Dr.Web protects file and mail servers, separate workstations, corporate networks and Internet gateways worldwide. Large national Telcompanies choose Dr.Web for mail servers for its high-performance, stable operation and irreproachable detection of viruses combined with extremely low false detection rate. Dr.Web defends file servers of large businesses and data storages of universities and research institutes. Each and every piece of network receives protection by Dr.Web.
Created in the early 90s in Russia by Igor Daniloff, Dr.Web® has always reflected its author’s basic philosophy: security means no compromise. Many innovations marked by Dr.Web has long become a standard for the AV industry, for example, cross-platform structure. Having appeared as the response to the growing threat of polymorphic viruses, Dr.Web Anti-virus still remains in the lead, always showing 100% results in the Virus Bulletin comparative reviews for this type of the most complicated viruses.
The other feature that has always distinguished the Dr.Web® anti-virus from its competitors is its low memory/resource usage, so that this AV remains unnoticeable to a user. This low footprint TOGETHER with its high detection abilities have attracted millions of users around the world to Dr.Web.
Dr.Web® for Windows includes the following components (available components may vary depending on the type of license):
Dr.Web® Scanner for Windows is an anti-virus scanner with a graphical interface. The program is launched at a user’s request, or as scheduled, and performs computer anti-virus scanning. There is also a program's version with a command line interface (Dr.Web Console Scanner for Windows).
SpIDer Guard® for Windows is an on-access anti-virus scanner (also called a monitor). It constantly resides in memory and scans files “on the fly”, instantly detecting any virus-like activity.
SpIDer Mail® for Windows workstations is an anti-virus mail scanner. The program intercepts requests of any mail clients to mail servers via POP3/SMTP/IMAP4/NNTP (IMAP4 stands for IMAPv4rev1) protocols, detects and neutralizes viruses spreading through e-mail before they are received by the mail client from the server, or before the message is sent to the mail server. Providing the Dr.Web application is licensed to (that is, the key file allows to) work in the "Anti-virus + anti-spam" mode, SpIDer Mail uses the Vade Retro spam filter to scan mail for spam messages. This component is not included in Dr.Web for Windows Server.
SpIDer Gatetm is an anti-virus HTTP-monitor. By default SpIDer Gate automatically checks incoming and outgoing HTTP-traffic and blocks all malware objects.
The Parental Control component is used to restrict access to both local and web resources.
SpIDer Agent is a ultility which lets you set up and manage components of Dr.Web.
Dr.Web automatic updating utility for Windows allows registered users to receive virus database updates and Dr.Web program modules, and automatically installs them; for unregistered users, it allows to register or receive a demo key file.
Dr.Web for workstations also includes the Scheduler for Windows 95/98/Me and the Scanner for DOS.