The Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro interface is cluttered, and not particularly intuitive. For example, it gives the most space to large buttons highlighting four areas – Files & Folders, Emails, Internet & Network, External Drives – and we thought these would give us access to related functions, like ‘scan this folder’ or ‘check that external drive’. But, no – clicking a button displays settings only, and once the program is configured you might never need to click any of them again.
Quick Heal is an Indian company which develops security software under its own name, and produces enterprise offerings under the Seqrite brand.
Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro is the company’s starter product for home users, although you wouldn’t know that from the feature list. It has a firewall, sandbox, anti-keylogger, intrusion detection: it’s more like a suite than a standalone antivirus.
The program works on anything from Windows 2000 up, which is unusual when much of the competition now requires Windows 7 or later.
Meanwhile, common actions are more involved than they ought to be. To scan external drives you must click Scan > Custom Scan, then click Add to manually add each drive, then click Start Scan.
The scanning process is relatively quick. Quick Heal took around nine minutes for an initial scan of 160,000 test files. After that, the program only checks files when they’ve changed. When we checked the same folder later it scanned only 2,206 files in fractionally under a minute.
Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro has a lot of features, but none of them are particularly impressive, its antivirus engine is only average, and there’s just not enough power or functionality to justify the price.
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