with me.

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  219. tanya chauhanJune 23, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    I follow some of these but from today itself i will follow all of these

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  220. Amanpreet HarbarajansinghdeepOctober 8, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    This is very good. You are very kind!

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  221. i followed all these before

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