Quick Heal Antivirus Pro review, manual and guides

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Quick Heal Antivirus Pro[1] is an entry-level antivirus package for home users developed by Quick Heal Technologies.

Quick Heal Technologies is an Indian-based security vendor. The company has more than 20 years of experience in computer and network security market and is one of the global leaders in the industry. Today the company focuses on cloud-based security and advanced machine learning enabled solutions to stop various cyber threats, and malware attacks.[2]

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro Review

Quick Heal aims to provide simplified IT security management across the length and depth of devices and on multiple operating systems for consumers, businesses, and government institutions.

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro is the entry-level security package and the cheapest tier from Quick Heal. The company also offers Quick Heal Internet Security, Quick Heal Total Security, and Quick Heal Total Security Multi-Device.

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro is an antivirus system for Windows PCs. It is designed to protect Windows users against new and unknown malware threats, scan PCs without slowing it down, protect users’ inbox and while browsing the Web.

The package starts at $30 for 1 PC for a year. Users can also try it for free for 30 days.

The package requirements for Microsoft Windows OS is very low, as it can be used even on Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, and Windows 10.

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro about

Test results

We tested the application on our Windows 10 PC for about two weeks. The download, installation, and setup are quick and easy. The first impression was very positive as the antivirus worked smooth and quickly, without draining our system.

Antivirus protection

Quick Heal applies the same antivirus defenses for all its’ Windows packages. It combines traditional signature matching engine and heuristic monitoring. In addition, all of the detected suspicious icons are sent to the company’s cloud-based servers for further analysis.

The ingenious Quick Heal DNAScan technology combines behavioral and characteristic inspection and monitoring of unsafe programs.

We had some infected files installed on our PC. After the first scan, Quick Heal Antivirus Pro has detected them all. However, in order to provide you with the most accurate results, we also compared them to the test conducted by the independent testing lab AV-TEST.

Even though the antivirus for Windows did not participate in the latest tests by AV-TEST, the antivirus is certified by AV-TEST in 2017 and also previous years and scored from 98.8% in detection of the latest malware in real-time and 100% in detection of the widespread malware.[3] As you can see, the Quick Heal Antivirus application provides decent and trustworthy antivirus protection rates.

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro System is secured

Additional features

Even though the Quick Heal Antivirus Pro application is an entry-level security package, it offers a quite long list of additional features.

  • Ransomware Protection – detects and blocks ransomware threats using behavior-based detection technology. It also backs up user data in a secure location.
  • Web Security – automatically restricts access to infected and malicious websites.
  • Email Security – provides users with real-time email security.
  • Browser Sandbox – gives users an uninterrupted and secure browsing experience.
  • Firewall – blocks external threats that try to reach the device over the Internet.
  • Core Protection – detects and blocks various threats including viruses, worms, and other malware.
  • Malware Protection – runs string defense mechanism against spyware, adware, key-loggers, and risk-ware.
  • Anti-Keylogger – prevents keyloggers from stealing user data.
  • Improved Scan Engine – faster scans and reduced usage of system resources.
  • Advanced DNAScan – detects and blocks new and unknown threats that can damage the PC.
  • Flash Drive Protection – automatically scans external storage devices.
  • Safe Mode Protection – detects and block unauthorized users from changing your security settings.
  • Enhanced Self-Protection – prevents running processes from getting tampered.
  • Silent Mode – suppresses all notifications.
  • Import and Export Settings
  • Quick Heal Remote Device Management

As you can see the extra feature set is very long, however, most of these features can never be used.

System-performance impact

The antivirus system has a mediocre system-performance hit. It can slow down some system processes and it uses a relatively high amount of system resources.

According to AV-TEST, Quick Heal Antivirus Pro slowed down the system by 17% while launching popular websites and 20% while installing commonly-used apps. The rates are somewhere in the middle.

Scanning performance

The full scan for us took about 30-40 minutes, which is a bit better than the market average. The scans also have a mediocre rating of the impact on a system and slow down it by almost 60%.

What we liked is that the application avoids rescanning files that have not been altered since the previous scan, which makes rescanning quicker and more accurate.

Customer support

Quick Heal offers its customers a very informative support page which includes FAQs, user manuals, support tools, virus definitions, and security utilities, Quick Heal Community and Forum. In addition, Quick Heal also provides tech support via live chat or phone. Users also can locate a partner or submit a query online.

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro Support

User interface

Quick heal has a simple and easy to navigate user interface. However, it can also look a bit outdated. It does not include visuals but it is informative and easy to use. Green color dominates the interface.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Better than average
Security and Privacy features Long extra feature list
System-performance impact Mediocre
Scanning performance Average scanning performance
User interface Simple but looks outdated

The final verdict

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro is a great choice for those who are looking for reliable protection against various cyber threats, including keyloggers and other malware. However, some of the offered features can never be used. The system-performance and usability are average and the user interface of the program needs some work.

Other products

Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android

Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android is a great choice for those who are looking for reliable antivirus protection without a negative impact on device performance. Moreover, Quick Heal Mobile Security also offers users to improve their Android device’s performance with Boost Performance feature. All the offered features are useful and reliable.

Quick Heal Antivirus or Android

If you do not require any advanced features such as encryption or backup, then the Quick Heal Mobile Security application is a great choice.

 

About the author

Gabriel E. Hall
Gabriel E. Hall - Antivirus software specialist

Gabriel E. Hall is an antivirus software specialist at Reviewedbypro.com.

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