Dr.Web for Android available for testing

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  1. SergM

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    The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web launched public beta-testing of the new Dr.Web product for protection of mobile devices running Android.

    The new product scans the entire file system of a mobile device including the phone’s memory where applications files are stored. Malicious objects detected by Dr.Web for Android are moved to the quarantine.

    If the file monitor is running, Dr.Web for Android automatically scans each program installed into the device’s memory as well as each file written onto an SD card.


    How to install Dr.Web for Android:

    1. Connect the mobile device to a computer using a USB data-cable.
    2. Set the device to work as a storage device.
    3. Copy the drweb-600-android-beta.apk on the SD card.
    4. Disconnect the mobile device from the computer.
    5. Launch any file manager on the device (e.g. you can use ASTRO from the Android Market).
    6. Navigate to the /sdcard directory and find the drweb-600-android-beta.apk file.
    7. Use the application manager to start installation.

    In order to use the anti-virus you will also need a key file that can be obtained along with the distribution file in the download section.

    Doctor Web welcomes all users willing to participate in the beta-testing of Dr.Web for Android.

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    cool thanks, DLing it now
     
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    Thanks for the information. It will definitely help Android users.. :)
     
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    Just noticed it was on the Android Market for download as well. Seem to be running fine on Android 1.5.
     
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    For two weeks distribution kit Dr. Web for Android has been downloaded 35 thousand times

    The company Doctor Web, Ltd. has reported on the first results of beta-testing of antivirus Dr. Web for portable devices under control of operational system Android also has informed that for two weeks after release of a product have shown interest to it more than 35 thousand users. Also the developer has cited data Android Market according to which the program distribution kit is now on 9th place on popularity among Russian-speaking users of free utilities.

    Dr. Web for Android scans all file system of the mobile device, including area in which the user applications settle down. The file monitor "hurriedly" checks all installed in internal memory of phone of applications, and also traces operations with files on an external SD-card. The harmful programs which have been found out Dr. Web for Android, move to quarantine.


    The first harmful program under name Android. MobileSpy.1 it has been added in base of signatures Dr. Web in March, 2010. On August, 5th to it Trojan Android was added. SmsSend.1, dispatching paid sms without the knowledge of the owner of the mobile device. In total in virus base Dr. Web at present contains 7 records connected with harmful programs for Android, thus the interval between addition of new objects was reduced each time.

    Representatives of the company declare, that release of a product for OS Android for the present moment is one of priority directions for the anti-virus industry as malefactors start to use popularity of the devices working under control of this system, in the mercenary purposes.

    The Doctor Web, Ltd. invites to take part in beta-testing Dr. Web for Android all interested persons.
     
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    Re: Green Dr.Web spider for the green Android robot

    August 26, 2010


    Doctor Web releases its new anti-virus product for mobile devices Dr.Web for Android. While popularity of Android is growing steadily, the experience shows that a growing interest in a certain operating system comes along with the increasing number of malicious programs designed to infect it. The release of Dr.Web for Androlid is a logical step towards expanding the Dr.Web product line aiming to provide protection from cyber-threats for all popular operating systems including mobile platforms.


    Dr.Web for Android was in beta-testing for a month since July 26 2010 and got in the TOP list of most popular free applications at www.android.com/market with 130 000 downloads. It shows a strong interest in the new product from Doctor Web and indicates considerable relevance of the security problem for the platform. Several types of malicious programs for Android were discovered in a short period in August 2010. They include modifications of spyware from the AndroidMobileSpy family and AndroidSmsSend species covertly sending paid short messages.

    The new product scans the entire file system of a mobile device including the phone’s memory where applications files are stored. Malicious objects detected by Dr.Web for Android are moved to the quarantine.

    If the file monitor is running, Dr.Web for Android scans each program installed into the device’s memory as well as each file written onto an SD card automatically.



    How to install Dr.Web for Android:
    1. Download the Dr.Web for Android installer.
    2. Connect the mobile device to the computer using a USB data-cable.
    3. Set the device to work as a storage device.
    4. Copy the drweb-600-android.apk file onto the SD card.
    5. Disconnect the mobile device from the computer.
    6. Launch any file manager on the device (e.g. you can use ASTRO from the Android Market).
    7. Navigate to the /sdcard directory and find the drweb-600-android.apk file.
    8. Use the application manager to start installation.
    Download Dr.Web for Android from the Android Market:


    1. Use your mobile device to go to the Android Market page.
    2. Find and select Dr.Web for Android.
    3. Press Install.


    Users of Dr.Web Anti-virus Pro and Dr.Web Security Space Pro can use Dr.Web for Android free of charge.

    Download Dr.Web for Android

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  7. SergM

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    It works extremely well, but refuse to pay for security on my android phone, so im using lookout which is free, fast and simple, even though drweb is more polished, its still only a phone.
     
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    Now it is absolutely free.
    News about it in English soon will appear.
    The russian news is here
     
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    thanks Serg, that is great news.:thumb:
     
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    that is great news. Android market lists it as free.
     
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    Yes, already been told prior to your reply :)

    Only 2 current threats for android (for now)

    A paid version of drweb for android will appear I'm told, that will include protection against spam calls and spam sms messages, aswell as anti theft.

    But, the antivirus version will remain free.

    Very good advertising for them!
     
  13. SergM

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    Doctor Web announced the release of the updated Dr.Web for Android. Improvements have been done to the virus detection routines and interface to iimprove efficiency and usability of the anti-virus.

    Improvements include fixing of the error when the anti-virus detected a virus repeatedly in the same file under Android 2.2.

    Besides, changes have been done to the GUI. In particular, a link to Doctor Web’s site has been placed in the main window of Dr.Web for Android.

    Dr.Web for Android will update itself automatically. However, if automatic updating is disabled, go to the Android Market, select Dr.Web for Android from the list of applications and click on the Update button.

    In order to update via Doctor Web’s site you need to download a new distribution file.

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  14. PC__Gamer

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    I still prefer lookout, seems to run smoother and there is no waiting time to scan when an app is installed.

    Both good options though.
     
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    thanks Serg, it really looks great. Dr Web has done an outstanding job.:)
     
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    Yup I enjoy this baby much for my device - and for free :D I have no battery extra battery drain or slowness, just like with Nortons Android protection. Dr. Web so far, just feels more well integrated :thumb:
     
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