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New version of the free anti-virus Dr.Web Light for Android

May 2, 2024

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated its free anti-virus Dr.Web Light for Android.

In new version 12.2.2, the anti-virus engine, the "heart" of the application that provides reliable protection against all types of malware, has been updated. Long-awaited support for Android 14 has also been implemented.

In addition, the update has improved the user interface. Threats are now divided into more categories to make configuring scans easy.

The update is available on our website via this link, and on Google Play.

The main features of Dr.Web Light for Android:

  • Detects modifications made to a device's file system in real time (saved files, installed applications, etc.).
  • Scans all files in memory or individual files and folders on user demand.
  • Scans archives.
  • Detects modifications made to the system area.
  • Deletes detected security threats or moves them to the quarantine.
  • Helps unlock a friend's device.
  • Regularly updates the Dr.Web virus databases via the Internet.
  • Gathers statistics on detected threats and application actions, and keeps an event log.

The following components are unavailable in Dr.Web Light for Android:

  • Parental Control – restricts access to certain Internet resources, Dr.Web component settings, and unwanted applications, and blocks unwanted calls and SMS messages;
  • Anti-theft – protects information stored on a device from unauthorised access by locking the device when it is lost or stolen;
  • Firewall – protects a mobile device from unauthorised access and prevents sensitive data from being leaked over a network by controlling network connections and data transmissions; blocks suspicious connections.

Read more about all the protection components of our comprehensive product Dr.Web Security Space for Android on a special page.

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