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Dr.Web Anti-virus 8 for Windows delivers new advantages to users

November 14, 2012

Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web is pleased to announce the release of the eighth version of Dr.Web for Windows and Dr.Web Security Space. The new installer, enhanced anti-rootkit, advanced preventive protection, instant web link checks, upgraded parental control, and new control center are available to all users starting today.

New installer. Dr.Web 8.0’s new installer does not use the Microsoft Windows Installer; no additional services are required to install the product. It not only protects the anti-virus from the moment when installation begins, but also reduces deployment time, since scanning is no longer performed during setup.

New anti-rootkit. Now the search for and neutralization of complex threats (rootkits, bootkits, etc.) is carried out in background mode. The resident background scan routines search for active threats among critical system objects and in the BIOS. An intelligent assessment of hardware capabilities ensures that scanning does not interfere with the user experience. The integration of the installation package (installer) with the updated anti-rootkit makes it possible to repel active threats and cure a PC during installation, even if the computer is infected with sophisticated malware.

Preventive protection sub-system. Now Dr.Web can block automatic modifications of critical Windows objects, thus ensuring preventive protection from infection. For various applications and services, a user can grant or deny access to certain Windows objects in real time and foil attempts by malware to make unwanted changes in a system.

The new service Dr.Web Cloud is implemented in the HTTP monitor and the Parental Control module of Dr.Web Security Space. It helps prevent infection even from malicious sites that have not yet been added to the Dr.Web database. When an attempt is made to go to an infected website, the URL is sent to the Doctor Web server for examination in real time.

Updated Parental Control. It is now possible to customize parental control settings individually for each computer user. Internet and PC usage time can also be set for each profile separately. The Parental Control also makes it possible to block access to devices and peripherals such as flash drives, printers, external hard disks, and USB devices which allows sensitive data to be protected from unauthorized access, copying, or deletion.

A single control center for all the components (except the scanner) is another innovation of Dr.Web 8.0. All component settings are available in a single window which makes it easier to adjust the application's parameters.

Full list of new features in version 8

Free 30-day trial

Doctor Web wishes all users malware-free web-surfing and continues to improve its anti-virus products.

Dr.Web Security Space 8 product description

Upgrade from Dr.Web 6.0 and 7.0 for Windows to version 8

Buy Dr.Web 8. 0

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