Windows 8 security features that Quick Heal users will love

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 popularity. Windows 8 shall be no different and this post gives a sneak preview into the various security layers that a Windows 8 user can rely on.

Secure Boot support
Microsoft has showcased the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) based Secure Boot to replace the traditional BIOS firmware interface. This technology ensures a faster boot-up and protects against low-level rootkits. Such rootkits attack processes before anti-malware programs start so this is a welcome addition. Moreover, validation of the digital signature of boot components prevents against tampering. If the OS detects a rootkit while booting up, it pauses the process and informs the user.

SmartScreen browser filter
Previously seen only in Internet Explorer, this feature detects and prevents malicious downloads. Now it is embedded within the OS itself and is not restricted solely to the browser. So one may use any browser on Windows 8 and download files safely. The layer utilizes a reputation system and scans URLs and files to check for potential threats.

Picture and gesture-based password
This feature challenges regular text-based user logins. The user will be required to choose an image of choice and specify three unique gestures on it to log in. The usefulness and effectiveness of this method remains to be seen, but it is definitely an innovative feature.

Windows reader
This document reader program primarily reads PDF files. Such files are commonly used as attack vectors so this enhances the base security of the OS. The application will get regular Windows updates so the user need not rely on untrustworthy updates and plug-ins.

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)
Previously seen on Windows Vista, ASLR randomly changes the location of data and code stored in the memory. In Windows 8 the randomization factor is greater. Internet Explorer 10 will also include an ‘Enhanced Protected Mode’ sandbox along with a ‘ForceASLR’ option that randomizes the memory modules of the browser.

In spite of these revamped security features, we understand that users will still need the best system protection software for their machines. Quick Heal provides several additional features that protect users against the latest malware and phishing threats, provide anti-theft measures, ensure parental controls and more.

Moreover, Quick Heal and Microsoft are technology partners so we will share a high degree of interoperability with Windows 8. With all these security features combined, users can rest assured that their security will be in the best hands.

Rahul Thadani

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VEERESH RAMESHWAR TRIVEDI
VEERESH RAMESHWAR TRIVEDI
8 years ago

WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS 8. WOULD ANY UPGRADE BE AVAILABLE. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM RAM REQUIREMENT. WHETHER THE SYSTEM WILL BE SLOWED DOWN IF PRESENT CONFIGURATION IS USED. PLEASE REPLY

V R TRIVEDI

Lakhan
Lakhan
8 years ago

Hi Rahul Thadani,

What is the difference b/w Window 7 and Window 8? Is window 8 is better than window 7? If yes,so.whats new feature in window 8 which is not in window 7.
Pls Reply

Regards,
Lakhan Bisht

Dr Aparna
Dr Aparna
8 years ago

Iam planning to buy a laptop..that means I must wait till Oct, but will it be affordable in my budget of below 40K INR ?

Salil Chattopadhyay
Salil Chattopadhyay
8 years ago

I would very much like to know as I am a Windows 7 user, how would i convert or upgrade to Windows 8 ?

HIT PATEL
HIT PATEL
8 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

the Microsoft are announce of date to lounch a Windows 8 in octomber 26 2012,in news.

Rakshika Kaur
Rakshika Kaur
8 years ago

Windows 8 would come in October in India, right? is it already launched in USA? Are Windows 8 easy to understand as Windows 7 as in any new shortcuts or any things which would not be in it? What features/softwares will it already have installed?
Reply please.
Thanks
LOVE WINDOWS & GOOGLE PRODUCTS!!!

Viren Deshpande
Viren Deshpande
8 years ago

What Will be price of Windows 8 pro ?

Remen Prahan
Remen Prahan
8 years ago

I am using windows 7. Now I am waiting for windows 8. Is this more advanced than windows 7. Stuffed with more features??

Saurabh
Saurabh
8 years ago

Hello, I hv quick heal 13.00 installed right now, if i upgrade to windows 8 from my current windows 7 will i hv to buy the anti-virus all over again?

Sameer
Sameer
8 years ago

Thanks Rahul….!!!

Sweet and Short but prcise and exact drive of Windows 8

Saurabh
Saurabh
8 years ago

Thanks for the info Rahul.

Munshi Azhar
Munshi Azhar
8 years ago

Mr. Rahul. I have download the windows 8 release preview . when I just started the installation of windows 8 , it shows me a message that your Quick Heal Antivirus pro does not compatible with Windows 8 , please uninstall it. So I want to know that there is any upgrade available for my Quick Heal Antivirus pro ?

mohammad laraib
mohammad laraib
8 years ago

hii rahul i am using win 8 released preveiw i want to ask u that which version of quick heal will support win 8? please reply sonnly………..

junius
junius
8 years ago

hi rahul i m using windows 8 the quick heal does not support it i wan ted to when will it be launched for windows 8 plz do it fast

Govind
Govind
8 years ago

I am using win7 and my PC requirement are
Processor-Inter(R)4 CPU 1.60GHz
RAM- 1.00GB
System type- 32 bit operating system
after that i am is install win8 them my system speed is very slow.
Plz Help me.

Govind
Govind
8 years ago

I am all drive are format and new install win8 but speed is very slow only for the win8

Aishwary Gupta
Aishwary Gupta
8 years ago

my quick heal antivirus 2012 does not support in windows 8. What will i do!

Sankalp
Sankalp
8 years ago

Hi Rahul Thadani
When I installed Windows 8 , it asked me to uninstall the Quick Heal 2012. Now when I’m again trying to install it (with real DVD) says,”Compatibility Problem.” I upgraded Windows 7 x86 to Windows 8 x86. Please help me.

varun
varun
8 years ago

hi sir,
unable to install quick heal internet security on windows 8 .
getting error another MSI installation process is running.i restart and run setup again but i still get error any solution ??

santosh
santosh
8 years ago

i am using quick total security in windows 8 pro x64, i downloaded the quick heal total security 2013, installed it and registered it with my key, but i am not getting where to enable sandbox feature of quick heal there is no option to enable it. can you help me.?

sagar verma
sagar verma
8 years ago

i have upgraded my windows 7 to windows 8 recently and uninstall the QHTS64, now i am unable to load quick heal since it has a compatibility issue with windows 8 pro. what should i do, plz help !!

Mr. Deepak soni
Mr. Deepak soni
8 years ago

i want install quick heal total security 2013 in my windows8 but there are a problem show-another MSI installation is in prograse.you must be complete that installation before continuing this one.suggest me.
mo.no.+918357963880.

Mr. Deepak soni
Mr. Deepak soni
8 years ago

now hurry.

Pratyush
Pratyush
8 years ago

Hi sir,
unable to install quick heal internet security on windows 8 pro .
getting error another MSI installation process is running.i restart and run setup again but i still get error any solution ?? what is the solution… please help.

Shashank Shekhar
Shashank Shekhar
7 years ago

After Installing Quick heal My Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation Became Slow.
My Email Id Is shashank.shekher1997@gmail.com please suggest me any solution.
It is taking more time to start up and shutting down and it is taking more time to start any application.

Sanjay Katkar
Editor
7 years ago

If you are facing some issue and require our assistance, you can contact our support team on 927-22-33-000. Alternately, you can also visit this link to submit a ticket – https://www.quickheal.co.in/submitticket.asp. Once done, our support team will contact you with a solution.

Rajan
Rajan
7 years ago

Hi Rahul,
I had Quick Heal 2013 installed in my pc when it was windows 7 ultimate.now i have upgraded to windows 8 pro.now when i try to update my quick heal,it shows an error while processing the definition files.and says to check that i have sufficient disk space on my system.

Sanjay Katkar
Editor
7 years ago
Reply to  Rajan

Hi Rajan,
If you are facing some issue and require our assistance, you can contact our support team on 927-22-33-000. Alternately, you can also visit this link to submit a ticket – https://www.quickheal.co.in/submitticket.asp. Once done, our support team will contact you with a solution.
Regards.

Milind Nikhar
Milind Nikhar
7 years ago

When I am updating my quick heal 14, it downloads the update and when it starts applying the update the message blinks as “unknown error occured while processing definition file(s). Please check if you are having sufficient free disk space on your system”.
What does it mean sir. I have space more than 150 GB in C drive.

Rajiv Singha
7 years ago
Reply to  Milind Nikhar

Hello Milind,

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,

Harsh Parihar
Harsh Parihar
6 years ago

When im install the quick heal AV 2013 in Windows 8 an error`s show. error`s another MSI installation in progress. You must complete the installation before continuing this one. please sir help me

Nitin Kumar
Nitin Kumar
6 years ago

Another installation is in progress (quick heal) solution below
open task manager
in background process close windows installer process
and install the quick heal

vishnulal
vishnulal
6 years ago

quick heal internet security 2014 showing error “msi installation is in progress. you must complete tat installation before continue this one” pls help me to complete ma installation

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  vishnulal

Hi Vishnulal,

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,

Rahul Patankar
Rahul Patankar
6 years ago

defination files not found,error showing while updating quick heal antivirus pro 2014 on windows 8.
Give some suggetion….

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Patankar

Hi Rahul,

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,

kailash bhatt
kailash bhatt
6 years ago

sir i am updating quick heal antivirus than the unknown error is showing.
error- unknown error occurrd while defnition files. please cheack if you are having sufficient free disk space on your system.

so plz sir how to solve the error.. plzz contact me..

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  kailash bhatt

Hi Kailash,

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,

umanshoo
umanshoo
6 years ago

I installed qhav2013 in my Lptp all r done. BT it’s not updating. some asking about disable your bios setting

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  umanshoo

Hi Umanshoo,

Before taking any such measure, we would request you to let our Support Team find a solution to the issue. Please contact them at
0-927-22-33-000.

Regards,

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