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Improved integration with Windows Security Center as components get updated in Dr.Web 12.0 for Windows, Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0 and 13.0, and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software

April 27, 2022

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated a number of software components in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0, Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0, 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 introduces minor tweaks. Meanwhile, the new module Dr.Web WSC Service (1.0.0.04150) and the configuration script Lua-script for wsc-service (12.10.16.01280) facilitate the applications' integration with Windows Security Center.

The following components have been updated in all of the products listed.

Dr.Web Scanning Engine (12.6.9.202203290):

  • File masks can now be used to define exceptions for files and paths inside an archive.
  • An issue that might cause errors while threats were being neutralised has been resolved.
  • Also addressed was an invalid-path issue arising when a file was being restored from the Quarantine to its original location in a network directory.
  • An icon for the Dr.Web Scanning Engine process has been added.

Dr.Web Control Service (12.12.0.03180):

  • The new module Dr.Web WSC Service is now used to integrate the applications with Windows Security Center.
  • In debug mode, additional information is now logged whenever items are added or removed from the allowed devices list.
  • An issue causing incorrect values to be set for the Joke, Hacktool and Riskware categories when Dr.Web's settings (Dr.Web 12.0 for Windows) were reset to default has been resolved.
  • A threat-detection message typo has been corrected for the Windows Event Log.
  • Adjustments have been made to the routines involving blocked licenses.
  • A defect that might prevent the applications from being updated automatically if the system time was changed has been eliminated.
  • The security of the applications has been improved.

Dr.Web Protection for Windows (12.06.10.04180), the self-protection module:

  • Enhanced encryption ransomware detection.

Dr.Web ES Service (12.12.0.03220) has been updated in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0 and 13.0, and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software:

  • Also addressed was an error preventing the Office Control settings from being retrieved when the subscription type was changed from home to business (Dr.Web AV-Desk).
  • An issue causing a scheduled task to be performed before a connected task was complete (the option Wait for the completion of the program was toggled on) has been resolved.
  • The applications' logging functionality has been improved.
  • The security of the applications has been enhanced.

Furthermore, Dr.Web ES Update Helper (1.0.3.01280) has also been updated in these products to further boost their security. Dr.Web Mesh Client (12.5.2.202203210) has been made current in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 13.0 and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software.

Lua-script for antispam (12.5.8.04140) has been updated to avoid errors in log files while the applications were being installed or removed (relevant for Dr.Web Security Space 12.0, Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0 and 13.0 and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software).

In addition to all the changes listed above, the following components have been updated:

  • Lua-script for av-service, dwprot, spider-g3, traffic-hook (12.10.14.12090) and Lua-script for amsi-plugin, elam (12.10.16.01270) (relevant for all the updated products);
  • Lua-script for device-guard (12.10.14.12090) in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0, Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0 for Windows Servers, Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0 and 13.0, and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software;
  • Lua-script for net-filter (12.10.14.12090) in Dr.Web Security Space 12.0, Dr.Web Anti-virus 12.0, Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0 and 13.0, and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software;
  • Products.xml for standalone (12.0.6.07280) in Dr.Web 12.0 applications for Windows;
  • Products.xml for es-agent (12.0.4.02070) and Lua-script for es-service (12.5.6.02070) in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 12.0;
  • Products.xml for es-agent (13.0.6.07280) and Lua-script for es-service (12.10.14.12090) in Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 13.0 and Dr.Web AV-Desk 13.0’s subscription-based Dr.Web Anti-virus software.

Please note that Windows Security Center may display notifications about the anti-virus being disabled and re-enabled as Dr.Web WSC Service gets installed in the system. The anti-virus protection will remain active at all times while the update is being applied.

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

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