Dr.Web v.7 Anti-virus Light

Dr.Web v.7 Anti-virus Light

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

  • Customizable scanner
  • Automatic threats detection
  • Statistics
  • Is it a really needed so far?
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Expert's Review

"Protect your Android from external threats"

Reviewed by / Jul 25, 2011

Dr. Web Anti-virus Light is an antivirus for Android

Although there haven't been reported too many cases of malware on Android, it seems that the need of security on a open-source OS is in the air. Dr. Web Anti-virus Light comes to cover that need with a simple but intuitive Anti-Virus for Android.

First thing you have to do is enable SpiGuard to activate protecting warnings. Dr. Web will notify you when a threat is detected. You can set notifications from preferences.

It works in two different ways: first, you can scan by yourself your device. There are three options: quick scan, full scan (takes longer and scans even the hidden and system files) or the custom scan (select what you want to be scanned). There's also an automatic scan: every time you install a new app, Dr. Web will automatically look for threats. What's more, you can schedule scanners in order to keep your device safe of malware.

Finally, Dr. Web tracks statistics about malware detected, apps installed and scans done. It's better if you keep Dr. Web up-to-date from the tab "update". An Anti-virus is more effective if it has info about the last threats and malware.

We don't think that an anti-virus is something really needed so far. Anyway, it's a security measure that makes no damage if it doesn't kill your battery life. Dr. Web works pretty well in this sense.

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Developer's original description available here
Dr.Web for Android Light Basic protection from viruses

Attention! To protect your mobile device from all types of malware created by criminals, use comprehensive protection — the Light version is not enough.

Features and Advantages
•Quick or full file system scanning, as well as custom scanning of files and folders specified by the user.
•Real-time file system scanning with SpIDer Guard monitor whenever attempts are made to save files to the device’s memory.
•Detects new, unknown malware using the unique Origins Tracing™ technology.
•Protects the SD card from becoming infected with autorun and Exploit.Cpllnk files, which can be dangerous for devices running Windows.
•A quarantine to which detected threats can be moved and from which files can be restored.
•Minimal impact on OS performance.
•Careful use of battery resources.
•Small-sized virus database updates to save traffic, which is especially important for users with limited mobile phone plans.
•Statistics on detected threats and actions performed.
•Handy and informative desktop widgets to access the application.

This version doesn't include important components: anti-spam, anti-theft, and Cloud Checker. To protect your mobile device from all types of malware, use Dr.Web for Android (comprehensive protection).

Recently changed in this version

Added support for devices running under Android OS version 4.4.
Changed procedure of processing threats which include self-protection mechanisms.
Changed procedure of updating virus databases.
Introduced changes to decrease the number of false triggering.
Added the Azerbaijani language.
Introduced various improvements to program operation.

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Comments and ratings for Dr.Web v.7 Anti-virus Light
  • (72)

    by suparman777_1748321 on 30/07/2012


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    by Lu Quang on 26/06/2014

    is good apps

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    by Aleksandre Zaalishvili on 25/06/2014

    Long time to scan

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    by Hidry Perez on 25/06/2014

    It's perfect. I used to have it in my other phone and I have to put it in my new phone

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    by Oscar Gallardo on 25/06/2014

    My phone owes it to this app now because of this app my phone is now virus free I love this app!!!!!!!

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    by Tina Stylinson on 25/06/2014


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