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Is the End of Windows XP Support Putting ATMs at Risk?

 March 28, 2014

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The impending deadline of the discontinuation of Windows XP support by Microsoft (April 8, 2014) is fast approaching. Quick Heal has proactively warned retail users and enterprise users about the risks involved, but it is now time to understand a very different kind of threat associated with this approaching date....

How to Recover from a Malware Infection

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 March 4, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Avoiding and preventing malware on a computer is far simpler than removing it from an infected machine. Nevertheless, once a machine has been infected with malware, it is imperative to remove it immediately. Clear signs like lowered speed, popups, disabled functionality and more, indicate the presence of malware on a...

Your Apple Mac does not need computer security: Myth or not?

 January 23, 2013

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There is a widespread misconception in the mainstream computing market that Apple Macs are more secure than Windows machines. In fact, some staunch Apple lovers even feel that since virus threats for Macs do not exist, no system protection software is essential. But how accurate is this belief? Our expertise...

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

 January 9, 2013

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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...

Latest security updates from the last week

 October 20, 2012

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Government plans for 5 lakh cyber warriors for e-defense Having recognized the need for defense against extensive cyber attacks, the Indian Government has started an initiative to train 5 lakh ‘cyber warriors’ over the next 5 years. The training will include a centralized institute and access to extensive resources to...

Upcoming security features of Windows 8 Enterprise edition

 July 19, 2012

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In a recent post we discussed about Windows 8 security features for home users. This post talks about the security features of Windows 8 that caters to enterprises. Enterprise channels face different threats and hence require customized security features. Windows 8 Enterprise focuses on organizational needs but is only available...

Windows 8 security features that Quick Heal users will love

 July 18, 2012

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Windows 8 is scheduled to hit the market in October and promises a new era for desktops. Microsoft aims to integrate the PC market with the mobile market by unifying the Metro UI across all platforms. However, Windows has always brought a number of security threats due to its massive...

Microsoft May-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

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Microsoft has released 7 bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Eight of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Windows, .NET, Office and Silverlight. The remaining issues affect Office and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-029- Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution...

The End is Near for Windows XP

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Microsoft has gone a step further to purport the arrival of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system by declaring that post April 8, 2014 they will be withdrawing support for Windows XP. This gives home users and business enterprises two years to complete their migration from the OS that has...