Installing, Removing, or Changing Dr.Web

Before installing Dr.Web Agent for Windows, get familiar with system requirements. In addition, it is recommended that you do the following:

Install all critical updates released by Microsoft for the OS version used on your computer (detailed information about Windows and Windows Server ). If the operating system is no longer supported, then upgrade to a newer operating system.

Check the file system with system utilities and remove the detected problems.

Remove any anti-virus software from your computer to prevent possible incompatibility of Dr.Web components.

In case of installation of Dr.Web Firewall, uninstall all other firewalls from your computer.

In Windows Server 2016 and later, disable Windows Defender manually, using group policies.

Close all active applications.


To install Dr.Web, the user should have administrative privileges.

You can install, change, or uninstall Dr.Web in one of the following ways:

1.Remotely—from the central protection server via the network. This process performed by the administrator of the anti-virus network. No user action is required.

2.Locally—directly on the user's computer. For Dr.Web installation, you can use the full installer or personal installation package.

There are two installation modes of Dr.Web anti-virus software:

Command line mode

Wizard mode