Dr.Web beta versions news
August 29, 2018
Doctor Web invites all users to participate in the public beta-testing of Dr.Web Security Space 12.0.
The upcoming release of Dr.Web Security Space 12.0 offers many changes that will make the product even more user-friendly.
- The application's interface has been redesigned. This time we decided to experiment and did everything differently. Now Dr.Web Security Space features its own Protection Center in which all the basic components, settings, and anti-virus statistics are concentrated.
- The new privacy option can be used to disable or allow the use of PC cameras and microphones.
- The new version also offers a novel approach to preventive protection, which is now maintained by three modules: the activity monitor, the ransomware fighter, and the anti-exploit module. The modules' operation is also highly customisable.
- The data loss prevention feature has been revamped. Now you can disable the modification of folder contents for any applications except those you trust. Furthermore, each computer user can specify which data they want to protect.
- In addition to pop-up notifications, the anti-virus offers a notification bar that provides access to important information requiring the user's response.
- The Parental Control module has been upgraded too. Now you can specify the duration of an uninterrupted computer usage session and specify the time for a break. If the option to block access to the computer has been enabled, users can now check how much time they have left. This way, their work at the computer won't be interrupted unexpectedly.
- You can also specify when the system should be restarted in order to apply high-priority Dr.Web updates.
- The quarantine and statistics can be cleaned automatically after a specified time period to prevent outdated information from being stored indefinitely.
Doctor Web invites all Dr.Web community members to participate in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0 beta-testing. In keeping with tradition, those testers whose advice and comments prove to be most helpful in making the product even better will receive gifts from Doctor Web. Please note that registration is required to access the beta-testing section.
Please, note that the beta-version of Dr.Web Security Space 12.0 is intended solely for testing and can't be used as a reliable, long-term anti-virus. It is strongly recommended that you remove the application as soon as the testing is complete. Doctor Web shall not be responsible for any issues that may arise on testers' computers in connection with the beta-version.
January 23, 2018
New in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 11.0:
- Improved Control Center performance (including the sped-up display of anti-virus network data);
- The ability to centrally administer the Dr.Web Firewall on protected hosts;
- The ability to centrally install and administer the proxy server (part of Dr.Web Agent);
- The addition of a new notification type for the Agent (Dr.Web Agent) and the ability to send user messages via the Agent;
- A totally redesigned LDAP/ADS authorisation interface and support for LDAP-RFC-4515;
- Redesigned Office Control in the Control Center;
- Expanded options for working with devices;
- User preferences can be established for protected hosts;
- Revamped and expanded features for administering agent components from the Control Center;
- Information about the protected hosts' software and hardware configuration is now transmitted faster and doesn't impact server performance;
- Windows Script Host and PowerShell scripts are now scanned on Windows 10 PCs;
- The new utilities in the Administration section of the Control Center include:
- A remote anti-virus server diagnostics utility;
- A digital key and certificate generator;
- A remote Dr.Web server diagnostics utility (scripts);
- Utilities are now available for all supported operating systems;
- A new host status (the administrator's attention is required) has been added to the anti-virus network tree;
- The options from the Connections menu are now available in the anti-virus network tree window; If no connections were previously established, the option to show hidden groups in the tree view settings can be used to find a group;
- New products can be found in the server repository: Dr.Web server security data (system data and certificates used by the suite) and Dr.Web Proxy-server;
- In the Control Center's Administration section:
- The Network Port Monitor section provides the option to scan the Agent’s traffic by port;
- Server backup options now exist;
- A new item, "real-time log", has been added to the menu.
We invite everyone interested to participate in beta testing for Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 11.0. Please note that registration is required to gain access to the beta section.
June 22, 2015
The new version incorporates the following innovations and upgrades:
- The performance and reliability of the drweb-samba-spider component, which detects threats in files and directories accessed using samba, has been improved.
- The drweb-nss component, which protects NSS-volumes in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, has been updated and added to the product.
- To enhance anti-virus security, the product now includes the drweb-snmpd component which facilitates interactions with network monitoring solutions. Currently, Cacti, Zabbix, Munin and Nagios are supported.
- The drweb-clamd component, which has been added as well, emulates the ClamAV daemon interface. This component can be used to protect FTP servers.
- The drweb-spider file monitor, also a new addition, detects threats in the GNU/Linux file system.
- Now administrators can take advantage of delayed actions that can be applied to a detected threat after a specified period of time during which access to the dangerous file is blocked.
- The new version also offers tweaks that improve the quarantine's usability.
- The web console that facilitates control over the software suite and operations involving detected and disarmed threats has been updated too.
To try out all the upgrades available in the new version of Dr.Web for Unix Server, participate in the beta-testing.
June 5, 2015
New interface features
- The program's main menu has been redesigned for version 11.0.
- The scanner's look and feel has been revamped, and its settings are now available in the general section where the anti-virus components are configured.
- The License Manager has been redesigned, making the product easier to use and license key files easier to register, particularly for first-time Dr.Web users.
- The upgraded installer now offers users tips that will help them learn more about Dr.Web's features.
Features and settings
- When specifying file and folder access permissions, you can enable users to view file and directory contents or disable data access altogether. Thus, you can make files accessible but avoid the risk resulting from user modification. This offers greater protection against encryption ransomware.
- The new option that enables parents to allot time slots during which their children can use the computer factors in weekdays (including bank holidays and weekends), and all hours of the day and night.
- Parental Control settings can be imported between user accounts.
- The component can also be disabled for a particular account.
- The feature that restricts access to devices can now be used to grant full access or reading permission only for selected users.
- Furthermore, the updated Dr.Web offers new options for exceptions when scanning running processes.
- The preventive protection settings now allow users to specify rules for selected applications.
- Dr.Web Net-filtering Service routines for downloading and scanning web content have been redesigned to optimise the component's operation with broadband connections.
- Dr.Web's self-protection has been enhanced significantly for computers running 64-bit editions of Windows.
- The Statistics section now works as an event log.
Doctor Web invites all interested users to participate in the beta testing of Dr.Web Security Space 11.0. In keeping with tradition, those testers whose advice and comments prove to be most valuable to the product’s developers will receive gifts from Doctor Web.
May 24, 2013
The product incorporates heuristic routines for detecting programs belonging to the Trojan.Encoder and Trojan.Inject malware families. Corresponding options are available in the Preventive Protection section.
You can now use the Parental Control to enable secure searches in Google, Yandex, Yahoo!, Bing and Rambler, and import and export the whitelist of removable media used by the component. In addition, to improve performance, changes have been made to the Dr.Web Cloud service which allows you to check URLs on Doctor Web's servers.
Tweaks in the configuration UI have been introduced to improve the program's usability.
Doctor Web welcomes all users wanting to participate in the beta testing of Dr.Web Security Space 9.0. In keeping with tradition, those testers whose advice and comments prove to be most valuable to the product’s developers will receive gifts from Doctor Web.
December 27, 2012
The new application features a native secure Dr.Web browser in which you can block access to inappropriate online content divided into categories: known sources of viruses, gambling, drugs, adult sites, etc.
Dr.Web Launcher is a good solution for families where one tablet is used by parents and a child, or when several employees work with a single device. Also, this feature will be useful to configure devices belonging to children, so that parents know that their child is protected from inappropriate content on the Internet.
The application provides an easy way to switch between user accounts. The beta-version enables any user to create profiles and change settings while in the officially released program these options will be available only to an administrator who will have to enter a password to modify these settings.
Dr.Web Launcher supports Android 4.0 or higher.
To install the beta version of Dr.Web Launcher, go to Google Play, search the list of applications for Dr.Web Launcher (beta), and click "Install". The application will be installed automatically.
We invite beta testers to participate in the testing of Dr.Web Launcher. Share your opinion about the product, make suggestions and comments on our forum.
September 25, 2012
The new version of Dr.Web Security Space incorporates a single interface for configuring the anti-virus components. All component settings are available in the corresponding tabs within a single window which makes it easier and quicker to adjust the application's parameters.
New features have been introduced for the Parental Control. Now with setting profiles, you can configure anti-virus components individually for each user who has access to the computer. You no longer need to change the Parental Control settings whenever children take their turn using the PC. In addition, you can block access to various devices ranging from USB flash drives to COM/LPT ports which also helps prevent unwanted actions by users.
With the revamped agent notification system, the most important warnings in the tray will never go unnoticed. You can also choose to receive notifications via e-mail.
Preventive protection provides greater flexibility in maintaining system security. You can decide whether to allow or deny access to system objects, the hosts file, disk sectors, etc. Such monitoring helps avoid conflicts when installing third-party software or OS updates and keeps the system well protected.
To scan URLs, the HTTP monitor SpIDer Gate and Parental Control can employ the cloud service, which determines whether a site is safe and whether it belongs to a category of unwanted resources.
Significant changes have been made to the Dr.Web Anti-rootkit Service—a universal subsystem for neutralizing active and complex threats. Now it enables a background file scan and the neutralization of active threats: the resident routine in the memory scans start-up objects, running processes, and BIOS.
During setup, the anti-virus resists malware attempts to disrupt its installation. However, the system is no longer scanned when the anti-virus is being installed, and restart upon its completion is not required (if you chose not to install the firewall).
Doctor Web welcomes all users wanting to participate in the beta testing. In keeping with tradition, the testers whose advice and comments prove to be most valuable to the developers will receive gifts from Doctor Web.
August 23, 2012
Dr.Web LiveCD 6.0.2 enables users to edit the Windows Registry and remove entries created by malicious programs that block access to Windows. Also, curing is now available for MBR infections. Introduction of multi-thread scanning contributed to the increase in the virus check speed in multi-core systems. Known issues have been resolved.
The beta-version of Dr.Web LiveCD is available on the Doctor Web site.
May 14, 2012
Dr.Web CureIt! 7.0 is not just another update of the popular product but a brand-new generation of a renowned anti-virus security tool. The seventh version features multi-thread scanning and takes full advantage of multi-core systems. The utility is optimized for use with the latest operating systems, which not only allows the scan speed to be increased, but also makes the user experience more comfortable. The stability has also improved significantly. Now it is virtually impossible for the utility to cause a system failure and bring up a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).
The seventh version of the curing utility also features a revamped user interface. The program also incorporates an anti-rootkit component that has already been used in versions 7.0 of Dr.Web Anti-virus and Dr.Web Security Space. It offers new custom scan options to users: now one can individually perform a memory test, scan boot sectors and start-up objects, etc. The seventh version can block a network connection while scanning and shut down the system upon completion.
The application is also able to scan PCs for BIOS kits. Doctor Web recommends that users scan their computers with the seventh version of the curing utility to make sure no new types of malware hide in their system. If you wish to participate in the beta testing, you can download Dr.Web CureIt! 7.0 beta from the site.
March 15, 2012
Currently the beta-version is available for free downloading from Android Market and runs under Android 2.1 and later. The updated anti-virus features the improved user interface and the Cloud Checker component. This module uses a cloud technology to scan links opened in a browser. As the user clicks on a link, it is sent automatically to the cloud service which determines whether the target web-site is safe and checks if it falls into an objectionable content category If the address is found in the objectionable or bogus site database, access to the web-page is blocked. In addition, the updated program includes several functional improvements.
Dr.Web 7.0 beta for Android comes with a limited validity key file. In addition to anti-Virus and Cloud Checker modules the application also includes anti-thief and anti-spam components.
June 14, 2011
The introduction of the client-server architecture has become the most significant recent innovation in the Dr.Web product for comprehensive protection of personal computers. With Dr.Web Control Service each program module can now focus on their specific tasks. The service will manage settings, statistics, updates and other parameters.
Dr.Web Security Space Pro can be controlled remotely from a computer within the local network. If you have access to a computer, you can check the modules' status, version of the virus databases on all machines in the network running the seventh version, but also make necessary adjustments to the settings. This is convenient for both administrators in small corporate networks and home users with multiple PCs.
In addition, the developers completely redesigned the GUI scanner. Scanning speed increased through the use of the Scanning Engine service, which enabled multi-thread virus-check. Routines related to the anti-rootkit module Dr.Web Shield have been moved into a separate subsystem.
The updating module has undergone significant changes to improve installation and updating stability while the repository and scripts minimize negative impact from possible errors. The developers also managed to completely discard the use of the system task scheduler—now the Control Service managing the launch of the update module is responsible for scheduling.
Traffic interception routines have been upgraded too. In particular, now the anti-virus can check e-mail and network traffic transferred over an encrypted SSL connection. The firewall driver has also undergone changes.
Since the new version comes with lots of changes, and many of them are revolutionary, Doctor Web encourages testers to take testing Dr.Web Security Space 7.0 seriously and pay as much attention to it as they can.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing. Traditionally testers whose advice and comments will be most valuable to developers will receive gifts from Doctor Web.
July 26, 2010
The new product scans the entire file system of a mobile device including the phone’s memory where applications files are stored. Malicious objects detected by Dr.Web for Android are moved to the quarantine.
If the file monitor is running, Dr.Web for Android automatically scans each program installed into the device’s memory as well as each file written onto an SD card.
How to install Dr.Web for Android:
- Connect the mobile device to a computer using a USB data-cable.
- Set the device to work as a storage device.
- Copy the drweb-600-android-beta.apk on the SD card.
- Disconnect the mobile device from the computer.
- Launch any file manager on the device (e.g. you can use ASTRO from the Android Market).
- Navigate to the /sdcard directory and find the drweb-600-android-beta.apk file.
- Use the application manager to start installation.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of Dr.Web for Android.
The new product is designed for companies that use the WinGate proxy server from Qbik that provides control, security and e-mail services for Internet-connected businesses.
Dr.Web for Qbik WinGate scans HTTP, FTP and POP3 traffic passing through a WinGate server and checks e-mails and their attachments as they are received by the WinGate SMTP-server.
All the best of Dr.Web technologies that have already proved their efficiency in other products are used for detection of malicious objects. In particular, Dr.Web for Qbik WinGate features the heuristic analyzer for detection of unknown threats. Detected malicious objects can be isolated in the Dr.Web quarantine controlled by the anti-virus plugin as well as in the WinGate quarantine.
High efficiency of the anti-virus scan is mainly achieved by frequent updating of the virus databases with the automatic updating utility launched every 30 minutes.
The plugin can be used with WinGate 6.x.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of Dr.Web for Qbik WinGate.
A new starter included in the utility activates protection of all files and processes of Dr.Web CureIt! before scanning is started.
The starter allows launching the utility on an alternative desktop in order to avoid blocking of its operation by a Trojan.
The updated beta-version of Dr.Web CureIt! is compatible with MS Windows 2000 and later (both 32 and 64 bit versions).
The anti-virus includes a new background scan component Dr.Web Unix SpIDer Guard that allows performing anti-virus check in a real time without a significant increase of the system load. The control centre allows configuring the scanning depth and creating custom scanning profiles. The solution also features the system for updating of virus database and software components of the anti-virus.
The new version also offers users a single quarantine that allows restoring quarantined files if necessary and limiting the size of the quarantine. Dr.Web for Linux also features a customizable notifications system and supports sound notifications.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing.
With the unique technology for neutralization of BackDoor.TDSS programs the update also provides fixes improving interaction between the scanner and components of the operating system.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing.
Users of Symbian smart phones show great interest in the product. The support of UIQ was implemented following requests of beta-testers who would like to protect their devices with the Dr.Web anti-virus.
As cooperation between Doctor Web and Kerio Technologies develops, the Dr.Web for Kerio MailServer plugin for Windows is followed by its Linux version.
Dr.Web for Kerio MailServer scans mail traffic for viruses, paid dialers, adware, riskware, hack-tools and jokers. It also allows a user to enable or disable detection of certain types of malware. If a threat is detected, an action for its neutralization is performed according to settings of Kerio MailServer.
Benefits of the new product include detection of all types of viruses, flexible configuration, easy administration and regular automatic updating of its virus databases.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of .Web for Kerio MailServer.
Now patience of all users that have waited for a firewall in Dr.Web products is rewarded.
The Dr.Web Security Space Pro firewall features an application filter used to control communication between programs installed in the system and the Internet and a package filter that operates on a lower level. The updated SpIDer Guard makes the solution compatible with 32 and 64 bit systems, therefore two corresponding distributions of Dr.Web Security Space Pro are available to beta-testers.
Apart from the firewall, the solution in testing also has some improvements done to ensure compatibility between all its components.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of Dr.Web Security Space Pro. Free gifts await testers whose suggestions will help prepare the product to the release.
Dr.Web for Symbian can perform a full anti-virus scan of a file system or check selected files and folders (including files and directories on removable memory cards). The anti-virus handles malicious programs very quickly – mwalware is deleted or quarantined. Upon completion of scanning the program provides the user with a detailed report.
One of the most notable features of Dr.Web for Symbian is its black and white lists for filtering short messages and phone calls. With the lists you can avoid unwanted contacts and protect yourself from fraudsters.
Regular updating over the Internet will help keep virus definitions up to date. The user-friendly interface allows customizing operation of the anti-virus as you see fit. The context help available in any window of Dr.Web for Symbian will help you quickly get the hang of the ins and outs of the anti-virus.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of Dr.Web for Symbian. In order to take part in the testing you need to provide Doctor Web developers with the IMEI number of your device running Symbian OS. Your device's IMEI is required to crate a signature for the anti-to ensure that a legitimate installation is performed on your device. Without such a signature the program won’t install on your phone. In order to view your IMEI dial *#06#. The application distribution file will be updated on weekly basis upon receipt of IMEI from users willing to give Dr.Web for Symbian a try.
The beta version is available for both x86 and x86-64 platforms. The updated resident monitor SpIDer Guard provides support of the x64 platform. It is already implemented in Dr.Web solutions for Windows that have been presented to the public for beta-testing earlier.
Now cutting-edge protective features of SpIDer Guard are available to users of 64-bit Windows server solutions including those who run Windows R2 2008 that is available only for the x64 platform.
With the new mini-filter technology compatibility of SpIDer Guard with operating systems and third-party applications has improved significantly while improved interaction between SpIDer Guard and the anti-virus engine contributed to increased scanning efficiency and more stable operation of the file monitor with the number of operational errors reduced to a minimum. Besides, configuring the file monitor with the agent graphical interface has become much easier.
The beta-version is compatible with the following operating systems:
- x86 – Windows 2000 Server (SP 4 + Rollup1), Windows 2003/2003 R2 Server, Windows 2008;
- x64 – Windows 2003/2003 R2, Windows 2008 R2.
The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web launched beta-testing of its Dr.Web products featuring updated SpIDer Guard file monitor. The resident protection module has undergone significant changes and now supports x32 as well as x64 platforms.
The resident protection module provides real-time monitoring of file operations and activities of all running processes, instant interception of all file events and their blocking upon detection of malicious actions.
The new mini-filter technology improves compatibility of SpIDer Guard with operating systems and third-party applications.
The improved interaction between SpIDer Guard and the anti-virus engine contributed to increased scanning efficiency and more stable operation of the file monitor with a number of operational errors reduced to a minimum.
Besides, configuring the file monitor with the agent graphical interface has become much easier.
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in testing of Dr.Web products enhanced by the updated file monitor.
The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web releases the beta version of its new anti-virus product Dr.Web CureNet! The new program is designed to perform centralized scanning and curing on workstations and servers running MS Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7.
Dr.Web CureNet! is a centrally managed anti-virus aiming to serve as a an anti-virus security enhancement for companies that maintain their anti-virus protection using software from other vendors. Dr.Web CureNet! will come to the rescue in a critical situation if your anti-virus is unable to detect malware or can’t neutralize it.
Dr.Web CureNet! scanner software is distributed between hosts in the network. After that scanners are launched (without installation) on target workstations and servers, perform necessary actions and remove themselves. Dr.Web CureNet! doesn’t require a running server or any additional software and can be launched from any removable data-storage device such as USB-flash drive. Even an inexperienced system administrator can work with Dr.Web CureNet!
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of Dr.Web CureNet!. In order to take part in the testing you need to register.
The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web released a beta-version of its anti-virus solution Dr.Web for MS Exchange 2007. The new product comes as an addition to Dr.Web for MS Exchange 2000/2003 providing reliable anti-virus and anti-spam protection for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. As the new product hits beta, an updated version of Dr.Web for MS Exchange 2000/2003 with several fixes and improvements becomes available to customers.
Dr.Web for MS Exchange 2007 supports new concepts of organizations implemented in Exchange Server 2007 – server role and transport agent – as well as the new SMTP-events structure of the mail server. Now all messages are processed by anti-virus transport agents of the Dr.Web solution at different stages of an SMTP transfer.
Functionality of the quarantine has been improved. Now users can rescan quarantined objects and use latest virus definitions to neutralize dangerous objects.
Cutting-edge Dr.Web anti-virus technologies implemented in Dr.Web for MS Exchange 2007 provide:
- High performance and stability
- Minimum system load
- Easy installation and configuration
- High-level protection
Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of .Web for MS Exchange 2007. In order to take part in the testing you need to register.
Dr.Web for IBM Lotus Domino 5.0 has already proved itself to be a reliable solution protecting databases of a Domino server and corporate e-mail system from viruses and spam. However, by now Linux users were unable to take advantage of the anti-virus. But as Doctor Web announces a release of the beta version of Dr.Web for IBM Lotus Domino 5.0 run under Linux, the situation is about to change.
The product incorporates all features available in the Windows version of Dr.Web for IBM Lotus Domino 5.0 as well as several improvements.
Supported Linux systems (32-bit architecture):
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and 5
- Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 and 10
Supported versions of the Domino server:
- R7.x family
The beta-version doesn’t support Domini servers R6.x and R8.x.
«Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of Dr.Web for IBM Lotus Domino. In order to take part in the testing you need to register. Free gifts will be provided for most diligent testers.