New Dr.Web CureIt! with efficiency improved manyfold

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  1. SergM

    SergM Registered Member

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    The Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web announced the release of the completely reworked version of its free utility Dr.Web CureIt! that comes to rescue of millions of users all over the world in the time of need. The updated version features brand new algorithms for neutralization of cyber threats. During beta-testing the utility demonstrated superior efficiency compared with other Dr.Web products. Improvements incorporated into the new Dr.Web CureIt! will be implemented in the commercial version of the utility and later in all Dr.Web products.


    The key innovation of Dr.Web CureIt! is its own starter that solves curing issues that arose due to flaws in operation of a standard WinRAR unpacker. It also minimizes the probability for malicious programs to block the utility upon its starting and doesn’t allow unpacking the file without launching it. By now intruders might take advantage of the latter issue and use third party tools to build the utility on their own and spread Trojans disguised as Dr.Web CureIt!.

    Dr.Web self-protection is initiated at the earliest phase of launching. New stealth algorithms allowing the utility to remain unnoticed by viruses rule out the possibility of blocking before this point.

    In order to deal with widely spread Trojan.Winlock programs the unique blocker neutralization mode has been implemented in Dr.Web CureIt!. Upon launching the utility all its windows are displayed on a protected desktop that can’t be blocked by malware. A user receives a notification informing him that he may continue using Dr.Web CureIt! in the enhanced protection mode (in this mode no other applications can be launched) or switch to the standard mode. If the user decides on staying in the enhanced mode, he won’t be able to change for the standard mode of operation until scanning is completed.

    Unlike the previous versions, new Dr.Web CureIt! is fully compatible with various system emergency tools for Windows such as LiveCD.

    System requirements of the utility have changed: now it runs only under Windows 2000 and later; support of both 32- and 64-bit systems has been implemented with self-protection and enhanced anti-blocker mode operational in both cases. As before the utility is updated as new virus databases are released to remain up-to-date at all times.

    The new Dr.Web CureIt! proved to be highly demanded and received positive feedback from a large number of users during the beta-testing. Developers did their best to ensure that the upgraded utility would remain one of the most powerful tools of emergency anti-virus aid.

    Download new Dr.Web CureIt!

    http://news.drweb.com/show/?i=1180&lng=en&c=5
     
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    I think everyone should be happy with this news :thumb:
     
  3. SergM

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    Try it and write the comments ;)
     
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    No need to do that atm as it would take some time to scan my pc, which has its face washed already anyway ;)

    But thanks for the news man :cool:
     
  5. sg09

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    Great News...:D
     
  6. justenough

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    I am looking for an on-demand AV to go with Hitman Pro and MBAM. Just ran my first Dr Web CureIt! quick scan, ran smoothly no problems. Will do a complete scan tomorrow.
     
  7. clocks

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    Quick scan took forever. I hate to imagine what the full scan is like.
     
  8. PJC

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    Full-Scan Time: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes.
    No Scanner (On-Demand or Resident) required such a long time to Fully Scan my PC.
     
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  9. SergM

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    You want speed or quality?
    Many vendors offer speed, but not quality
     
  10. gery

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    i want both and i guess many do
    also many vendors offer both speed and quality
     
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    You can tweak the speed by doing an extension scan only.
     
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    -Isn't it possible to have them BOTH?
    -Why Quality (=High Detection) must exclude High Speed and Vice-versa?

    For example, AVIRA AntiVir
    although it is Not an On-Demand Scanner/Cleaning Tool,
    like Dr.Web CureIt!,
    offers High Detection (=Quality) and High Speed Scans.
     
  13. clocks

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    Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes quick scan are two examples that have both.

    Dr Web quick scan was about a hour. Hitman Pro is about 1 minute.
     
  14. Persian Boy

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    Hello clocks,

    Try to disinfect a worm from a trusted .exe and you will see that MBAM or most of Hitman pro engines can't do that. But Dr.Web AV/CureIt can.

    ~Comment removed~
     
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    How much files have been checked up AVIRA AntiVir and Dr. Web CureIt! And for what period of time?
    Here it also will be the answer
     
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    Dr Web is the thoroughest scanner ever seen by me.
    btw, Dr Web is now integrated in Hitman Pro. But I doubt if the Dr Web scanner part in Hitman will be as effective as in CureIt.
     
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    Just a reminder. We are not a malware trading forum. See the Terms Of Service for using these forums.
     
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    My entire System = 2 Hard Disks...Every time, I check my Setup...
     
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    Hitman Pro did not scan every file...Whereas Dr. Web CureIt scan everything...
     
  20. EliteKiller

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    CureIt used to only take an avg. of 5-10 min to scan your drive, but I noticed a while back that the scan times increased ten fold. I quit using it while I was on-site or remotely cleaning infected pc's. In fact it's rare that I use it altogether now. However I may give this new version a trial run in the near future.
     
  21. clocks

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    Even with quick scan? Then what is the purpose of quick scan, and how is it different than the full scan?
     
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    YOU are not able to read? In the main window of the scanner all it is described.
    At primary scanning operative memory and the started applications is checked.
    At express scanning it is checked :
    "In this mode the following objects are scanned:
    * Random access memory
    * Boot sectors of all disks
    * Startup objects
    * Boot disk root directory
    * Root directory of Windows installation disk
    * Windows system folder
    * User documents folder ("My documents")
    * System temporary folder
    * User temporary folder"
     
  23. clocks

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    I guess not ~snip~
     
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    Does anyone have any additional feedback on DrWeb Cureit? I tried the "new" DrWeb Cureit for the first time today. I just finished scanning the System Partition of all three of my Windows XP Pro SP3 PC's (Custom Scan (System Partition), Report Only, No Prompts).

    Yes, DrWeb Cureit does take much longer than many of the other Anti-Malware scanners. It "typically" took around 1.5 to 4.5 hours for the scans. The ~4.5 hours scan time was for an 8 year old PC.

    Only one "Suspicious" file (shown as a Probable Script.Virus) was detected. This file is 'apparently' the Windows Registry backup which is optional during the the installation process of Spybot Search & Destroy. I uploaded this backup reg file to VirusTotal and DrWeb was the 1/43. Therefore, I conclude that this is a False Positive.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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  25. risl

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    It is a scanner component of Dr.Web antivirus. Full AV-database, heuristics and cleaning abilities.

    What I think makes it stand out from the crowd is the ability to operate in heavily infected machines, in situations where many tools even refuse to start. Other strong point is the ability to handle complicated malware like file infectors, rootkits etc. I've never seen it being unable to perform actions to malicious objects.

    .. and ofcourse, it doesn't require an installer.

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    About the scanning speed: I'm a Dr.Web AV user and the complete scan takes over 2 hours on my computer.. and this is just over 60 GB of data. For example, avast does this in 15-20 minutes. It is quite annoying and i rarely perform full system scans these days :)
     
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