Updating quick heal antivirus
Perhaps to avoid that, Quick Heal hides these options at the bottom of its program licence.There's no indication they're there, so unless you scroll past more than 4,000 words of densely-packed legalese, you'll never know you've just accepted these ‘submit’ options.Quick Heal is an Indian company which develops security software under its own name, and produces enterprise offerings under the Seqrite brand.
The program works on anything from Windows 2000 up, which is unusual when much of the competition now requires Windows 7 or later.Like many antivirus packages, Quick Heal has options to automatically upload suspect files or stats on malware detection.These aren't significant privacy risks, but many users don't like this kind of ‘phone home’ functionality and look to disable it wherever necessary.An alert quickly appeared stating that there were ‘suspicious file entries’ in our quarantine folder, and these should be submitted to the ‘research lab’.
That's presumably linked to the buried ‘submit’ options in the installer, but what was odd is the alert asked for our email address. Does that mean submitted files are linked to email addresses, so the company could pull up a list of everything you've ever had flagged?For example, it gives the most space to large buttons highlighting four areas – Files & Folders, Emails, Internet & Network, External Drives – and we thought these would give us access to related functions, like ‘scan this folder’ or ‘check that external drive’.