Questions about Dr. Web

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  1. Sputnik

    Sputnik Registered Member

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    I've been trialling Dr. Web 4.33 today. And I was wondering about some points. Maybe the Dr. Web users here can point them out.

    1) The memory scan wich is preformed at the start of the "scanner" is very slow, and takes up to 90 seconds.
    2) By default the "Enhanced Detection" is turned off in the on-access scanner. Is it recommend to turn it on?
    3) Memory usage of the on-access scanner and the scheduler grows extremely. They start off with around with around 1mb - 3mb but after using the computer and running the (on-demand) scanner they growed to more then 20mb+ each.

    Do the other Dr. Web users have the same things discriped here? I'm curious :)
     
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    Probably system specific. Immediately after the Scanner's start, scanning of the main memory and the Windows autorun files here takes less than 15s.

    But it may also depend upon what else you may have running alongside SpiderGuard. For example, during the times when I have Ewido's Monitor running, checking memory, the startup scan does takes longer than usual.
    This Enhanced protection mode is the background scanning engine which supposedly covers the "potential hole" in the Smart-mode of SpiderGuard. Any files not scanned by SpiderGuard are checked in this EPM only when your computer is idle. If you keep the default setting just make sure that you carry out regular on-demand scanning.

    Supposedly if it is disabled in the default setting this EPM may not be crucial and I am not running it at present. Whether you enable it or not may depend on whether you see any conflicts/slowdowns with this mode switched on.
    Take a look here.
     
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    @Blackcat
    Thanks you very much for your information. I took a several actions (please notice that in my test enviroment Dr. Web is the only program installed on the OS):

    1) Turned off the "Memory Scan" at the start of the on-demand scanner. Since the on-access scanner is running all the time, I think it's reather useless.

    2) I turned on the "Enhanced Detection", and left the other settings default. But this setting enabled just makes me feel safer.

    Well that's it for today. Again thanks for the information. I trial Dr. Web till the trial license runs out.
     
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    I hope you enjoy Dr Web. Don't forget you can now test SpIDerGate ;)
     
  5. Sputnik

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    @Blackcat
    Yes I do enjoy testing Dr. Web till now. I didn't install the SpIDerGate yet, but will try it out later this week. I'm not sure whenever I will buy it if my BitDefender license runs out. They're about the same price (BitDefender is a little cheaper) and it seems BitDefender delivers just the most value for money.

    Besides, if the AntiVir Personal Classic remeans free, then I use that once expect of any pay product. I've no problems at all with their update servers (~300kb/s always) and like the interface.

    To come back at Dr. Web, it's really a nice product. And if I had more money to spend it would be a buyer for me :)
     
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    Don't forget the migration license for Dr Web at present, which makes the price very attractive. But BitDefender is a very good AV.
    Another very good AV ;)

    The main problem is that there are too many very good AV's at present so it is very difficult to choose which one to use.
     
  7. Sputnik

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    Yes, I saw the migration program. However I get a 20% discount on all BitDefender purchases (also on renewal prices) wich is very interesting too.

    Lol yes it almost seems that way. It's really about personal preference when choosing a AV, so many nice and good preforming products around.
     
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