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Components updated in Dr.Web 12.0 products for Windows

July 21, 2020

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated SpIDer Agent for Windows (, Dr.Web Scanner SE (, Dr.Web Control Service (, Dr.Web Scanning Engine ( as well as Dr.Web Shell Extension (, Dr.Web Security Space setup (, Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows setup ( and Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows servers setup ( modules in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0, Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0 and Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0 for Windows Servers. Furthermore, Dr.Web Firewall for Windows ( and the Lua-script for traffic-hook ( component have been updated in Dr.Web Security Space and in Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0. The update resolves known issues and delivers minor upgrades.

Changes made to SpIDer Agent for Windows:

  • An issue causing the agent process to terminate abnormally during interaction with the search box in the firewall application rule window;
  • An issue that might cause the agent to terminate abnormally while the application's components were being updated has been resolved;
  • Also eliminated was an application rule deletion problem that occurred if rule search was used in firewall settings;
  • UI layout issues involving Windows high-contrast themes and high-resolution displays have been addressed;
  • An issue involving documentation being displayed in a different language rather than in the current application language has been resolved;
  • The option to allow third-party screen reader applications to narrate Dr.Web UI texts is now available.
  • Furthermore, UI tweaks have been introduced to resolve multiple issues involving screen readers;
  • Also addressed were UI layout, displaying and behaviour issues.

Changes made to Dr.Web Scanner SE:

  • In the Detected threats window, users can now copy threat information, export it to a csv-file and use the context menu to navigate to threat locations.
  • The update also addresses an issue preventing a system from powering off upon completion of a scan (when the respective option is enabled) if the computer was locked after a shutdown warning had been displayed;
  • Minor UI tweaks have been introduced.

Dr.Web Control Service:

  • An issue preventing devices from being added to the allowed list with a regular expression has been resolved.
  • If application settings are reset to default, ICMPv6 allow rules are enabled in the firewall packet filtering settings.

Changes made to Dr.Web Shell Extension:

  • A defect preventing scans from being started via the drop-down menu in systems with CPUs without support for SSE2 has been corrected.

Changes made to Dr.Web Security Space setup, Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows setup and Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows servers setup:

  • The option to allow third-party screen reader applications to narrate Dr.Web UI texts can now be toggled on in the Installation Wizard..
  • The update also resolves minor UI issues and defects involving third-party screen reader applications.

Changes made to Dr.Web Firewall for Windows and Lua-script for traffic-hook:

  • The ICMPv6 allow rules are enabled by default in firewall packet filtering settings.

The update will be performed automatically; however, a system reboot will be required.

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