Dr. Web


Dr.Web is a Russian anti-malware company and the name of its flagship software suite. First released in 1992, it became the first anti-virus service in Russia. [1]

The company also offers anti-spam solutions and is used by Yandex to scan e-mail attachments. It also features an add-on for all major browsers which checks links with the online version of Dr Web. [2]

Dr.Web AV HAS Withdrawn from tests Such As Virus Bulletin VB100% around 2008 Stating That They believe That virus scans are subject viruses are different from That of real world malware attacks. [3]

Critics, reviews and reliability

Anti-adware staunch policy led to software developers complaints that Dr. Web treated their virus free applications as “virus” and receive no response from Dr. Web if they try to contact Dr. Web to resolve the issue. [4] [5] Websites owners complaint Dr. Web refuses to reassess and delist their website from blacklists with strange reasons like “it’s not a working site” or “only website with contents will be reassessed”.

Web sites owners also complaint The Web site does not have any comment on the content of the website. Dr. Web’s malicious sites list.

Notable discoveries

Flashback Trojan

Main article: Trojan BackDoor.Flashback

Dr.Web discovered the BackDoor.Flashback Trojan that affected more than 600,000 Macs. [6]


Dr.Web discovered the Trojan.Skimer.18, a Trojan that works like an ATM software skimmer. [7] The Trojan can intercept and transmit bank card information as it is stored in the PIN code.


Main article: Linux.Encoder.1

Dr.Web discovered the ransomware Linux.Encoder.1 Linux users. [8] Linux.Encoder.2 which was discovered later in this version of this ransomware.

Trojan.Skimer Discovery and Attacks on Doctor Web Offices

Doctor Web received a threat supposedly from the Trojan writers or criminal organization sponsoring this malware’s development and development: [9] On March 31, after-two arson attacks Were the carried out one Igor Daniloff’s antivirus laboratory in St. Petersburg, [10] company received a second threat. Doctor Web released a statement that the company considers it necessary to provide for the protection of the Internet against the encroachments of cybercriminals and the reason for this. [11]

See also

  • Antivirus software
  • Comparison of antivirus software
  • Comparison of computer viruses


  1. Jump up^ “Dr.Web Web Doctor LTD / Dr.Web Reviews, Best AntiVirus Software Reviews, Review Center” . Reviewcentre.com . Retrieved 2014-02-17 .
  2. Jump up^ Web, Doctor (2013-10-07). “Dr. Web LinkChecker :: Add-ons for Firefox”. Addons.mozilla.org . Retrieved 2014-02-17 .
  3. Jump up^ “Doctor Web: statement on Comparative Viruses Review” . news.drweb.com . Retrieved 2015-11-03 .
  4. Jump up^ https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/162501-drweb-and-false-positive/
  5. Jump up^ https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/162501-drweb-and-false-positive/
  6. Jump up^ Greenberg, Andy (April 9, 2012). “Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections” . Forbes . Retrieved April 10, 2012 .
  7. Jump up^ “Trojan.Skimer.18 infects ATMs” . news.drweb.com . Retrieved 2015-11-27 .
  8. Jump up^ Dr.Web (November 6, 2015). “Encryption Ransomware Threatens Linux Users” . Forbes . Retrieved November 16, 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ “Dr.Web – Trojans ATM – Doctor Web and ATM Trojans” . antifraud.drweb.com . Retrieved 2015-12-09 .
  10. Jump up^ “ATM Skimmer Firebombed Gang Antivirus Firm – Krebs on Security” . krebsonsecurity.com . Retrieved 2015-12-09 .
  11. Jump up^ ” ” На карте – ваши деньги “Банкоматные троянцы угрожают вам, а их распространители – поджогами и физической расправой сотрудникам компании” Доктор Веб ” ” . news.drweb.ru . Retrieved 2015-12-09 .

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