Dr.Web Antivirus For Mac OS X
Dr.Web Antivirus For Mac OS X


  • Easy-to-use control center
  • High scanning speed
  • Custom scanning profiles
  • Reliable real-time protection
  • Minimal consumption of system resources
  • Low updating traffic
  • Flexible configuration
  • Stylish and user-friendly interface


Key features

  • Scan of autorun objects, removable data storage devices, network and logical drives, e-mails, files, and directories including archives
  • Three types of scanning: express, full, and custom
  • Automatic, manual, and scheduled scan
  • Settings of SpIDer Guard® are password protected against unauthorized modification
  • Different actions can be performed with different types of objects: cure, move to the quarantine, delete; action sequences allow you to define which action will be applied to an object if the first action can't be performed
  • User-defined file and path exclusions
  • Detection and neutralization of viruses disguised with unknown packers
  • The anti-virus log contains the time of each event, the name of the scanned object, and the type of action applied to the object
  • Automatic (scheduled) and on-demand updating
  • Virus notifications, including event sounds, for all viral events
  • Quarantine to isolate infected files; quarantine storage time and maximum size can be specified
  • Curing, restoring, and removal of quarantined objects
  • Detailed operation log
  • Modules are available as command line utilities that can be used with Apple Scripts




Unique Engine Features

  • Scans archived files at any nesting level
  • Reliable detection of packed objects (even if the compression format is unknown to Dr.Web), their detailed analysis aimed at exposing hidden threats
  • Leader in detecting and neutralizing complex rootkits (Shadow.based (Confiсker), MaosBoot, Rustock.C, Sector)
  • Intelligent memory scan technologies allow viruses to be blocked in the RAM before replicating themselves to the hard drive, making it less likely for malware to exploit the vulnerability of a third-party application or the operating system
  • Dr.Web can detect and neutralize viruses that can be found only in RAM and do not exist as files on disks, e.g. Slammer or CodeRed

Detection of unknown threats

  • FLY-CODE is a unique universal decompression technology enabling Dr.Web to unpack data that has been compressed with unknown packers
  • The cutting-edge, non-signature scan technology Origins Tracing™ ensures the high probability that viruses unknown to Dr.Web will be detected
  • The heuristic analyzer, whose analyses are based on criteria that is typical of various groups of malicious programs, detects most known threats




Always up-to-date

  • Updating over the Internet, whether automatically or according to a schedule, doesn’t require user interference. Updating can also be launched manually.
  • Updating is very quick even if a slow Internet connection is used.
  • Updating servers are always available.
  • Updates can be retrieved from an HTTP server.
  • In most cases, there is no need to reboot the system to complete updating; Dr.Web starts using the updated modules and latest virus definitions right away
  • Updates are small (50-200KB).
  • To save traffic the anti-virus can be set to update virus databases only However, enabling this option is not recommended. To counter the latest threats, Dr.Web undergoes constant refinement. New features are incorporated in updated modules of an anti-virus package and are downloaded from Doctor Web's server automatically during regular updating sessions.
  • You can also reduce traffic by downloading updates as archived files A special data-compression algorithm used by Doctor Web allows reducing size of downloaded updates. Patch files are used to deliver minor additions and fixes for virus database or program modules. The special compression algorithm applied to such patches dramatically reduces the amount of transferred data.

Virus monitoring service

  • The Doctor Web virus monitoring service collects samples of malicious programs all over the Internet to create antidotes and release updates as soon as analyses are completed — as often as several times per hour.
  • As soon as an update is released, users can retrieve it from several servers located at various points of the globe.
  • To avoid false positives an update is tested over a huge number of uninfected files before it is released.
  • The intelligent system automatically adds entries for similar viruses into the database, ensuring the prompt neutralization of emerging threats.


System requirements

  • Mac ОS X 10.4 or higher
  • Intel processor
  • 120 MB free disk space