Quick Heal was founded in 1993 and is based in India. Quick Heal is incorporated and/or registered in and has field offices and employees in India, the United States, Japan, UAE and Kenya. Support for Quick Heal products is available over the phone or via email. All support requests are routed to one’s native country, so there is but a negligible delay in receiving a response.
- Variety of options
- Parental controls
- Protection for tablets
- For each of their products, Quick Heal offers a Free 30-Day trial.
- Pricing for multiple users (available for Windows only) is very reasonable, often below the cost of similar products by competition.
- Quick Heal Products for Windows work with older operating systems.
- Protection is available for Mac, Android and servers.
- Effective and customizable parental controls for family browsing. This protection is tied to users on a system, so it can be tailored to each account as parents see fit.
- Parents can limit and set time curfews for their children via the parental control
Innovative Protection for Tablets
- Quick Heal protection is available for Android devices.
- Parental Controls are available for mobile devices.
- Speed up tablet performance as well as keep track of network data usage.
- Not great for phishing
- Lack of independent testing
During the software’s test by PCMag, the software performed badly in detecting phishing attempts and sites. The tester contacted Quick Heal and was informed that the software was not designed to protect in this capacity, causing test results to be adjusted to account for this issue. However, on Quick Heal’s site, there are specific references to their anti-phishing protection. This discrepancy cannot be explained and company representatives did not respond to queries about whether this protection had been added during the four months since the PCMag review in January, 2015.
Quick Heal’s lack of independent testing and certifications make it difficult to determine the quality of the software. There are several conflicting reports as to the efficacy of the software.
Quick Heal Total Security
- 1 User – $74.00/year
- 2 Users – $83.20/year
- 3 Users – $124.80/year
Quick Heal Internet Security
- 1 User – $40.00/year
- 2 Users – $48.00/year
- 3 Users – $72.00/year
Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro
- 1 User – $30.00/year
- 2 Users – $40.00/year
- 3 Users – $60.00/year
Quick Heal Total Security for Mac
- 1 User – $55.00/year
Quick Heal Total Security Tablet for Android
- 1 User – $14.00/year
Quick Heal Total Security for Android
- 1 User – $7.00/year
Quick Heal Total Security for Server
- 1 Server – $62.00/year
Quick Heal PC Tuner 3
- 1 User – $20.00/year
Quick Heal Mobile Security
- Free of charge
Quick Heal has products from Windows, Mac, and Android.
In spite of being in business for the last 22 years, there are some obvious holes in the coverage, specifically in detecting new malware. In PCMag’s tests, the software scored below the industry averages. PCMag tests included a test to see if software could initially detect malware on a test system, during which, Quick Heal detected 70% of new malware, which is well below the average of 83%. Additional malware was introduced, of which several were missed and self-launched, installing executable files. During this portion of the test, Quick Heal detected 79% of all malware.
Other independent labs/testers have not performed tests on Quick Heal products, so being able to compare other testing results is not possible.
In PCMag’s editorial review, Quick Heal did not perform up to the industry averages for protecting a computer already infected with or as new malware is introduced. Less than 80% of all malware was detected and removed by the software. Additionally, some of the malicious files were able to install executable files and damage files before they were detected and cleaned. The protection rate was just 11% for malicious URL blocking.
Quick Heal does not noticeably slow systems down, according to PCMag. One using the software to protect their computer should not see considerable lags in their system’s performance.
CNET’s Editors Rating
CNET editors have not yet performed a full review on Quick Heal’s software. Each of their products are available for download via the website as well on CNET. CNET users give Quick Heal an average of 4/5 stars for performance. These ratings are based upon their experiences, and while helpful, do not carry as much weight, since the average user would not necessarily know if the software is performing poorly, since they may not be aware of hidden threats on their systems which are not detected.
AV-Test and AV Comparatives Certification: In 2013 Quick Heal Total Security for Android won its first AV-Comparatives for its Extensive Functionality, and practical functionalities such as the Backup feature and Network Monitor. Quick Heal security solutions for the android platform have continuously won the AV-Test certificate. Quick Heal Mobile Total Security has received its fourth best antivirus AV-Test Certificate on July 2013.
ICSA certified a previous product, “Desktop/Server Anti-Virus Detection” for Windows XP, but subsequent products are not certified by the lab. West Coast Labs has not certified any of Quick Heal’s products.
Quick Heal has malware protection for Android devices.
Quick Heal does not return false positives results. Virus Bulletin tested Quick Heal’s products in 10 of the last 12 test cycles, of which 9 of the results were worthy of VB100 status, which conflicts with the detection ratings reported by PCMag. More independent testing is needed to determine the efficacy of Quick Heal’s products.
Time in Business
Quick Heal has been in business since 1993.
Quick Heal Technologies America Inc. (US Office)
1 Courthouse Lane, Unit 7
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone (Support): (347) 338-2630
Email (Sales): [email protected]
Email (Support): [email protected]