Console Scanner

Dr.Web also includes Console Scanner which allows you to run scanning from the command line and provides advanced settings.


Console Scanner moves suspicious files to Quarantine.

The command syntax to launch Console Scanner is as follows:

[<path_to_program>]dwscancl [<switches>] [<objects>]

Parameter begins with the forward slash (/) character; several parameters are separated by spaces. The list of objects for scanning can be empty or contain several elements separated by spaces.

All Console Scanner switches are listed in Appendix A.

Return codes:

0—scanning completed successfully; infected objects were not found;

1—scanning completed successfully; infected objects were detected;

10—invalid keys are specified;

12—Scanning Engine did not start;

255—scanning was aborted by user request.