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Components in Dr.Web 9.0 products for Windows updated

October 2, 2013

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated a wide array of components in its Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows including the component SpIDer Agent (, the Dr.Web Net Filtering Service ( and Dr.Web Control Service (, the scanner (, the Dr.Web Scanning Engine (, the Dr.Web Anti-rootkit API ( and Dr.Web Thunderstorm Cloud Client SDK ( The update delivers numerous fixes and a number of improvements.

Among the issues resolved were the following:

  • The possible abnormal termination of SpIDer Agent when pop-ups containing details about detected threats were displayed. The incorrect data-protection option status being indicated under the Preventative Protection tab.

Dr.Web Net Filtering Service defects:

  • Freezing episodes after component launch. Disablement of the option to restrict system date and time adjustment if the Time Limits parameter was toggled off.
  • A text-formatting issue on the page that is displayed in the browser in the event a blocked site is not on the Parental Control’s whitelist.
  • The possible abnormal termination of the service during traffic scanning of the instant messenger R&Q.

The updated scanner supports the new version of the Dr.Web Scanning Engine. Tweaks to the scanning service, Dr.Web Thunderstorm Cloud Client SDK and the Dr.Web Anti-rootkit API have sped up the scanning of objects via Dr.Web Cloud. The anti-rootkit module issue preventing the start of anti-rootkit scanning has been resolved.

The update will be performed automatically, however, a system reboot will be required.

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