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Dr.Web is a Russian anti-malware company, and the name of its flagship software suite. First released in 1992, it became the first anti-virus service in Russia. Doctor Web is one of a few anti-virus vendors in the world that owns its technologies for detecting and curing malware.
The software also offers anti-spam solutions and is used by Yandex, Russia's biggest search provider, to scan e-mail attachments. There is also an add-on for all major browsers which checks links with the online version of Dr Web.
Dr.Web console scanners are available for DOS, OS/2, and Windows. They all use the same virus database and search module, which are updated hourly. Console scanners can be installed onto infected personal computers (PCs) or can be run without installation. Dr.Web console scanners do not use the Windows system registry. The progress bar is displayed in the console scanners by default.
Home user products and feature comparison
Dr.Web products for home users come in three variants: Dr.Web Anti-virus, Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Katana. Dr.Web Security Space is the complex antivirus solution that uses all the technologies developed by Dr.Web, Dr.Web Anti-virus is a basic antivirus and Dr.Web Katana is a non-signature anti-virus offering preventive protection against the latest active threats, targeted attacks, and attempts by Trojans and exploits to use vulnerabilities, including zero-day ones, to penetrate systems. It can be used with antivirus software of other vendors in order to apply Dr.Web preemprive protection such products lack.
|Dr.Web Security Space||Dr.Web Anti-virus||Dr.Web Katana|
|Protection against data loss (backup)||+||-||-|
|Block access to removable devices||+||-||-|
Dr.Web discovered the Trojan.Skimer.18, a Trojan that works like an ATM software skimmer. The Trojan can intercept and transmit bank card information processed by ATMs as well as data stored on the card and its PIN code.
Dr.Web discovered the ransomware Linux.Encoder.1 that affected more than 2,000 Linux users. Linux.Encoder.2 which was discovered later turned out to be an earlier version of this ransomware.
History of Dr.Web tests by Anti-Malware Test Lab:
|Dr.Web version||date||name of test||award||results|
|7.0.1.07100||10/31/2012||Active Malware Treatment||Gold Malware Treatment Award||83%|
|5.0||02/16/2010||treatment of active infections||Gold Malware Treatment Award||81%|
|5.0||03/16/2009||detection and false alarm||Silver Proactive Protection Award||61% - 0.2%|
|5.0||01/16/2009||self protection test||Platinum Self-Protection Award (ahead of Avast! and Kaspersky)||100%|
|4.44||24/01/2008||treatment of active infections||Platinum Malware Treatment Award (ahead of Avast! and Kaspersky)||100%|
|4.44||11/01/2008||anti-rootkit tests||Silver Anti-Rootkit Protection Award||5 of 8|
|4.44||03/20/2008||detection of polymorphic viruses||Silver Anti-Polymorphic Protection Award||21 out of 33|
|4.33||08/15/2006||packers support test||Silver Packers Support||76%|
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- "Антивирус Dr.Web для Windows версии 9". Products.drweb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
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- "Dr. Web anti-virus for Windows. Brief user manual." (PDF). Retrieved 2014-02-17.
- Greenberg, Andy (April 9, 2012). "Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections". Forbes. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
- "Trojan.Skimer.18 infects ATMs". news.drweb.com. Retrieved 2015-11-27.
- Dr.Web (November 6, 2015). "Encryption Ransomware Threatens Linux Users". Forbes. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- [dead link]
- "Antivirus Test - Active Malware Treatment Test (October 2012) - Anti-Malware Test Lab". Anti-malware-test.com. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
- "Antivirus Test - Active Malware Treatment Test (February 2010) - Anti-Malware Test Lab". Anti-malware-test.com. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
- "Тест самозащиты антивирусов 2014". Anti-Malware.ru. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
- "Dr. Web CureIt - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com". Download.cnet.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
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