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Anti-virus security enhanced in Dr.Web 12.0 for Windows, Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0 and 13.0, and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.`s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software

February 14, 2022

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated Dr.Web Anti-rootkit API (, Dr.Web Scanning Engine ( and the Dr.Web Shellguard anti-exploit module ( in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0, Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0 for Windows, Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0 for Windows Servers, and Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0 and 13.0, and also in Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software.The update resolves known software issues and delivers upgrades, boosting the applications’ anti-virus security capabilities.

Changes made to Dr.Web Anti-rootkit API:

  • Enhanced routines for encryption ransomware behaviour analysis;
  • Improved Preventive Protection effectiveness;
  • Optimised memory usage when interacting with cloud-based services;
  • An issue that might cause Preventive Protection false positives involving Roblox has been resolved.

Changes made to the Dr.Web Shellguard anti-exploit module:

  • The update addresses possible compatibility issues associated with web browsers requiring anti-exploit protection.

The update will be downloaded and installed automatically; however, a system reboot will be required.

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