Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2012 13.00

Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2012 13.00

Reviewed by Chad Faith on
"Antivirus-AntiSpyware-AntiRootkit Protection"

Overview

Are you looking for a good antivirus that is able to get the job done? Then look no further than Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2011 – the latest antivirus from Quick Heal, who have recently made an update for their antivirus solutions. Compared to its previous version, Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2011 features a lot of improvements that make it one of the best antivirus solutions on the market. These include faster scanning, supposedly lower resource usage, a new installer, a brand new interface and firewall, a malware protection engine that is separated from the core antivirus and much, much more.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, as you will soon find out. A lot of useful diagnostic tools and a lot of additional features are included on the Quick Heal AntiVirus software, besides comprehensive antivirus protection. System explorers, as well as a track cleaner, are among the numerous features of the Quick Heal AntiVirus 2011. Let’s analyze the many useful features this antivirus solution provides its users in this quick article. Let’s kick it off! 

Installation

A very straightforward process, the installation process of Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2011 is fast and smooth. The setup kit is definitely on the larger side, but you will have no problems and you will be able to quickly download and install it. The smaller initial installer that is included detects whether you are using the 32-bit version or 64-bit version of your operating system and then the download begins. You should be happy to find out that the program doesn’t require a reboot after the installation process is finished and you can start it right away! The antivirus software performs a virus scan and there aren’t usually any warnings about conflicts with other security software. Thus, extensive testing on the Windows 7 operating system was surely a must for the developers, so hats off to them.

One of the biggest complaints of previous versions of the Quick Heal AntiVirus was related to its interface, which was cluttered and didn’t feel at all user-friendly. Fortunately, the 2011 version of Quick Heal managed to fix this issue and, as a result, the updated interface is a lot easier to use and manages to make us forget the old one. It boasts a mainstream feel, it is very well organized and novice users will simply love to navigate and perform the usual tasks you’ve come to expect in any decent antivirus program. You will certainly recognize a touch of Norton in Quick Heal, a resemblance that is due to the tool’s sliders. All in all, the interface of Quick Heal AntiVirus 2011 is a real success that will surely not disappoint its users! Let’s move on to the meat and bones of this program!

Pros

Quick Heal AntiVirus 2011 provides three scanning options: custom, the full system, memory and boot time scans. Unfortunately, the antivirus is a bit on the slow side when it comes to the speed of the full system scan (3 to 4 megabytes per second). However, the fact that the archived file contents are showed as they are extracted and scanned is a really nice touch. Scanning based on the cloud via the DNA Scan technology is also offered by Quick Heal AntiVirus 2011. What is more, the cloud can be used for the upload of suspicious files and therefore be analyzed in depth. Besides getting strong marks in the malware and virus detection department, a lot of features are implemented in Quick Heal AntiVirus 2011. The features for the protection of your e-mails are perfect for blocking those nasty IRC bots and the feature for registry restore backup is excellent because this tool can automatically restore registry keys that may have suffered a modification when malware is detected. Another great feature of Quick Heal is its powerful and effective firewall, whilst the emergency CD option can be found in the “Tools” area. 

Cons

It doesn’t have a quick scan option and this can be quite an issue, especially when a full system scan can get very long. Another downside of Quick Heal is represented by its subpar resource usage. 191MB of RAM and a percent of 7 to 9 CPU power are significantly more than the majority of free antivirus solutions on the market, so some work is definitely needed in this regard.

Alternatives

Alternatives to Quick Heal AntiVirus 2011 include the following tools: avast! Free Antivirus, Avira AntiVir Personal, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition and more.

Conclusion

Quick Heal is a decent antivirus that offers great protection but still needs some efficient work to make it truly competitive.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2012 on 9 Mar 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Bitdefender:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2012 Antivirus Report

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