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Dr.Web bot for Telegram updated to version 2.0

June 30, 2021

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web continues to upgrade its Telegram bot, helping users to enjoy danger-free web surfing by allowing them to instantly check links and files in Telegram. Now version 2.0 of the Dr.Web bot for Telegram has been rolled out.

Changes made to Dr.Web bot for Telegram:

  • The bot has been redesigned to ensure that all of its components can be updated separately;
  • Bot commands are now available to all group administrators;
  • The /help command output now includes the current bot version;
  • An issue that could cause the service to terminate abnormally if a link being examined contained RTL text has been addressed;
  • Links containing IP addresses in binary are now supported;
  • An issue preventing the bot from accepting administrator commands after the group’s status was changed to supergroup has been resolved;
  • Also eliminated was a problem preventing the bot from accepting commands after the group type was changed from ‘private’ to ‘public’;
  • Furthermore, the defect causing the bot to regard a chat session as inactive unless the /start command was entered has been resolved.
  • The latest version also incorporates a variety of minor tweaks and upgrades.

To use the bot, find the Telegram account @DrWebBot (or go to and send it a file or a link. The bot will check it for viruses and report on the results.

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