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Not sure if the doc you just downloaded is safe or not? Open it in Quick Heal Browser Sandbox

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 May 2, 2016

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Most malicious websites are designed to drop malware on your computer the moment you visit them. This type of an unexpected attack is known as a drive-by download. Sometimes, even trusted and harmless looking websites can do this to your computer. Quick Heal Browser Sandbox is an important security feature...

Compromised WordPress websites redirect users to malicious domains

 March 9, 2016

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Of late, popular content management system (CMS) WordPress has been in the news for being targeted by hackers. Several websites built on WordPress are facing the brunt due to unpatched vulnerabilities and default configuration issues. Below are some attacks which were perpetrated using compromised WordPress websites: Backdoors (means to access...

Popular News Website The Guardian Targeted by Hackers

 December 16, 2015

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An article published in 2011 on popular news website The Guardian was found to be redirecting visitors to a landing page containing the notorious Angler Exploit Kit. Read the rest of the story from what follows. When it comes to hackers, no website is safe; not even the popular and...

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Unsubscribe from Spam Emails

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 September 19, 2014

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Do you receive a lot of unwanted and advertisement-filled emails in your inbox on a regular basis? If so, then you are certainly not alone as there are several people who receive plenty of such emails on a daily basis. Hackers and attackers usually receive email addresses in bulk from...

What is Ransomware and How to remove it using Quick Heal?

 August 12, 2013

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Ransomware is called so, because it holds the victim’s computer hostage in return for money (ransom) from the user. This post tells you about ransomware, and how Quick Heal helps you deal with it. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a sophisticated malware. It hijacks the victim’s system and renders it...

Malware Alert! The risk of image searches on Google and Bing

 February 13, 2013

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When was the last time you carried out an image search on Google Images? Did you check the website the image was hosted on before you downloaded it on your computer or smartphone? Unknown to you, image searches are one of the biggest channels of malware over the Internet. Security...

As another Java flaw is discovered, is it time to disable Java completely?

 January 17, 2013

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After a massive Java 0-day vulnerability surfaced in August 2012, Oracle released an out-of-cycle update to combat the exploit. However, we advised our readers to simply disable Java on their web browsers to avoid the threat. Java has now become a highly vulnerable program that causes more trouble than it...

The persistent threat of PC malware: Top Windows malware families of 2012

 January 9, 2013

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2012 has seen various malware threats and international cyberespionage tools evolve to new heights. However, the PC still remains the most accessible device for invading homes and planting malware. The number and nature of malware received by the Quick Heal Research & Development Labs in 2012 highlighted this fact. The...

Season’s greetings: Beware of security threats and fake phishing pages

 December 24, 2012

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The festive season brings with it heart warming wishes and some great online deals for shoppers and discount seekers. Online retailers present some great discounts and add-ons at this time of the year and online sales see a massive surge in activity as a result. Unsurprisingly, attackers and phishers use...

Hurricane Sandy could lead to a malicious storm in cyberspace

 October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy is one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East coast of the United States in years. Cyber criminals are duly taking advantage of the massive number of people who are keenly following the related news updates. It is a sad state of affairs that such events...