Quick Heal 2013 and Sandboxing ensure comprehensive protection

The advent of Web 2.0, social engineering and widespread Browser Exploit Packs (BEP) has led to the rise of a large amount of threats while browsing the Internet. When one surfs the web and types an address in the URL bar, the website appears. Potentially, it can bring many unwanted threats embedded in its HTML code. This necessitates the need for a protective layer and this is what a ‘Sandbox’ aims to provide.

What is Sandboxing?
Sandboxing is a proactive tool that puts the browser in a virtual container and thereby prevents any malware downloaded via the browser from affecting the PC. The applications that run in such an environment have limited access to the system and various system files, hence they facilitate a thickly layered security protocol. The sandbox scrutinizes untrusted codes and programs, reduces attack surfaces and monitors/blocks exploit applications. Any code or program that originates from unverified third parties, suppliers, websites or users is verified before execution by the sandbox.

Just like a physical sandbox in real life, this feature restricts your web browsing to a virtual container that stops threats from affecting your actual PC or other applications. As a result, malicious codes are barred from entering the OS and the system. The sandbox also blocks any unauthorized activity performed by a program that should not be there, or by a program that is running contrary to its nature.

Sandboxing as provided by Quick Heal
Quick Heal recognizes that existing protection features like phishing protection, parental control, firewall and IPS, pop-up blockers and URL classification may soon be inadequate. While popular web browsers provide private browsing features, these are not enough. Private browsing through web browsers does not sandbox all third-party plugins. So Quick Heal runs the browser in a sandbox.

This virtual container allows you to play, chat, browse and have a hassle-free Internet experience in it while it limits risks and does not allow them to spillover to the PC’s OS or applications. The sandbox also traps all malicious software downloaded by the browser in the sandbox. It restricts all browsing activity, cookies and temporary files to the sandbox. Hence it dupes viruses into believing that they are attacking a computer, but in reality they only attack a virtual copy to keep the actual PC protected.

Sandboxing is now available in the Quick Heal 2013 product line and it supports Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It shields your PC and ensures safety on social networks (Facebook, Twitter etc.), IM chats (Skype, ICQ etc.) or file-sharing sites. This intelligent feature tricks viruses and malware into thinking that they are actually attacking your PC while keeping your PC safe, untouched and absolutely secure.

Rahul Thadani

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Sai
Sai
8 years ago

Hi Rahul,

Good to see the new feature of Quick Heal.

Does the sandbox any way affects the automatic updation of the installed application like Adobe, windows updates etc.?z

Sai

A Raghuram
A Raghuram
8 years ago

As I do not have a printer attached to my PC, I have installed CutePDF to print to PDF file. With QH Sandboxing activated, I tried printing from the web to a PDF file while using Mozilla Firefox. The PDF file did not get saved to the specified folder. When I deactivated QH Sandboxing, it got saved. I think QH Sandboxing prevents saving the file. Is there any solution to this problem, so that I use this feature while QH Sandboxing is active ? I did not try this with other browsers.

Rahul
Rahul
8 years ago

hasn’t this sandbox feature been used by other anti-virus sw since long? what made quick heal introduce it now? and will Quick heal 2012 updates include this new version or will I have to buy the new 2013 version? i bought the 2012 version just a couple of months back.

Rahul
Rahul
8 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

Doesn’t quick heal have a policy of offering the new version at a discounted price for those who have bought their immediately previous version of the same product within a specific time frame of the new version being launched, like Windows which offers upgradations to new products at a discounted price if downloaded online? that would help me not feel discriminated against!

Rahul
Rahul
8 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

Thats great! i will do it right away. Thanx Rahul!

Sameer
Sameer
8 years ago

Nice iformation.

Sou
Sou
8 years ago

does this sandbox feature protect my personal and confidential data on my machine?????

Sou
Sou
8 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

Hi Rahul,

What kind of setting are you talking about? and where i can find these settings in QH13 UI?

Sou
Sou
8 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

Hi Rahul, I really impressed with this extra level of data protection which provided while browsing, now i don’t have to worry about my personal documents when my mom and dad browsing. But what is use of sandbox security level?? i didn’t find any related info in help file..
Thanks

Abhishek Rawat
Abhishek Rawat
8 years ago

Hi, I am Abhishek from Kolkata, i have been using Quick Heal Total Security for some time, and i m completely satisfied with its all round protection and very simple user interface. Further more QuickHeal guys have enhanced it by adding more features in the 2013 version.
Hats off to u for adding sandbox and improved parental control feature especially.
Best antivirus made by Indians!

So all users of Quick Heal, plz download the newest 2013 version intallation file and upgrade to 2013 with ur existing product key!

Niraj
Niraj
7 years ago

Is browser sandbox feature available for QH total security on Windows 8 platform? If no, then when will it be available?

Niraj
Niraj
7 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

Thanks Rahul for help.

Niraj
Niraj
7 years ago
Reply to  Niraj

I have already purchased one but with Windows 8 Pro on my laptop I am not getting any option for Browser Sandbox in QH total security 2013. Please help.

Niraj
Niraj
7 years ago

Sorry to say, but it is not showing any such option in ‘Internet & Network’ category.
Here is a screen shot:
https://postimage.org/image/tyj36qg71/
please help.

Niraj Pandey
Niraj Pandey
7 years ago

Hello Sir. I have an unusual problem with my QH Total Security 2013. It blocks Bluetooth data transfer to be more clear reception of any data via Bluetooth n my laptop. When I re-install drivers for Bluetooth and turn off antivirus software all goes well and as soon as I restart it blocks it again. Please help.

SOUMEN MONDAL
SOUMEN MONDAL
7 years ago

i am using quickheal total security 2013( version 14.0)… enabling sandbox yield a strange problem for me.. it halts me from saving a data to my desired location while downloading and compel me to store it only in my document and it’s sub folders… disabling the sandbox vanishes the issue…but not sure is that was at all safe..

raghunandan
raghunandan
7 years ago

please tell us about anti virus necessity for guest operating systems on virtual machines. Does QH has any solution for this?

shobika
shobika
7 years ago

Green Border is showing only in internet explorer not in mozilla & Firefox, Sand Box is enable & Updated till date.(I have checked restart my mozilla & Firefox) I am using Quick Heal Internet Security 2013 and validated till 2014.

Rajiv Singha
7 years ago
Reply to  shobika

Hi Shobika,

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,

amit
amit
6 years ago

Hi Rahul

i want to block the publishing of ads. and popup.can it possible through Quick Heal Total Security-2013

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  amit

Hi Amit, The popup ads that you are referring to, mainly occur because of an adware (software that displays additional advertisements in your browser), that might have got installed on your system without your knowledge. These software usually come with other free software that you install. So, before installing any such software, see if you are getting any additional programs with it; for example, a toolbar, or a search box, a music player, etc. It is wise not to install such additional programs. A simple way to get rid of pop-up ads, is to uninstall any recently installed or unknown… Read more »

Quick Heal user
Quick Heal user
6 years ago

Hi just a question, most of my clients having issues to load redirection pages whenever they are in a hotel or other location where internet connection required authentication. They have to enter some information in order for them to get connected to the internet. The page will not be loaded if client has Quick Hela installed. Our authentication page has javascript, can that be the issue? Can you advise?

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago

Hello,

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,

jks
jks
6 years ago

SIR , using quick heal since last 4 yrs ,doing very good . During skype .com down load ,it says — down loading in browser safe sand box not possible. how to down load ? thanks

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  jks

Hi Jks,

Thank you for being a loyal customer. We 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,

Ankit
Ankit
6 years ago

hey, presently i noticed that my quick heal secure browser is not showing green bar on the edges of screen.. can u advise ??

kanwar
kanwar
6 years ago

Sir,
Sandbox feature of quick heal not working with google chrome.
Not even a single site is opening when I switch on sandbox.

Neelesh
Neelesh
5 years ago

I not use secure browser when open secure brouser then mesege display is
To use Browser Standbox,you need to disable secure boot future

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  Neelesh

Hi Neelesh,

Our Support Team can help you solve this issue:

1. You can submit your query at https://bit.ly/Askus. The Team will get back to you with a solution.
2. You can also contact them at 0-927-22-33-000.
3. Alternatively, you can chat with our engineers by visiting this link >> https://bit.ly/QHSupport

Regards,

Navroze Dubash
Navroze Dubash
5 years ago

Quick Heal Sandbov doesn’t protect Google Chrome pop up dialogue box message. How do I enable Sandbox.

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  Navroze Dubash

Hi Navroze,

To switch ON browser protection, please follow the steps given below:

1. Open Quick Heal
2. Go to Internet & Network
3. Switch Browser Sandbox ON

Regards,

Ashish
Ashish
5 years ago

Hi, I used QH internet security antivirus from last four year. but from last four days, i faced one problem and i tried every thing to fix this but can’t do so. the problem is- I work on SAP so its requires IE browser for working comparability. but from last four month when i tried to open IE browser” it shows that IE can’t run with out adding in Quick heal sand box” so please suggest me what i do in this situation ?????

mahesh
mahesh
5 years ago

After installing quickheal iam facing problem on chrome or mozilla. It crashes as soon we start opening multiple windows..any solution for this..

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  mahesh

Hi Mahesh,

Our Support Team can help you solve this issue:
1. You can submit your query at https://bit.ly/Askus. The Team will get back to you with a solution.
2. You can also contact them at 0-927-22-33-000.
3. Alternatively, you can chat with our engineers by visiting this link >> https://bit.ly/QHSupport >> Chat with Us

Regards,

Prateek
Prateek
5 years ago

sir,
I want to change my browser from sandbox protection
how can i change it ??

Purnendu
Purnendu
5 years ago

Hello sir,
I wanted to ask you that the Browser Sandbox is asking me to disable the Secure Boot feature from the BIOS menu in Windows 8.1.So,should I do it or not??If yes,then how??

Ashutosh
Ashutosh
4 years ago

Hello there!

I wanted to ask whether the sandbox feature restricts access to certain folders? Because when I try to save a pdf file in certain folder, it says “you need to administrator rights to save in this location. Contact the administrator to save in this location. Would you like to save in XYZ folder instead?” I tried changing rights access to all folders but the issue still persists. Please help.

Rahul K
Rahul K
4 years ago

Hello,
I am Using QHTS 2014
after installing in system some of Application is not getting Internet Connection
although internet Connection is there also Browser Crome is working.

Can you please suggest what kind of setting is required to make this Secure and Other Application can run Smoothly with Navigation 🙂 please.

Thanks,
Rahul K

Rajiv Singha
4 years ago
Reply to  Rahul K

Hi Rahul,

Thanks for writing in. Our support engineers would gladly help you with this issue. Please visit https://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at https://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

Regards,

Mamta Sarkar
Mamta Sarkar
4 years ago

hi!
when i started chrome this message box is display on screen , ‘software_reporter_tool.exe’ is not an legitimate application or plug in. You are not allowed to install through browser sandbox environment. what about this message?

Rajiv Singha
4 years ago
Reply to  Mamta Sarkar

Hi Mamta,

Thank you for writing in. Our support engineers can help. Please visit https://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at https://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

Regards,

Rajesh
Rajesh
4 years ago

I have uninstalled Quick Heal from my laptop. Ever since uninstalltion, the browser ( IE and chrome ) is opening with sandbox protection. How can i resolve this.

Rajiv Singha
4 years ago
Reply to  Rajesh

Hi Rajesh,

Thank you for writing in. Our support engineers would gladly help you with this issue. Please visit https://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at https://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

Regards,

milan manavar
milan manavar
3 years ago

Thanks for information about sandboxing

Arvind
Arvind
3 years ago

When I turn on the browser sand box option, & then trying to open chrome.. it is not opening at all. & a message box is appearing written
“Chrome is already running without Quick heal sandbox protection. we recommend you to close Chrome &open again”
plz help me out. what should I do..??

Rajiv Singha
3 years ago
Reply to  Arvind

Hi Arvind,

Thank you for writing in. Our support engineers would gladly help you with this issue. Please call us on our toll-free no. 1800-121-7377 or visit https://bit.ly/QHChat to chat with us online. You can also raise a ticket at https://bit.ly/Askus and we will get back to you at the earliest.

Regards,

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