by September 5, 2007 0 comments

Quick Heal Total Security 2007 is a personal Internet security solution for
desktop PCs or notebooks, to protect against spyware, adware and dangerous bots
that creep into a system from the Internet. It’s the elder brother of Quick Heal
AntiVirus 2007 (reviewed May 2007, pg 128) with some additional features such as
AntiSpam, Data Theft Protection, Hijack restore and Track cleaner.

Quick Heal Anti Virus uses DNAScan technology. This is a technique that uses
a deep code inspection and code analysis technique, and characterizes patterns
of malware and viruses. This helps the software handle frequent virus outbreaks
and blocks latest viruses or malwares even if its virus signatures database has
not been updated. Its ‘Data Theft Protection’ option prevents unauthorized
copying of sensitive data from PC through removable media and comes in handy
when you have a shared computer.

The ‘Hijack Restore’ option deals with problems caused by malware, which
change Internet Explorer’s settings. Unlike Windows XP System Restore, which
restores the registry settings to a previous date, this option only restores
IE’s settings. Plus, it also restores system settings such as Task Manager and
System Restore. Strangely, it fails to detect Mozilla Firefox browser and
therefore can’t restore its settings. That’s a drawback for Mozilla users.

Price: Rs
2,026 (1 user)
Meant For:
Desktop users
Key Specs:
AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, Firewall, Data Theft
Protection, Hijack Restore
Effectively handles online threats
Does not detect image based spams
Cat Computer Services, Pune,

SMS Buy 130992 to 56767

We installed the software on a Windows XP machine and scanned approx 11,000
viruses with it. It detected all viruses and deleted/cleaned them. For checking
Firewall capabilities, we exposed it to DOS and port scanning attacks. It
successfully blocked DOS and port scanning attacks; and maintained a detailed
log of all network activities.

For e-mail protection and anti spam tests, we configured a mail account in
Outlook Express and downloaded spam, and virus infected mails. It was able to
delete viruses even before the mail was downloaded. While it detected upto
75-80% of the spams at the default threshold score of 100, it wasn’t able to
detect most of the image-based spam. However, its spam detection capability can
be improved by varying its threshold score, which ranges from 0-5000.

The lower threshold score implies better spam protection. However, this
didn’t work for image based spam even after we lowered the threshold of the Spam
filter to zero.

Bottomline: Considering its price and efficient online threat
handling, a good buy for all desktop users

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