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PCs fail to boot up / Freeze after receiving Microsoft Windows 9-April-2019 updates and rebooting the PC

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 April 16, 2019

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Quick Heal and Seqrite users are reporting that PCs fails to boot up / Freeze after installing 9th April Windows Updates and Rebooting the system. Symptoms:  Users have Quick Heal or Seqrite product installed and running on their systems. The PCs fail to boot up / Freeze after installing Windows Updates of 9-April-2019 and Rebootingthe system. There are...

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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 October 3, 2018

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As part of the Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has now come up with a new update for Windows 10 PCs. It’s called Windows 10 October 2018 Update. This post lists down some of the highlights of this particular update and Quick Heal’s compatibility with the OS. Highlights of the Windows...

Beware of the Armage Ransomware – the File Destroyer!

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 August 8, 2018

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In July last week, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a new ransomware called Armage. It appends ‘.Armage’ extension to files it encrypts. Armage ransomware uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm to encode files making them inoperable. It spreads via spam emails and corrupted text files. Technical analysis Once executed on the...

Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

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 July 30, 2018

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As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free...

Twitter bug attack: All you need to know & ways to fight such attacks

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 May 10, 2018
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One company with a turnover of $2.44bn 330 million users 500 million tweets per day What does it take to bring an upheaval in such a magnanimous company? A bug and . . . . well, that’s all it needs! Twitter Inc. reported a bug encounter a few weeks ago....

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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 May 9, 2018
Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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As part of the Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has now come up with a new update for Windows 10 PCs. It’s called Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This post lists down some of the highlights of this particular update and Quick Heal’s compatibility with the OS. Highlights of the Windows...

Do not fall for the WhatsApp message about Jio Prime Offer. It’s a hoax!

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 March 8, 2018

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A message about a Jio Prime offer is circulating among WhatsApp users. Do not fall for it because it’s a hoax. Last evening, I received this message from one of my contacts. Looks like a genuine message, doesn’t it? But, it is nothing but a hoax. How do we know?...

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...

WhatsApp Scam Alert! Do not be fooled by this new scam

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 January 31, 2018
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This is a quick advisory to warn our readers about a new WhatsApp scam that is afoot. In this scam, a fake message is getting circulated which informs a user that their WhatsApp subscription has expired and that they can buy a lifetime service just for 99p by clicking on...

Quick Heal supports the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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 October 23, 2017

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available. This post lists some of the highlights of this update and compatibility of Quick Heal products with the OS. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – Highlights Security enhancements in Edge browser Introduction of OneDrive Files On-Demand scan – Cloud feature Windows...