Permissions

On Android 6.0 or later, you can allow or block access to the device features and personal data for your apps.

After you install Dr.Web and accept the License Agreement, grant the app the necessary permissions. Permissions might be also requested the first time you tap or enable one of the components.

Dr.Web requires access to photos, media and files on your device on the first launch of the application. This permission is mandatory for the application.

Call and SMS Filter requires the following permissions:

Make and manage phone calls.

Send and view SMS messages.

Access your contacts.

URL filter requires access to Android accessibility features in order to operate in one of the supported browsers.

Dr.Web Anti-theft requires the following permissions:

Make and manage phone calls.

Send and view SMS messages.

Access your contacts.

Access your device’s location.

Access Android accessibility features.

Make Dr.Web a device administrator.

Dr.Web Firewall requires permission to connect to VPN network in order to track the traffic.

Dr.Web on Android TV requires the following permissions:

Access your contacts.

Access your photos, media, and files on your device.

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In the central protection mode the following permissions are requested:

Basic permissions (access your photos, media, and files, contacts, etc.)—for functionality of most app features.

Call and SMS Filter (set Dr.Web as a default phone app)—for call and SMS filtering.

Device administration—to protect the app from uninstalling and to use the full functionality of Anti-theft.

Access to accessibility features—for app filtering and full functionality of URL filter, Anti-theft, and Parental Control.

Drawing over other apps—for app filtering and Firewall functionality.

 

If the requested permissions are not granted yet, the Permissions required screen appears (see Figure 7). You can grant all of the requested permissions or only the obligatory ones. Obligatory permissions are marked with a yellow icon. Non-obligatory permissions are marked with a gray icon. Once a permission is granted, its icon becomes green.

If you grant all of the permissions requested by a component, the app proceeds to the next screen automatically. If you grant only the obligatory permissions, you can proceed to the next screen by tapping the Continue button. You can grant the non-obligatory permissions the next time you access the component from the main screen of the application or on the settings screen of your device.

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Figure 7. Permissions required

If you decline at least one permission request, you will be prompted to go to settings:

On devices with Android 9.0 or earlier:

1.Tap Go to Settings and then select Permissions.

2.Enable required permissions by tapping the switcher next to each permission.

On devices with Android 10.0 or later:

1.Tap Go to Settings and then select Permissions.

2.Enable required permissions by selecting the Allow option for each permission from the Denied category.

To open the list of required permissions

1.Open device settings Settings_30027.

2.Tap Apps or Application manager.

3.Find Dr.Web in the list of installed applications and tap it.

4.On the App info screen select the Permissions option.

5.Tap the menu in the top right-hand corner and select All permissions.