Parental Control

The Parental Control component allows you to manage the access to websites, files, and folders. You can also set time limits on internet and computer usage.

By default, Parental Control is enabled for each account and operates in the No restrictions mode.

To enable or disable Parental Control

1.Open Dr.Web menu Dr.Web icon, then select Security Center.

2.In the open window, click Parental Control tile. The Parental Control window opens.

Figure 104. Parental Control

3.Make sure Dr.Web operates in administrator mode (the lock at the bottom of the program window is open ). Otherwise, click the lock .

4.Enable or disable Parental Control for the required user using a corresponding switcher .


New users are listed only after the first login into their account.

Configuring Parental Control for a certain user

Before setting restrictions for a user, make sure that this user does not have administrative privileges. Otherwise, the user could change the Parental Control component parameters and disable the access restrictions.

To open Parental Control parameters

1.Make sure Dr.Web operates in administrator mode (the lock at the bottom of the program window is open ). Otherwise, click the lock .

2.In the Parental Control window (see figure Parental Control), click the tile with the user name for whom you want to configure Parental Control. A window with Parental Control parameters opens for the selected user.

Figure 105. Configuring Parental Control

3.Select a necessary tab to configure Parental Control.

Internet—configure access to internet resources. The tab allows you to restrict users from visiting unwanted websites (pages on violence, gambling, etc.) or allow access only to certain websites. See the Access to internet Resources section.

Time—configure access to the computer and the internet. The tab allows you to set time limits on use of your computer and the internet on selected time and days of the week. See the Time limits section.

Files and Folders—configure access the to file system. The tab allows you to restrict access to certain files or folders (on local drives and removable media). See the Access to files and folders section.


If the user has a Windows account with administrator rights, you should change its type to Standard User.

How to change the user’s account type

On Windows XP

On Windows Vista and Windows 7

On Windows 8

On Windows 8.1

On Windows 10

On Windows 11

If there is only one account in the system, you cannot change its type to Standard User. For more information, please refer to Microsoft technical support website.

Receiving notifications

If necessary, you can configure desktop and email notifications on Parental Control actions.