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Dr.Web CureIt! — history of development

June 1, 2017

  • Components updated: detection routines including the mechanisms for discovery of brand new threats have been upgraded.

August 4, 2016

  • Now users receive awards for their feedback about Dr.Web CureIt!: a new loyalty programme

November 30, 2015

  • Now Dr.Web CureIt! makes sure its virus databases are up to date

July 29, 2015

  • Dr.Web 19.0 supports Windows 10

April 21, 2015

  • Dr.Web CureIt! 10.0 released

December 12, 2013

  • Dr.Web CureIt! 9.0 released

June 24, 2010

  • The starter and enhanced protection mode have been implemented in the utility along with brand new algorithms for neutralization of cyber threats

October 12, 2009

  • Dr.Web CureIt! became free of charge for non-commercial use only

July 20, 2009

  • Support of the Azeri and the Serbian languages is added

May 25, 2009

  • Support of Windows 7 provided

May 6, 2009

  • The utility is renamed randomly during each re-building with new virus definitions

January 28, 2009

  • Support of the Uzbek language is added

April 11, 2008

  • Support of the Thai language is added

March 13, 2008

  • Support of the Norwegian language is added

January 28, 2008

  • Support of the Vietnamese language is added

November 6, 2007

  • Support of the Chinese (Trad.) language is added

October 23, 2007

  • Support of the Turkish language is added

September 10, 2007

  • Support of the Slovenian language is added

August 7, 2007

  • Support of the Chinese (Simpl.) and the Dutch languages is added

July 11, 2007

  • Support of the Esperanto language is added

June 20, 2007

  • Support of the Italian language is added

March 30, 2007

  • Help system (in English and Russian) in chm format

February 5, 2007

  • Copyright line works as the link to the CureIt! project history page.
  • Support of the Finnish language is added.

October 23, 2006

  • Support of the Korean language is added

October 18, 2006

  • Support of the Persian language (Farsi) is added
September 5, 2006
  • Check of date of the package build is implemented. If the build is more than 4 days old, a warning message is generated and fresh version is offered for download.
  • Package build time is not Moscow, but Greenwich.
July 25, 2006
  • Support of the Armenian language is added.
July 11, 2006
  • Additionally, the utility can be operated by Tab (Shift-Tab) and Enter (Space) keys, if Windows Safe Mode does not support operation of a mouse with USB-interface, or if the mouse fails to operate at all.
  • Support of the Ukrainian language is added.
July 3, 2006
  • Support of the Arabic, the Belarusian, the Bulgarian, the Georgian and the Greek languages is added.
June 26, 2006
  • Window interface with contextual prompts and links.
  • The updated version of the utility can be received from servers of Doctor Web, Ltd. via the interface of the CureIt! which was already downloaded and saved.
  • Option to select supported languages is provided in addition to automatic detection of the language in accordance with regional settings.
April 14, 2006
  • Scanner log file, as well as not cured files placed, by default, to the quarantine directory are not deleted after the scanning, but are saved on the hard drive.
  • Prompt message on location of the log file and the quarantine directory is displayed.
  • In the scanner call command line one can specify object(s) for scanning and specify/change the operation modes.
February 2, 2006
  • The utility is renamed to cureit.exe.
November 15, 2005
  • Support of the Latvian language is added.
November 1, 2005
  • Support of the Portuguese and the Slovakian languages is added.
October 10, 2005
  • Support of the Estonian language is added.
September 29, 2005
  • Support of additional bases for detection of malware programs is provided.
September 19, 2005
  • Support of the Lithuanian language is added.
September 5, 2005
  • Support of the Hungarian language is added.
August 9, 2005
  • Support of the Spanish language is added.
June 14, 2005
  • Support of the Czech language is added.
May 11, 2005
  • The utility distribution is built several times a day (as hot add-ons to virus databases are released).
May 4, 2005
  • The drweb-cureit.exe utility was born and published on the website.
  • Interface languages: Russian, English, German, French, Polish.
  • The language is selected automatically only - according to regional settings.
  • Prompt message appears before the scanner is launched.
April 11, 2005
  • The French language is added to the AutoRun menu.
April 6, 2005
  • The following scanner languages are added: French and Polish (without option to select them in AutoRun menu).
March 9, 2005
  • Second utility prototype is released - "Cure it!" button in AutoRun menu on a company CD.
  • GUI scanner is used.
  • Interface languages: Russian, English and German with automatic detection of regional settings and the option of manual selection.
October 01, 2004
  • First utility prototype is released - cureit.bat command file and CureIt directory on a company CD.
  • Command line scanner is used.
  • Scanner language: Russian.
  • Weekly release (as weekly add-ons to virus databases are released)

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