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July 5, 2012
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Rootkit developed for Android Ice Cream Sandwich
A research team in North Carolina State University has highlighted a security flaw in Android 4.0.4 which can cause a lot of trouble. A rootkit developed for the OS can make applications invisible. So a malicious app can stay hidden on the device with ease. Additionally, it can also change the launch action for an app. So if one opens Angry Birds, a malicious application will get launched instead. Have a look at this video demonstration.

FaceBook email glitch caused loss of emails
Remember how Facebook changed everyone’s primary email address last week? Well this has caused a lot of trouble as a lot of people have reported loss of vital emails. This has happened because the change by Facebook has caused changes in the address books on people’s smartphones and other devices, leading to a loss of email communications. Why Facebook forced such a move on users without duly notifying them is beyond us.

Leap second bug led to server glitches
An additional second, known as a Leap Second, was added to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to get it up to speed with solar time. This ended up causing trouble in servers of various websites like LinkedIn, Foursquare, Reddit, Yelp and Mozilla.

American drones spoofed amidst security concerns
Department of Homeland Security officials wagered $1,000 with University of Texas researchers on the fact that GPS drones cannot be hacked, and lost. The research team successfully hacked into the security system for drone navigation and controlled (spoofed) them remotely. If you’re wondering what would happen if terrorists were to hack into and control such drones, have a look at the E3 reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Vigilante retweeted careless debit card tweets
People are the weakest link of security and this news update reinstated that. Believe it or not, there are people out there who actively tweet close-up frontal pictures of their debit cards. If this is not a security risk, we don’t know what is. A vigilant Twitter account, @NeedADebitCard, is actively highlighting such tweets and reprimanding these people with sarcasm and advice.

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Rahul Thadani
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  1. hi sir
    i cant update my quick heal so what can do now can u say me
    sorry for dist u

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    • Hi Murad,
      You can right-click on the Quick Heal icon in your application tray and then update the software. Or you can open the dashboard and then click on the update option there. Thank you for your patience.

      Reply
  2. Really appreciable news updates.

    Thanks for updating with glitches,rootkits and many more..!!

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  3. Marilyn FromagerJuly 5, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Can not get into my email. Please call me by phone 780-244-0922
    My e-mail is refussing my pass word. I need my email.

    Reply
    • Hi Marilyn,
      The Hotmail team has probably blocked your account after detecting some inadvertent spam. Please contact their support team to unblock your account. You can find the link on their website itself.

      Reply
  4. really appreciable news updates

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  5. thanks for d latest updates n rootkits n glitches rahul.

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  6. sir,
    i want to scan my nokia phone through quick heal. bt it does not find my phone in mobile scan. my phone is nokia x2-01. what to do now???
    thanks i advance

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    • Hi Anshul,
      We are constantly working to add more mobile devices to our support list. We will inform you as soon as your model is supported. We apologize for the inconvenience.
      Regards.

      Reply
  7. I LIKE TO UPDATE NEW VERSION

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    • Hi Manish,
      You can right-click on the Quick Heal icon in your application tray and then update the software. Or you can open the dashboard and then click on the update option there. If your problem persists, you can send an email to support@quickheal.com.
      Thank you for your patience.

      Reply
  8. angry birds games are awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. bishnu ch muduliJuly 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    world best of quick hal

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  10. Thanks for d latest updates….

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  11. olarinde timothy adeniyiJuly 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    i can not register my certificatesir ican not regiser my certificate .WHAT CAN I DO SIR

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  12. mang chaimangJuly 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    hi rahul,
    i just bought your product (Quick Heal)and the activation process was successfull but one challenge i keep experiencing is the inability of the product to update. i’ve trouble shoot extensively in atempt to get it updated, but i got is this error message “unabale to complete the download process due to internet connection disconnected by remote side. please chect your internet connection and run quick update to update your Quick Heal” even when am on active internet. please, advice what should i do? thanks

    Reply
  13. wat i need 2 do to terminate android root kits/………………

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    • Hi Prasant,
      This rootkit has not been spotted in the wild yet. Quick Heal Mobile Security keeps your device protected against such threats, as and when they arise.

      Reply
  14. Hie sir,
    How can i download Quick Heal securti for free Versn??

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  15. hiii good job…..

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  16. rohit chauhanJuly 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    really useful update u have posted here….heartly congratulation …..full trust on Quick-Heal team…….as usual….

    thanks

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  17. i am a regular user of quick heal . but in this days there are some problem sufferinf when i want to update ot.

    Reply
  18. nilesh jaiswalJuly 7, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    guys!
    what is DNS changer malware

    Reply
  19. nilesh jaiswalJuly 7, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    can quik heal is enough to prevent
    DNS chamger malware

    please reply

    Reply
  20. sopan burjeJuly 7, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    sir,
    unable to submit quarantine files.the quarantined files stored at C:QUAR.RPT
    PLEASE SEND THIS FILE TO OUR R&D CENTRE FOR ANALYSIS AT ANALYZE@QUICKHEAL.COM
    SIR THIS IS ACTION MY QUICK HEAL ANTIVIRUS UPDATING TIME ACTION

    Reply
  21. Hello Sir Goodmorning my quick heal is not update before 6 months please sugest me update my Q.H. Total Security.

    Reply
  22. utsav sharmaJuly 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    sir

    Thanks for new update for problems

    Reply
  23. Naresh PaiJuly 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    My computer was infected with security shield 2012 malaware inspite of having Internet security 2012 with the latest updates. How did it happen?

    Reply
  24. my quick heal is not update pls send me new update

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  25. hello…i m unable to scan my samsung galaxy s through quick heal total security 2012…please help me…it doesnt recognize my phone

    Reply
  26. Aakash JaiswalJune 29, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Respected Sir,

    I just bought a new pack of Quickheal Antivirus 2013 but after completing the installation
    process and activation when I started the program and clicked on update now its saying, “Unable
    to complete the download process due to internet connection disconnected from remote side……”.
    But my internet connection is already connected. I am very pissed with this. What should I do
    please guide me.

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  27. shiv kumar mehtaAugust 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Plz I am update quick heal but not updating. he sowing me Unable to complete the download process due to Internet Connection disconnected by remote side. Please check your Internet Connection and run Quick Update to update your Internet Security.

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  28. Getting error “Unable to complete the download process due to internet connection disconnected from remote side……”. could not update whats the problem trid many times ok with internet connection,my version in QH internet security 2013…

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  29. when i updte quickheal it show disconnected by remote side

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  30. Sir,
    I am not able to update my quick heal automatically though I have checked internet settings. It gives error as “unable to complete the downloading process due to internet connection disconnected by remote side.”
    How can I resolve it? I tried to reset internet settings many times.

    Thank you.

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  31. hi..

    i am using Quick heal total security 2013 64 bit.
    it was not getting update giving below error :

    Unable to complete the download process due to Internet Connection disconnected by remote side. Please check your Internet Connection and run Quick Update to update your Total Security.

    May be quick heal was corrupted by virus

    let me know what it the solution for update.

    Regards,
    P.Nathan

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    • Hi Nathan,

      There might be some issues with your Internet Connection. Kindly get in touch with your Internet Service Provider. However, if your Internet is working, then
      kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000. They will help you resolve the issue you are facing.

      Regards,

      Reply
  32. shubham guravJanuary 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    i am unable to update my quick heal internet security 14.00……
    it always says………
    the update definition file is currupt………….
    i have 10 pc pack…………
    what can i do……….

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  33. i have quick heal total security2012 when i update its gets half update after that it tells internet connection disconnect from remote side though i have active internet connection.plz help

    Reply
  34. Jayesh VaghelaJune 6, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Internet connection disconnect by remote side error every time when I update my quick heal. what should I do ?

    Reply
  35. I am also having this problem – it only seems to have appeared in the last few days though.

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  36. SABIR AHMEDJuly 28, 2014 at 4:17 AM

    Sir,
    Unable to complete the download process due to internet connection disconnected by temote side.

    Reply
  37. SABIR AHMEDJuly 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    sir,
    unable to complite the download process due to internet connection disconnected by remote side. how solve this problem.

    Reply
  38. SANTU BHATTACHARYYAAugust 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    sir, my quick heal antivirus did not doing the quick update. it shows unable to connect…

    Reply
  39. when i try to update quickheal, i get this error message—unabale to complete the download process due to internet connection disconnected by remote side. please chect your internet connection. help me to sort this issue.

    Reply
  40. hey I update my AV but it still showing AV is out of date..
    Even i reinstall it.!!

    IN report it showing :
    Unable to complete the download process due to Internet Connection disconnected by remote side. Please check your Internet Connection and run Quick Update to update your Quick Heal

    but mine internet connection is well..

    Reply
  41. Hi,
    just now i bought quickheal total security for 1 year after installation i try to update but i cant it’s error is quick heal update problem error 1002

    Reply
  42. jagadishkumar.sJanuary 24, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    quick heal antivirus pro is not updating. internet connection is disconnected by remote side is the error.

    Reply
  43. INDRANIL MUKHERJEEFebruary 9, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    i canot update my quick heal copy after clicking on the update option in the quick heal antivirus pro.it shows a messeage that unable to complete download.internet connection is disconnected my remote side.what should i do??

    Reply
  44. vinit joshiMarch 11, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    i am not able to update.it is showing that internet disconnected by remote side.i am using quick heal totalsecurity 2014.it is also showing that it has not been update long time and is out of date.

    Reply
  45. Unable to complete the download process due to Internet Connection disconnected by remote side. Please check your Internet Connection and run Quick Update to update your Quick Heal. (Error ID: 1001).

    Reply
  46. Pranavkumar KhatriOctober 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Unable to complete the download process due to Internet Connection disconnected by remote side. Please check your Internet Connection and run Quick Update to update your Total Security. (Error ID: 1004).

    What should i do?

    Reply
  47. Rajendra PradhanDecember 14, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Sir,
    My Quick Heal is unable to update virus protection since its installation. Notification always reads that ‘internet connection is disconnected by remote side’. I don’t know how to resolve this problem.

    Reply