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Dr. Web is a popular anti-virus suite developed by a Russian IT-security solutions vendor Doctor Web. It was first released in 1992, and become the first anti-virus service in Russia.

The software offers a wide range of anti-virus and anti-spam solutions with the assist of Yandex, Russia's biggest search provider, to scan e-mail attachments, There is also an add-on button for Firefox which checks malicious links.


Doctor Web's anti-virus software features anti-rootkit, anti-spyware, shield, SpIDer-Mail components and a system tray interface, Dr. Web console scanners are available for MS DOS, OS/2, MacOS and Windows. They all use the same Dr.Web virus database and search module, which are updated hourly.

Console scanners can be installed inside the infected computers or can be launched without installing. Dr. Web console scanners have relatively low system requirements and do not use the Windows system registry. Progress bar is displayed in "console scanners" by default.


As of 2008 and 2009, Dr. Web showed the following results and rewards which is listed here:

Dr. Web version date name of test award results
5.0 03/16/2009 detection and false alarm Silver Proactive Protection Award 61% - 0.2%
4.44 11/01/2008 treatment of active infections Platinum Malware Treatment Award (ahead of Avast! and Kaspersky) 100%
4.44 03/20/2008 detection of polymorphic viruses Silver Anti-Polymorphic Protection Award 21 out of 33

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