Quick Heal’s new campaign on risks of free antiviruses

30 Dec,2016

By A Correspondent

 

Pune-based Quick Heal Technologies has released an ad campaign to draw the attention of consumers towards the risks associated with free antivirus solutions. Targeting the youth and working professionals in its TVCs, Quick Heal aims to create awareness on the security threats which a free antivirus product is not capable to mitigate as against the protection guaranteed by a antivirus solution which is purchased, such as; safe banking, privacy protection, anti-ransomware, anti-phishing, enhanced firewall and web security.

 

Speaking about the conceptualisation of the ad, Sanjay Katkar, MD and CTO, Quick Heal Technologies Limited, said, “Our observation has been that there is lack of awareness on the risks of using free antivirus software. Secondly, there are numerous users who are using a free antivirus solution assuming that there data, devices, communications and transactions are safe. ” He further added; “Our objective of creating these ads was to create awareness on the need for multi-layered protection on devices in the ever evolving security threat landscape; which is not assured by free antivirus solutions.”

 

Additionally, owing to the current scenario of demonetization which has given a boost to the adoption of online banking and high use of mobile phones for banking transactions and digital payments; it is all the more important to have robust multi-layered protection installed on the devices.

 

“IT security threats are evolving rapidly and are growing in complexity. This is the major reason why antivirus solutions providers like us are constantly innovating to offer solutions that counter these threats and are able to protect our consumers’ valuable data and hardware.” adds Katkar.

 

“With these ads, we are reinforcing Quick Heal’s expertise to combat the most prevalent IT and network security threats. We identified Sasha Chettri to drive this campaign for us because we wanted someone who can connect better with our target audience and has a mass appeal. We found her relevant considering our objective was to reach out to the youth and professionals and explain our technology to them”, added Katkar.

 

Created by Thoughtshop, a Mumbai based advertising agency which Quick Heal has partnered since July 2014, the ad was conceptualised based on the insight that youngsters prefer easily available free solutions while working professionals require flexibility with their devices which in turn compromises the security of their data and hardware. It is a perquisite for youngsters and working professionals to secure their systems and devices with a robust antivirus solution.

 

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