Dr.Web 9.0 for Windows—the rapid response anti-virus

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  1. SergM

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    Dr.Web 9.0 for Windows—the rapid response anti-virus​


    September 17, 2013

    Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has released the ninth version of its products Dr.Web Security Space and Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows.

    Dr.Web 9.0 for Windows incorporates an array of innovations, providing enhanced protection from today’s most relevant threats. The new Dr.Web behaviour analyser promptly detects the latest modifications of Trojan.Encoder programs to protect user data from being decrypted by malware. It also detects known threats disguised with new packers. Upgrades made to the SpIDer Guard file monitor and Dr.Web Cloud have significantly reduced their consumption of system resources and have made Dr.Web’s operation even more unnoticeable. The new protection technologies of Dr.Web 9.0 ensure that user web searches and instant messaging are secure, while changes made to the Dr.Web Firewall have minimized the need for users to create new filtering rules.


    New! The behaviour analyser Dr.Web Process Heuristic offers effective protection against the latest unknown threats. Nearly 90% of the real threats that trouble users are Trojans: the Winlock, Encoder, Inject and Exploit families are known not only in Russia but also far beyond its borders. Years of experience analysing malware behaviour patterns laid the groundwork for Dr.Web Process Heuristic’s routines. Those routines make it possible to instantly neutralize threats—before a computer and its user incur serious damage. The similarity in the behaviour of many malicious programs enables Dr.Web Process Heuristic to identify malignant applications which are not yet known to Dr.Web, particularly new modifications of Trojan.Encoder and Trojan.Inject.

    New! Protecting user data from corruption—a real opportunity to save valuable files. The data protection feature enables a user to select the directories they need and create protected backups, so that later, if a malicious object has managed to ravage the system, the information can be restored. The data protection technology lets the user save the changes that were made to the original files—through a user-defined time interval or manually, on command. Please note that this technology is not meant to replace proper backups but rather to provide protection against threats that have been identified by the Dr.Web behaviour analyser: now you don't need to contact the support service to restore data that was corrupted before Dr.Web Process Heuristic went into action; you can restore it yourself.

    New! The unique comprehensive analyser of packed threats provides effective detection of known malicious objects concealed with new packers. This technology uses the behaviour pattern analyser Dr.Web Process Heuristic, and—in real time, and at the onset of a malicious process’s activity—makes it possible to detect that process using available, signature-based Dr.Web records. This significantly improves the detection of supposedly "new" threats that may already be known to Dr.Web but have been packed in such a way that an anti-virus doesn’t recognize them.

    Improved! The optimisation of Dr.Web Cloud and SpIDer Guard results in increased anti-virus scanning speed. Thanks to revamped Dr.Web SpIDer Guard routines, the performance of machines involved in processing large amounts of data (torrent downloads, code compiling and rendering) has been improved. Also with the goal of improving performance, there has been a redesign of the architecture of the Dr.Web Cloud service which sends URLs the user is about to visit to Doctor Web for scanning in real time.

    New! A new system for thoroughly scanning all traffic; all possible transit routes viruses could use to penetrate a computer via the Internet are blocked. Traffic (including encrypted traffic) over all protocols supported by SpIDer Mail and SpIDer Gate and on all ports is scanned—changing a port won't help avoid inspection. With version 9.0, users can also enjoy Safe Search with Google, Yandex, Yahoo!, Bing, and Rambler; only links to secure sites will appear in search results. Links to unsafe content are filtered out by the search engines themselves. Communication via such popular instant messaging services as Mail.Ru Agent, ICQ and Jabber is protected, too: their traffic is filtered, links that lead to malware and phishing sites are cropped from messages, and transferred files are scanned for viruses. The transfer of files that Dr.Web considers potentially dangerous is blocked.

    New! The Dr.Web 9.0 Parental Control module can block anyone from changing the system time and time zone, so children can’t use the computer outside of their scheduled time. This module also lets you disable the sending of print jobs, which protects against the unauthorized printing of confidential documents and can save on paper and ink.

    New! Block access to pirated sites to protect the interests of content copyright holders. Upon user consent, SpIDer Gate can now block access to sites distributing unlicensed content.

    Dr.Web users are shown a warning stating that "pirated" resources are off-limits and are asked whether they want to go to the copyright owner’s website. The list of sites with unlicensed content will be updated upon the request of copyright holders.

    New! The updated Dr.Web Firewall provides maximum ease of use. Previously, the firewall used a pre-installed database of applications and user-defined rules. Now it divides applications into those that can be trusted (legitimate from the point of view of Dr.Web) and those that cannot. Trusted applications can connect to any location and on any port. The firewall is now organised to minimize the number of questions asked by the application when the user is adjusting operating parameters.

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  2. Macstorm

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    Thanks for the news, this new version deserves a tryout :thumb:
     
  3. Taliscicero

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    @SergM

    Drop the price, I would have used Dr.Web a long time ago but buying licenses for my whole family would cost x4 as much then with any other company. Fix your prices and you will get more western interest. :thumb:

    Retarded feature, why would you include this. If someone does not want to pirate they won't and if they do then why even bother with this setting. I seriously doubt your company just for this move, and retract my above statement.
     
  4. Nightwalker

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    Russia's Law (kind of SOPA), so it isnt retarded, it really makes sense considering Dr Web marketshare there.


    http://torrentfreak.com/russia-prepares-to-broaden-brand-new-anti-piracy-law-130807/
     
  5. quanzi_1507

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    Chill, it's only "upon user consent", which might help clueless people from getting into legal troubles for accidentally downloading pirated content (e.g. "hmm Google's search results suggest a site offering Dr. Web 9.0 for free, why not?" :shifty: )
     
  6. Nebulus

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    Why stop here? It's antivirus software's job to notify the police and rat out the user for using pirated sites! That's why the user pays for this kind of software, isn't it? :rolleyes:
     
  7. J_L

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    Just think of it as Parental Controls 2.0 (bloatware). Why censor only malicious content?
     
  8. Jadda

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    Long time since I've tested Dr. Web. I remember I really liked it back when they had been developing version 7 for several years and it was becoming a myth. Haven't heard much about the spider since then. I'll give it a spin, but no way I'm purchasing it until they lower their prices.
     
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    Price, scan speed and a lack of support for non-Russian users do not help the good Doctor.
     
  10. trjam

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    well I renewed a license with them this morning and downloaded it before going to work. All went well but I noticed that opening my browser and the time it takes for my home page to appear was taking to long. But I had just installed it and when you install software sometimes it needs a few hours just to get acclimated.:argh:

    So I will check it this afternoon and report back. I really love Dr. Web but my pet peeve with any software is the hourglass just a turning, waiting on my homepage to pop up. So hopefully this isnt going to be a issue and if so I will keep it on this computer. Heck, I bought the AV, not Security Space so this doesnt even have HTTP scanning to make it slow on opening the homepage.
     
  11. Taliscicero

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    Its law everywhere, but guess what? Its not a law to include a feature like this in your antivirus product. It sends a message that to Dr.Web music producers and big corporate interests are more important then the end user. I can't think of anyone who would want to use the feature. I know its optional, but it should not even be in the product. Maybe in the future you can have an add-on for Dr.Web that tells you that you cannot buy products from amazon, because they don't fit "ethical" boundaries. Maybe you can't watch news channels on YouTube because someone says they are not for you. Or maybe website just won't show up with political views other then the two parties for America. I am just saying, don't let company's get away with slowly taking your freedoms away even if its optional.
     
  12. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Fully agree :thumb:
     
  13. SergM

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    to all. do not get so close to the heart perceive this feature. It is not necessary. It's just a tribute to the new Russian laws. No one paid attention to the brand new features: the search for unknown threats and most importantly protection from cryptographers. This function have not anybody in the AV market. When you in your home or office you will come coders will appreciate this function of demand. Russia is already groaning from these threats.

    to trjam If you are unhappy with the speed of traffic scan, try to just wait. Pages are cached and speed to recover.Now in beta conducted further optimization of this.
     
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  14. Taliscicero

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    @SergM

    Many other products already have these features under a different name, your product is no different. If its really that different and unique and amazing why don't you join testing organizations like AV-Comparatives or AV-TEST and show us what your product can do. Or like you have been doing you can avoid tests because they show your product as average and you can keep charging the western market x3 as much for your product then anyone else which you can only get away with because you don't participate in the tests. Also don't tell me what to not focus on, you did not have to legally add the copywrite feature in your product at all, on your own admission you did so to appease the will of your government, what else are you willing to do to your product if your government says it important? Maybe if they tell you to record websites visited and to block certain website access you will do this as well. My friend you don't give me much faith in your product and the resolve to put the users first before your own corporate interest and the interests of your government, which by the way you did not have to add this feature at all but chose to as explained above. :thumbd:

     
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    Our antivirus used by governments and we have to comply with their requirements.Others let Leave your thoughts without comment.
     
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    Ha-ha-ha. It's all of my comments. Sorry.
     
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    does it have a backdoor for putin?
     
  18. SergM

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    I'd be glad to.
    As for the cryptographer, this is a purely Russian invention virus writers and talk about the fact that many antivirus programs have a similar protection technology means not to understand the question.
     
  19. Taliscicero

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    (or)
    (Which is it?)
    (Are you mocking me? Let me return the favor.)
    (or)
    (Again one more time.)
    (or)
    (You are a leader in your field. How are you making this mistake on a public forum.... :thumbd:)
    You seriously did not just say that right? Your blowing my mind here.
     
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    Oh my god. Function exists. It is not enabled by default in the product. This feature does not require the execution. It simply exists. A user's right to include or not to include it. That's all.Why so many words on a simple and easy to understand things?
     
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    Why so defensive all of a sudden when you just said you would be glad to have a putin backdoor in your product? Why so defensive after i question you on the fact your statements are conflicting? :thumbd:
     
  22. TonyW

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    There's a language barrier here. You can tell his English is not that good so is it any wonder there are/will be misunderstandings.
     
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    You say that but his English was fine until he started getting defensive. If he does not speak good English he should make sure what he is saying is correct first. He is not any user, he is a higher up of the Dr.Web company. He should know better. Putin Backdoor is a pretty easy to understand phrase even for people who don't natively speak English so don't defend him just because he is Russian, he should know better.

     
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    1. I do not like Putin.
    2. I am not a spokesman for the company.
    3. Included in the product requirements of the new Russian laws (which I also do not like how many in a Russian).
     
  25. Taliscicero

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    If its not "necessary & just a tribute" then why are you saying now that its a "requirement".

     
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