Critical areas of the system and autorun objects that are most prone to infection are not checked by Dr.Web.
This is not true. Both the scanner and SpIDer Guard (XP and Me) check both boot sectors of disks and autorun files.
In Dr.Web works only with a small number of archives, which means it is not effective enough.
No, Dr.Web also works with such file archives as ZIP, 7ZIP, ARJ, RAR, LHA, HA, GZIP, TAR, BZIP2, MS CAB, ISO, WISE, MSI, CPIO, RPM, DEB constantly growing) and with many packers (inaccessible to many similar programs).
Dr.Web anti-virus does not cure viruses in archives, because it is not reliable enough.
The fact that Dr.Web, like other antiviruses, does not cure virus-infected files inside archives does not at all affect the reliability, confirmed by many authoritative experts.
In Dr.Web Anti-Virus, you can not create several scan tasks.
Actually, it is possible to run several GUI scanners at the same time in order to simultaneously scan several partitions of the hard disk, while gaining a significant time gain.
The interrupted scanning in Dr.Web can not be continued.
No, there is a pause in the GUI scanner.
Dr.Web Anti-virus does not provide for temporary suspension of protection while working with resource-intensive packages.
Wrong opinion. Such an option is available from SpIDer Guard XP, SpIDer Guard Me, SpIDer Mail. Just keep in mind that some of them (for example, SpIDer Guard XP) such an option is available immediately, in others to enable this feature you need to change the settings of the configuration file.
Macroviruses in office documents Dr.Web does not check, because it does not recognize.
Not at all, with macroviruses in all formats of MS Office documents Dr.Web has long been a “sign”.
It is not possible to apply the selected action to all threats of the same type.
Dr.Web anti-virus allows you to configure the application of the selected action for threats of a certain type, namely:
You can not install Dr.Web on a computer infected with viruses.
Dr.Web anti-virus is exceptionally virus-resistant and is able to work immediately on a virus-infected machine. In addition, Dr.Web can be run directly from any external media (CD-ROM or USB-memory), which does not affect the performance of the anti-virus.
In Dr.Web Anti-Virus, you can not set exceptions for applications to be scanned.
No, from the scan in any Dr.Web component, you can exclude any file or folder.
Behavioral blocker in Dr.Web Anti-virus is missing.
This is not quite true. After Dr.Web there are such components as the function of monitoring the virus activity in SpIDer Mail, the function of monitoring the virus activity in SpIDer Guard Me and the heuristic analyzer, which replace the behavior blocker.
HTTP-traffic Dr.Web Anti-Virus does not scan.
This statement is true only for some versions. After all, for example, the beta version of the SpIDer Gate module provides full support for verifying HTTP traffic.
Dr.Web should integrate a firewall, which is in some other antivirus programs.
No antivirus has a built-in firewall (although a firewall of the same vendor can be offered together with an antivirus without being a part of it). It should be remembered that the firewall and antivirus are very different types of programs. Antivirus functions – analysis of objects on disk and in computer memory, while firewall is designed to analyze packets transmitted over the network. A firewall helps to increase protection, but it is by no means an obligatory component of the antivirus.
Dr.Web anti-virus is extremely resource-demanding.
This is not true. After all, the size of the Antivirus distribution kit.Web is only 9MB, it will require only 12-15MB of disk space. And special settings will allow even more to save computer resources (though, at the expense of user safety).
“On the fly” Dr.Web anti-virus does not scan archives.
No, when the archive is checked in the SpIDer Guard, they are tested before they are written to disk. However, it is not advisable to constantly use this mode of antivirus developers.
Dr.Web can help to restore a system damaged by viruses.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. The thing is that the anti-virus function does not include the ability to restore the system. For this purpose, there are specialized programs that back up critical user data, and standard recovery tools built into Windows.
Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0. Dr.Web does not support.
Anti-Virus supports not only all Windows (95 OSR2.98 / Me / NT4.0 / 2000 / XP / 2003), but also earlier operating systems – MS DOS, PC DOS, OS / 2.
After Dr.Web has checked the disk, other antiviruses find viruses on the same disk. So, the work of the antivirus was substandard?
The fact is that Dr.Web detects and neutralizes only workable viruses that can cause real harm. Inefficient codes that do not carry any harm, this antivirus does not take into account. It is these “broken” viruses that find other antiviruses when you double-check.
For installation on laptops, Dr.Web is not suitable.
Because laptops are the same computers as stationary computers, this antivirus is quite suitable for them. One should only take into account that, since laptops have less RAM, less powerful processors, they can “slow down” this antivirus somewhat more than stationary computers. Yes, and hard disk scanning will continue for longer, since the distinguishing feature of laptops is very slow reading of information from the hard drive.
Dr.Web Anti-virus does not provide the ability to specify a port in the settings for scanning e-mail traffic.
No, there is such an option in the SpIDer Mail mail monitor (and automatic interception, installed by default, and the ability to set the mode of interception of ports through which the mail traffic passes manually).
To check on the fly messages received via IMAP protocol Dr.Web Anti-Virus can not.
This is not true. This feature is provided in the updated version of SpIDer Mail.
Dr.Web rarely (once a week) is updated.
No, Dr.Web updates are constantly released. And once a week, on the basis of these additions, the company “weekly addition” to the virus databases. It should be mentioned that the automatic updating of anti-virus databases in Dr.Web for Windows is configured by default for hourly updates.
Dr.Web database is so compact because it knows very few viruses. Older viruses simply exclude signatures from the database. That’s why the test passes quickly.
No, in the collection of this antivirus there are viruses of almost all generations. And the speed of scanning increases due to the optimization of the scanning algorithm, and not as a result of the small amount of information about various viruses.
It is not possible to receive updates more often than provided by the developers of Dr.Web.
This is an erroneous opinion. Although Dr.Web Scheduler, installed by default, is configured to receive databases once per hour, it is quite possible to configure it to receive updates of the virus databases several times within an hour, which has recently become quite relevant.