Defend what you create

Other Resources


My library

+ Add to library

Contact us
24/7 Tech support | Rules regarding submitting

Send a message

Your tickets


Back to news

Myths about anti-viruses: A new information project from Doctor Web

April 28, 2015

Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has launched the new information project “Myths about anti-viruses”, which is geared toward everyone who uses PCs and handhelds and is interested in information security.

Virtually every user at one point or another has had to deal with the consequences of a virus attack or has at least read or heard about them. Home computer owners, who use their machines for entertainment, as well as many IT professionals, are confident that they know everything there is to know about anti-viruses and repeatedly support misconceptions, such as the notions that no anti-virus software exists for Linux and Mac and that malware can compromise an Android device only because of user carelessness. And the assumption that viruses are written by anti-virus developers is something that Doctor Web security experts have to hear on an almost daily basis.

All the myths about anti-viruses have been collected in this new information project from Doctor Web.

It’s imperative to recognise that all such judgements are simply myths—myths that, unfortunately, are firmly rooted in users' minds. It is specifically these myths surrounding anti-viruses, what it is that gives rise to them, and how they affect information security that go under the microscope in our new information project "Myths about information security".

Doctor Web welcomes Dr.Web users, visitors to and everyone interested in information security to familiarise themselves with this new project. After all, refusing to face facts, self-deception, and believing in myths can have consequences so dire that the result can be the loss of sensitive information or financial resources.

Go to the project page

Tell us what you think

To ask Doctor Web’s site administration about a news item, enter @admin at the beginning of your comment. If your question is for the author of one of the comments, put @ before their names.

Other comments

The Russian developer of Dr.Web anti-viruses
Doctor Web has been developing anti-virus software since 1992
Dr.Web is trusted by users around the world in 200+ countries
The company has delivered an anti-virus as a service since 2007
24/7 tech support

Dr.Web © Doctor Web
2003 — 2021

Doctor Web is the Russian developer of Dr.Web anti-virus software. Dr.Web anti-virus software has been developed since 1992.

2-12А, 3rd street Yamskogo polya, Moscow, Russia, 125124