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Dr.Web Anti-virus for macOS

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

Dr.Web Anti-virus for macOS

hit the market in 2009

It is (wrongly) believed that machines running macOS 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 macOS

Highly rated by PC Magazine / RE

Dr.Web for macOS 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 macOS to run without interfering with user experience.
  • Dr.Web for macOS 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.
  • macOS 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.