Dr.Web anti-virus for Linux successfully detects not only Unix-based malware, but also those written to target Windows/DOS systems. As all Dr.Web products, Dr.Web anti-virus for Linux uses the same bets-of-breed anti-virus engine and the virus databases. Besides, it includes extended databases for detection of spyware/adware/riskware/paid dialers/joke programs.
- High scanning speed
- Very frequent updates
- High detection level of yet unknown viruses by powerful Dr.Web heuristic analyzer and the Origins Tracing technology
- User friendly interface
- Ease of usage
Dr.Web is not an anti-virus only!
Dr.Web successfully detects, cures or removes viruses and all types of malicious objects, including rootkits, mail and network worms, file viruses, Trojan programs, spyware, adware, hacker tools, paid dialers and joke programs.
Unique non-signature detection technology
The Origins TracingTM technology has been added to traditional signature scan and heuristic analysis. It significantly improves detection of yet unknown viruses. Malicious objects detected using the new technology get the .Origin extension to their names.
Correct scan of archived and packed files
Dr.Web correctly checks the majority of existing formats of packed files and archives with any nesting level, including multi-volume and self-extracting, which is extremely important for e-mail systems. Dr.Web recognizes over 1000 types of archives and packers.
Very frequent updates of the virus database
Updates to the Dr.Web virus database are released as soon as new entries are added - up to several times per hour. "Hot" add-ons are released as soon as a new piece of malware is caught and analyzed. Dr.Web global monitoring network collects samples of new viruses from all over the world. Updates are delivered to customers from several updating servers located in different parts of the globe.
Dr.Web has the most compact virus database
That's why files are scanned quickly, sparing hard drive disk space and RAM, as well as Internet traffic for downloading of the updates is almost instantaneous. Just one entry in the Dr.Web virus database allows detecting dozens, or hundreds, or even thousands of similar viruses.
High protection level
Three types of scanning modes - Fast check (optimal), Full check (more thorough but resources consuming, enabled by default) and the Advanced mode (for experienced users only) allow to choose the necessary protection level. On demand scanning modes allow to enable check of all files or by the type of files. A user can specify the necessary action for detected threats - informing, curing the infected objects, deletion or moving to the quarantine, renaming. The scanning results are displayed in the table in the report field of the main scanner window. The scanner's statistics report is displayed in the "Statistics" pane.
The infected or suspicious objects detected by the scanner can be moved to the quarantine. In future, a user can either cure them, or delete. From the "Quarantine" pane users can go to the page where a suspicious file can be sent to the technical support service of Doctor Web, Ltd. From time to time, a user can scan quarantined files (the "Check quarantine" button in the "Check" pane). If the files detected by the scanner as suspicious and moved to the quarantine are now detected as infected, users can try to cure them or delete, if incurable.
Easy to use
The GUI module of the scanner makes it easier to setup parameters for scanning and enables full control over the scan process. Objects to scan can be easily selected, added or removed from the scan list, which can be saved and re-used for further scans. The scanner graphical interface module allows to contact Dr.Web technical support service and send requests.
The updating utility supports automatically updated list of trusted updating servers by drl-files with URLs of servers digitally signed by Doctor Web, Ltd. The operation of the updating utility is logged and several levels of details of the log file are supported. The report on the updating can be viewed via the console or sent by e-mail.
- Supported OS - all GNU/Linux distributions with kernel 2.6.x (32-bit & 64-bit).