Spam SMS messages on the rise: Quick Heal mobile threat detection numbers

Quick Heal Mobile Security

In September 2012, Quick Heal launched an initiative for mobile users to forward suspicious SMS messages to a predesignated number. We received an impressive response as a lot of mobile users actively forwarded their spam messages and contributed towards this cause.

The number to forward any suspicious SMS messages to is +91-86000-44733.

Millions of SMS messages are exchanged between various parties every single day. So attackers have increasingly started using this medium to emit spam and other suspicious messages to a large number of people simultaneously. Almost every mobile phone user has received such messages at some point or the other, so it is imperative to prevent such messages at the earliest.

The threat of SMiShing has also been on the rise for a while now and Quick Heal aims to counter this threat on mobile devices. With increased smartphone usage and mobile Internet access, confidential/private data is also stored on these devices so it is necessary to stay protected against such threats and not fall for phishing SMS messages.

Distribution of spam SMS messages received

SMS spam samples include various threats that emanate from different sources and target specific platforms. Out of all spam SMS messages that we received, 33% were phishing texts (the largest category) that asked for personal details in clever ways. Given below is the distribution of the total spam SMS messages we received in various categories. 

Category

Percentage

Phishing Messages (SMiShing)

33%

Property / Real Estate

11%

Telecom Provider

6.2%

Medical & Health Treatment / Consultancy

5.2%

Undisputed Message

5%

Shopping (Mall / Shops)

3.66%

Policy Insurance / Marketing

3.1%

Astrologist

2.9%

Share Market / Trading

2.3%

Education

2.26%

Banks / Finance Agencies

2.1%

Telephonic Shopping (Sales / Marketing)

1.9%

Public Alert / Information

1.7%

Social Network

1.7%

Tours & Traveling

1.7%

Advertising Agents / Agencies

1.58%

Consultancy / Placement Jobs

1.35%

Electronic Sales & Service

0.99%

Software Sales / Marketing

0.99%

Websites Advertisements

0.82%

Fitness Gyms / Clubs

0.68%

Vehicle Sales / Marketing

0.68%

Resort & Hotel

0.68%

Jokes / Wish / Shayari / Formal SMS

0.68%

Beauty Parlor / Cosmetics / Spa

0.45%

Pornography / Sexually Explicit

0.45%

 
We strongly recommend that our readers save the designated number to forward such messages to and spread the word about the same. The more information we receive from mobile users, the more suspicious messages we can block. Most of these messages contain standardized phrases and texts so the more samples we receive, the better mobile phone security we can offer.

If you receive spam SMS messages, please forward them to +91-86000-44733.

Quick Heal for Android and BlackBerry provides an effective SMS blocking feature which prevents spam messages from reaching the inbox in the first place. If flagged words or phrases are spotted by the program, the incoming SMS is instantly blocked. So it is essential to forward such spam messages as soon as you receive them.

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Rahul
Rahul
7 years ago

i am planning to buy a lenovo android mobile and installing quick heal mobile security.but i m concerned about how much ram it will use. please assuage my concerns. thanx.

Rahul
Rahul
7 years ago

how much ram does quick heal mobile antivirus use?

Manoj Soni
Manoj Soni
7 years ago

how much ram does quick heal mobile antivirus use?

rahul
rahul
7 years ago

I’m using Quick Heal on my laptop, not on my mobile, then why this message popped up today when I turned on windows ?
And one interesting thing is that here are two persons commenting whose names are also Rahul.. 🙂 What is this ?

LOKANATH SAHOO
LOKANATH SAHOO
7 years ago

Dear sir,I’m using IPHONE 4S ,CAN I INSTALL QUICKHEAL MOBILE SECURITY? I’M NOT FINDING THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD,PLZ HELP

Sachin Boryal
Sachin Boryal
7 years ago

Rahul sir,

How many free space required to install Quick Heal Mobile Security..??

Sachin K. Shinde
Sachin K. Shinde
7 years ago

I am using windows 6.1 smart phone, shall I forward the Suspicious SMS on same number? Or it is limited for Android only?

Sachin Boryal
Sachin Boryal
7 years ago

Thanks,
Sir, It requires very low space so i will intall quick Heal Mobile Security on karbon Mob.

sanket
sanket
7 years ago

what about iphones ????

mayank
mayank
7 years ago

sir, can u tell me is this is only for android phone/ SMART PHONE or not for second genretion malti-media phone?

AVINASH HOLKAR
AVINASH HOLKAR
7 years ago

Hi I am Avinash i am using mobile Nokia E6, i want to install quick heal mobile security. So please help how can I install it in my phone.

LAX MISHRA
LAX MISHRA
7 years ago

IS IT AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS PHONES????????

ashwini kumar singh
ashwini kumar singh
7 years ago

thanks

Gautam Majumder
Gautam Majumder
7 years ago

Hi,
I am using Samsung Corby 2 mobile. Is it possible to install Quick Heal Mobile Security on my phone? & one more thing, I am using Quick Heal Total Security on my desktop computer. can I scan my mobile with it?

laxman
laxman
7 years ago

can i install in my nokia x2 model? if it is posibel plz tell me how?

divanshu
divanshu
7 years ago

HI RAHUL ,SIR
IAM SIMPLE MAN BUT I WANT TO USE QUICK HEAL FOR MY COMPUTERS AND ANDROID MOBILE ……AS I THINK ITS TO BE BEST………CAN U SUGGEST ME CHEAP AND BEST AVAILBALE
FOR ME,,……..AND SIR 1 MORE THING K7 SECURITY IS GIVING LIFE TIME PACK
FOR PRICE OF 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION ………..CAN QUICK HEAL ALSO HAVE SUCH PACKS…………PLS LET ME KNOW

Ashish Dutta
Ashish Dutta
7 years ago

Hi..Am using Nokia N900,its a Linux based phone and usually Linux phones do not need Anti Virus.But i want to learn more about quick Heal for the phone as am using this in my laptop

I receive hell lot of these sms

Thanks in Advance

amol
amol
7 years ago

what is the cost of sending the SMS to that particular number??

reza
reza
7 years ago

Hi, I installed the Quick Heal Internet Security2013 to protect the locate system (my PC) and avoid being hacked, I need anti-hacking?

Sumedh
Sumedh
7 years ago

Hii,
Will Forwarding spam messages to above number stop recieving the msgs from same sender in future??
Will I be charges for forwarding the msg to above no. or is it toll free?
plz reply!

aditya arya
aditya arya
7 years ago

we have to save our mobile also from viruses,spam etc.we have to protect our mobile from antivirus.

Fahmi seedo
Fahmi seedo
7 years ago

I tried to update it but it couldn’t , althought I have an empty space in my computer about 300GB , dose the problem from the server or what ? solve me as soon as

Chandra
Chandra
7 years ago

Hi Rahul,
I hav purchased Quick Heal Total Security 2013 for my laptop.
And I hav Samsung galaxy S an android phone, can I protect my cellphone from malwares or viruses through this antiviruses.

Vivek Sethi
Vivek Sethi
7 years ago

I”m using Total Security at my Laptop, does it includes mobile security?

If yes, how to use it, if I.m using Blackberry Bold-3 (9780). If No, how to get it & what price range should it cost.

Ambrish
Ambrish
7 years ago

Hi,
I have installed Quick Heal protection in my Black Berry. By activating its anti-theft feature, the phone gets blocked everytime I add an app/theme or by simply switch off and on the phone.

Is there a solution?

MOHIT SHASTRI
MOHIT SHASTRI
7 years ago

WHAT WAS the reason to re_design quick heal web site?

New designed web site http://www.quickheal.com is not better and nice then previous

web site.

Anthony Noronha
Anthony Noronha
7 years ago

I had purchased quick heal Mobile and installed it on my Phone.For some reason I unistalled it from the phone now I want to reinstall it but I do not have the Key No.Can you help me. My Mobile no is 9820119963 Mumbai India.
Thanks

rohit jain
rohit jain
7 years ago

i hav n8 is it supported..if yes please tell me the link for download..thnx

Pallab Das
Pallab Das
7 years ago

Dear Rahul,
I am presently using two mobile phones — 1) NOKIA LUMIA 800 and 2) SAMSUNG Galaxy S II DUOS . Kindly advice appropriate anti viruses for those two devices and how can I get those products….Regards…

chandra prakash
chandra prakash
7 years ago

I am using QH in my laptop and not in my cell phone,so why is this message coming.
And of course want to know that running defragmentation wouldn’t affect my computer no??????????

shyam sood
shyam sood
7 years ago

please do the update security

SUBHASH KUMAWAT
SUBHASH KUMAWAT
7 years ago

I AM USING SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE DUES ANDROID PHONE I INSTALLED QUICK HEAL TOTAL SECURITY ON MY LAPTOP I WANT TO SCAN MY MOBILE WITH IT . SO PLZ TELL ME WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR IT. HOW CAN I CLEAN THE VIRUSE FROM MY MOBILE

Dennis
Dennis
7 years ago

i am using nokia c6-01 mobile. whenever i try to scan it with quick heal, the scanning does not start for a long time though the mobile is detected by quick heal.. so plz do help me in this matter…
Thanking you…

Samir
Samir
7 years ago

Sir am using nokia lumia 520 phone. I cant get a link for quickheal mobile security. Does it support windows phone or not. Please revert

Soumya Patnaik
7 years ago
Reply to  Samir

Hi Samir

Currently Quick Heal Mobile Security does not support windows phones.

Regards,

sahuindia
sahuindia
6 years ago

rahul, i have quick heal 2013 installed in my computer with xp (sp 2), but when i connect my mobile (samsung galaaxy ace) with my computer through usb connect for mobile scan anti virus is not detecting my phone whereas i already enabled usb debugging and i m unable to download quick heal in my phone right now. so help me.

regards

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  sahuindia

Hi Sahuindia,

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,

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