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Components updated in Dr.Web 12.0 products for Windows

March 31, 2021

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated Dr.Web Anti-rootkit API (, the self-protection module Dr.Web Protection for Windows (, Dr.Web File System Monitor (, Dr.Web Shellguard anti-exploit module ( and Dr.Web Firewall for Windows driver ( in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0, Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0 and Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0 for Windows Servers. Furthermore, the module Dr.Web Device Guard for Windows ( has been updated in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0 and Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0. The update introduces new features, resolves known issues, and delivers minor upgrades.

Changes made to Dr.Web Anti-rootkit API:

  • New heuristic mechanisms are introduced to detect fileless malware and LOLBIN threats;
  • The applications are now less likely to produce false positives involving DPH files;
  • Preventive Protection routines now operate more efficiently;
  • A new faster subsystem is now used to store and analyse certificates.

Changes made to Dr.Web Protection for Windows:

  • A problem that might cause a system crash (BSOD) when the Driver Verifier was launched has been fixed;
  • Application stability has been improved.

Changes made to Dr.Web File System Monitor, Dr.Web Device Guard for Windows and Dr.Web Firewall for Windows driver:

  • Application stability has been improved.

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

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