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2% remove it98% keep it
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VersionDistribution 8.33% 8.33%

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Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows

What is Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows?  (from Doctor Web)

Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows is the industry leader in curing active infections. It is an efficient tool for constant monitoring of system health that blocks attempts of viruses, Trojans, mail worms, spyware and other malicious programs to get into a protected system from any external source. Dr.Web is very user-frien...  Read more


Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows is a program developed by Doctor Web. The most used version is, with over 10% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 67.71 MB (70,998,359 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 59% of users of Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and Kazakstan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.drweb.com
Help link: support.drweb.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DrWeb
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Doctor Web\Setup\drweb-win\win-setup.exe /instMode remove
Estimated size: 67.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows

  • drwsxtn.dll - Dr.Web ® for Windows (Dr.Web ® Shell Extension)
  • drwsxtn64.dll
  • drwebforoutlook.dll - Dr.Web for Outlook (Dr.Web ® for Microsoft Outlook)
  • drwebforoutlook64.dll
  • drwebsettingprocess.exe - Dr.Web ® for Microsoft Outlook Settings
  • drwmsg.dll - Dr.Web ® for Microsoft Outlook Messages
  • drwmsg64.dll
  • dwscancl.exe - Dr.Web Anti-Virus (Dr.Web Console Scanner)
  • dwsysinfo.exe - Dr.Web SysInfo
  • drwupsrv.exe - Dr.Web ® (Dr.Web Updater)
  • dwnetfilter.exe - Net filtering service
  • dwscanner.exe - Dr.Web Scanner SE
  • dwservice.exe - Dr.Web Control Service
  • frwl_inst.dll - Dr.Web Firewall for Windows installer
  • frwl_notify.exe - Dr.Web Firewall for Windows notify module
  • frwl_svc.exe - Dr.Web Firewall for Windows service
  • spideragent.exe - SpIDer Agent for Windows
  • spideragent_adm.exe - SpIDer Agent admin-mode module for Windows

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • drwsxtn.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DrwMenuHandlers' with a class of {E7593602-124B-47C9-9F73-A69308EDC973}.
  • drwsxtn64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DrwMenuHandlers64' with a class of {035B18F9-A217-44d5-91C9-B682C33C1078}.
3 Services
  • dwnetfilter.exe runs as a service named 'Dr.Web Net Filtering Service' (DrWebNetFilter) "Dr.Web Net Filtering service checks your Internet and e-mail traffic for viruses, spam and dangerous content. It is essential part of the Dr.Web Anti-Virus. Please do not stop and do not disable it.".
  • frwl_svc.exe runs as a service named 'Dr.Web Firewall Service' (DrWebFwSvc) "Dr.Web (R) Firewall Service is a system level application of Dr.Web (R) Firewall. It is essential part of the Dr.Web (R) Anti-Virus! Please do not disable it.".
  • dwservice.exe runs as a service named 'Dr.Web Control Service' (DrWebAVService) "Dr.Web Control Service is an essential part of Dr.Web (R) Anti-Virus! Please do not stop and do not disable it".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • spideragent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpIDerAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DrWeb\spideragent.exe".
  • frwl_notify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Firewall' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DrWeb\frwl_notify.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0039866771%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00128496%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00270172%
0.015104% average
Memory:7.05 MB
Total CPU:0.0032752276%
Kernel CPU:0.00115620%
User CPU:0.00211902%
Memory:2.02 MB
Total CPU:0.0001906067%
Kernel CPU:0.00012845%
User CPU:0.00006215%

How do I remove Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows?

You can uninstall Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.17%
Windows 10 29.17%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.26% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 59.26%
  United States 14.81%
  Kazakstan 11.11%
  UA 7.41%
  BY 3.70%
  Sweden 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
ASUS 26.32%
Alienware 10.53%
Acer 10.53%
Sony 5.26%
Common models
Sony VPCJ11M1R 4.76%
O.E.M O.E.M 4.76%
MSI MS-7752 4.76%
MSI MS-7673 4.76%
MSI MS-7641 4.76%
HP ProBook 4515s 4.76%


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