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Quick Heal Antivirus Review 2021 - Does it Actually Work? 

6.8
DECENT
Ranked 33rd from 62 antivirus companies
Ranked 33rd from 62 antivirus companies
Eric C.
Eric C.
Published on: July 22, 2021

Quick Heal Review: Quick Expert Summary

Quick Heal Total Security claims to offer “robust protection for your PC” that protects against malware, financial theft, and spyware in addition to including a parental control function. Here’s my assessment.

Security

Quick Heal contains both automatic and customizable scanning modes. While the former will check your files and directories according to the default system settings, the latter lets you choose which areas of the system to scan for viruses. You can also configure a default action in the event that malicious code is detected on your system. The software has also been proven to perform well under test conditions, and the AV-Test Institute has given it a “Top Product” rating. During my test, it immediately flagged the EICAR test virus file as malicious.

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Those are just the basics, however. The software also includes the Advance DNAScan tool which provides continuous monitoring for unsafe programs. Behavior-based antivirus tools provide stronger protection over signature-based models, and I was glad to see that Quick Heal has included both features in this tool.

Additionally, the program includes an Automatic Rogueware Scan which runs off a separate definitions database specifically looking for rogueware. Rogueware is an increasingly prominent threat which installs malware masquerading as malware removal tools.

Features

Besides its rich selection of scanning options, Quick Heal Total Security also includes some internet security features. These include an anti-keylogger tool, automatic scan scheduler, and a parental control system.

I tested out the keylogger and it blocked access to the download page for popular Windows keylogger Spyrix and then quarantined the program once I installed it from a USB drive—this is impressive as other software titles’ keylogger protection can often be bypassed this way.

The parental control feature is also extremely well-designed and would give any other tool a run for its money. It directly integrates with your system accounts, which makes it easy to block certain categories of websites. Choosing which categories of websites to block for young browsers isn’t always simple so the system prepares filtering templates based on users’ ages. The parental control module also features an application control tool which locks down access to certain programs on the computer itself.

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This is a tool that I haven’t come across much before and the combination of web-based and program-level filtering gives parents peace of mind. Finally, there’s a tool that allows administrators (ie, parents) to restrict PC access according to time and day.

Another less common tool included in Quick Heal Total Security is a PC tuner. This includes some tuneup tools, such as a disk defragmenter, that aim to improve the performance of your operating system. Within one minute of initiating the scan, the system had identified several items in my file registry and hard drive that needed cleanup. The cleaning itself took place automatically and I was back to running a fully optimized system within minutes.

Ease of use

Quick Heal Total Security is downloaded from the Quick Heal website. Although I downloaded the installation utility in under a minute, the program initiated a lengthy download process before installing the program.

Personally, I always prefer when the initial definitions download happens in the background after the program has installed. Asides from the somewhat lengthy initial installing, however, using the program proved to be an absolute cinch. There’s a central dashboard-style program for overseeing all of the system’s moving parts and the installation process generated separate launchers to quickly access additional components such as the performance tuner and malware scanner. The dashboard features five main buttons to quickly access the deeper menus for the various scanning options and a check mark indicator on the “home” page provides an immediate indication of the system’s health.

Support

Quick Heal has provided a comprehensive support program through the telephone icon on the bottom of the dashboard. There are the usual options (an email ticketing system, a web-based knowledge base, and live chat), but what really impressed me was the remote support functionality which can be launched from within the program. This tool is actually just Teamviewer nested within the program, so if you’re familiar with that software you’ll know how easy it is to provide an ID and password for a technician to take over your system. I loved how easily I could ask the technician from Live Chat to help me configure a scan of a virtual drive and then immediately return to the program to allow him to remotely access my machine. Truly, Quick Heal excels in this department.

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Pricing

Total Security is at the top of Quick Heal’s product line, incorporating components from Antivirus Pro, Internet Security, and adding others like Secure Delete, Data Theft Protection, and the PC tuneup tool. I would have liked subscription periods longer than only one year and the option to protect more than three devices, but the solution is an excellent value considering its scanning and security features.

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Bottom Line

Quick Heal Total Security gives you all the antivirus, antimalware, and anti-rogueware tools that you could ever need. The price is great and the support is top notch.

About the Author

Eric C.
Eric C.
Expert on Cyber Security, Fintech, and Cryptocurrency

About the Author

Eric is a professional cyber tech expert with almost a decade of experience writing about security and tech. In recent years, he has been focused heavily on the rapidly developing fintech and cryptocurrency industries and how they relate to online security.

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Quick Heal User Reviews

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Based on 13 reviews in 3 languages 3.2
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Jul. 1, 2021
Indians hate this product
Windows User
Skips trojans, phishing protection fails completely. Extremely pricy. An annual subscription costs RS. 1200!
Kaspersky, Norton or even McAfee beats Quick Heal in all aspects !
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Anil
Aug. 8, 2021
The main problem of QH is their Customer Service. I have been their client for 10 years with QH Total Security. About 3 weeks ago, their Safe Banking Option stopped working. I called them at least 15 times. I requested them to dep...Show More
Jul. 1, 2021
Really helpful
Windows User
has all the components needed for virus protection
OTT
OTT
India
1.0
QUICKHEAL TOTAL SECURITY A FRAUD WORSE THAT FREE ANTIVIRUS NOW
Windows User
I AM CUSTOMER OF QUICK HEAL TOTAL SECURITY SINCE LAST 10 YEARS.....WHAT I REALISED THAT LAST 3/4 YEARS AT LEAST THEY ARE CHEATING PEOPLE SIMPLY BUT NO GOOD UPDATES......A TOTAL SECURITY THAT NOT EVEN KILL A BASIC MALWARE EVEN BASIC BROWSER PYING ALMOST RS. 4000 FOR THAT TO GET ONLY BROWSER PROTECTION IS IR JUSTIFIED?ALL WHAT QUICKHEAL GIVES YOU IS FOLDER LOCK N BROWSER PROTECTION EMERGENCY DISK ETC BUT VIRUS OR MALWARE PROTECTION FORGET IT I SUBMITTED REPORT MORE THAT 1000 TIMES WITHOUT ANY RESULT THEY DO NOT SEE ANY VIRUS REPORT THESE DAYS THEY DO NOT BOTHER TO KILL ANY VIRUS AFTER SUBMISSION OF SYSTEM INFORMTION LIKE OLDER DAYS.......IT IS NO ANIVIRUS COMPANY NOW IT IS A PURE FARUD COMPANY NOW.......
Maulik Shah
Maulik Shah
India
1.0
Poor Virus Database & Support
Windows User
I have reported numerous time to quick heal regarding malware and trojan being identified by windows defender but quick heal couldn't find it. Even quick heal firewall fails to give basic level protection like blocking network packets transmitted to unknown website by malware. Its support is very poor, I have submitted malware files I received a notice from server provider because quick heal couldn't protect it.

Don't fall for cheaper price, quick heal is terrible. Sad that I bought 3 year license.
vulnerabilty scan
Windows User
we had constant internet connection we wanted to do a vulnerabilty scan.At last of the scan it always shows that internal error occured when we wanted to repair vulnerabilities
Sachin M
Sachin M
India
1.0
Worst Service, blocks inter-process communication, too much degraded perfomance
Windows User
I've exactly opposite experience. Totally worst!

1) I bought this product to get rid of a malware that was causing Chrome browser to open a wanted tab. But Quickheal didn't discover this. It showed few times that system is clean. I did boot scan as well as full system scan. No help.
2) Worst thing of this tool is, it blocked communication between local client server applications on my machine. My client, server applications were happily communicating with each other prior to QuickHeal. I configured firewall/network settings to open port of my server application, it didnt help. I called Customer support, they suggested to disable few other options. It didnt help. So, I had no option other than uninstalling QuickHeal.
3) Third irritating...Show More
Aju George Kurian
Aju George Kurian
India
2.0
Worst experience
Mac User
I purchased a quick heal multi user license 3 devices. First off all during purchase, their system had an issue. They took payment from me and manually delivered the key after 4 days. Repeated phone calls and mails were required. Looks like crooks. Installed the software in 2 windows PC. 3rd License was used in Mac. I am using OS Catalina. Horrible experience. It vanished my desktop icons, Finder won't start, Mail won't start. Put me in real panicky situation for an hour. I really didn't know it was because of this crap. Tried to find solutions in internet and nothing worked. After sometime Spot light also vanished. Just tried uninstalling quick heal and everything was back to normal. Useless guys
Pakistan
1.0
Tim
Android User
This quick heal internet security is a useless product it has not done anything when there was a cerber ransomware attack
A.Praveenkumar
A.Praveenkumar
India
10.0
Best Experience
Android User
Smooth experience ever. My fav antivirus for lost 11 years.
Best in the market.
Josh
Josh
Australia
1.0
Disgusting Service
Windows User
I purchased a copy of Quick Heal Total Security online. My product key was not sent to me but my receipt was sent to me. I contacted customer service via online chat who refused to help me.
I will NEVER deal with Quick Heal again !

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