Dr.Web Antivirus for Windows protects RAM, hard drives, and removable media of computers running Microsoft® Windows® operating system against any kind of viruses, rootkits, Trojans, spyware, adware, hacktools, and all possible types of malicious objects from any external source.
Dr.Web Antivirus for Windows architecture consists of several modules responsible for different functionalities. Scan engine and virus databases are common for all components and different platforms.
Product components are constantly updated. New threat signatures are regularly added to the virus databases, databases of website categories and rules for email spam filtration. Constant update provides an up-to-date level of protection for users’ devices, applications and data. Heuristic analysis methods implemented in the scan engine ensure an additional protection against unknown malicious software.
Dr.Web Antivirus for Windows can detect and remove unwanted programs: adware, dialers, jokes, riskware, and hacktools from your computer. To detect such programs and perform actions with the files contained in the programs, anti-virus components of Dr.Web are used.
Each of Dr.Web anti-virus solutions for Microsoft® Windows® operating systems includes a set of the following components:
—an anti-virus scanner with a graphical interface that launches on demand or as scheduled and scans your computer for viruses and other malicious software.
—a command-line version of Dr.Web Scanner.
—an on-access anti-virus scanner that constantly resides in memory while scanning processes and files on start or creation and instantly detecting any malicious activity.
—an anti-virus mail scanner for Windows workstations that monitors data exchange between mail clients on your computer and mail servers made via POP3/SMTP/IMAP4/NNTP protocols (IMAP4 stands for IMAPv4rev1), detects and neutralizes threats before they are transmitted to or from your computer thus preventing spread of infection via email.
—a plug-in that checks Microsoft Outlook mailboxes for threats.
—a personal firewall that protects your computer from unauthorized access and prevents leak of vital data through networks.
—allows registered users to receive and automatically install updates to virus databases and Dr.Web modules.
—helps you configure and manage your anti-virus product.
—a component that controls access to critical system objects and provides exploit prevention and integrity of running applications and files.