The Dr.Web anti-virus is an effective tool for protecting PCs and smart phones against all Internet threats. Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has been operating on the market since 2003, the development of Dr.Web products got underway significantly earlier in 1992. Users worldwide are familiar with the free utility Dr.Web CureIt!, which is designed to cure infected systems even on machines running other anti-virus programs. However, Doctor Web’s product line is wide and varied.
In Sri Lanka, people know about Dr.Web products thanks to this Russian company’s fruitful collaboration with PanAudio, a sole distributor of Dr.Web products in Sri Lanka. The flagship Dr.Web commercial product for home users is Dr.Web Security Space. It incorporates several Dr.Web products that provide comprehensive protection for PCs running Windows and anti-virus protection for OS X and Linux. In addition to the anti-virus, Dr.Web for Windows also incorporates an anti-spam, an HTTP monitor, a parental control module that lets users restrict access to unwanted websites, a firewall, the Dr.Web Cloud Checker service, and a module that blocks the use of connected video cameras and all removable media connected to PCs, prevents print jobs, and blocks network data transfers. The secure back-up storage of user files protects against the loss of valuable data. In the new Dr.Web Security Space 11.0, the company’s developers paid special attention to improving the behaviour analyser by enhancing protection against attacks that utilize zero-
Along with Dr.Web Security Space, one of the company’s most popular products is an application that protects mobile devices running Android. It provides comprehensive protection for mobile devices from all types of malware used by fraudsters to commit cybercrimes. This product has always been available free of charge to users who purchase Dr.Web Security Space commercial licenses. In addition to the anti-virus, Dr.Web for Android also incorporates an anti-spam, an anti-theft, the Cloud Checker filter, a security auditor and a firewall. To date, Dr.Web for Android has been downloaded from Google Play more than 100 million times.
“Sri Lanka is a dynamically developing country that shows tremendous interest in information technology; it is currently one of the most progressive countries in South Asia. The explosive growth of per capital GDP and the corresponding increase in the number of mobile Internet subscribers have dramatically increased the number of devices affected by current information threats, and have made this region an object of scrutiny for criminals,” says Evgenia Khamrakulova, the head of Doctor Web’s International
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