Doctor Web, Ltd. launches beta-testing of a new generation anti-virus

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  1. Honyak

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    Just received this email from DrWeb:


    Doctor Web, Ltd. launches beta-testing of a new generation anti-virus
    engine

    December 30, 2006

    Doctor Web, Ltd. announces the beta-release of a new generation of Dr.Web
    anti-virus scanning engine (beta-release number 4.33.44). Its key feature
    is a unique algorithm of virus detection based on a signature-independent
    malware detection method which complements the traditional signature-based
    method and the heuristic analyzer.

    The new technology has been developed for over 10 months for the purpose
    to significantly improve the quality of detection of unknown viruses. "Our
    analyzers and developers have no doubt achieved a substantially new level
    of anti-virus technology, - comments Boris Sharov, the CEO of Doctor Web,
    Ltd. We have long explored the possibility to implement our new detection
    methods to be able to detect unknown viruses to assure the highest
    protection level for our customers. Hopefully, it will be a good New year
    present for them."

    The beta version of Dr.Web anti-virus engine can be downloaded from the
    beta-testing section of the website of Dr.Web anti-virus.

    Notice. Names of malware detected by the new technology have the ".Origin"
    extension.

    All errors and suggestions can be reported to bugs tracking system. Send
    samples which have caused false alarms to the Virus Monitoring Service of
    Doctor Web, Ltd..

    http://www.drweb.com/
     
  2. Littlemutt

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    All I find is 4.33.3.12295 - o_O
     
  3. WSFuser

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    u have to signup for beta testing and download from there.
     
  4. Littlemutt

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    I did, then in the file area I find the win download. When I go to install, I get 'Will installl .. the version noted in my previous post.. will be installed.

    That sure is not 4.33.44 ?
     
  5. WSFuser

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    are u sure u checked teh version of the engine and not something else?

    drweb32.dll is version 4.33.44.12290 so...
     
  6. PaulBB

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    Thanks for the news, i love Dr.Web. :)
     
  7. fredra

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    Hi
    (Presuming you have completed the "beta" process)
    In the file area you will find the following:
    DrWeb-433-win-em.exe - size 8919K - dated 29/12/2006.
    Cheers :D
     
  8. Littlemutt

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    Yeah, the installer shows as above, but after completing the install, the engine is indeed: 4.33.44.12290

    Sorry about that.
     
  9. Littlemutt

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    OK, I'm trying this out, and can someone give me a quick hint? I can't find any access to log files other than going directly to the install directory. Is that right?

    Seems rather cumbersome that way...
     
  10. Firecat

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    On reading the title of this thread I thought Dr.Web had begun public beta of the 5.0 engine. :D

    Anyway, it is nice to see such emergent technologies from Dr.Web. Now if only they could overhaul that interface. :)
     
  11. Legendkiller

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    me too will wait till beta for version:5 is released..
     
  12. Mongol

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    Good to see DrWEB pressing ahead on some nice improvements...:thumb: :D
     
  13. pipester

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    Always like to hear about development and technology moving forward in a product, keep up the good work Dr.Web team.
     
  14. C.S.J

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    it most-likely is a part of version 5 integrated in 4.xx

    the features of version 5 will be released in version 4.xx, part by part, and will not all be released in a new version 5, eventually when all are added, it will be version 5 fully.

    i will try this latest beta, and see if i notice any difference, all looks the same so far.

    the new beta found 3 new threats on my machine that the old scanner did not, although i believe one to be a FP (x64 printer driver?) and 2 were adware that were in c://i386 folder and also windows/system32 ... doesnt make sense, probably all FP's but it deleted them anyway.


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    i know version 5 offers a much faster scan speed etc, but these new beta is.....

    full scan on highest settings used to take about 1hr 10, it is now 1hr 30
    full scan on highest settings used to show it scanned 105,000 files, it now shows 300,000+ on the same data. hmm, i dont really see much difference other than this though, 10 months work?...really?
     
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  15. Blackcat

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    Hopefully not the default settings in the beta :p :blink: ?
    Probably partly due to more unpackers now.
     
  16. C.S.J

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    no it wasnt default settings, i set it to delete certain things and quarentine others.

    default was 'report'

    still, 1hr 30 mins for 30gb on an amd dual core x2 processor, is not good.

    but at least they have 'promised' a faster, much faster scan speed in the next version.
     
  17. Firefighter

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    What's the correct number of defs just now. I have a valid license to Drweb to the end of May but when I used my former Beta registration codes the total defs were only 162060 just now. Have they modified those defs or is my update URL wrong?

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     

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    hi firefighter,

    that number is correct, 162060 31.12.2006

    its now 162070, just to let you know.
     
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  19. Firefighter

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    Hi there! I was before one of those first DrWeb fanboys in here until DrWeb scored too low in Av-Comparatives. Do you know a valid test file to test this a signature-independent malware detection method module? If so, PM me the real URL to check it out how it works because the old good doctor still have never let me down, Please! ;)

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!

    PS. The full scan took almost two hours but the number of total scanned files were about 400.000, maybe this will tell to the other av-vendors what's the meaning of TOTAL FULL SCAN? :D
     
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  20. Blackcat

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    FF, what's the scan speed if you deselect archives?
     
  21. Firefighter

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    Maybe the update is working now because the number of signs is now 162072. :D

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  22. Littlemutt

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    Still no faster than when I tested before, they have a long way to go to speed up scans.


    =============================================================================
    Total session statistics
    =============================================================================
    Objects scanned: 264430
    Infected objects found: 2
    Objects with modifications found: 0
    Suspicious objects found: 2
    Adware programs found: 0
    Dialer programs found: 0
    Joke programs found: 0
    Riskware programs found: 0
    Hacktool programs found: 0
    Objects cured: 0
    Objects deleted: 0
    Objects renamed: 0
    Objects moved: 0
    Objects ignored: 3
    Scan speed: 93 Kb/s
    Scan time: 09:21:15
    ============================

    WinXP SP2 650Mhz CPU 512Meg RAM
     
  23. Firefighter

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    I've not done that kind of scan yet. Maybe tomorrow. :)

    Still, I was able to surf during the full scan of DrWeb when it was much more difficult with AntiVir Classic.

    Best Regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  24. C.S.J

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    i think in version 5, i would go as far as to say.... you can expect it to scan in under 4 hours.

    i expect my machine to scan in less than 30 minutes on a FULL scan with best settings. (version 5)
     
  25. Firefighter

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    There are absolutely faster scanners than drweb, but what they actually scan in a full scan? :D Even the HP PSC 1510 installer (about 500 Megs) had about 30k of files, how with those other scanners? ;)

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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