Q&A About Dr.Web

vonvon

Level 1
Nov 25, 2014
32
Hi !
I use Dr.web on Linux (light and powerful) to avoid grandchildren exchanges with other computers (win or Ios).
But I don't know if this version is light or heavy on windows ?
Thank you for your clarifications
 
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vonvon

Level 1
Nov 25, 2014
32
I write my own answer :giggle:
I try Dr.Web for windows, it seems light on web surfing, it slows down software launch a bit. The more impressive is the firewall, very few pre-authorized applications, it's obligatory to, create its own rules by each application. Long, but very interesting.
I am continuing the trial with 90 days free and a very strong impression of security. The gui is very clear and easy to use.
Really a very interesting product, and not a bloatware at all.
 

vonvon

Level 1
Nov 25, 2014
32
Okay, end of the parenthesis with Dr.Web. Very interesting, but psycho-rigid, it takes a long time to configure the firewall, among other things with screensavers. The product is powerful, but lacks automation, my wife is stuck with firewall pop-ups all the time. The product is not intuitive enough for a family in which there is only one geek. I return back to my other Russian product, Kaspersky.
Either way, Dr.web requires a fairly powerful machine.
Perhaps later.
 

sepik

Level 11
Aug 21, 2018
521
I've been testing Dr. Web Security Space v12.5 Beta couple of days now. I really like it so far. I installed only AV and firewall component though.
You can fine-tune it to get even better protection, especially behavior analysis(aka KATANA). Where you can finetune various "HIPS" settings.
Tested it against some new bazaar samples (.exe), and it detected most of them by signatures and the rest of them by heuristic analysis(when running the sample(s).

Cons:
-- Really slow scan speed, even "Express scan" took a lot if time to finish. Didn't bother to do full scan.
-- Installed GOG version of Icewind Dale 2 (about 1,4 gb in size) took about 15 min to finish on quad-core I3 2.0 ghz and SATA II SSD. Disabling "Scan installation packages" sped up the installation procedure a lot.
-- PUP detection should be improved.

Overall, i like Dr.Web Security Space a lot, especially after you tweak it. Dr.Web is not as bad as some tests show. Like i said, you need to tweak it to get most of it.

You can grab nightly beta here. Remember to check "Keys" folder too to get latest beta key.
 

Anthony Qian

Level 3
Apr 17, 2021
117
For a PC beginner, Dr Web is a nightmare, as its settings are complex and it will ask you to make a lot of decisions on whether to allow internet connection, which is not intelligent. For a PC expert, Dr Web can be a good product, but I have to say there are a lot of better security suites out there.
 

SecureKongo

Level 22
Verified
Feb 25, 2017
1,152
For a PC beginner, Dr Web is a nightmare, as its settings are complex and it will ask you to make a lot of decisions on whether to allow internet connection, which is not intelligent. For a PC expert, Dr Web can be a good product, but I have to say there are a lot of better security suites out there.
Wouldn't say that it's too complex. The only thing that is complex is the Firewall, which can be unchecked in the installation progress. Apart from that it's pretty basic and easy to understand. It's also pretty effective upon PUPs and riskware if you decide to enable the detection.
 

JB007

Level 24
Verified
May 19, 2016
1,337
I'm trying Dr. Web Security Space since 2 weeks and I feel it smooth and very easy to use.
The firewall is a bit annoying the first day.
I think the protection is as good as the other AV but I'm not sure because I'm not a malwares tester.
 

SecureKongo

Level 22
Verified
Feb 25, 2017
1,152
I'm trying Dr. Web Security Space since 2 weeks and I feel it smooth and very easy to use.
The firewall is a bit annoying the first day.
I think the protection is as good as the other AV but I'm not sure because I'm not a malwares tester.
I was testing it for a few days in the Hub and think that is a quite decent program. However, their ransomware module seems to be a little weak compared to other security solutions.
 

Farhad24

Level 1
Mar 24, 2021
27
you guys who are interested in Dr.Web might like to know, they have barely "a million" user in fact they have about 997k users.
thats way smaller than even Emsisoft userbase.

now Userbase might not be a factor for a program being good or not. but it is still such an important factor to keep in mind.

the source of them having barely a million user, is one of their last articles in the Antivirus-Times.

yea.
 
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Farhad24

Level 1
Mar 24, 2021
27
I'm not a user of DrWeb, but I'm still curious, what facts?
Not sure what do you mean by what facts, if you mean the source of that they have only a million user? as i said they mentioned it themselves in one of their recent articles in their Antivirus-Times i don't know which one exactly since i don't follow them that much really
 
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JB007

Level 24
Verified
May 19, 2016
1,337
you guys who are interested in Dr.Web might like to know, they have barely "a million" user in fact they have about 997k users.
thats way smaller than even Emsisoft userbase.

now Userbase might not be a factor for a program being good or not. but it is still such an important factor to keep in mind.

the source of them having barely a million user, is one of their last articles in the Antivirus-Times.

yea.
Hello,
Are you speaking about this Dr.Web Download antivirus for PC / Mac / Android
It is the number of community accounts and not the number of Dr.Web' users.
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