Beta Dr Web HTTP scanner

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  1. Blackcat

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    Registered beta-testers can try the first public beta of SpIDer Gate which is a new Dr Web AV Module to scan HTTP traffic.
     
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    So i install this...
    Unfortunatly it uses far to much memory and lots of CPU time (40mb+ RAM).

    It doesn't however seemt to slow down HTTP traffic much. I hope CPU usage and memory usage is improved before final version.
     
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    At present even present users have to download the whole (beta) program again. The installer then detects that only SG needs to be loaded. After a reboot, a new icon appears in the system tray and SG has its own menu settings. As with SpIDerMail and the Scheduler, it is a separate module to the AV program and this beta will expire in 28 days.
     

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    It takes up about 25-30 MB VM but some slowdown was definitely apparent when loading sites here on dial-up which was associated with relatively high CPU usage as already mentioned. Further, when replying to one of the posts here the page became stuck and I could not complete my post unless I disabled SG!!

    But this is only the first public beta so improvements should be seen. Let’s hope they carry out extensive testing before the full release and for that some feedback from users here would be of use.

    It will take time to fine-tune the HTTP scanner; in particular in not slowing down web traffic. After all it took a long time with IMON and the present HTTP scanner in KAV 2006 to reach a workable version.
     

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    My first screen as I tried to install Dr.Web as attached :doubt:
     

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    Good to see this feature in one of the best AV's... :)
     
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    gerardwil,

    Try a fresh download and then make sure you have any other AV's completely uninstalled before loading on the beta.
     
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    It was (is) a fresh download and the screen I attached was the first when clicking on the ...beta.exe (install)

    And then I doubt I like to uninstall my (some) exsisting AV...

    I will try later then

    Gerard
     
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    Maybe the beta was looking for a present version of Dr Web on your computer?

    I loaded the beta straight over my normal version and it loaded without any problems.

    But the download is over 9 MB so it is a full version of the program.

    Dr Web is very sensitive to any other installed AV's so you may have to uninstall any present.
     
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    Nice module.......
    I am looking forward to seeing a improved beta version:thumb:
     

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    Problems with the beta should be reported over at the Dr Web Bug Tracker.
     
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