This is the clear message that Quick Heal Mobile Security proudly displays after you have finished installing it and have accessed its main screen. The air of professionalism is so strong with Quick Heal that you will be mighty tempted to accept the subscription costs. It has a plethora of features and so many on/off switches that you'd think you'd only find in a nuclear power plant control room. Don't worry though, there's nothing harmful about using Quick Heal. Still, get a hands-free set, you never know what that radio antenna can do to your brain.
After installation, to set up a secure account, you will be asked to enter some personal information such as name, e-mail address, phone number, two security questions and an alternate phone number. The latter is used for recovery purposes and to contact when an unauthorized SIM card is inserted.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. First off the main features are grouped into four categories: Call Block, SMS Block, Anti-Theft and Virus Protection. Doesn't sound like anything special but you just wait.
Call Block and SMS Block show a list of blocked called and messages. Counter intuitively, you cannot input numbers here. You must go to the Settings menu for that.
As for the Anti-theft screen, aside from the regular tools it comes with a couple of interesting options. The device can be blocked when unknown SIM cards are inserted and you can protect Quick Heal itself from being uninstalled.
The Virus Protection section includes a quarantine procedure and also a list of exclusions. Quick Heal can also be instructed to repair virus infested files instead of deleting or skipping them. That's something worth trying if there are no other carbon copies left on the great Internet.
- Virus Protection – automatic and on demand scans
- Quarantine feature – files can be quarantined instead of deleted
- Anti-Theft Lock on SIM change – Quick Heal blocks the device if the SIM card is removed
- Anti-Theft uninstallation preventer - Quick Heal cannot be uninstalled without a security clearance
- Call blocking- automatically blocks calls from selected numbers
- SMS blocking – removes from view SMS's that contain certain keywords
Having just stolen a phone that refuses to uninstall its mobile security software is a big deterrent; if only the thief would know that before snatching it. At least it counts as a "take that" move.
- The anti-virus scan is highly customizable
- It features a lot of security features
- Light on the system resources
- Functions are not evenly integrated in the interface
The functions are weirdly distributed between the main screen and the Settings screen. Blocking tools can only be found in Settings while Anti-virus Scan options are the same in both sections. It makes you wonder if the Settings screen was really necessary.
While the interface is in need of a bit of streamlining, Quick Heal Mobile Security is a lean and fast mobile security app. It offers a lot of customization while only asking for a moderate subscription price.