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  1. wildman

    wildman Registered Member

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    o_O Anyone heard of QuickHeal? What's the story on it?

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    Wildman
    o_O :eek: :p
     
  2. hollywoodpc

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    Hi Wildman .
    I have heard of it . Never used it . I did not think it was anything special based on what I remember from different tests done with it . Just an opinion from a guy who never used it . hope it helps anyway . Take care
     
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    all i know is that it's india's leading #1 anti-virus software.
     
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    I have used it several years ago and it was not to impressive. And from what I read it has not improved all that much.

    bigc
     
  5. hollywoodpc

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    Whether you were being funny or not , you are crackin me up !
     
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    i'm serious! for real! no joke! type 'india's leading anti-virus' into google. :D
     
  7. hollywoodpc

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    I am still dyin over here . You ust admit , that sounds like a funny statement . You know , sarcastic . Oh but , you would not know anything about sarcasm now would you ? LOL . See ya Intox my friend !
     
  8. wildman

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    :cool: Thanks folks. Was just curious, as this is the first I had heard about this one. Ran across it checking the currency of some of my favorites list an the software cites.

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    Wildman
    ;) :eek:
     
  9. hollywoodpc

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    good luck Wildman !
     
  10. Blackcat

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    ITW Detection is not too bad.

    However, testing HERE was not very good and results with a much smaller, personal test-bed were no better.
     
  11. Firecat

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    You've gotta be kiddin' me!!!!

    I know for a fact that Quickheal is ultra crap - It does NOT sell much - Norton, PCC and McAfee are the big guys in India.

    Even if they (i.e. the quickheal company) say Quickheal is India's no.1 from a technological standpoint - they're wrong. MicroWorld's eScan which uses the KAV engine is probably 100x better :p:)

    Besides, they do not have 24-hour tech support and the support options are also limited, at least for Indians. I tried to call them once, and the phone was not picked up. Seems like its only Monday to Friday.

    Why, they have a separate support section for non-India customers, there seems to be something fishy.

    And even then, Quickheal demands that all virus testers have their samples provided to the company if they're to test it.

    I strongly recommend that anyone interested in this product better watch its development first.

    Just my few cents :)

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    I remember reading on one of the forums about a private tester being threatened with legal action if he continued to post his results ( very poor ) with QuickHeal :blink:

    But is it true that that a future version of QH is to incorporate the F-Prot engine ? If so, its detection rate should improve.
     
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    As far as I know, they dont plan to put in any separate engine for some time now. I have tried to call them twice, and I see that no one is bothered to pick the phone up anyway.

    Where did you hear that? just curious :)

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    Firecat
     
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    Oh god. Look at this:

    http://www.quickheal.co.in/public/products/oemengine.asp

    It appears they are already trying to license their engine to other companies. If this is the case, the F-Prot engine theory would probably not be possible.

    I wonder who'd want to use QH engine in their AVs with engines like BD, RAV and KAV?
     
  15. RejZoR

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    Honestly? It sucks bi time. And give them samples before testing them? Yeah right. They do get VB100% awards,but that doesn't say anything about real malware detection. Sure,it can detect all ITW samples,but what about 98% of all other malware? Now thats a totally different story...
     
  16. wildman

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    :eek: Oops, I didn't mean to start a war, was just curious about this one as I had never heard of it. From the replies here I don't think this will be one that I will be trying any time in the near future. This is also a good indication to delete that software cite from my favorites files as well.

    Thanks
    Wildman
    :cool: :D :) ;)
     
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