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Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows 6.0 x86

What is Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows x86?  (from Doctor Web)

Exceptionally compact and fast anti-virus solution for PC. Multilevel protection of the system memory, file system all removable media against all types of viruses, rootkits, worms, trojans, spyware/adware, dialers and other malicious programs. Virus definitions automatic updates at hourly bases going up to twice per h...  Read more


Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows 6.0 x86 is a software program developed by Doctor Web. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named dwqrui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 19.03 MB (19,951,248 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7. While about 56% of users of Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows x86 come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: solutions.drweb.com/home/win
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DrWeb\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3B5661DA-C3BA-4FAA-AC8C-C6EF02729670}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows 6.0 x86

Program executable:dwqrui.exe
Name:Dr.Web (R) Anti-Virus
DrWeb (R) Quarantine Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\DrWeb\dwqrui.exe
Additional files:
  • drwadins.exe - Dr.Web Adds-on unpacker
  • dwscancl.exe - Dr.Web (R) Anti-Virus (Dr.Web (R) Console Scanner)
  • drweb32w.exe - Dr.Web R for Windows (Dr.Web© Scanner for Windows)
  • drwebupw.exe - Dr.Web ® for Windows (Dr.Web Update for Windows)
  • drwsxtn.dll - Dr.Web ® Shell Extension
  • DrWebForOutlook.dll - Dr.Web for Outlook (Dr.Web ® for Microsoft Outlook)
  • DrWebSettingProcess.exe - Dr.Web ® for Microsoft Outlook Settings
  • drwmsg.dll - Dr.Web ® for Microsoft Outlook Messages
  • drwebsp.dll - Dr.Web Anti-Virus (Dr.Web Winsock Provider Hook)
  • dwsysinfo.exe - Dr.Web SysInfo
  • drwreg.exe - Dr.Web (R) (Dr.Web Helper)
  • dwebllio.dll - DWEBLLIO
  • frwl_notify.exe - Dr.Web ® (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
  • spideragent_set.exe - SpIDer Agent settings module for Windows
  • spiderml.exe - SpIDer Mail ® for Windows Workstation
  • spml_set.exe - SpIDer Mail ® for Windows Workstation settings module
  • drwebwcl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • drwsxtn.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DrwMenuHandlers' with a class of {E7593602-124B-47C9-9F73-A69308EDC973}.
Scheduled Task
  • drwebupw.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Dr.Web Update' (runs daily at 14:51).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • spiderml.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpIDerMail' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DrWeb\spiderml.exe" -autorun.
  • 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".

How do I remove Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows x86?

Quickly and completely remove Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows 6.0 (x86) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows x86 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows 6.0 (x86), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 x86.

Win XP 75%
Win 7 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 75.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 75.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Mexico 11.11%
  Iran 11.11%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  Lithuania 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 25.00%
MSI 25.00%
Intel 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Micro-Star MSI NOTEBOOK C... 25.00%
Acer Ferrari 5000 25.00%
Acer Aspire 1690 25.00%


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