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 April 2017, AVLab conducted a ‘Protection test against drive-by download attacks’. What does drive-by download mean?
A drive-by download occurs when a user unintentionally downloads a malicious software on their computer. This might occur on simply visiting a malicious website or opening a malicious email.
Example of a drive-by download attack:
• A user visits a website that contains a malicious advertisement.
• The website automatically redirects the user to an infected web page.
• Another redirection occurs and the user is taken to a web page that scans the computer for security vulnerabilities.
• If a vulnerability is found, it is then exploited to drop a malware on the user’s computer.
Quick Heal Total Security v17.00, that provides protection against threats such as drive-by downloads, was tested by AVLab. And in the test results, the software was awarded a BEST+++ Certification.
What does BEST+++ Certification signify?
Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 receiving this certification implies that the software stopped all attacks of drive-by download carried out in the test.
To view the complete report, click here.
Best security practices to stay away from drive-by download attacks
• Don’t use your computer in the administrator mode, if you can help it.
• Always keep your computer and software patched and up-to-date.
• Uninstall unnecessary or old software – these could be used for exploit attacks.
• Go for an antivirus software that gives layers of protection so that an attack can be stopped at multiple levels.