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Tips to Identify Fake Antivirus

 April 11, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

“Antivirus here and there, which one to trust…” Okay that might be a bad phrase, but you get the point right. Fake antivirus software are in line with some of the major threats prevalent on the Internet today.  Many people have ended up paying money for such software which are...

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

 August 12, 2013

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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...

How to remove the FBI Moneypak virus from an infected machine

 September 27, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Last month we had highlighted the growing threat of a fake FBI notice in the United States which turned out to be a form of ‘Ransomware’. This ransomware was called Moneypak since it demanded a payment of a sum of money through a prepaid Moneypak credit card. In this scenario,...

Fake FBI ransomware demands money to unlock machines

 August 8, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new variant of ransomware has been spotted in the United States. We would like to bring this to the notice of our US based customers and also inform users from other geographical locations. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a potent form of malware that locks down an infected machine...

Beware: Fake Antivirus Scanner Targeting Android Users on Twitter

 May 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Social media networks are very good hunting grounds for scammers and this is another such instance of a new scam (targeting Android) spreading on Twitter. This scam consists of enticing tweets that tempts users to click them. The links in these messages carry a ‘.TK’ extension and direct the users...

Malware through online songs website

 March 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Music is most people’s entertainment choice across various platforms. There are many websites which provide features and facilities to listen to music online and to download some music as well. Yesterday I visited a website “http://www.hamara-sangeet.com”. It is an online radio service for Indian songs, where you can find some...

Top 10 Malware Families of 2011

 December 31, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Malwares of this year. The list below is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

“Battery Doctor” Android Scareware

 October 24, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new “scareware” targeting mobile devices running Google’s Android operating system claims that it has the ability to recharge the battery, but in reality it is designed to steal information. When the program first executes, the overview window shown below appears. As you can see, it shows information about the...

Beware of ‘Wrong Transaction’ Hotel Spam

 July 30, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If you get an email message telling you a hotel has erroneously charged your credit card account, be careful. The odds are that it’s part of a new spam campaign that could infect your computer. The messages started popping up in recent days and there are already many variants of...