News on Dr.Web products
February 16, 2017
The product incorporates a new Dr.Web server installer for Windows. The setup package doesn't use Windows installer and doesn't require any additional services.
Furthermore, the update addresses issues that interfered with the gathering of information about the system hardware and the applications installed on target hosts. Also resolved was an issue that could cause an error to occur when SQLite3 files were being truncated during database cleanups on machines running server editions of Windows. The size of a memory-mapped database file now can be changed via the Dr.Web Control Center.
The updated Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite is available through the Dr.Web Control Center web interface, where it will appear as an update dated 02.11.2017. The updated distribution files can also be downloaded from Doctor Web's site.
February 16, 2017
Currently, because of multiple vulnerabilities in SSLv2, this protocol, as well as the applications that utilise it, is not secure.
Specifically, systems that use the protocol are vulnerable to MITM (man-in-the-middle) attacks as well as attacks that enable intruders to alter the course of data transfers. The MD5 caching routine of SSLv2 has also been compromised and is deprecated.
SSLv2 has been known to be insecure for quite a while. As long ago as 1996, it was superseded by SSLv3, which in turn was also found to be vulnerable (CVE-2014-3566). SSLv2 was officially rated as obsolete in 2011, in accordance with RFC 6176. Because of this, whenever a connection is established via SSLv2, Dr.Web notifies users about the danger.
Dr.Web user support requests clearly indicate that some online banking applications are still using the insecure SSLv2. Customer care staff of the banks involved have even recommended to users of ours, who have experienced problems with their applications because of Dr.Web, that they uninstall the anti-virus—something that would severely endanger the funds of their own customers.
Doctor Web recommends that insecure applications be updated. If no updates are available, users can continue using them by going into the Dr.Web settings and enabling the use of an insecure protocol.
If you choose to use an online banking application, ask the bank whether it uses a secure connection, and if it utilises SSLv2 or SSLv3, reject the use of the application.
Currently, the recommended protocols include TLS v.1 and later.
January 31, 2017
Specifically, it eliminates an issue that interfered with the plugin's installation on machines running 64-bit editions of Windows.
The license agreement has been updated too.
To update Dr.Web for Kerio, you need to download an updated installation package and reinstall the plugin, after removing the installed version.
Detailed information about system requirements and installation can be found in the release notes.
December 14, 2016
The release of Dr.Web Security Space 11.0 provides support for Android 6.0 and full support for Android TV.
Malicious sites are one of the most commonly used resources for spreading Trojans. That's why, in the new version, Dr.Web’s developers enhanced the URL filter that blocks access to malicious sites. The program is now also compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Opera.
The Anti-theft component, which is quite popular with Dr.Web users, received upgrades, too: in Dr.Web Security Space 11 for Android, it can be unlocked with a fingerprint scanner for mobile devices that feature the scanner and run Android 6.0 and later.
Dr.Web for Android TV has been redesigned, too. It now incorporates a new component—the firewall. It will protect devices from unauthorised access, prevent data leaks over a network, control all Internet connections and data transfers, and block suspicious connections and potentially dangerous network activity, e.g., web camera data feeds.
The firewall for smart phones and tablets has also been upgraded. The firewall log can now be used to view all the website addresses the mobile device has attempted to access. The component will also block the download of malicious files over HTTP that attempt to take advantage of a widespread vulnerability known as Stagefright, which has yet to be closed on millions of Android devices.
All Dr.Web security incident notifications are now displayed in a single window so that users can assess the overall security situation and respond to new events in a timely manner.
The Dr.Web Security Auditor is now even better at discovering vulnerabilities.
Furthermore, the application incorporates a number of tweaks including some that improve how Dr.Web for Android operates on rooted devices.
Dr.Web Security Space for Android is available free of charge to Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus license owners. The new version of Dr.Web for Android is also available as part of Dr.Web Mobile Security Suite (for business) and Dr.Web anti-virus service (Dr.Web Premium and Dr.Web Mobile subscription packages).
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December 1, 2016
The plugin is designed to protect a corporate IT infrastructure from malware and spam. It detects and removes all types of malicious software in data streams passing through Microsoft ISA Server and Forefront TMG via HTTP, FTP, SMTP and POP3.
The new plugin version includes the following features:
- An upgraded FTP traffic-scanning routine;
- HTTPS support for Office Control;
- An expanded list of site categories for Office Control;
- Different scanner settings options for dealing with curable and incurable objects have been joined together in the single option: "For infected objects";
- The administrator console now supports French;
- Additional options are available when selecting the type of object that has been discovered to have damage;
- The administrator console now warns users that settings have not been saved when they attempt to move to another settings section;
- The option now exists to apply email filtering rules to both sender and recipient addresses;
- Different access permissions can now be granted for the application's web interfaces.
More information about the aforementioned innovations, as well as system requirements and detailed installation instructions, are available in the release notes.
November 22, 2016
In November 2016, MTS introduced Total!, a new product line for Belarusian users. In addition to broadband Internet and cable TV, the offer includes the Dr.Web Premium subscription package.
MTS subscribers in Belarus who choose the Total! product line will be able to shield their PCs and smart phones from current threats and take advantage of top-quality, comprehensive anti-virus protection. The anti-virus will cure infections; the HTTP monitor will block access to dangerous sites; the anti-spam will filter out spam messages; and the parental control will protect children from exposure to unwanted sites. Dr.Web anti-virus users can also take advantage of the data loss prevention feature and technologies that provide proactive protection against brand-new threats, targeted attacks and exploits. And those who have Android smartphones and tablets will also be able to protect their devices completely free of charge.
October 10, 2016
Readers may recall that Dr.Web Katana makes use of proactive technologies that do not require virus databases: an intelligent analysis of the behaviour of running applications determines whether a particular malware program should be neutralised. In addition to using pre-defined rules, the anti-virus can also employ cloud technologies to detect threats.
The new product Dr.Web Katana Business Edition can be deployed on target hosts remotely which allows administrators to configure end-point security on all hosts, without leaving their desks. Anti-virus statistics from all machines can also be collected remotely.
With Dr.Web Katana Business Edition, businesses will withstand attacks by encryption ransomware and other malicious programs that attempt to penetrate systems through loopholes (including zero-day vulnerabilities). It will serve as an impenetrable barrier to targeted attacks and attempts to break into a corporate network.
A Dr.Web KATANA license is included with Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite.
Detailed information about system requirements and product installation can be found in the Release notes.
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October 7, 2016
Dr.Web CureNet! was released by Doctor Web in 2009, and was included in the Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite product line from the moment it made its debut in 2010, allowing Dr.Web business license owners to scan and cure their Windows PCs and servers with Dr.Web CureNet! free of charge.
Over the past six years, thousands of people worldwide have appreciated Dr.Web CureNet!’s unsurpassed scanning and curing quality. Doctor Web thanks all its customers for their trust in the product, and all the technical specialists who, over the course of many years, have provided valuable feedback and shared their opinions about the utility’s operation, beginning with its beta-testing and up to the present day.
Effective 7th October 2016, Dr.Web CureNet! is being discontinued in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Therefore, in order to try out the utility in your network (even if another anti-virus is installed on your computers), the company is offering users the opportunity to request a 30-day trial (curing feature not included) or purchase a license (for a 12-, 24-, or 36-month term).
Users who have valid licenses for Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite products can use the utility free of charge until their licenses expire.
September 22, 2016
Improvements in the new version include:
- Windows 10 support.
- Updating over HTTPS; Dr.Web CureNet! administration console updates can now be retrieved from Doctor Web's servers.
- A scan exceptions list can now be indicated.
- If the new option Use less network bandwidth is enabled, the scanner software will be uploaded to the target hosts in serial mode rather than simultaneously, and the interval for gathering statistics will be increased. In addition, adjustments have been made to ensure that the scanners utilize fewer hardware resources on target machines.
- If no account information is available for a selected host, a corresponding warning is displayed.
- An administrator can now specify the network ports to be used by the administration console and on remote machines.
- Filters are now available for scanning reports. The latter now include information about the target host operating system.
- Specifying paths for custom scanning is now easier. The custom scan parameters can be saved in an administrator profile.
- Faster host searches; streamlined distribution of software for scanning.
Furthermore, the following issues have been resolved in Dr.Web CureNet!:
- An error that kept exceptions for Dr.Web CureNet! processes from being created correctly if multiple profiles were available for Windows Firewall.
- An upgraded routine for retrieving statistics while the option to block access to the network during scanning is enabled.
- The update has also made the utility's modules more stable.
August 8, 2016
The applications in question are SYStem Monitor Dr.Web Light Pro and System Services Anti-virus Dr.Web Light. Dunkin assassin nguyen and BUI MAI are listed as their respective developers.
None of these products is present in the Dr.Web product line. Dr.Web Mobile Control Center and the utility Dr.Web CureNet! are the only available Dr.Web products for iOS. A complete list of Dr.Web products on Apple iTunes can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/doctor-web-ltd/id471859441.
Therefore, Doctor Web is not responsible for any consequences that may arise from downloading and installing the above mentioned applications.
Apple's technical support was notified about the incident on August 8, 2016, however, by 8PM MSK no response has been received.
Doctor Web, Ltd. is an exclusive owner of the Dr.Web trademark. We encourage our customers to check application's developer information before purchasing the program to make sure that it has been developed by Doctor Web, Ltd. Specifically, on Apple iTunes click View More by This Developer to check the company name and the information about other applications from the developer available for download.
August 4, 2016
As users may remember, in advance of that date, Doctor Web released the relevant update for Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus 11.0, Dr.Web Anti-virus 11.0 for Windows Servers, Dr.Web 10.0 for MS Exchange, and Dr.Web 11.0 for IBM Lotus Domino.
Doctor Web is always striving to meet the latest information security requirements and rapidly responds to all changes and innovations introduced by operating system developers like Microsoft Corporation. To accomplish this challenging task, Doctor Web had to tailor the operation of Dr.Web components to ensure their compatibility with the updated Windows 10. The fact that the actual changes often didn't correspond to the tweaks and upgrades that Microsoft announced previously made the challenge even more difficult.
Every Dr.Web update released this summer, including those that required a system restart, made sure that, in the face of a major Windows update, user computers would remain well protected.
All the above-listed Dr.Web 11.0 products for Windows, as well as the Dr.Web Anti-virus service version 11, are fully compatible with all the features introduced by Microsoft with the Anniversary Update.
July 26, 2016
The non-signature anti-virus Dr.Web Katana is designed to protect your computer against new threats that your anti-virus is not yet equipped to recognise. The new product incorporates an array of next-generation Dr.Web anti-virus proactive protection technologies. Dr.Web Katana monitors all system processes and blocks those that exhibit malicious behaviour.
Doctor Web’s specialists have prepared the video tutorial to help users. The video describes why using the non-signature anti-virus Dr.Web Katana in conjunction with a traditional anti-virus is critical to protecting a system against the latest, active threats. The video also demonstrates how to download and install this new software product.
We invite you to watch the video about Dr.Web Katana! It is already available on the user support page—download it or watch it online.
July 26, 2016
Similarly to the version for Windows, Dr.Web CureNet! Wizard for iOS does not require that an anti-virus be installed in order to scan target hosts for threats.
Scanning and curing are performed even if computers have other anti-viruses installed on them. You can disable network access for a target machine while it is being scanned to avoid a recurring infection or to prevent an infection from spreading to other network nodes. No matter where they are located, administrators can receive scan result reports.
Dr.Web CureNet! Master for iOS key features:
- Initiates scanning remotely; allows the anti-virus's response to be managed if a threat is detected;
- Cures infected objects;
- Scans email files, archives, and packed objects;
- Virus databases and program modules are updated regularly.
Although the utility effectively exposes malicious programs that have managed to go undetected by other anti-viruses, it is not designed to provide a network with real-time protection from viruses. For comprehensive endpoint security, Doctor Web recommends using other Dr.Web products.
To date, the program supports the Russian, English, French, and German languages. Download Dr.Web CureNet! Master for iOS in the Apple Store.
April 26, 2016
New features of Dr.Web Anti-virus 11.0 for Linux:
- Remote system scanning using SSH protocol — this feature is useful in cases when it is impossible to install an anti-virus directly on the protected object.
- Processes can now also be excluded from SpIDer Gate scanning.
- Scanning of encrypted HTTPS traffic.
- Rescanning of quarantined files.
- Offline usability of the Quarantine via the anti-virus console interface.
- Multiscanning for automatic acceleration of file archives scanning.
- The Dr.Web LinkChecker extension for scanning web pages before they are loaded. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, this extension is automatically installed together with an anti-virus; the installation of extensions for Google Chrome is provided via its extensions catalogue.
Users of Dr.Web Anti-virus for Linux must use the updated distribution to install the program.
April 21, 2016
April 5, 2016
The anti-virus now supports Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) and boasts a faster scanning speed.
The application has been made compatible with Adguard and recognizes SNI headers, which makes the thematic blacklist more effective.
Dr.Web 11.0 for OS X can also switch to mobile mode automatically—if the application is connected to a centralised protection server and the corresponding option is enabled.
An issue involving a 1Password plugin for Safari has been resolved.
To upgrade to version 11.0, users will need to download a new distribution.
Please note that users who purchase the product can enjoy free use of Dr.Web for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian OS, and Windows Mobile.
February 11, 2016
The highlight of the promo bundle is the new Doctor Web product Dr.Web Katana. It offers protection against new, not-yet-analysed malicious programs that can’t be detected by non-Dr.Web anti-viruses whose virus databases rely on signature-based methods, including heuristic routines. Dr.Web Katana ”understands” malware behavioural patterns and can neutralise threats that exploit zero-day vulnerabilities. It doesn't conflict with other anti-viruses and doesn't require configuration. And it consumes only 36 MB of RAM.
Customers who purchase the bundle will get Dr.Web Katana free of charge to protect their Windows PCs and tablets.
Today, email is the main transport mechanism for malicious files and links to bogus sites. With anti-virus protection for mail servers, employees can work from their personal devices and computers in any part of the world without risking infection with unknown malware. Dr.Web Mail Security Suite is the second product in the promo bundle. It will not only scan inbound email but also check messages when they are being accessed, so that threats that have been invisible to the anti-virus at the moment of intrusion will be neutralised.
The third promo bundle product—Dr.Web Gateway Security Suite—will scan all inbound traffic in a corporate network to prevent intruders from infecting the network and employee personal devices—nodes on which the installation of an anti-virus is difficult or impossible.
- Licenses that offer protection for 25-250 email or Internet-gateway users can participate in the promo.
- When you purchase the promo bundle, you can protect 25-250 PCs with Dr.Web Katana’s non-signature technologies free of charge.
- If you buy the bundle to migrate from a non-Dr.Web anti-virus, you save 50% on mail-server and gateway protection!
- And one more important thing to consider: all Dr.Web users can request free decryption services when their data gets compromised by Trojan.Encoder programs. To date, more than 90% of the people who have contacted us for decryption assistance have been users of non-Dr.Web anti-virus software.
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January 21, 2016
Dr.Web Anti-virus 11.0 for Windows Servers incorporates an exploit-protection system that prevents viruses from using software vulnerabilities when trying to take over an operating system. Now users have the ability to fine-tune the Preventive Protection included in the product, which enables them to control access to objects for trusted applications and thus avoid system conflicts. In addition, the Preventive Protection settings now include the option to create profiles.
Dr.Web Scanning Engine routines have been optimised to ensure that possible threats are detected faster.
Dr.Web Scanner SE’s graphical user interface (GUI) has been completely redesigned—settings for the scanner are now included in with the general anti-virus settings, making it easier to manage.
The anti-virus components and the virus databases are now updated via HTTPS.
Dr.Web 11.0 for Windows Servers now includes a system for collecting and storing statistics related to the anti-virus’s activities—at any time the user can view all the events involving a selected component. Email notifications about anti-virus events provide more information and are easier to read.
New Quarantine Manager administrative features ensure that quarantined objects are rescanned and backups are displayed, allowing users to restore deleted or cured files, if necessary.
The new Dr.Web HyperVisor component, which runs on the lowest system level, greatly enhances threat detection and neutralisation and guarantees that all malware attempts (including malware that has yet to be discovered) to infiltrate the protected system or disrupt Dr.Web's operation will be thwarted.
The installer GUI has been completely redesigned to simplify the installation process. Now the user can install the product with just two clicks.
Managing whitelists of blocked devices is easier than ever: you can configure permissions for specific users or groups. Two access modes are now available for devices with a file system: ‘Allow all’ and ‘Read-only’.
Updating the Dr.Web Control Service and the SpIDer Agent for Windows component no longer requires a restart.
A separate pop-up notification about the need to restart the system after threats have been neutralised has been added; it is only displayed after the neutralisation of complex threats that can’t be removed unless the system is rebooted. A blocked device notification has been added to the settings for the option to block the use of specific devices.
To upgrade to version 11.0, run the new installer on a computer that already has Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows Servers installed on it.
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January 11, 2016
We thank all of our customers for the trust they have in our anti-virus and for the huge volumes of positive feedback they’ve given us! Here are some examples:
"Well done! It found a Trojan that took over my device and maintained control over the lock screen, camera, and some other things, and no other anti-virus could detect it. The program also warned me that the Trojan would be prompting me to switch back to the factory settings".
"Everything's great. I especially like the blacklist feature. If someone is on the list, their call gets aborted instantly. I always use this feature when I’m on vacation).
"A good app. I always thought that Google Play was safe, but I was wrong. Dr.Web came to my rescue. I’m extremely happy".
"Thank you! My phone got infected with a Trojan. The screen would get dim and turn off, so I could not clear the check mark and remove the Trojan. I downloaded this miracle saver, and it vanished. Thank your developers for such a wonderful anti-virus).
"It’s a good anti-virus. It runs smoothly on SE Xperia Arc. That’s the very first program I downloaded from the Market. Excellent job; it scans slowly but carefully, so I give it a five out of five".
We are very excited to see so many downloads and five-star ratings on Google Play. We will continue to improve Dr.Web for Android—for both the free and the commercial versions. By the way, the comprehensive version of the app now protects TV sets, media players, and game consoles powered by Android TV. The application's name has been changed to Dr.Web Security Space for Android!
December 30, 2015
From January 1, 2016, Internet users—clients of Lanka Bell—will be able to sign up for the Dr.Web Anti-virus service and choose not only the appropriate subscription package according to protection requirements, but also choose the subscription period on a per day billing method.
Up to now, local ISPs offered anti-viruses provided on a subscription basis at least for one year.
"The user can try the service for a month absolutely free, and then subscribe to the Dr.Web Anti-virus service for a minimal cost and increase the costs if necessary only. Moreover, one cannot find cost effective SaaS-solution in Sri Lanka. Parental Control, Anti-spam―are some of the components that make the service attractive to our users, so taking into account other benefits of Dr.Web Anti-virus, we are expecting service to be a success", says Trushan Handy, the Head of Lanka Bell IT.
Lanka Bell will use the user-friendly Dr.Web Subscription Control Centre to work with their subscribers. The whole line of Dr.Web Anti-virus subscription packages—from basic to comprehensive protection—will be available for users and can be accessed through the Lanka Bell Corporate site www.lankabell.com.
About Dr.Web AV-Desk
The Dr.Web AV-Desk Internet service was created by Doctor Web in 2007. Today, the number of service providers delivering the Dr.Web AV-Desk service in different regions of Russia and in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine, Mongolia, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and other countries exceeds 350.
December 2, 2015
The update delivers cutting-edge Dr.Web technologies to enhance system security, without requiring users to upgrade their anti-virus software manually.
The update will be automatically downloaded by the anti-viruses, but applying it will require a system reboot.
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November 30, 2015
The update delivers enhancement of preventive protection mechanisms for users of home Dr.Web products. In particular, Dr.Web 11.0 includes the new Dr.Web ShellGuard technology which protects systems from zero-day attacks against the most common applications. Other important innovations speed up anti-virus scanning and eliminate delays in audio and video playback. Also, interface tweaks have improved the product's usability.
Learn more about the benefits of Dr.Web 11.0 in our news.
November 26, 2015
Dr.Web Security Space for BlackBerry includes an anti-virus scanner; the SpIDer Guard file monitor, which scans saved files, installed programs, etc., in real time; a quarantine; and the Security Auditor, which analyses the security level of mobile devices, an activity that includes searching for vulnerabilities in the software installed on them.
Dr.Web Security Space for BlackBerry can be installed and run on mobile devices running BlackBerry version 10.3.2 and later.
The new product is available free of charge for users of Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus (both electronic and boxed licenses).
You can download Dr.Web Security Space for BlackBerry from the Doctor Web site demo version) or via the Download Wizard using your serial number (link). It will soon be available for download from the shop at BlackBerry World.
November 25, 2015
Our anti-virus laboratory receives an enormous number of requests for decryption―including those from users who purchased a Dr.Web license after an infection occurred. Meanwhile, starting with Dr.Web for Windows version 9, the anti-virus solution incorporates the Preventive Protection and Data Loss Prevention features which help prevent valuable information from getting damaged by encryption ransomware. Please recall that in most cases, decryption is not possible―even when contacting Doctor Web’s technical support service for assistance.
In accordance with the new rules, a user must have Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows 9.0 (or later), Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite (v.6+) installed and operating under an active commercial license.
As before, free decryption services are only available for owners of active Dr.Web commercial licenses, the only amendment now being that the license must have been purchased before, not after the infection has been caused by encryption ransomware.
Please note that we strongly recommend that you do not pay attackers a ransom for decryption. For more information about encryption ransomware and the measures that should be taken in the event of infection, read our article "Encryption ransomware—Threat № 1".
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November 25, 2015
Modern encryption ransomware and operating system blockers are among those dangers that cannot always be thwarted by a signature-based anti-virus. The number of requests submitted to Doctor Web’s technical support service for help just with Trojans in the Trojan.Encoder malware family recently reached 60% of the total number of requests made, which indicates that this is a real epidemic. And the vast majority of requests are from users of other anti-viruses. The new product Dr.Web Katana eliminates these particular threats.
Another strong point of the new product Dr.Web Katana is that it offers protection against malware that exploits vulnerabilities in software that is installed on a computer. These programs, exploits, are currently in high demand on the market of cybercriminal "services". Despite the fact that developers try to release patches quickly for known vulnerabilities, criminals are often the first to know about them. Today, we can assert with confidence that there exist no completely invulnerable programs! Thanks to Dr.Web Katana, vulnerabilities (including zero-day ones) no longer pose a threat to users, but this, of course, does not negate the need to promptly update all installed software.
Thanks to algorithms developed by Doctor Web, the new product prevents malware from injecting its code into the processes of other applications, and detects and stops the execution of malicious, suspicious, or unreliable scripts and processes. Thanks to Dr.Web ShellGuard, when analysing a potentially malicious action, the protection system uses not only predefined rules stored locally on the computer, but also data from the Dr.Web Cloud service.
Dr.Web Katana does not use virus databases (and, therefore, does not have a virus database that requires updating). The product is virtually invisible with regards to system load and resource consumption. Furthermore, it does not require any configuration.
Please note that Dr.Web Katana is not a replacement for a signature-based anti-virus; it operates efficiently in conjunction with other anti-viruses besides Dr.Web.
The technologies used in Dr.Web Katana are included in Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus 11.0, so users of these products do not need Dr.Web Katana.