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Dr.Web Anti-virus for Android updated to version 9.02.0

December 8, 2014

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated its Dr.Web Anti-virus for Android to version 9.02.0. Starting with this update, upgrades and enhancements for the product will only be available for Android 4.0 and higher, while the Dr.Web anti-virus for earlier versions of the OS (no firewall) will only have identified errors fixed. Because of this division, Dr.Web for Android 2.x and 3.x requires fewer resources when operating on older devices. Technical support will still be available to all owners of Dr.Web for Android licenses.

A number of upgrades have been made to this Dr.Web product for all supported Android versions. In particular, the program's ability to neutralise screen lockers and malicious programs that have self-defence mechanisms has been enhanced. Another innovation enables Dr.Web to identify the FakeID vulnerability and to warn users about the presence of software on their device that exploits this vulnerability. Also, users can now search the Doctor Web virus library via the Statistics section. In addition, a number of improvements have been introduced to make working with licenses more convenient.

Fixes have been introduced that restore operation of the URL-filter Cloud Checker in Google browser and help prevent Dr.Web from terminating abnormally.

A number of additional changes were implemented in the anti-virus for Android 4.0 and later. Operational defects on Samsung Galaxy Note tablets have been corrected. The Blacklist has been upgraded for devices running Android 4.4. Also, the URL filter Cloud Checker now works properly in the HTC browser under Android 4.4. Furthermore, information about the traffic being used by installed applications is displayed in a floating window.

Firewall issues that involved transferring data to other devices have been resolved, and UI tweaks have been introduced.

The updated anti-viruses are available on Google Play (Dr.Web for Android. Comprehensive protection, Dr.Web for Android. Life License); and on Doctor Web's site you can download the application for Android 4.0 and later.

The update will be downloaded and installed automatically. If automatic updates are disabled on your device, go to Google Play, choose Dr.Web Anti-virus or Dr.Web Anti-Virus Life license on the application list, and click "Update”.

To update via the Doctor Web site, you need to download a new distribution file. If the option “New application version” is enabled, a new version notification will be displayed when the virus databases are being updated. You can start the download directly from this dialogue box.

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