Software
Quick Heal Antivirus Pro v18.00
Installation
5.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
Very fast and hassle free installation.
Note that all but the English installer are very old, maybe there is no current version available. I chose the English version, it is up to date.
https://www.quickheal.com/download-free-antivirus?p=34/
Interface (UI)
5.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
Tons of features, though not bloated, logical arrangement of functions. Colours are pleasant to the eyes. Modern UI, with neat, big icons. Please refer to the screenshots in the full review.
Usability
5.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
Very good arragement of functions, easy to understand description, most functions are on / off, some drop-down bars.
Performance and System Impact
5.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
Excellent system performance on my system:

Windows 10 x64 v1903 build 18362.116 (build no. at time of initital review)
8 GB RAM
Intel i5-7200U
Nvidia GeForce 940MX + Intel HD 620
1 TB HDD / 128 GB SSD (C:// is located on SSD)
Boot Time: 4.1 sec.
Performance with SMO TextMaker 2018 Pro open, one Brave Browser Window open, multiple
extensions inside Brave Browser, build 0.64.77, x64, Snipping Tool in use:
RAM: 190.9 MB
CPU: 2,5%

First full scan:
Duration: 5 minutes for a full scan. Impressive!
Resource usage: Total CPU fluctuating between 70% for a few seconds at the start of scan, came down to ~15% when taking screenshots
(most of the CPU consumed by QuickHeal), RAM stable at 147,4 MB for QuickHeal only).
Protection
3.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
v18.00
There are no statistics available yet.
Rating to be changed as soon there is at least on month of Malware HUB input.

v17.00 was mediocre in terms of protection, refer to the links in the full article regarding the 0day-HUB tests.

Signatures are still below average. Much better dynamic protection (Advanced DNAScan, opt-in Anti-Keylogger, Web Security scans traffic, all new Total Ransomware Protection w/ secure folders, 2-way-firewall, 1-way-firewall by default, Trusted EMail Clients Protection)
Pros
Lots of great features
Low impact on system resources
Lightning fast scans
Highly configurable
Easy to use
Simple and non-intrusive
Ransomware protection
Strong and reliable protection
Blocks even brand new malware
Well designed, clear interface
Multiple layers of protection
Cons
Antivirus capabilities are average at best
Mixed results from independent testing labs
Can be complex in some situations
Software installed on computer
Less than 30 days
Computer Specifications
Windows 10 x64 v1903 build 18362.116 (build no. at time of initital review)
8 GB RAM
Intel i5-7200U
Nvidia GeForce 940MX + Intel HD 620
1 TB HDD / 128 GB SSD (C:// is located on SSD)
Overall Rating
3.00 star(s)
Disclaimer

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roger_m

Level 24
Verified
Content Creator
If anyone is interested, you can buy 1 year, 1 PC licenses from Amazon India, for just $7.50. This is much cheaper than buying directly from Quick Heal. To purchase it, you need to enter an Indian address. But there are websites which will generate addresses for you. The license is sent by email, so nothing is sent to the address.

It took 20 minutes to receive my license.

This is for QH Antivirus Pro, but there will be cheap licenses for other versions or if you want a license for more users.

I know that the detection rate is terrible, but it may be of interest if anyone wants to test it for more than 30 days.
 

Der.Reisende

Level 40
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
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Sorry, somehow the table formatting is broken and I cannot fix it :(


Main weakness remain .jar files (like #Adwind RAT, which hijack the registry, set an AutoRun for Java file and call out via javaw.exe). Built in QH AntiMalware tool can fix most, but no all registry alterations by #Adwind.

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Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
I live in India and Quick Heal is extremely popular here, specially the Total Security. QH has tremendously improved their Firewall and Behaviour Blocker. If only they can improve the signatures I'll buy it once again. I used QH Total Security for a year. In India the common mode of infection is portable devices and one thing I like about QH is it's repairing ability. In most cases, if a flash drive is infected, when the AV deletes the virus, all the contents of the flash drive get hidden but in case of QH, it repairs the virus and your files are in their original location. It's like nothing even happened to them.
 

Seyyed Akram

Level 8
Verified
I live in India and Quick Heal is extremely popular here, specially the Total Security. QH has tremendously improved their Firewall and Behaviour Blocker. If only they can improve the signatures I'll buy it once again. I used QH Total Security for a year. In India the common mode of infection is portable devices and one thing I like about QH is it's repairing ability. In most cases, if a flash drive is infected, when the AV deletes the virus, all the contents of the flash drive get hidden but in case of QH, it repairs the virus and your files are in their original location. It's like nothing even happened to them.
I don't think signatures matter the most here. If you're satisfied about their firewall and behavioural protection why not just pair it with EEK? or anything else that shows VT results maybe.
 

I3rYcE

Level 9
Verified
If anyone is interested, you can buy 1 year, 1 PC licenses from Amazon India, for just $7.50. This is much cheaper than buying directly from Quick Heal. To purchase it, you need to enter an Indian address. But there are websites which will generate addresses for you. The license is sent by email, so nothing is sent to the address.

It took 20 minutes to receive my license.

This is for QH Antivirus Pro, but there will be cheap licenses for other versions or if you want a license for more users.

I know that the detection rate is terrible, but it may be of interest if anyone wants to test it for more than 30 days.
Did you successfully activate the program?
 

Der.Reisende

Level 40
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
I live in India and Quick Heal is extremely popular here, specially the Total Security. QH has tremendously improved their Firewall and Behaviour Blocker. If only they can improve the signatures I'll buy it once again. I used QH Total Security for a year. In India the common mode of infection is portable devices and one thing I like about QH is it's repairing ability. In most cases, if a flash drive is infected, when the AV deletes the virus, all the contents of the flash drive get hidden but in case of QH, it repairs the virus and your files are in their original location. It's like nothing even happened to them.
I wonder why people choose Total Security over Antivirus Pro?
AV Pro has all the goodies, like FW, BB, USB Protection, Web Filter,...
I‘m extremely tempted to use TS, but the more it gives compared to the smallest product, i cannot justify in Europe at least (30$ compared to 74$, for 1y/1PC).
Of course, it has parental protection feature which is quite configurable.
The Banking Browser:
I use Brave w/ my bank page in fav, and an external, no-internet connection TAN generator.
Actually, I like the QH browser a lot, but it‘s not what I‘d pay so much more for.

Also, i did not see IS/TS exclusive Phishing Protection in action when trying some PhishTank links (confirmed phishing pages).

Also it seems they dropped Bitdefender Engine with v18?
I couldn‘t notice any BD detection even at days old packs.
This is the actual deal breaker for me, 3rd Party signatures would come in handy, but i think they were also delayed / old in v17.

As for the repair option, QH is strong there, agree, also their AntiMalware scanner can fix a lot registry hijacks.
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
I wonder why people choose Total Security over Antivirus Pro?
AV Pro has all the goodies, like FW, BB, USB Protection, Web Filter,...
I‘m extremely tempted to use TS, but the more it gives compared to the smallest product, i cannot justify in Europe at least (30$ compared to 74$, for 1y/1PC).
Of course, it has parental protection feature which is quite configurable.
The Banking Browser:
I use Brave w/ my bank page in fav, and an external, no-internet connection TAN generator.
Actually, I like the QH browser a lot, but it‘s not what I‘d pay so much more for.

Also, i did not see IS/TS exclusive Phishing Protection in action when trying some PhishTank links (confirmed phishing pages).

Also it seems they dropped Bitdefender Engine with v18?
I couldn‘t notice any BD detection even at days old packs.
This is the actual deal breaker for me, 3rd Party signatures would come in handy, but i think they were also delayed / old in v17.

As for the repair option, QH is strong there, agree, also their AntiMalware scanner can fix a lot registry hijacks.
Actually in India people don't buy from their website. In Amazon and flipkart we get way cheaper options. And in the stores in India, the total security version sells for only $19.99 1pc/1year. The price difference here between antivirus pro and ts is minimal here and moreover many people use the QH banking mode which the antivirus pro misses plus the PC tuner.
 

roger_m

Level 24
Verified
Content Creator
Did you successfully activate the program?
Yes, it activated with no problems.

I may give a longer test to Total Security soon, I need to download a trial, but there is no official documentation I'm aware of which tells me if and which 3rd party engine is used (apart from AV-C, which still says they use BD engine)..
They only use their own engine. They no longer use Bitdefender as well, no matter what version you use.
 

Mahesh Sudula

Level 16
Verified
Malware Tester
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But i think @roger_m already answered.


What could be the reason?
Might be the cost pulled their socks OFF/still i think QH uses Cloud (BD-Nimbus) for web protection
Another reason might be (SEQRITE seems to have employed a new ML engine , i read they already implemented in enterprise products)
so future idea might be adding the same engine to home products ;)