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November 2016

45 Killer Security Tips to Follow on Computer Security Day

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30th November is observed as Computer Security Day all over the world. Folks at Quick Heal, celebrate it as Quick Heal Foundation Day. And on this doubly important day, we have lined out an exhaustive list of some of the best security tips on how to keep your digital lives...

Ransoc – An unusual ransomware that threatens to expose your personal information

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Mostly a ransomware encrypts your files and demands money in exchange for a key that can decrypt the data. And the payment is demanded in Bitcoins. Ransoc is different in the way it works and the medium it uses for the payment. How does Ransoc work? Once your computer is...

Beware of this fake WhatsApp message. It’s a scam!

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If you receive the below WhatsApp message, you might feel an irresistible itch to click on the link. But, don’t! Because it’s a scam. Cybercriminals are now tricking WhatsApp users by piggybacking on the Amazon Black Friday Sale. As shown above, the fake WhatsApp message urges the user to buy...

Alert! A Fake Flash Player Website is Spreading Locky Ransomware

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The Locky ransomware, like all other ransomware, encrypts user data and demands a hefty ransom in exchange for the key that decrypts the data. A variant of this ransomware called ‘thor’ was recently found being distributed via a fake ‘Flash Player Update’ downloading website that goes by the name ‘fleshupdate.com’....

Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 rated big by AV-Test & AV-Comparatives

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Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 comes off with flying colors in tests conducted by AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives. Read on. AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives are two independent organizations which test, assess, and evaluate antivirus software against a variety of criteria. In the September’s review by AV-TEST, Quick Heal Total Security (v17.00) bagged...

Got a WhatsApp video calling invite link? Beware it’s probably a spam!

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Earlier this week, WhatsApp launched its video calling feature and the update is being rolled out to Android, Windows and iPhone users over the next few days. This update will allow users to make video calls to their contacts much similar to Skype and FaceTime. Shortly after the news of...

Alert! Karma Ransomware will get you if you Install Free Software

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A fake Windows optimization software has been let loose on the Internet. And it is going by the name “Windows-TuneUp”. And why are we telling you about this? Read on. Windows-TuneUp is a free software that claims to speed up slow computers. But in reality, it is a fake program...

5 Compelling Reasons Not to Pay Ransom to Hackers

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know what a ransomware is and why are computer security folks constantly speaking about it. To put things into context, ransomware is a malicious software that locks your computer or encrypts the files stored in it. It then demands a ransom...

Security Alert! Stay Away from Pirated Software

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Pirated, cracked, unauthorized or unlicensed software may be dirt cheap or come for free, but they may cost you your digital security. With unknown publishers and no standard testing procedures in place, such software contain several security flaws which can be used by hackers to gain access to your computer....