Update Settings

Set the period for receiving updates and the source of updates for virus databases and components. You can also create an update mirror to receive updates on another computer.

You can configure the following Dr.Web update parameters:

Update frequency

Update source

Updating components

Update mirror

To open update settings

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

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

3.At the top of the program window, click Settings.

4.A product main settings window opens. Select Update at the left of the window.

Figure 31. Update settings

Update frequency

The default value (30 minutes) is optimal to keep information on threats up-to-date. To specify the frequency of updates, select the necessary value from the drop-down list.

Automatic update is performed in the background mode. You can also select the option Manually from the drop-down menu. In this case, you will have to manually run the Dr.Web update.

Configuring update source

The default update source is Doctor Web servers (recommended).

To specify the update source that suits you best

1.In the update settings window (see Figure Update settings) , in the Update source group, click the Edit link. The update source settings window opens.

Figure 32. Configuring update source

2.Select an update source that suits you best from the drop-down list.

Doctor Web servers (recommended). Updating from Doctor Web servers via the internet. If you want to download updates via a secure protocol when it is possible, select the Use HTTPS connection when possible check box.

Local or network folder. Updating from local or network folder to which the updates have been copied. Specify the path to the folder (by clicking Browse button or by entering the path manually using UNC), enter the user name and password if necessary.

Anti-Virus Network. Updating from a local network using a computer with Dr.Web product installed and an update mirror created. Select the computer that will be used as an update source.

3.To save the changes, click OK.


If Dr.Web product of 12.0 version is already installed on the computer, do not select a computer with previous Dr.Web product versions installed as an update source as it may lead to critical operation issues.


Advanced settings

To open advanced settings, click the Advanced settings link in the Update window (see Figure Update settings).

Configuring updating components

You can choose one of the following ways of downloading the Dr.Web components update:

All (recommended), when are downloaded both updates for Dr.Web virus database and updates for the scan engine and other Dr.Web program components.

Only virus databases, when only the updates for Dr.Web virus databases and the scan engine are downloaded; other components of Dr.Web are not updated.

Creating update mirror

Update mirror is a folder to which the update files are copied. The update mirror can be used as an Dr.Web update source for other computers of the local network that are not connected to the internet.

To set your computer as an update mirror

1.In the update settings window (see Figure Update settings), click the Advanced settings link and enable the update mirror using the switcher . The update mirror settings window opens.

Figure 33. Configuring update mirror

2.Click Browse and select a folder to copy updates into. Please select an empty folder or create a new one. If the selected folder is not empty, all its contents will be deleted. You can also specify the path to the folder in UNC format.

3.If your computer is connected to several subnets, you can specify the IP address available to computers of only one subnet. You can also specify the port for HTTP server to receive connection requests.

In the Address field, specify the host name or IP address in Ipv4 or Ipv6 formats.

In the Port filed, specify any free port.

4.To save the changes, click OK.

The frequency of the mirror updates corresponds to the value selected in Receive updates.