Dr.Web is a security suite developed by a
Russian company. Dr.Web provides antiviruses and business tools for businesses
and home use. For home PC or Mac, it provides Dr.Web Security Space. It also
offers Android and Blackberry protection. Dr.Web
Antivirus Free Edition For Android can be downloaded from Google Play
Store, called Anti-virus Dr.Web Light. But this free edition lacks major
features present in the paid version of Dr.Web Antivirus for Android. The free
version does not offer the call or SMS Filter, Anti-Theft and URL Filter.
However, the free version also offers a basic protection layer, provides the
same scanning options available in the paid version and a similar interface.
Dr.Web provides the user with three
comprehensive scanning options. You can choose between a custom, full system and
express scan. A full system scan includes the external and drives attached to
the computer. The express focuses on system paths and scans them for malicious
programs. The antivirus supports heuristic and definition based malware
detection. Heuristic detection is an advanced feature as it helps to detect
malware on the bases of how it behaves. If a program is behaving suspiciously
or like malware, it will not escape the antivirus. The Dr. Web Antivirus Free Edition or the trial version of the
antivirus updates itself frequently from the information present on Dr.Web
cloud which provides the latest malware definition. This helps the antivirus to
be able to even the latest malware that is present out there. The antivirus
offers a quarantine manager where the user can review, save or delete the
The parental control offered is comprehensive
and can be easily copied on other systems with the help of the drag and drop
method. The data loss prevention feature creates a copy of files that have been
corrupted. It helps the user to recover data even if they are destroyed.
The interface is extremely easy and
user-friendly. Technical support is provided 24×7 and for customer support,
there is a telephonic center for global users.
Dr.Web Antivirus Free Edition for Windows or MAC can be downloaded from the official website. This
free edition is a trial version that can be tested before buying the original
product. There is a choice between a one-month trial or a three-month trial. A
three-month trial requires registration or account sign in, where you will be
sent the license key in your email. The same can be downloaded for Mac, where
you can choose between a three or one-month trial.
Antivirus Free Edition of Dr.Web Katana can be
downloaded from the official site as well. It will be a 30-day trial and for
further use, the user will have to buy the license. A three-month trial for
Linux can be downloaded as well. These free trials are meant to give the user
the first-hand experience with the working of the software. There are no such
free versions available, only legitimate trial versions can be used for free.
Other available sources that claim to provide a free version of the software
are illegitimate and can be malicious files too. The trial version is the only
free version that the company provides can be used free of cost.