Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android review, manual and guides

by Lucia Danes - -
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Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android[1] is developed by Quick Heal Technologies.

The company is one of the leading IT security solutions providers. It has over 20 years of experience in computer and network security. Currently, the company focuses on cloud-based security and advanced machine learning enabled solutions to stop various cyber threats, and malware attacks. The security solutions are developed in India.[2]

Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android Review

Quick Heal Technologies provides home users and enterprises with a wide range of IT security products for Windows PCs, Macs, mobile devices and tablets, and the enterprise network.[3]

Quick Heal Technologies’s applications for Android devices are available at the official Google Play app store. Users can download the free Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus app, the Premium version of the application Quick Heal Total Security, and Quick Heal Academy.

Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus is a free application which protects Android smartphones and tablets against virus attacks, unwanted calls, and theft.

The app can be downloaded from the official Google Play app store. It already has more than 5 million installs and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5.[4]

Users can also purchase the Premium version named Quick Heal Total Security. The Premium version focuses on protecting users against privacy threats, theft, and malware.

Test results

In order to evaluate the app’s reliability, we tested Quick Heal Mobile Security on our test device  Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F 64GB for about 10 days. The downloading and installation of the app was quick and smooth.

Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android

Antivirus protection

Once installed, Quick Heal Mobile Security performed a full initial scan to scan the device for any malicious apps and threats. We deliberately installed about 10 malware-infected applications on the phone, and Quick Heal detected them all. In addition, the application also scans apps before download and says whether it is safe to download the certain app or not.

What we also liked, is that the app looks for adware and successfully removes it.

In addition, we tried to check the app’s Web Security and visit potentially malicious or phishing websites. Quick Heal Mobile Security successfully detected and blocked these websites.

Quick Heal Mobile Security is also certified by AV-TEST. So let’s check how the app performed in the bigger tests. According to the latest test results’ conducted by AV-TEST in July 2018, Quick Heal Mobile Security demonstrated slightly better than average rates and detected 00.1% of the latest Android malware in real-time and 99.7% of the latest widespread Android malware.[5]

All in all, we can say that Quick Heal Mobile Security has a reliable and trustworthy antivirus protection which is better than the industry average.

Additional features

Quick Heal Mobile Security Free has a very decent set of security features for a free application. The features include the following:

  • Device Scan. The flexible Scan feature allows users to perform a Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Schedule Scan.
  • Call Blocking feature allows users to block incoming calls from unknown or unwanted numbers.
  • Privacy Advisor feature notifies users about the malicious and dangerous apps. It also allows users to do a quick inspection of apps that can possibly affect privacy.
  • Security Advisor informs users about settings that can enhance the overall security of the device.
  • Speed Boost. Quick Heal Mobile Security also improves the device’s performance by optimizing it.
  • App Lock feature adds an additional layer of security to the device. Users can lock apps that might include sensitive information, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Gallery, and Camera with a secure PIN.
  • The Anti-Theft technology prevents the device from being misused and allows users to remotely lock, wipe, and locate the missing device.

As you can see, the free version has a very useful feature set, even though they all can be get for free, Quick Heal Mobile Security combines them all in a single free application.

The paid version Quick Heal Total Security includes all the free features together with:

  • Network Monitor
  • Privacy Protection
  • Battery Saver
  • SafePe
  • Advanced Anti-Theft
  • Web Security
  • Parental Control
  • Data Protection

System-performance impact and scans

The Quick Heal Mobile Security application has demonstrated excellent usability rates. It does not have a negative impact on device performance. In addition, according to the AV-TEST tests, Quick Heal Mobile Security does not impact the battery life and does not slow down the device during normal usage, or generate too much traffic. It also did not deliver any false positives.

It is worth to mention, that it has quick and accurate scans. It scans every newly downloaded app and even before download. Users can perform quick, full and schedule scans whenever it is convenient for them. Scans do have a minimal impact on the device but an average user would not even notice that.

Quick Heal Mobile Security & Antivirus protection

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.

User interface

Quick Heal Mobile Security has a bright and simple interface. White and orange colors dominate in the interface. The application has its menu bar at the bottom, and it is pretty easy to use, as all the main features are easily accessible within a couple taps.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Better than average
Security and Privacy features Useful feature set
Scanning performance Flexible and quick scans
System-performance hit Minimal
User interface Convenient

The final verdict

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. 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

Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Malware and spyware analyst

Lucia Danes is a news editor at Reviewedbypro.com. She is extremely passionate when it comes to helping people deal with various online threats, so she wants her articles to be understood even by those with no IT background.

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