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Safe Internet access for users of the new Dr.Web 10.0 for Mac OS X

September 4, 2014

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web is pleased to announce the release of version 10 of Dr.Web for Mac OS X. The product includes a new component: the HTTP monitor Dr.Web SpIDer Gate which is designed to scan HTTP traffic and control Internet access. Several upgrades have also been made.


The SpIDer Gate HTTP monitor included in Dr.Web for Mac OS X scans traffic on all ports in real time, protects against phishing sites and other dangerous web resources, and intercepts all HTTP connections. It provides additional protection when users download malware onto their Macs. In addition, SpIDer Gate can restrict Internet access according to a black list of non-recommended sites.

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Other product innovations:

  • Automatic detection of incompatible software;
  • Optimized consumption of system resources when scanning objects;
  • The addition of Korean, Turkish, Czech and Portuguese to the product's list of supported languages.

Protecting Macs remains an urgent task. Threats for Mac OS X are no longer a myth, and they are hitting Apple computer users often and painfully. In 2012, Backdoor.Flashback.39 was used by intruders to create the largest botnet in history; at that time it included more than 800,000 infected Macs. This botnet is still operating today: currently, it is comprised of 13,000 hosts. Backdoor.Flashback.39 can download from the Internet and run any other executable file on an infected machine. In February 2014, an entry for the program Trojan.CoinThief was added to the Dr.Web virus databases. This malware is designed to steal Bitcoin and Litecoin electronic currency on machines running Mac OS X. Users also complain about the annoying ads they periodically observe on web pages loaded in popular browsers.

Dr.Web for Mac OS X is included under licenses for Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus.

To upgrade to version 10.0, users will need to download a new distribution.

Please remember that users who purchase the product can enjoy free use of Dr.Web for Android, Symbian OS, and Windows Mobile.

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