An intuitive yet powerful antivirus software utility that helps users make sure their computer does not get infected with malware infections
Dr.Web is an antivirus solution that can be used for scanning your computer on a regular basis in order to keep the malware programs at bay. It can detect a wide range of threats that include but are not limited to trojans, worms and spyware.

The main interface of the program presents you with three scanning options: Express, Complete and Custom. The Express option scans the essential system locations such as the memory and the operating system.

You need to use the Complete scan option if you want to scan the entire computer and the storage devices. This scanning type also includes the removable devices such as USB hard drives or portable memory sticks.

If you just connected a storage device and need to scan its content you should use the Custom scan. This option also allows you to select important folders that are likely to be infected such as the temporary files or the Documents folder.

The interface of the program is easy to use and flexible when you need to configure the actions to be taken when infected files are detected. It allows you to select the default option for each threat type.

Besides the file scanner, the program includes a mail scanner that scans the messages and marks the suspicious ones in order to be treated with the required attention. Since the email is one of the frequent means to spread malware, it can be a useful addition to your security toolkit.

The SpIDer Guard module permanently monitors the computer activity and blocks the processes or activities that resemble virus behavior. You can customize it to block autorun actions and to scan inside the installers accessed by the user.

Overall, Dr.Web is a practical tool that provides the basic means for defending your computer against viruses and malware programs.

Reviewed by on November 28th, 2012

last updated on:
September 30th, 2014, 8:41 GMT
file size:
227 MB
developed by:
Doctor Web Ltd
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
C: \ Antivirus

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What's New in version
  • New! The behaviour analyser Dr.Web Process Heuristic offers effective protection against the latest unknown threats. Nearly 90% of the real threats that trouble users are Trojans: the Winlock, Encoder, Inject and Exploit families are known not only in Russia but also far beyond its borders. Years of experience analysing malware behaviour patterns laid the groundwork for Dr.Web Process Heuristic’s routines. Those routines make it possible to instantly neutralize threats—before a computer and its user incur serious damage. The similarity in the behaviour of many malicious programs enables Dr.Web Process Heuristic to identify malignant applications which are not yet known to Dr.Web, particularly new modifications of Trojan.Encoder and Trojan.Inject.
  • New! Protecting user data from corruption—a real opportunity to save valuable files. The data protection feature enables a user to select the directories they need and create protected backups, so that later, if a malicious object has managed to ravage the system, the information can be restored. The data protection technology lets the user save the changes that were made to the original files—through a user-defined time interval or manually, on command. Please note that this technology is not meant to replace proper backups but rather to provide protection against threats that have been identified by the Dr.Web behaviour analyser: now you don't need to contact the support service to restore data that was corrupted before Dr.Web Process Heuristic went into action; you can restore it yourself.
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Dr.Web is not just an Anti-virus product, it has the ability to go beyond other products on the market by being able t...

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