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Quick Heal 2013 offers domain and sub-domain control for HTTPS sites
August 28, 2012

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HTTPS protocols are utilized by many websites over the Internet today. This secure layer offers protection against man-in-the-middle attacks and phishing exploits. It also helps a user to detect fake websites that ask for personal information. Traditionally, domains that ask for credit/debit card details and login passwords commonly use this. But now, more and more websites have implemented HTTPS protocols to authenticate themselves to users since it adds a level of certification to them.

Quick Heal 2013 actively allows users to block such websites. Moreover, sub-domains can be controlled as well. The feature can be used by parents to prevent their kids from carrying out financial transactions. It can also be used by employers to control their employees’ browsing activities. For instance, a user can block the Google domain (https://google.com) and this will ensure that all sub-domains of Google (http://mail.google.com, http://news.google.com) are also blocked. Here’s how one can activate this feature:

STEP 1 – Open the Quick Heal Dashboard and click on the Parental Control icon.

STEP 2 – Click on the ‘Not Configured’ button.

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STEP 3 – Click on ‘Restrict access to particular website’ and then click on the ‘Block List’ button to customize settings.

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STEP 4 – Click on ‘Add’ to enter a website that you wish to block.

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STEP 5 – Enter the website name and check the ‘Also block subdomains’ button. If this box is left unchecked, all the sub-domains of the blocked website will open. Click ‘OK’ and save changes.

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Along with Browser Sandboxing this is one of the notable features of Quick Heal 2013. The ability to control sub-domains can be invaluable for parents and employers and we are proud to facilitate this feature. Watch this space for more information about other noteworthy offerings in the latest product line.

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  1. MD SARFARAJ KHAN(KOLKATA)August 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    I think this feature is very nice but when accessing blocked site it shows notification, this should not be displayed for security reason. If it display other people knows that this site is blocked by Quick Heal Antivirus. So, for security reason this should not be displayed…..

    Reply
  2. Hi,

    Referring to the parental control tip given above, say if i block a few websites. The parental control feature does not have a password protection. & person operating the system is aware about the procedure to ubblock the same.

    How do you go about in such a scenario

    Regrds,

    Himesh

    Reply
    • Hi Himesh,
      You can enable password protection for the same. Click on ‘Settings’, set ‘Password Protection’ to ON and enter a password of your choice. Once activated, no settings can be changed without the password.

      Reply
  3. Yeshi ThinleyAugust 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Very strong in every soft ware. I like this with Thanks.

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  4. RAHUL SHARMAAugust 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    WHEN I REGISTERED THIS SOFTWARE IT REQUIRE A PRODUCT KEY. BUT I HAVE NO PRODUCT KEY. FROM WHERE I GET THE PRODUCT KEY AND HOW WILL IT REGISTERED.
    PLEASE HELP ME

    THANKING YOU

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    • Hi Rahul,
      1. The Product Key will be in the user guide or inside the box of Quick Heal. OR
      2. If you purchased the product online, the confirmation email will have the Product Key. OR
      3. Open the Quick Heal Dashboard, then click on ‘About’ on the left side, then click the ‘License Details’ button to see the Product Key.
      Thanks.

      Reply
  5. thankQ

    Reply
  6. KAUSHAL AMINAugust 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    NICE …..

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  7. thanks

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  8. alok kumar beheraAugust 31, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    world’s no.1 best antivirus
    thnkx quickheal products

    Reply
  9. Subhankar RaySeptember 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    A novice like me want to know the time interval or When of the following :-
    i) Full time scan
    ii) Memory Scan
    iii) Boot time scan

    And finally the name of the domain to be blocked or the command to block the non https: domain.

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    • Hi Subhankar,
      Memory scan occurs every time Quick Heal automatically updates its virus database. Full-time scan can be carried out once a fortnight. Boot time scan should only be done if there is a heavy infection in the machine that prevents it from starting smoothly.
      Thanks.

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      • Subhankar RaySeptember 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM

        Thank you Rahul.
        Please let me know :-
        How the name of the domain to be blocked.
        And the command to block the non https: domain.

        Reply
  10. Subhankar RaySeptember 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    I am proud to be a quickheal user for the last 6 years. Now my close associates and friends are using the same. This year “Quickheal Internet Security” we are getting at Kolkata Rs.625/-,Rs.1550/- and Rs.2350/- for single, three and five user pack respectively.
    My question’s are, i)double/two user pack i.e. for both desktop & laptop for small home office business and ii) Renewal pack should be cheaper online depending upon royalty of the user.
    After all we Indians frequently ask “Keta Deti Hai”.

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  11. I Rahul. I am a student so through MSDN dreamspark I would be getting Windows Server 2008 R2. I am geek so I would be installing it as my base OS. I am currently on XP and would like to move to Windows server 2008. I cant buy Windows 7 as ts too costly so would tweak windows server to be used as a workstation OS. My question is will quickheals home use products ie Internet security 2013 and Total security work on server edition? I will be using for home use so can i use my existing key?
    Thanks

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  12. Ok Thanks Rahul.

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  13. Subhankar RaySeptember 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Rahul,

    In my e-mail box sometimes I got mails don’t know the senders.

    And facebook invitation from friends whose account are similar to be known.

    How will I know that the above is free from fishing tools or malware or spam .

    I do on-line purchase using Credit card.

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    • Hi Subhankar,
      You can block such addresses from reaching your inbox. Do not download attachments from such emails as they may contain malware. Regularly scan your machine via Quick Heal to ensure it is fully protected.
      Thanks.

      Reply
  14. Subhankar RaySeptember 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Thank you Rahul very much.
    Please let me know :-
    How the name of the unwanted domain to be blocked.
    And the command to block the non https: domain.

    Reply
  15. Actually i forgot the parent control password how can i retrive it?

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  16. Hi Rahul,

    I am using Quick heal total security 2013. When I block some domains and sub-domains through the parental control, it shows notifications for blocking that websites at the time of access.

    Can I block that notifications?

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    • Hi Jogesh,
      The notifications are necessary to inform the user that those domains have been blocked. Without such notifications a user may feel that there is an issue with Internet connectivity.
      Thanks.

      Reply
  17. Subhankar RaySeptember 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Hi Rahul,
    Please let me know :-
    How the name of the unwanted domain to be blocked.
    And the command to block the non https: domain.

    Subhankar Ray

    Reply
  18. world’s no.1 best antivirus
    thnkx quickheal products

    Reply
  19. What if I have forgot the parental control password??

    Reply
  20. Subhankar RayOctober 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Hi Rahul,
    Please reply to my queries of September 10 & 27.
    Regards,

    Reply
  21. hi rahul,

    sir i forgt my quick heal password, i blocked earlier, please help me

    Reply
  22. Hi Rahul

    I am blocked social websites (like facebook, linkin etc) through quick heal parental control via Categories but the user will open again these websites, please tell me how this possible and tell me the permanent solution

    Regards
    Pradeep

    Reply
  23. Hello sir, main janna chahta hu ki iss anti virus me kitne type se kisi individual site ko block kar sakte hai.

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    • Hi Amit,

      The “Restrict access to particular website” is the only option in Quick Heal Parental Control feature that allows you to block specific websites. Additionally, you also have the option for blocking particular categories of websites.

      Regards,

      Reply