Dr.Web Security Space for Android (hereinafter—Dr.Web) protects mobile devices running the Android™ operating system as well as TV sets, media players and game consoles working under Android TV™ platform from various virus threats designed specifically for these devices.

The app features technologies of Doctor Web that are implemented to detect and neutralize malicious objects that may harm your device and steal your personal data.

Dr.Web uses the Origins Tracing™ for Android technology that detects malware. This technology allows to detect new families of viruses using the information from existing databases. Origins Tracing for Android can identify the recompiled viruses, e.g. Android.SmsSend, Spy, as well as the applications infected by Android.ADRD, Android.Geinimi, Android.DreamExploid. Names of threats detected by Origins Tracing for Android are marked as Android.VirusName.origin.


This manual is intended to help users of the devices running Android  to install and adjust the application. It also describes its basic features.

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