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April 2017

Quick Heal detected over 295 million malware samples in Q1 2017 – Threat Report

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In Q1 2017, 295 million malware samples were detected on the systems of Quick Heal users. The Trojan horse malware family continues the tradition of having the highest detection of all, followed by infectors, worms, and adware. 10 new ransomware families were also detected in this quarter. A notable observation...

Anatomy of Flash Exploit (CVE-2015-8651) integrated into Rig Exploit Kit

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We all know how the infamous RIG Exploit Kit have been used to infect the end users. We are seeing a constant spike in the usage of the RIG Exploit Kit by malware actors to spread malware. Its use has been noticed in different campaigns such as EITest, pseudoDarkleech, and...

Quick Heal will continue to support Windows Vista users

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As of April 11, 2017, Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows Vista. Quick Heal, however, will continue to support this OS.

DNS Hijacking – a trend carried by Adware

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Adware have always known to be the most annoying group of malware since the beginning. Disrupting user’s browsing experience by showing countless advertising banners and redirecting them to websites without their consent. If that isn’t troublesome enough, getting rid of them is another big challenge in several cases. Gone are...

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 Creators Update

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A couple of years ago, Microsoft launched Windows 10 and it created quite a spur among PC users all around the world. Celebrating the anniversary of this launch, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in August last year. In 2017, Microsoft is ready with the Windows 10 Creators Update....

CVE-2017-0199 – Microsoft Office/WordPad Remote Code Execution Vulnerability w/Windows API

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The newly discovered zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2017-0199) in Microsoft Office/WordPad is being actively exploited in the wild. Almost all Microsoft Office versions are affected with this bug. To fix this vulnerability, Microsoft released a security update on April 11, 2017. Vulnerable Versions According to Microsoft, the following are the affected products...

Cerber Ransomware and Kovter Trojan Team up Together

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For the last 2 weeks, we have been observing a malware campaign using spam emails that look like they are from United States Postal Service (USPS) or FedEx. These emails are distributing the Cerber Ransomware along with Kovter Trojan – a lethal combination! The spam email contains a malicious script...

Quick Heal partners Rising Pune Supergiant to spread mass awareness on Internet security

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Quick Heal Technologies Limited has associated with Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) as ‘Security Partner’ for IPL 2017. With this association, the IT giant plans to spread the importance of cyber security to the masses. Quick Heal will roll-out its IPL themed campaign across OOH, digital and social media channels to...