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Dr.Web Anti-virus for OS X

Protection of workstations, embedded system clients, terminal and virtual server clients

Dr.Web Anti-virus for OS X

hit the market in 2009

It is (wrongly) believed that machines running OS X are not vulnerable to infection and the perfect operating system code protects them from intruders. As a result, malware find a safe haven on machines which are not protected by an anti-virus. Carelessness of a user results in loss of control over a computer.


The myth about invulnerable
Macs exploded

Dr.Web uncovered the first botnet comprised of
696,346 Macs infected with BackDoor.Flashback.39


PC Magazine


Dr.Web for OS X

Highly rated by PC Magazine / RE

Dr.Web for OS X 11.0:

  • Reliable real-time protection
  • Full HTTP traffic scanning and Internet access control
  • High Speed anti-virus scanning`
  • Minimum consumption of system resources and low updating traffic
  • With asynchronous scanning you can perform any operations on files of any type instantly—low consumption of system resources enables Dr.Web for OS X to run without interfering with user experience.
  • Dr.Web for OS X will never freeze your Mac during scanning—even if an error occurs.
  • In most cases, with default settings Dr.Web does not require the user to respond to the anti-virus in any way and will not distract you from your tasks.
  • OS X Aqua interface makes using Dr.Web intuitive and simple.

And also

  • Stylish and user-friendly interface
  • Flexible settings, and easy administration
  • Highly customizable


  • Centralized configuration of all components.
  • Constant monitoring of all objects at risk of infection—removable media, email, files and directories, including packaged and archived data.
  • Protection from unknown threats using the improved non-signature detection technology Origins Tracing™ and the intelligent heuristic analyser.
  • With the unique FLY-CODE™ technology at its disposal, Dr.Web detects and removes malware disguised with unknown packers.
  • Neutralizes viruses, Trojans and other malware.
  • Comprehensive databases for detecting spyware, riskware, adware, hack tools, and jokers.
  • SiIDer Guard® file monitor is highly resistant to attempts by malicious programs to disrupt its operation.
  • Settings of SpIDer Guard® are protected by password against unauthorized modification.
  • Automatic, manual and scheduled scans.
  • Three types of scanning: express, full and custom.
  • 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.
  • Scanning exceptions.
  • Full HTTP traffic scanning and Internet access control.
  • Quarantine to isolate infected files; quarantine storage time and maximum size can be specified.
  • Curing, restoring and removal of quarantined objects.
  • The anti-virus log contains time of each event, name of the scanned object and the type of action applied to the object.
  • Automatic (scheduled) and on-demand updating.
  • Virus notifications (that include event sounds) on viral events.
  • Detailed operation log.
  • Modules are available as command line utilities that can be used with Apple Scripts.

Only proprietary anti-virus technologies

All rights to Dr.Web technologies are reserved by Doctor Web. Doctor Web is one of the few anti-virus vendors in the world to have its own technologies to detect and cure malware, an anti-virus laboratory, and a global virus monitoring service that collects malware samples all over the Internet. This allows the lab to respond rapidly to new threats, especially those of Russian origin.

Dr.Web anti-virus software allows our customers to effectively withstand any threats, even those not yet known.