Dr. Web Anti-Virus for Workstations

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This full-blown antivirus program scans files on demand and protects your PC every time you open a file or receive a letter. You can specify which folders or types of files to check as well as actions to perform on infected objects. The real-time protection intercepts every unauthorized attempt to access files and hard-drive system areas and checks any object trying to penetrate the local file system. The program checks e-mail messages before the mail client processes them.

We found that the interface was not very convenient for picking several folders for scanning. Also, you have to use command-line parameters to schedule automatic runs. But the small amount of memory consumed and this program's reasonable price give it a boost.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.31a


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added March 1, 2004
Version 4.31a

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP


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Developer's Description

Dr. Web Anti-Virus for Workstations provides powerful and reliable antivirus protection for your workstation. With default settings, Dr. Web automatically scrutinizes all possible ways of viral intrusion, and blocks and reports any malicious behavior. The user may entrust Dr. Web with automatically eliminating all detected viruses, worms, and Trojan horses, thus keeping the PC in the cleanest state. It intercepts every attempt to access files and hard-drive system areas and performs real-time checks of any object trying to penetrate the local file system. Upon detecting a virus or any other malicious program, Dr. Web blocks access to the file, so that no harmful activity occurs until the user has a chance to choose an appropriate action, or Dr. Web takes care of it. Due to the deep integration of this on-access antivirus technology into the operating system, the real-time monitoring cannot be terminated by any other application, which distinguishes Dr. Web from many other antiviruses.

Version 4.31a added 244 new virus records.

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