May 15, 2017
Tweaks made to the Dr.Web Light for Android interface make it even more user-friendly. Now the application uses a single event window in which all threat notifications are displayed.
Furthermore, version 10 is equipped with a new anti-virus engine and enjoys enhanced malware detection.
For better troubleshooting, the application now also collects and logs additional information.
Dr.Web Light for Android will be updated to version 10.0 automatically for users. If automatic updates are disabled on your device, you need to go to Google Play, choose Dr.Web Light on the application list, and click "Update."
April 27, 2017
A connectivity issue on protected computers involving certain remote banking applications and Outlook Express has been eliminated.
The update will be performed automatically; however, a system reboot will be required.
April 25, 2017
The new brochure ďConfigure Dr.Web to protect your computer from encryption ransomwareĒ discusses how to configure your Dr.Web anti-virus in order to protect your system from becoming corrupted by a Trojan.Encoder program. After all, according to a new Doctor Web policy, free recovery of corrupted files is only available to owners of active commercial licenses if they comply with the new terms and if all the necessary Dr.Web settings were enabled at the time of the incident.
By following our simple instructions, every Dr.Web license owner will be able to use the latest Dr.Web anti-virus technologies in the most effective way possible and keep their data from becoming corrupted by encryption malware.
March 28, 2017
Currently, encryption ransomware remains one of the most severe threats on the World Wide Web, and the number of victims requesting assistance from the Dr.Web support service is steadily growing. Although some Dr.Web anti-virus products incorporate features that provide protection against encryption ransomware and enable users to recover corrupted files, many owners of Dr.Web licenses do not use them, thus reducing the probability of having their files recovered successfully—this is very apparent to the support engineers who examine the Dr.Web logs attached to data-recovery requests.
Therefore, Doctor Web has amended its data recovery policy, which previously allowed all users who purchase commercial Dr.Web licenses to enjoy free decryption of their corrupted files. From now on, free data recovery is only available to users of commercial Dr.Web licenses provided that the Dr.Web components responsible for reducing the risk of Trojan.Encoder-caused infections were properly configured and running at the moment of infection.
The Doctor Web webpage about encryption ransomware now also features a list of reasons why the company can refuse free data recovery requests from users who have purchased commercial licenses for Dr.Web Anti-virus and Dr.Web Security Space. Those whose requests have been declined will instead be offered the option to purchase Dr.Web Rescue Pack which incorporates a decryption utility.
Dear Dr.Web Users! Today an anti-virus alone cannot provide sufficient protection against encryption ransomware. You need our comprehensive security solutions: Dr.Web Security Space , which incorporates Preventive Protection technologies as well as the Data Loss Prevention component, or Dr.Web Desktop Security Suite which includes our Comprehensive Protection license as well as the subscription package Dr.Web Premium. If for some reason you bought a license for just the anti-virus, you can upgrade it to enjoy comprehensive protection.
|Home license upgrade—free of charge for up to 5 PCs or at the renewal price||Business license upgrade—at a renewal discount|
March 27, 2017
New in Dr.Web Security Space for Android:
- Supported browsers now include Opera mini, Yandex.Browser, Adblock Browser, Dolphin Browser, Sputnik and UME browser;
- To make license activation easier, users can specify a location for the zip archive that has been attached to the purchase confirmation email, without extracting the key file;
- Users can now use the program's UI to purchase a commercial license before their trial is over;
- The scanning window interface has been improved;
- If the Anti-theft is used on a device that has two SIM cards, they can both be added onto the trusted list;
- The Anti-theft's security has been enhanced for devices running Android 6.0 and later;
- The Custom Scan interface can now be used to submit odex and so files for analysis;
- Custom scanning is available for /sbin and /data directories on rooted devices.
- The Security Auditor for Android 4.4 and later has had the category “Applications with the highest SMS processing priority” removed;
- The application can now collect additional information for better troubleshooting;
- The category “Online games” is now available so that the URL-filter can block access to such sites.
- Minor tweaks and improvements related to the product's operation in the centralised protection mode have been made.
- Known firewall issues have been resolved.
- Errors related to the Arabic UI have been corrected.
- Also eliminated was a scanning issue on devices running Android 4.0 with root access available.
The update will be downloaded and installed automatically. If you have disabled automatic updating on your device, go to Google Play, select Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Security Space Life license on the application list, and click "Update”.
To perform an update via Doctor Web's site, download the updated distribution. If you enable the settings option “New application version”, a new version notification will be displayed whenever the virus databases have been updated. You can start the download directly from this dialogue box.
February 16, 2017
The product incorporates a new Dr.Web server installer for Windows. The setup package doesn't use Windows installer and doesn't require any additional services.
Furthermore, the update addresses issues that interfered with the gathering of information about the system hardware and the applications installed on target hosts. Also resolved was an issue that could cause an error to occur when SQLite3 files were being truncated during database cleanups on machines running server editions of Windows. The size of a memory-mapped database file now can be changed via the Dr.Web Control Center.
The updated Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite is available through the Dr.Web Control Center web interface, where it will appear as an update dated 02.11.2017. The updated distribution files can also be downloaded from Doctor Web's site.