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DNSChanger server shutdown deadline looming
July 7, 2012

Quick Heal would like to remind its users about the impending DNSChanger server shutdown on July 9th. If you have been following this piece of news, you will be aware that the shutdown deadline is now just two days away. People who still have this malware on their machine will not be able to access the Internet from July 9th onwards. There have been multiple warnings and notifications about this issue for a while now, but we have read reports that there are still around 250,000 infected machines all around the world. Quick Heal users need not worry though. Detection for this malware has been present for a while and our users are completely protected against this threat.

Machines that have this malware present on them could also be susceptible to other threats and infections. People who have ignored previous warnings will have to face up to a complete loss of web access now. We regret the inconvenience that will be caused to them, but it is certainly for the greater good. Please refer to our earlier post on DNSChanger for more information about the case.

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  1. RAHUL SONKAMBLEJuly 7, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Thanks to Quickheal Team, for a great success

    Reply
  2. Amit LohiyaJuly 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    If Quick Heal is there then there is no need to worry because it is the best of all and I recommend all to use it.

    Reply
  3. Thomas K CherianJuly 7, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Thanks for updateding the information. I had pass on the information further to me first also.

    With regards,

    Thomas K Cherian

    Reply
  4. POPU ENTERPRISESJuly 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    not bad.

    Reply
  5. i accepet this rule

    Reply
  6. vilas waghJuly 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    shall i surf on net on 9th july? is my PC secure from tis malware? plz guide me

    Reply
    • Hi Vilas,
      If you have Quick Heal installed you can surf freely on 9th July. Your PC is secure. Machines that are infected and not protected may be infected with this malware. Those are the machines that will be unable to surf.

      Reply
      • Shaikh Akbar AliJuly 11, 2012 at 5:43 PM

        I am also using quickheal, and I recommending to all my user to use quickheal. but i found tht some security sheild malwares is not removed by quickheal antivirus. pls give me some trick to remove this malwares completely. bcoz i have done all the possibilities but it comes again n again.

        Reply
    • indeep singhJuly 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

      @kashyap please log on to https://www.dns-ok.us
      if the backgroup appers green then your system is secure
      and if it appears red then please log on to http://dcwg.org.flx
      thank you
      information by awakening india (non government organisation)

      Reply
  7. Thanks for ur warning message…Quick Heal

    Reply
  8. Shailesh GorJuly 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Thanks to Quickheal all Team member for a success

    Reply
  9. Anirudha DEshpandeJuly 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    can i remove the infection from the infected PC after 9th of JUly or i will need to Format the System?

    Reply
  10. chaya switchgearsJuly 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Hi!
    I would i know weather my PC is infected by the said virus

    Reply
  11. Thank you Rahul Thadani this imformasi

    Reply
  12. malleswararaoJuly 7, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Dear,

    Thanks for ur information before the treads occured to others pc which are not using quick heal, i will inform to all who ever i know

    Reply
  13. I tried the first link, it is not working.. Can u plz share another link??

    Reply
  14. Ravi KumarJuly 7, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Thanks to Quick Heal Team for this success !!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  15. Amit kumar balJuly 7, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    ok its very good

    Reply
  16. Dear Quick Heal Team,

    Thanks for Publishing this information

    Reply
  17. Thanks to Quickheal all Team member for a success

    Reply
  18. pratap terseJuly 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Thanks to Quickheal all Team member for a reminding.

    Reply
  19. rakesh bajajJuly 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    sir,
    i have installed quick heal total security, is it true my pc is secured and can i surf on 9july because my work is totally depended on surfing

    Reply
  20. Very smart job Sir……….

    Reply
  21. Tapan RanaJuly 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Thank’s to quick heal team for the great Success and informing us about this issue

    Reply
  22. Mrs Geeta RamdasiJuly 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Thanks to Quick Heal’s whole team for saving us.

    Reply
  23. yadnesh mahulkarJuly 7, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Thanks to Quickheal Team, for a great success

    Reply
  24. Maunank ShahJuly 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Very much thanks to Quick heal..
    that’s why I am using it….

    Reply
  25. deepak kumar (nikhil)July 7, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    powerfull anti virus quck hell like this

    Reply
  26. J.StephenJuly 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Hi,
    I’am also used Quick Heal anti virus Pro 2012.my pc is secure or not on 9th july. please tell me virus will affect my pc on 9th july, what can i do. it’s safe or not Quick Heal anti virus pro 2012.

    Reply
  27. Bijay ManjulJuly 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Proactive !! Very Good…..

    Reply
  28. varun kumarJuly 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Thanks for updateding the information. I had pass on the information further to me first also.

    thanks >>>>>>>>>

    Reply
  29. thanks for the infermation

    Reply
  30. Pratul VaityJuly 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    I Want offline solution to check weather my PC is infected or not plzzz help…..thanks in advance

    Reply
  31. Utkarsh PhirkeJuly 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    hi, as u say if someone’s PC is affected what can they do?Anything other than reinstalling windows?

    Reply
  32. can i download demo for resisting this soft??

    Reply
  33. Well i use quick heal that means i’m protected but what to do if your machine have the malware . and one thing i don’t understand how those machines with malwares will forever loss internet access.
    And if they loss access internet access after the doom day they always have the option to reinstall windows and everything will be fine .
    If i’m wrong Please enlight me.

    Reply
  34. Tarun Kumar SamalJuly 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Thanks for your esteemed product that has been used in my systems since from
    the beginning. I would like to suggest your kind self to retain the superior
    quality as previous to touch the costumers positive behavior onwards.

    Hoping for the best.
    Tk Samal ( India )
    Mobile No- 09853335047

    Reply
  35. Dattatraya DokfodeJuly 8, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    JUST AMAZING WORK S BY QUICK HEAL TIME…SOULTE TO TEAM…THANKS…

    Reply
  36. I would like to thank the entire team of Quick Heal for all their support……..

    HAPPY USER
    PRIYA

    Reply
  37. thanks for to quick heal team and also for telling about this.

    Reply
  38. nilesh jaiswalJuly 8, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    quik heal detect this virys or malware what ever it is right?

    Reply
  39. LIke God whom we cant see but we know that he is there to help us, similarly Quickheal is there to help us.

    Reply
  40. vivek sharmaJuly 8, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    thanks quick heal team………….

    Reply
  41. N JayapalenJuly 8, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Thanks Quickheal

    Reply
  42. N RAVIKUMARJuly 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Thanks for Quick heal team !
    and i wish them to achieve more in future

    Reply
  43. praveen kumarJuly 8, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    thank you quick heal,really quick heal user will not be effected

    Reply
  44. Tanuj ZodeJuly 8, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Thank u very much. Quick Heal is world’s best Antivirus. Its not just Antivirus but more than that.

    Reply
  45. uddhav galavJuly 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    tanx for tell us all tema Quick Heal is a world’s best anti virus

    Reply
  46. Mohan DashJuly 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Thanks to QUICKHEAL team.

    Reply
  47. Nand Lal SharmaJuly 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    I am using Quickheal Total Security since last 02 years.I am fully satisfied.Thanks for updating the information regarding DNSChanger server shutdown.
    Nand Lal Sharma

    Reply
  48. thannx a lot.

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  49. Chris WatersJuly 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Regards to the Qick Heal team, cos without you guys, things wouldn’t be good at all. Cheers to all.

    Reply
  50. Chris WatersJuly 8, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    THANKS GUYS

    Reply
  51. SwarnadeepJuly 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Thanx you quick heal for a great success and securing us.

    Reply
  52. Manjesh VJuly 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    From past 4 year with Quick Heal I never bother about Virus

    Reply
  53. Manas Ranjan PalJuly 8, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Thanks for suggestion of malware

    Reply
  54. Thanks a lot Quick Heal. Using QH for past 5 yrs & happy with it. Keep up the good work.

    Reply
  55. Shubham ChincholeJuly 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    ThanQ Quick Heal Team !!!

    Reply
  56. hrishabh kumar nishadJuly 8, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    but sir ,
    this malware can hack the any anti virus.

    Reply
  57. vidyadhar gargJuly 8, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Dear Sir ,
    I purchased the quick heal antivirus on 05/07/12. It shows the notice that protection is out of date . When I try to update it updates and shows notice that the version of total security you have is update but notice in Dashboard is same that protection is out of date even windows 7 is showing that my vires protectionis update. Please help me.
    Regards
    V.D.Garg

    Reply
  58. akash singhJuly 8, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    quick heal is on the top.thanks for alert.

    Reply
  59. Md. Nur HossainJuly 9, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    Thanks to quick heal for aware.

    Reply
  60. Noebert AlmeidaJuly 9, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Thanks and congratulations to Quick Heal team for performing at a high level.

    Reply
  61. thank you quick heal team…thanks a loot…

    Reply
  62. Bina PrintersJuly 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Quickheal laga dala toh life jinga lala….. No tension

    Reply
  63. Kabindra RoyJuly 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Thnx for the update. Are we (Quickheal users) secured aginst such UNKNOWN and DANGEROUS threats ALWAYS (meaning, which ‘surface’ in the international scenario) after a few days of LAUNCH.

    Reply
  64. pinku kumarJuly 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    thanks
    quick heal team

    Reply
  65. Dr. Taka ZirdoJuly 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    My compter seems to be infected with malwares. It has become too slow. I am subscriber of Toatal Quick Security. Please help.

    Reply
  66. thank you very much

    Reply
  67. ankur soniJuly 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    thanks to quickheal team thank you very very very much…

    Reply
  68. I can I check the virus on my PC

    Reply
    • Hi Seshu,
      Quick Heal automatically detects any virus or malware on your machine. You can also run various scans on your machine via the Quick Heal dashboard.
      Thanks.

      Reply
  69. Naveen RajJuly 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Thanks for updating the information. I had pass on the information further to me first also.

    Reply
  70. no need to worry if you have quick heal bcoz it it the best antivirus . thank you quick heal team

    Reply
  71. How Can I check the virus on my PC. Plz help me

    Reply
  72. Pratul VaityJuly 9, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Thanks Very Much Rahul……for your valuable information

    Reply
  73. @Noebert, @Md. Hossain, @Akash, @Shubham, @Manas, @Manjesh, @Swarnadeep, @Chris, @Fahad, @Mohan, @Uddhav, @Tanuj – Thank you for choosing Quick Heal and your appreciation.

    Reply
  74. @Praveen, @Ravikumar, @Jayapalen, @Vivek, @Bishnu, @Dattatraya, @Tarun Kumar, @Gururaj, @Varun, @Bijay, @Deepak Kumar – We thank you all for your continuous support and will keep up the good work.

    Reply
  75. Thanks quick heal for save my pc.

    Reply
  76. @Maunank, @Yadnesh, @Mrs. Ramdasi, @Tapan Rana, @Siddhesh, @Pratap, @Amit Kumar, @Jaidev, @Naveen, @Kumar, @Ankur @Sivanand – Thanks all for your appreciation. It is our pleasure to provide quality service.

    Reply
  77. Pratap@URJAJuly 9, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Thanks to QUICK HEAL and you Rahul for your time to time updates.
    Hope,now everything fine and smooth

    Reply
  78. Many Thanks to Quick Heal Teaam

    Reply
  79. Rajdeep GhoshJuly 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Thanks for the information…!!!

    Reply
  80. Nilesh Computers, Nasik.July 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Dear Quickheal Team,
    thats why we forced to customer for choosing quickheal.
    well, congrets to you all for your great success.

    Reply
  81. I am safe.That’s why i use Quick heal.THANKS Quick Heal.

    Reply
  82. Thanks Quickheal Group,
    i feel proud to use quickheal.

    Reply
  83. Rajnikant DhamalJuly 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Thanks Quick Heal Team…For Great Success.

    Reply
  84. BALARAJU, BANGALOREJuly 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Great, today morning I was worried, but I didn’t face any problem. & I got blog saying QUICKHEAL users are safe. I was relieved. In the news paper so many names of sites were given for free checking, but QUICKHEAL name didn’t figure out. Thank you QUICKHEAL TEAM for your efforts. Keep it up.

    Reply
  85. SAGAR PANDEYJuly 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Thanx a lot for this achievement……

    Reply
  86. Kundan RokadeJuly 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    It is filling secured to all net users who using Quick heal .

    Reply
  87. Dinesh GandhiJuly 9, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    I have tried many virus scanner, but didn’t find in compare to Quick Heal.
    Since 2006 I am using Quick heal IS and totally satisfied with customer care too.

    Reply
  88. nilay ghateJuly 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Dear sir
    Ihave quick heal internet security installed will Ihave anyproblem

    Reply
  89. Sushil ShindeJuly 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Thanks to Quick Heal Team…………………

    Reply
  90. Nandkishor SahaneJuly 9, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Great Achievement.

    Reply
  91. Hy thaxx alot Quick Heal Team..!! 🙂 I just like your product good work ..

    Reply
  92. J.StephenJuly 9, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Thank you mr.Rahul Thadani

    Reply
  93. R K PILLAIJuly 9, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Thank you for the superior quality. Keep up the good work. May God bless you.

    Reply
  94. Zekry RamazanJuly 9, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Hi how i can to update my Quick heal

    Reply
    • Hi Zekry,
      You can right-click on the Quick Heal icon in your application tray and then update the software. Or you can open the dashboard and then select the update option that you see. If your problem persists you can send an email to support@quickheal.com for further assistance.
      Thank you.

      Reply
  95. Arun Bikas DasJuly 9, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Thanks to quickheal for assuring safe surfing!

    Reply
  96. Hi, I m using QH since 2006… amazing service & not to worry… 🙂

    Reply
  97. I can proudly say ” If Quick Heal is in your machine/system then DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY”
    Thankyou Quick Heal team …

    Reply
  98. THANKS TO QUICKHEAL TEAM

    Reply
  99. ABDUL RAOOFJuly 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    thank u so much queick heal team

    Reply
  100. Adinath MondalJuly 9, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Thanks

    Reply
  101. Thank You! If I hadn’t installed Quick Heal on my Pc I wouldn’t have used my computer on the 9th!!

    Reply
  102. Thanks to Quick Heal for their support…

    Reply
  103. Thank God and Thanks Quick Hill for msg.me that my lappy is free from DNSchanger sever. I was lil bit worried abt it since today mrng… nw, i am relax a lot… Thanks, once again to whole QuickHeal team.. 🙂

    Reply
  104. @Yogesh, @J.Stephen, @R.K.Pillai, @Arun, @Vandit, @Ayan, @Om, @Abdul, @Adinath, @Ujjwal, @Kshitij, @Rishi – We thank you all for your appreciation and for choosing Quick Heal.

    Reply
  105. Syed Meraj AhmedJuly 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Its wonderful to know that Quick Heal has everything under control. Thanks for everything….

    Reply
  106. Sabu K MathewJuly 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    I had installed QH server edition 2011 in June 2011. After 1 yr. ie. in July 2012 I have again been given QH server edition 2011 by the vendor for renewal. Do I need QH server edition 2012 or can I still renew with QH server edition 2011?

    Reply
  107. Jyoti Prakash SahuJuly 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Thank’s Rahul for your Great Sucess.

    Reply
  108. Rahul SinghJuly 10, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Thanx Quickheal for keeping us safe !!!

    Reply
  109. Thankxxxxx alot to the quick heal company for securing our system do may ur aware of such type of malware n infectious virus in future……n do tk care of our system properly love u………….:)

    Reply
  110. hi hi hi!!! i just got wirreied!!!!!!!!!! i have quick heal and i opened yesterday internet nothing happened!!! i love quick heal before seeing this i thought my comp is now virus but now i beleive no virus!! thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks………… a lot………….

    Reply
  111. Mohit AnadkatJuly 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Thank’s For Quick Heal Total Security

    Reply
  112. Hi!!! Good work, whether there was any reported shut down of internet on 09/07/2012 all over the world. I heard that no computers in India affected on that day, because of DNS malware, is it true?

    Reply
    • Hi Prem,
      There were around 19,000 machines in India that were still afflicted with the malware before the deadline. Whether they managed to avoid Internet stoppage or not is unknown as yet.

      Reply
  113. Thank’s To Quick Heal Total Security System . Thaks Alot

    Reply
  114. Hi Rahul,
    I was Surprised to hear that 19,000 of us been infected. But still many of us got escaped because of Quick Heal’s pro activeness in providing online support for the above issue. Thanks a lot… Good luck.

    Reply
  115. kushal waghamreJuly 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    its proud to be a quick heal user….

    Reply
  116. Sugat Umale ,BalapurJuly 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    thanks, for protect my PC

    Reply
  117. Manish MalhotraJuly 11, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Thats y I LOVE QUICK HEAL

    Reply
  118. thank you for informed us

    Reply
  119. RAVINDRA KOLHEJuly 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    THANKS

    Reply
  120. @Manas, @Manish, @Parveen, @Prathamesh, @Sugat, @Kushal – We thank all of you for your good wishes and appreciation. Quick Heal is proud to protect you.

    Reply
  121. Bharat RedekarJuly 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Thanks for to Quick Heal Total Security 2012 13.00 (6.0.0.1)
    team and also for telling about this.

    Reply
  122. sayan chakrabortyJuly 11, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    thnx to quickheal team for protecting us from such a malicious threat…!

    Reply
  123. SURENDRA GUPTAJuly 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    THANKS.I AM QUICK USER.

    Reply
  124. Kshitij WahiJuly 11, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    thanks to quickheal team….you people are doing a great job

    Reply
  125. rohit jainJuly 11, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    i m using quickheal 2011 26 sept(virus database)..trial.can someone give me the key of that…..pleaseeeeeeeeeee

    Reply
  126. Somesh SahooJuly 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Thanks A lot .. Quick Heal team ..

    Reply
  127. Somesh SahooJuly 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    it feels secure now over internet!

    Reply
  128. Thanks to Quickheal Team, for a great success……

    Reply
  129. I HAVE BEEN USING QUICKHEAL FROM LAST 7 MONTHS… AND YESTERDAY I TOOK SOME FILES FROM MY FRIENDS PENDRIVE HOPING THAT MY ANIVIRUS WOULD CATCH THE VIRUSES AND TROJANS.. BUT IT DID NOT IT WAS MY SCHEDULED SCANNING THAT CLEANED THE VIRUS AND I GOT SEVEN TROJANS AND 3 UNSPECIFIED VIRUSES FROM MY HARDDISK.. AND 4 TROJANS FROM PENDRIVE>>

    Reply
    • Hi Husain,
      Apologies for your trouble. Thousands of viruses and trojans are created every day and each of them have a unique way of entering one’s system. We hope your machine does not have these threats anymore. You can visit this link and file your grievance – http://www.quickheal.com/supp_tic.asp. Our support team will get back to you and help clean up your system.
      Best wishes.

      Reply
  130. Anand kumarJuly 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Under your tutelage we feel relaxed. Thanks a lot Quick Heal Team.

    Reply
  131. how to add my nokia 5233 mobile for Quickheal scan..???????????????????????????

    Reply
    • Hi Rushikesh,
      UNfortunately it is not possible to provide support to scan every mobile device in the market. We keep adding support for new devices to this list. You will be able to use this feature once we include this device in the list.
      Thank you for your patience.

      Reply
  132. my ZTE BLADE mobile not deducted by Quickheal Total Security mobile scan.

    Reply
    • Hi Jyoti,
      We are constantly adding support for new mobile devices. You will be able to use this feature once we add this device to the supported list.
      Thank you for your patience.

      Reply
  133. thnx 2 quick heal team
    thnxxxxxxxxxxxx
    thnxxxx

    Reply
  134. sumit kumarJuly 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    good work quick heal team.

    Thanks

    Reply
  135. Hansraj SinghJuly 15, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    my network well.

    Reply
  136. Deepjyoti RoyJuly 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Thanks…….!!!!!!!

    Reply
  137. I am Installing Quick heal total Security after installing my internet not working I talk to customer care also no use, please help me.

    Reply
  138. my quick heal antivirus is not updating

    Reply