From Doctor Web:
Comprehensive anti-virus security solution for your Windows PC. Real time protection. Installation and operation in an infected system and exceptional resistance to viruses. Efficient detection and neutralization of all types of threats. Fast multi-thread scanning powered by multi-core systems. Protection from latest malicious programs designed to bypass detection by traditional signature-based scan and heuristic analysis. Protection of data against corruption. Comprehensive analysis of packed threats. Scan of archived files at any nesting level. Best detection and neutralization of complex viruses. Filters spam and other types of unsolicited messages without training the anti-spam. Real time scanning of traffic on all ports. With secure search, Google, Yandex, Yahoo, Bing and Rambler will only return links to content considered safe by the search engines - unsafe content is filtered out by the search engines. Secure communication - instant messenger traffic filtering. Efficient protection of children against exposure to objectionable content. Prevent unauthorized use of removable devices and the computer. Dr.Web Cloud - check URLs on Doctor Web's servers. Protects against unauthorized access by a network; prevents data leaks; blocks suspicious connections on package and application layers. Remote administration from other computers in the local network without installing the Dr.Web Control Center.
What's new in this version:
New version release. The anti-virus interface offers a radical redesign.
contains active viruses...beware. Horrible garbage,
Contains active viruses. I did not remove my antivirus as it wanted me to and as it began to install, my antivirus notified me of 2 different viruses detected in this crap. I had just begun to download, so no telling how many more there is.
I am totally blowed away by Dr.Web. I thought I had a clean PC until I installed Dr.Web, it found 20 infections that a very reputable and expensive anti-virus program missed. I couldn't believe it. It found adware, trojans, backdoor and downloader trojans. I was amazed that this stuff was in my PC after scanning with the other av program I had installed. I have tried 1 paid and 2 free av's recently and none of them found what Dr.Web found and cleaned . I don't know why more people don't know about this program. I am going to recommend it to everyone I know. If you think you have a clean PC, download Dr.Web and see what it finds. You will probably be surprised at what you find. I sure was. It's not free, but it is well worth buying. Give it a try, I think you will like it. As good as the guard is you should not need a anti-spyware app running it's resident shield with Dr.Web. It protects you from viruses and spyware too. Email checker is great too. Also if you have a valid license for another anti-virus that you bought you can get a migration disount when you buy Dr.Web. Info is on there web site. Try it I don't think you will be disappointed. I know I'm not.
As mentioned in another post scanning does take a little longer than other AV's, but in my opinion that means it's doing a better job. Certainly found more on my PC than anything else I've used. The interface could use a little work. You might have to read the help file to find where a few things are and how to set them. Not that complicated, I figured it out and I am not that computer savvy. It does add 3 icons to the system tray, but you can disable or hide them if you don't need them starting at system start. There is an icon for mail in the tray. I have disabled it from start up, I am on dial-up and do not need it running until I am online. I read in the Dr.Web forums that you really need 512mb of ram, but I only have 256mb and it is running smooth on my Windows XP Home SP2.
This is an excellent Anti Virus, that runs smooth on my PC. It updates on default every hour, and apart from the icons in the system tray, you wouldnt know it was there. My browsing is fast, and my e-mail comes in being scanned equally as fast. I rate this alongside Nod, Kaspersky, etc, but at a much cheaper price. If you can prove that you are migrating from another Anti Virus-you get a massive discount as well! Dont be put off by a previous posters comment about the forum being all in Russian-there is an English "Question and Answers" section.
The scan is a bit time consuming-but speed isnt everything.