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Quick Heal detects malware misusing the fame of Patanjali’s Kimbho app

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 July 13, 2018

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When Patanjali’s Kimbho app came to Google Play Store, it made some headlines on the Internet, newspapers, TVs, etc. It had 1.5 lakh downloads in just 3 hours. Kimbho app was designed for socializing, messaging and sharing videos, images, etc., same as what the WhatsApp and Facebook app do. However,...

INFOGRAPHIC: Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 | Key Findings

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 February 23, 2018

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The Quick Heal Annual Threat Report 2018 is up and it puts together information that concerns individuals and business owners alike. It gives an insight into how the cybersecurity landscape shaped up in 2017 and how it is going to be in 2018. This infographic presents a quick overview of...

A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

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 February 14, 2018

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Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this...

Scam Alert! Beware of online surveys promising free iPhone X

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 January 16, 2018

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Ever came across an online survey that promised you a handsome prize? I did. And here’s what happened. While I was going about my daily work on the Internet, I came across the below page.   As you can see, I received a congratulatory message for being a loyal Google...

Quick Heal Total Security receives BEST+++ certification from AVLab in Fileless Malware Protection Test

 December 7, 2017

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AVLab is an independent organization that conducts tests on security software for corporate networks and individual user devices. These tests are conducted by using malicious software, tools, and bypassing security techniques that are used in real cyberattacks. In October 2017, AVLab conducted a Fileless Malware Protection Test. In this test,...

Fake WhatsApp Apps on Google Play – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 November 6, 2017

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A couple of fake WhatsApp apps found their way into the Google Play Store. These apps’ pages , names and developer title ‘WhatsApp Inc.’ look similar to the ones of the original WhatsApp app. Quick Heal Security Labs ran an analysis on these apps and this post outlines the results....

Beware of the WhatsApp spam message that begins with ‘Have you seen this?’

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 October 23, 2017

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A few days back I received a message from one of my contacts on WhatsApp. The message read, “OMG!! Have you seen this? link” As you may have noticed, the message does not say much but has a link bearing the name of a popular online store. I didn’t click...

Stay away from the Fireball Malware – Update your Antivirus

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 June 8, 2017

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In its latest advisory, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has warned Internet users of the Fireball malware. This post explains what this virus is all about and how you can stay away from it. What is the Fireball Malware? Fireball is a browser-hijacker that attacks the victim’s web...

Google Play apps hit by Judy Malware

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 June 1, 2017

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It’s turning out to be a bad month for the digital world. While the world is recovering from the WannaCry Ransomware outbreak, we now have a new malware on the loose and it is targeting Android devices. The malware is called Judy and it has infected around 41 apps in...

Beware of the JokerQuiz – It’s a fraud!

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 May 22, 2017

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Adware are unwanted programs installed on the system with or without user consent. They change your Internet browser’s settings and display unwanted and fraudulent pop-up ads. They also trick users by offering unbelievable deals. With technological advancements, adware are becoming smarter. JokerQuiz is one such adware that pretends to be...