Quick Heal has been innovating to support its customers in combating the growing threat of Ransomware


Kolkata:Quick Heal Technologies has announced the winner of its ‘Quick Heal Khareedo Gaadi Jeeto Contest’. The winner, Tanuj Dutta from Kolkata was given keys of a brand new Nissan Terrano at an event conducted at the company’s office in Kolkata. The other prizes in the contest have been a Honda Activa and a laptop, point and shoot cameras, bluetooth speakers, external hard disk drives, headphones and backpacks.

All other participants won additional validity on their Quick Heal products which were activated and registered during the contest. The additional validity has been for two months, four months and six months. There were around 43,300 participants in the 3rd consecutive year of the contest.

Speaking on the occasion, Saurabh Sengupta, Associate General Manager (East), Quick Heal Technologies Limited said; “We are market leaders in India with around 30% market share in our retail segment. Our esteemed customers have been a major community to whom we owe this success.” He further added; “This is the 3rd successful year of the contest and we have seen encouraging participation from customers across India. On behalf of the entire Quick Heal family, I congratulate all the winners.”

On receiving the first prize, the winner of the Quick Heal Khareedo Gaadi Jeeto contest, Tanuj Dutta said; “I am happy to win the contest and the brand new Nissan Terrano.” He further added, “I have been a happy and satisfied customer of Quick Heal for many years. Being a home-grown brand with indigenously developed products, Quick Heal understands the needs and challenges of the Indian customers and enterprises. The products are reliable, easy to install and ensures business continuity.”

Recently, Quick Heal has been innovating to support its customers in combating the growing threat of Ransomware, which is a type of malware program that infects, locks or takes control of a system and demands ransom to undo it. It has quite a few variants and the numbers are rising.

According to Quick Heal’s Q2 2016 Threat Report, Ransomware variants will keep rising in the coming quarter as well. The cryptxxx ransomware is suspected to hit its targets with new and more advanced variants. Locky ransomware is expected to remain complicated because of its continuously changing internal coding and obfuscation techniques.

 Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) is another trend which is taking momentum. In RaaS, malware authors sell ransomware along with a customizable kit through the online black market. Interested people can register and download them for free or a nominal fee. Once the ransomware file is customized as per the requirement, it is then spread through the desired infection vectors.