5 Common Myths that Stop People from Using an Antivirus

While this may seem like a bit of an odd subject to venture into, in this blog post we will list out some common reasons, or excuses, why you don’t really need antivirus or an effective computer security for your home PC. Out of the millions of computer users around the world, there are still many people who feel antivirus for their machine is unnecessary and actually causes more trouble than it’s worth.

Myths that Stop People from Using an Antivirus Software

With that in mind, here are some of the most popular reasons we have heard about why people don’t really need antivirus.

Myth # 1: You only visit safe websites

This is one of the most common excuses we have heard. However, the truth is that there are no safe websites anymore. Viruses and hackers have found ways to infiltrate even the most secure websites and connections in the recent past, so there really is no ‘safe haven’ on the Internet. There have been numerous drive-by downloads, DDoS attacks, password breaches, SSL breaches and more to convince us that completely secure websites are now a thing of the past. Hackers are constantly innovating to find new ways to breach databases and websites, so the antivirus industry and PC users need to be aware and updated at all times. So before you write off antivirus for your PC, ask yourself how many websites that you visit can be classified as completely safe.

Myth # 2: Security solutions slow your machine down

One common complaint that we receive every once in a while is that security solutions make their machine slow. However, and as many tests have proved, security solutions do not make a drastic change in the speed of a system. Modern encryption methods are designed to utilize barely any resources, so the potential cause of this ‘slowing down’ could be that multiple scans are running simultaneously or that too many redundant activities are occurring at the same time and causing an overlap that slows the machine down. If a machine is running a solution and does not meet its minimum system requirements then that could also be causing the PC to slow down.

Myth # 3: You don’t have any data that is worth hackers’ efforts

Let’s create some confusion and say that a hacker does not care about you personally. Nor does he care about your personal address and other details, unless he has a personal vendetta against you. However, when we speak about details of hundreds and thousands of users, then this same information becomes infinitely more valuable to hackers. They can misuse data for financial gains or can sell it to other malicious parties. So do not believe that you have nothing to protect. Anyone who goes online has some data that belongs to them and is vulnerable, and hence needs protection.

Myth # 4: You own a Mac and Macs don’t get viruses

This misconception has been around for a rather long time, but people are finally wisening up to the fact that Macs do get viruses, and need antivirus protection too. Most viruses are aimed at Windows platforms as most computer users operate on this platform. However, Mac users tend to falsely believe that their product is invulnerable, and this overconfidence is picked on by hackers and malware authors. So if you own a Mac, you need to consider getting a security product, just as much as someone who owns a Windows machine.

Myth # 5: You don’t need to connect to the Internet

If you only use your machine for playing some old games, then you probably don’t need to connect to the Internet. In that case, an antivirus solution may be a bit superfluous for your PC. However, a large majority of machines today are used for exchanging emails, downloading content, streaming videos, carrying out banking transactions or shopping online. So if you’re using your machine for any of these activities, then you definitely need to consider installing a security solution to stay safe against all kinds of malware and cyberattacks and social engineering tricks.

If none of these conditions apply to you, then you certainly need to consider investing in a good antivirus solution. Quick Heal Total Security is a trustworthy and versatile product that offers complete system protection without compromising on system performance. Great features such as web security, browser sandbox, parental control, email security and others are just some of the reliable highlights from the Quick Heal Labs.

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SD Sharma
SD Sharma
6 years ago

I have Quick Heal total security in my laptop but the Reimage of Windows says that I have three viruses. Is Quick Heal anti-malware system is inefficient to identify and remove them?

Parakulm
Parakulm
6 years ago

A very informative clinically analyzed article!for the ordinary comuter literate aam aadmi !!

Abhijit Majumdar
Abhijit Majumdar
6 years ago

Dear Quick Heal Apk Developer,

The Free QH android version does not include Back up and Realtime protection benefits. Please include these before I may reinstall it on my android. Presently, I am happy with CM Antivirus and Clean Master which provides me all these as a free version.
I am not convinced with Quick Heal’s scanty free features as any complete protection.

-Yours sincerely,
Abhijit Majumdar
Kolkata, India.

Deb
Deb
6 years ago

Hackers are experts and they have no mercy and we need to protect our PC. QH antivirus appears to be a good choice. The article is adequately written to remind how important it is to go for one in any PC use. Try QH.

JOGINDER SINGH
JOGINDER SINGH
6 years ago

Often facing problem of updating after sometimes using 2g mobile network . and it irritates the user and he decides not to use this next time.

sahin
sahin
6 years ago

hi,
I’ve quick heal antivirus on my laptop.
whenever I open few websites or portal, many adds comes out and opens so many new windows of adds. if they are malicious then why they comes out in presence of quick heal, and my laptop gets hang for a moment until I ends these from the task bar manager

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  sahin

Hi Sahin,

Some types of pop-up ads are a part of certain websites. However, if you receive such pop-ups on visiting any random site, then please contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000. They will provide you with a solution.

You can also submit your query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you.

Regards,

Sunil K Dhumal
Sunil K Dhumal
6 years ago

How to download the Free QH android version offered to me on my mobile ?

I have purchased on eMac. How to get it protected alongwith my present desktop ?

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Sunil K Dhumal

Hi Sunil,

Please visit the link given below to download Quick Heal Mobile Security for Free:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickheal.platform

Regards,

Neeraj kumar
Neeraj kumar
6 years ago

I want to know that how can infected files are removed by scan process manually or automatically? actually i am confused about infected files.

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Neeraj kumar

Hi Neeraj,

In your Quick Heal Scan Settings, based on the below options, an infected file is tackled with accordingly:

Repair
Delete
Skip

Regards,

Neeraj kumar
Neeraj kumar
6 years ago

I am also interested to know that, is pc backup available on total security pack.

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Neeraj kumar

Hi Neeraj,

Quick Heal Total Security does not offer backup facility.

Regards,

Shyam S. Sarswat
Shyam S. Sarswat
6 years ago

Dear Sir/Madam,

I’m using QH TS and I am satisfied very much…
One request is that please release QH Mobile Antivirus for Windows Platform also…

Thanks With Regards..

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago

Hi Shyam,

Thank you for using Quick Heal. Your feedback has been duly noted.

Regards,
Rajib

Nikhil Yeola
Nikhil Yeola
6 years ago

After Boot Scan my Quick Heal antivirus is automatically turned off and it doesn’t turned on so what can i do for turned on?

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Nikhil Yeola

Hi Nikhil,

There might be more than one reason behind this. Kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.
You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.

Regards,

Arun Majumder
Arun Majumder
6 years ago

Antivirus software is not ensure for for full protection from intrusion of virus or malware. I am posting this from a PC having updated Quick Heal total security 15.00 but neither you can browse safely due to lots of unwanted adds and sites open automatically. even not trusted java as trusted site for which not able to open java sites. Best way of doing internet is in Linux with peace of mind with better speed and safe net surfing without investing for antivirus.

anukul chandra pramanick
anukul chandra pramanick
6 years ago

guys why i cannot update my anti virus?

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago

Hi Anukul,

Kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.
You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.

Regards,

Subhadip Misra
Subhadip Misra
6 years ago

Dear Quick Heal Apk Developer,
I have Quick Heal internet security in my laptop.
when run boot time scan machine go to sleep mode. please help me. call me.
-Yours sincerely,
Subhadip Misra,
Sarenga, Bankura,
9932595804

dr abhinav
dr abhinav
6 years ago

our qh pro subscription expired so we stopped using internet till my return trip from mumbai was scheduled, after which i wanted to scan my laptop and check for anyschems from qh total security as am a pro user and just within no time my computer crashed despite dick check and was flodded with malwares which was removed by qh however few could not and some dumping virus was detected by our service provider for which we hd to format our c drive and got new qh pro copy doesnt qh protect for such transtion events as we are prone… Read more »

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  dr abhinav

Hi Dr. Abhinav,

Millions of viruses and other malware are created everyday. For Quick Heal to be able to tackle newly created malware, it requires regular security updates. We would advise you to kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000. They will provide you with a solution.

Alternatively, you can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you.

Regards,

Karandeep
Karandeep
6 years ago

I use windows phone 8.1
Does it require any antivirus software?
I dont think so

Deepa Rani
Deepa Rani
6 years ago

Dear Quick Heal Apk Developer

I have been using Quick Heal antivirus pro for my laptop. But sometimes when i am doing my task(some important work), my system automatically dumped,, and a blue screen appears.
I want to know why this is so and how i’m come out to it.Please help me to solve this.

-Yours sincerely,
Deepa Rani
Pune,India

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Deepa Rani

Hi Deepa,

We would request you to kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.

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

Regards,

Subhadip
Subhadip
6 years ago
Reply to  Deepa Rani

hi deepa,
Run boot time scan.

Subhadip
09932595804

KR Dhayal
KR Dhayal
6 years ago

Many time the quick heal internet security gives fantastic message. Like today I am seeing the message that you antivirus is out of date. While I run the update now button, I receive message that your QH is up to date. Such conditions prove that the quick heal is not believable.

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  KR Dhayal

Hi KR Dhayal,

If you are facing this issue regularly, then kindly get in touch with our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.

You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you with a solution.

Regards,

Jagat Yadav
Jagat Yadav
6 years ago

Sir, I have installed guardian antivirus(product of quick heal)on window7 laptop. When I installed it on laptop it worked very well. It kept my computer very clean from viruses.But after some months it stopped updating. Once the update is started but it get stuck at end and does not move and there is no problem in internet connection and anything like this. I have got tired by starting it for update again and again. Please help me to solve this problem. I have submitted my some files also which it asked for.please help as early as possible.Thank you! Jagat Yadav… Read more »

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Jagat Yadav

Hi Jagat,

We regret the inconvenience that you had to go through. We would request you to kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000. They will help you resolve the issue.

Alternatively, you can also submit your query at the below link. Our support team will get back to you.

https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp.

Regards,

Sujay monal
Sujay monal
6 years ago

Dear sir,
I have Quick Heal internet security in my laptop
my Quickheal is not update, please help me,

-Yours sincerely,
sujay mondal
bishnupur,bankura
cal me-9732602209

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Sujay monal

Hi Sujay,

Kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.
You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.

Regards,

lucky
lucky
6 years ago

update full problem out of date

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  lucky

Hi Lucky,

Kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.
You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.

Regards,

arup karmakar
arup karmakar
6 years ago

sir, i am facing a problem while using internet.the sites which are in book mark of google chrome opening easily and runing well but when i try to open other new site google chrome show a massage “unable to connect proxy server”.sir i am using quick heal total security.my oprating system is windows xp.please help me to solve the problem.

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  arup karmakar

Hi Arup,

Have you tried resetting your Internet browser? Please try the steps mentioned below and let us know if this helps:

Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings and find the “Reset browser settings” section.
Click Reset browser settings.
In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Regards,

karan
karan
6 years ago

realy awesome antivirus

saikat garai.
saikat garai.
6 years ago

quickheal is the best anti virous for pc.

saikat garai.
saikat garai.
6 years ago

when I update my anti virous then some different types of massages was send to me from quick heal…. and another problem is when I update my quickheal then it updated in the date of 2 days previous. plz help me!

Subhadip
Subhadip
6 years ago

Dear Quick Heal Apk Developer,
I have Quick Heal internet security in my laptop.
when run boot time scan machine go to sleep mode. please help me. call me.
-Yours sincerely,
Subhadip Misra,
Sarenga, Bankura,
9932595804

raman
raman
6 years ago

Thanks for teaching about such myths that I was yet not knowing………Thanks once again.

anti-viruss
anti-viruss
5 years ago

After reading this wonderful post, I really want to install quick heal total security tool on my window 7 operating system.It is a trustworthy and versatile product that offers complete system protection without compromising on system performance.

charan
charan
5 years ago

very good

charan
charan
5 years ago

GOOD

Manoj
Manoj
4 years ago

Hi,
Quick Heal Total security on my mobile is running on back date, it shows 07/11/2015 instead of 09/11/2015. why it happens also showing its up to date. is there any thing wrong?

Amit Bijwr
Amit Bijwr
4 years ago

is it possible to know mobile serial number. my phone is lost. i have register police complaint also. My phone model is Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I8552.

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