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What is the Biggest Threat to Your Computer and Online Safety?
February 24, 2014

Where there is smoke, there is fire; and where there is Internet, there is the risk of malware attacks. Although, perhaps a bad analogy, it sends the meaning right across.

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To put it differently, the Internet is like a layer of thin ice. As long as you know about the right places to step on, you will keep yourself from getting drowned in the ice cold water beneath, which can symbolize malware attacks, phishing scams, identity theft, and spyware to name a few. So, in this poll today, we would like to know what according you is the biggest threat to your computer and online safety. Take part in this poll and check the results to see if other users have voiced the same opinion.


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  1. For me phishing attacks, adwares ,spam mail are very bad because i was regularly victim of these earlier.

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  2. I think Drive-by Downloads, Identity Theft, Keyloggers and Email Virus are the biggest threats as they can cause very serious damage.

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  3. i am using quickheal total year from last 5 year every time i seen that a malware is more danger than virus because malware is not traceable mostly time by quickheal .

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  4. Maulik BhuptaniFebruary 27, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Identity theft may cause several serious problems. We need to protect our computer as well as our email accounts.

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  5. Data Theft, trojans, Phishing and biggest threats.

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  6. Vaibhav BindraFebruary 27, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    The companies dealing in anti malware softwares and anti virus softwares should identify the latest threats and upgrade their products according to these threats

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  7. i am afraid of all this –
    Adware,Data Theft,Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks,Drive-by Downloads, Email Virus,Facebook Scams,Freeware,Identity Theft,Keyloggers,Online Scams, Pharming,Phishing,Spam,Spyware,Trojans,Unsecured WiFi,Viruses,Worms.

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  8. i am afraid of all this –
    Adware
    Data Theft
    Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
    Drive-by Downloads
    Email Virus
    Facebook Scams
    Freeware
    Identity Theft
    Keyloggers
    Online Scams
    Pharming
    Phishing
    Spam
    Spyware
    Trojans
    Unsecured WiFi
    Viruses
    Worms

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  9. Manoj kumar sahooFebruary 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    data threat

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  10. Vinay GabaniFebruary 27, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Pop ups, spam mails, softwares downloaded from unauthenticated publishers (malwares).

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  11. My laptop very slow that this stage , im very bad fil by the laptop…..
    very large file adware , email spam , viruese my loptop…..etc

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  12. These days, people download a lot of stuff ( freeware ) and most of them contain malware, viruses, etc.
    Security for scanning these things must be upgraded to a high level.

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  13. you always use window firwall both quick hil firewall because some application bypass by window firwall but quickhill firewall give protect your pc

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  14. Dr Chandra Bhushan SinghFebruary 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    (1)Having blind faith in Microsoft is also a big problem for India. For example, once Skype is installed, you can not uninstall it. You becomes a slave of this useless software. It ma be suitable to Americans but it is definitely not for we Indians. For me personally, it is an useless & hopeless item.
    (2)Some paid antivirus software (for example: McAfe)is actually a virus definition itself. Never purchase it.
    (3)Manufacturers should know that a laptop is more suitable for those who are more than 50 years old and less of those who are less than 50 years old.

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  15. Dr Chandra Bhushan SinghFebruary 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    India is great. Indian antivirus like Guardian (Quick Heal) is excellent.(http://blogs.quickheal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png)

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  16. trojens is the biggest virus

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  17. Pradumn TripathiFebruary 27, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    the viruses who make the shortcut of the files in pendrive are the biggest problem and they do not delete or repair and they can active on my pc without my noticing

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  18. since last three year no virus AFTER INSTALLING QUICK HEAL

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  19. virus made on notepad i.e executable virus are not caught by quick heal are really dangerous

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  20. in my opinion torjan,malware are dangerous.

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  21. 1.These days, people download a lot of stuff ( freeware ) and most of them contain malware, viruses, etc.
    Security for scanning these things must be upgraded to a high level
    2.Pop ups, spam mails, softwares downloaded from unauthenticated publishers (malwares).
    3.India is great. Indian antivirus like Guardian (Quick Heal) is excellent.(http://blogs.quickheal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png)

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  22. Like

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  23. 1.i am afraid of all this –
    Adware
    Data Theft
    Denial of Service (Do’s) Attacks
    Drive-by Downloads
    Email Virus
    Facebook Scams
    Freeware
    Identity Theft
    Key loggers
    Online Scams
    Pharming
    Phishing
    Spam
    Spyware
    Trojans
    Unsecured Wi-Fi
    Viruses
    Worms
    2.India is great. Indian antivirus like Guardian (Quick Heal) is excellent.(http://blogs.quickheal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/logo.png)

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  24. shortcut virus that create .ink file

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  25. Quick Heal is very good. It could get better. Thank you

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  26. Identity theft may cause several serious problems. We need to protect our computer as well as our email accounts.

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  27. Avoid download of free stuffs, unnecessary update . To keep Computers clean Indian Guardian Anti virus is very good

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  28. Venkatesh IyengarFebruary 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Actually, in my opinion, there is ABSOLUTELY NO THREAT AT ALL. Cyber crime, this and that is just a hype. It is not easy to hack into someone’s system. A friend of mine who is a terrible failure at the University keeps harping around that she is stalked virtually by a racist neo-nazi killer who might even be stealing her research data and fears she might go missing if ever she went to France next. My advice to her was simple: if you are so sure that there is such a killer stalking you, why don’t you go to France and come face to face with the situation. Just face the situation na, …! – Venkatesh Iyengar, Pune

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  29. your antivirus is not accepting complete update since i purchase three month ago

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  30. Jignesh PrajapatiFebruary 28, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Quick heal is very useful.

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  31. Venkatesh IyengarFebruary 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Please ignore my earlier message

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  32. a11 nam ka virus nahi pakad raha hai .

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  33. M. FrancisMarch 6, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    I have the 3 year package. Since the last month every now and then the icon shows red even though the downloading shows finished and I have to press the button Resolve now to get the system to show secure. Also, my default google search engine is constantly being replaced by yahoo and/or Ask. Also, on start up about 50% of .exe files do not open until a pop up box saying dll router file not found is clicked OK. Why has Quickheal not removed whatever malware is causing these problems? Is there something I have to do? Please mail me some advice. thank you. My telephone number is Pune 24261819.

    M. Francis

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    • Hello M. Francis,

      Thank you for choosing Quick Heal to protect your computer. We would request you to get in touch with our support team to let them analyze the entire situation and give you an appropriate solution. You can contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.

      You can also raise a query at http://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.

      Regards,

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  34. M. FrancisMarch 6, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    My comment above shows the message awaiting moderation for last 10 minutes. How long should I wait? there is no other send button so I dont know if my comment has reached quickheal.

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  35. deepak singhMarch 6, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    i regularly quickheal user.
    two virus entry my pc
    1. LNK.CMD.EXPLOIT.D
    2. LNK.EXPLOIT .GEN

    Pls Solve this Problem

    antivirus not solve this problem

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  36. Satish SapkalMarch 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Quick heal is very useful software

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  37. Satish SapkalMarch 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Thanks for quick heal team

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  38. Dr Jayesh ShahAugust 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Not getting removed
    LNK.Exploit.Gen virus from pen drive even after formatting

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