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2% remove it98% keep it
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VersionDistribution 9.09% 18.18% 4.55% 4.55% 4.55% 13.64% 4.55% 18.18% 4.55% 4.55% 4.55% 4.55% 4.55%

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Dr.Web Security Space 7.0

What is Dr.Web Security Space?  (from Doctor Web)

Dr.WEB is not just an Anti-virus product. It has the ability to go beyond other products on the market by being able to detect, cure and or delete malicious programs such as, but not limited too: Mass-mailing worms, E-mail viruses, File viruses, Trojans, Stealth viruses, Polymorphic viruses, Bodiless viruses, Macro vir...  Read more


Dr.Web Security Space 7.0 is a program developed by Doctor Web. The most used version is, with over 98% 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 main program executable is dwservice.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 149.69 KB (153,280 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 48% of users of Dr.Web Security Space come from Russia, it is also popular in UA and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.drweb.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DrWeb\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1D3EC754-CBE5-4495-808B-43C461A4A3A8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 149.69 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Dr.Web Security Space 7.0

Program executable:dwservice.exe
Name:Dr.Web ®
Dr.Web Control Service
Path:C:\Program Files\DrWeb\dwservice.exe
Additional files:
  • dwqrui.exe - Dr.Web (R) Anti-Virus (DrWeb (R) Quarantine Manager)
  • dwscancl.exe - Dr.Web (R) Console Scanner
  • 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
  • dwprot.sys - Dr.Web Anti-Virus (Dr.Web Protection for Windows)
  • spiderg3.sys - Dr.Web File System Monitor
  • dwsysinfo.exe - Dr.Web SysInfo
  • drwupsrv.exe - Dr.Web ® (Dr.Web Updater)
  • dw_wfp.sys - Dr.Web Net Filter® for Windows driver
  • dwnetfilter.exe - Net filtering service
  • dwscanner.exe - Dr.Web Scanner SE
  • frwl_inst.dll - Dr.Web Firewall for Windows installer
  • frwl_notify.exe - Dr.Web Firewall for Windows notify module
  • frwl_set.exe - Dr.Web Firewall for Windows settings 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
  • 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".
  • dwnetfilter.exe runs as a service named 'Dr.Web Net Filtering Service' (DrWebNetFilter).
  • 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.".
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".

How do I remove Dr.Web Security Space?

You can uninstall Dr.Web Security Space 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 Security Space 7.0, 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 Security Space.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 23%
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 77.27%
Windows XP 22.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 22.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.73%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.55%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.00% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 48.00%
  UA 20.00%
  United States 16.00%
  Germany 8.00%
  BY 4.00%
  Estonia 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
ASUS 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Sony 5.88%
Alienware 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Common models
Samsung R425D/R525D 6.67%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 6.67%
Acer Aspire 7560G 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 6.67%
LENOVO 20157 6.67%


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