Dr. Web scans

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by noblelord, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. noblelord
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    Hi,

    I trialled Dr. Web over a year ago but was amazed at how slow their daily scan was - started at 1am and was still running by the time I was leaving for work 5 hours later. Has anyone got any recent experience with Dr. Web AV (or whatever their current internet security package is) and know if they have improved their ghastly scanning speeds?

    Cheers all.
  2. muf
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    Tried the latest version about three weeks ago and the scan is horrendously slow, still. It seemed nice, but after 3 hours it had only gone about a third of the way through my system. That's simply not acceptable.

    Paul
  3. risl
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    Basically the situation is:

    - Older Dr.Web 6.0 uses scanner component version 6.0 and scan engine version 5.0. This means single threaded scanner component + old scan engine == very slow scanning

    - Current Dr.Web 7.0 uses scanner component version 7.0, and scan engine version 5.0. This means multi-threaded scanner component + old scan engine == somewhat faster scanning, but still quite slow

    - The new scan engine 6.0 is in "soon to be released" state. After this new engine is released, the scanner speed will be as good as with any other competing antiviruses.

    On my core i5-2500 computer the scanning speeds have been with archives and "all files" selected as scan options:

    - Dr.Web 6.0, with engine 5.0 -> over 4 hours
    - Dr.Web 7.0, with engine 5.0 -> 2-3 hours
    - Dr.Web 7.0, with engine 6.0 -> 20 minutes

    Hopefully this answers your question. Today they released an update to the real-time monitor, to make it compatible for the upcoming release of these new components. So I guess the "dramatic" improvement to the scan speed is just around the corner.
  4. PJC
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    Dr.Web Scans

    How soon? I hope Dr.Web will be surprisingly fast this time...
  5. SergM
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    Very soon. In the beta already has seven engine and database version 7.0
    For risl: Thanks for the detailed and correct answer.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  6. PJC
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    Dr.Web Scans

    Looking forward...;)
  7. The Hammer
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    Who are the testing organizations that test Dr.Web? Dr. Web is something of a mystery to me.
  8. Blackcat
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    This is impressive for DW, particularly when the scan time is for all files and archives.
  9. PJC
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    PJC Very Frequent Poster

    http://anti-malware-test.com/
    ShadowServer Monthly (For other periods, go Down on the Left Column)

    How accurate these are, that's another story...:doubt: :doubt:
  10. The Hammer
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    Thank you for the links.:)
  11. PJC
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    Dr.Web scans

    You are welcome! :thumb:
  12. TheMozart
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    Is there an on-demand Dr Web scanner I can use without installing anything?
  13. lodore
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    yup download cure it from the link in my signature. cure it doesnt have an update option so to update it you have to redownload it.
  14. TheMozart
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    So I download Dr Web once per week and run it?

    I run Hitman PRO, do I need to run Dr Web as well?
  15. lodore
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    hitman pro only does a scan of certain files. cure it can do a scan of all files including archives and can do custom scans to. as to your other question yes.
  16. TheMozart
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    I can't download Dr Web, keeps saying "size mismatch". Is there website broken?
  17. lodore
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    works fine here so their website isnt broken.
    try clearing out your browser cache?
    im using opera browser.
  18. noblelord
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    noblelord Registered Member

    I gave it a go and it was still as slow as I remembered. Not especially impressed!
  19. PJC
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    Let's hope that things will be improved...:doubt:
    At least, this is what they (Dr.Web) claimed for v7.0...:doubt:
  20. TheKid7
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    When will the new faster engine be included in Dr.Web Cureit?
  21. SergM
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    Re: Dr.Web Scans

    Now you can test the beta version of CureIt!
    http://beta.drweb.com/files/?p=/cureit&lng=en

    What's new:

    - Added the latest treatment Max + +
    - Added treatment Trojan.Bubnix, Trojan.Necurs ...
    - Improved treatment for x64
    - Improved treatment Mayachok
    - Fixed crash
  22. Dr33
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    :rolleyes: I dont feel any speed improvement in this beta
    im waiting for the new engine added to V7 so i can install DrWeb :D since i have a 3 year license
  23. SergM
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    SergM Registered Member

    In this version of CureIt! the old single-stream scanner, but the engine and database v.7.0
  24. noblelord
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    noblelord Registered Member

    Been on their site - is the new Version 7 the one that is supposed to be much faster and generally better? Has anyone here tried it?
  25. TheKid7
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    No. I have not tried it.

    I did a rough scan speed comparison between the new and old versions of both Dr.Web Cureit and Dr.Web Live CD. I saw about a 2X increase in scan speed with the new versions. If I remember correctly, Dr.Web says that their normal AV products should show about a 4X scan speed increase when comparing the latest version with the previous version.
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