May 11, 2017
The new project, which focuses on combating encryption ransomware, invites users to take a ten-question test to learn how to properly configure Dr.Web in order to fully protect their PCs from becoming corrupted by a Trojan.Encoder program.
Please note that this is not a true exam so you won’t find any right or wrong answers. First and foremost, the project is oriented toward helping users estimate their knowledge of encryption ransomware and learn how to use the whole arsenal of Dr.Web’s protection technologies to combat them.
Any user who takes the test is awarded 100 Dr.Weblings. Survey participants who share information about the project—by reposting project news on Twitter and/or VKontakte —get 10 Dr.Weblings for each link or repost.
Doctor Web invites you to join the project, take the survey, and share information about it with your friends so that as many people as possible become aware of this threat and protect their data from corruption. We are confident: Together we will halt the encryption ransomware invasion.
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May 4, 2017
According to Doctor Web's statistics, in over 90% of incidents, users are to blame for the encryption ransomware that gets launched on their computers. This means that almost all the incidents to date could have been prevented if the victims had been informed in time about the dangers of ransomware, knew how they are commonly distributed, observed the necessary precautions, and configured their system’s anti-virus protection properly.
Doctor Web has prepared the course DWCERT-070-6 "Protection from encryption ransomware for Windows PCs and file servers" for everyone who wants to prevent system infections and know more about the threat of Trojan.Encoder programs. We invite users to study the course materials and take the exam. In addition to the course materials, users need to study Doctor Web's policy regarding the free recovery of files that have been corrupted by encryption ransomware.
For each exam passed, Doctor Web awards 100 points and 10 Dr.Weblings, which as per usual can be used in monthly auctions or exchanged for gift certificates that can be used to purchase Dr.Web at a discount.
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April 25, 2017
The new brochure “Configure Dr.Web to protect your computer from encryption ransomware” discusses how to configure your Dr.Web anti-virus in order to protect your system from becoming corrupted by a Trojan.Encoder program. After all, according to a new Doctor Web policy, free recovery of corrupted files is only available to owners of active commercial licenses if they comply with the new terms and if all the necessary Dr.Web settings were enabled at the time of the incident.
By following our simple instructions, every Dr.Web license owner will be able to use the latest Dr.Web anti-virus technologies in the most effective way possible and keep their data from becoming corrupted by encryption malware.
October 5, 2016
In addition to manuals for administrators and users, included in the course’s theoretical materials are step-by-step instructions on how to use Dr.Web AV-Desk v.10. These clarify the most common issues that a service supplier’s technical specialists and customers have to deal with.
The section “Dr.Web AV-Desk. Version 10.0. Typical service usage scenarios for users” contains detailed information on how to manage a subscription. It also acquaints readers in detail with the Dr.Web anti-virus software installation process, as well as the anti-virus’s settings and how to maximize their use. This document is intended for administrators working in companies that use the Dr.Web Anti-virus service for business, and for “first-line” technical support specialists working for service suppliers.
The section “Dr.Web AV-Desk. Version 10.0. Typical service usage scenarios for group administrators” is generally devoted to security settings for user groups that are specified by a service supplier’s administrator using the Subscription Control Center administrator console. This section examines in detail not only protection control issues, but also interactions with service end-users, and how to send messages and receive statistics. This document will help system administrators working for Dr.Web Anti-virus service suppliers to learn how to control the Dr.Web AV-Desk service and use it not only with maximum efficiency, but also with ease.
The section “Dr.Web AV-Desk. Version 10.0. Typical service usage scenarios for service resellers” contains detailed information on the Subscription Control Center administrator console, how the billing system is configured, and how to manage Dr.Web Anti-virus service subscriptions; included are materials describing how to create, export, and import subscription packages. This section also describes nuances related to financial calculations between customers and service resellers.
Each step is accompanied by a screenshot or a chart illustrating a particular action.
Become a certified Dr.Web Anti-virus service supplier!
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September 28, 2016
Following the release of Dr.Web CureNet! Master 10.0 for iOS, a new product training video has been added to the Dr.Web training video library. The video, geared toward technicians who are responsible for managing corporate networks, describes how to use Dr.Web CureNet! Master 10.0 for iOS to run anti-virus scans and perform curing on Windows workstations and servers. Everyone who wants to know how to organise remote workstation scanning, how to customise Dr.Web CureNet!’s responses if a threat is detected, how to scan mail files and files in archives and containers, and how to cure infected objects, is encouraged to watch the new video tutorial about Dr.Web CureNet! Master 10.0 for iOS.
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 7, 2016
The Doctor Web training system lets everyday users and IT professionals get acquainted with materials about particular products and take certification exams. In addition to acquiring a thorough knowledge of information security and how to administer the products, Dr.Web certified users also receive a score of 100 points and 10 Dr.Weblings for each successfully passed exam! Provided, of course, that they have an account on Doctor Web’s site.
In addition to the fact that Dr.Web community members can now use their drweb.com accounts as a “pass” to enter the training system, they can also more easily access the menu of certification testing options. By clicking on the “Register for exam” link in the “Training” section’s menu, the authorized user immediately lands on the page where one applies to take an exam.
March 30, 2016
The practical training course DWCERT-001-11: 'Protecting computer systems with Dr.Web Security Space' describes the product’s main features and components. Particular attention is paid to the upgrades contained within the latest, eleventh version. Upon course completion, the administrator will be able to install the product and configure multi-layer anti-virus protection for all of a protected computer’s components (RAM, hard disks, and removable devices) against viruses, rootkits, Trojans, spyware, adware, hack tools, and other malicious programs from any external source. Step-by-step screenshots make the product easy for administrators to learn and perform all the tasks necessary to configure it.
Doctor Web invites all interested specialists to study the new course, pass the exam, and obtain the Doctor Web certificate.
The course is available in English.
November 26, 2015
The Dr.Web SpIDer Gate HTTP monitor in Dr.Web Security Space version 11.0 is even more user-friendly. In addition, the developers have ensured that traffic scanning has an even lesser impact on system performance. How do you configure traffic scanning? How do you add trusted resources in the HTTP monitor exceptions? How do you set the scanning priority? If you have already installed Dr.Web 11.0, you’ll have no trouble answering these questions.
Also improved in the eleventh version was such an important component as Dr.Web Parental Control. Configure Dr.Web project participants are invited to choose the correct answers to questions about how to enable Parental Control modes, the secrets to working easily with profiles, and other component settings.
The information on how Dr.Web preventive protection works is very helpful; this component is responsible for protecting computers against encryption ransomware, which is today’s No. 1 threat. When you know how to configure the protection level, how to enable the “Data loss prevention” feature, and how to keep your system protected against ransomware, you can rest easy knowing your files will be safe.
The Configure Dr.Web project offers you an excellent opportunity to get better acquainted with Dr.Web Security Space 11.0, use the knowledge you’ve gained to win Dr.Weblings, and exchange your virtual award points for gift certificates!
August 21, 2015
Encryption ransomware is a pressing issue for users. It’s enough to look through Doctor Web's monthly reviews to see that the number of decryption requests submitted to our anti-virus laboratory remains high. Meanwhile, we’re doing our utmost to provide users with thorough information about this urgent threat, and this course is one more important way we are helping our users strengthen their defences.
This course contains detailed information and simple instructions on how to configure the Dr.Web components that are responsible for preventing Trojans from encrypting user files. The materials also contain detailed information about the data loss prevention feature that is available in Dr.Web Security Space.
Step-by-step instructions accompanied by screenshots will help the reader avoid the risks associated with encryption ransomware.
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April 28, 2015
Virtually every user at one point or another has had to deal with the consequences of a virus attack or has at least read or heard about them. Home computer owners, who use their machines for entertainment, as well as many IT professionals, are confident that they know everything there is to know about anti-viruses and repeatedly support misconceptions, such as the notions that no anti-virus software exists for Linux and Mac and that malware can compromise an Android device only because of user carelessness. And the assumption that viruses are written by anti-virus developers is something that Doctor Web security experts have to hear on an almost daily basis.
It’s imperative to recognise that all such judgements are simply myths—myths that, unfortunately, are firmly rooted in users' minds. It is specifically these myths surrounding anti-viruses, what it is that gives rise to them, and how they affect information security that go under the microscope in our new information project "Myths about information security".
Doctor Web welcomes Dr.Web users, visitors to www.drweb.com and everyone interested in information security to familiarise themselves with this new project. After all, refusing to face facts, self-deception, and believing in myths can have consequences so dire that the result can be the loss of sensitive information or financial resources.
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May 22, 2013
Corporate e-mail is an essential component of any organisation. Mail servers that have reliable anti-virus protection will secure confidential information and documents from unauthorised access and ensure the uninterrupted operation of an entire company. After all, email is one of the most popular channels through which viruses and spam are distributed.
In a compromised corporate network, email often becomes a source of malware that can use contact information and email databases to spread infections to the computers of your partners, colleagues and customers. The new course on the basics of email security will give Dr.Web users the information they need to establish reliable protection for their corporate email.
Upon completion of the course, all students can take an exam to test their knowledge and, if successful, become certified Dr.Web specialists in email security. You can apply to take the exam at any time convenient for you. To do this, you must register on the My Dr.Web Training Portal. If you have not previously registered, you must first fill out an application.
Doctor Web wishes you successful training!