Central Protection Mode

Computers and other devices where Dr.Web cooperating components are installed form an anti-virus network. Anti-virus network has a client-server architecture. Server controls client using Dr.Web Agent. Central protection mode is an operating mode of the application under the Dr.Web Agent control.

Dr.Web Security Space for Android version detailed in this manual is compatible with Dr.Web AV-Desk 10 and 13 and Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite 10, 11 and 12.

Central protection mode is available for the following Dr.Web versions:

Downloaded from the Doctor Web website https://download.drweb.com/android/.

Downloaded from your personal account of the Dr.Web Anti-virus service provider.

Received from the anti-virus network administrator of your company.

Central protection mode is not available:

For Dr.Web installed from Google Play.

For Dr.Web installed from Huawei AppGallery.

For Dr.Web on Android TV.

Components controlled from the central protection server

Features and settings of Dr.Web may be modified and blocked for compliance with your company security policy or according to the list of purchased services.

The following components can be controlled from the central protection server:

Dr.Web Scanner. Allows you to scan your device on demand and according to a schedule. It also allows you to launch scanning from the central protection server remotely.

SpIDer Guard.

Call and SMS Filter.

Dr.Web Anti-theft.

URL filter.

Application filter.

Licensing in the central protection mode

In the central protection mode, license key file is automatically downloaded from the server; your personal license is not used. When the license gets expired or blocked, contact the anti-virus network administrator of your company in order to obtain a new license, or extend your Dr.Web Anti-virus service subscription, after receiving the corresponding notification.

Virus database update in the central protection mode

In the central protection mode, you cannot update virus databases manually. Updates are downloaded automatically from the central protection server. Update settings can be modified and blocked for compliance with your company security policy or according to the list of purchased services. If the mobile mode is enabled on the server, the manual start of virus database update is available while the connection with the central protection server is lost.

Application update in the central protection mode

Some versions of central protection server support Dr.Web Security Space for Android update. If you select the New version checkbox in the application settings, you will receive a notification whenever a new version of the application is available and will be prompted to install it. Contact the anti-virus network administrator of your company for details.