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Yes, you can. The key doesn't depend on an OS version.

Right-click on the Dr.Web icon in the system tray and select Tools–> License Manager. In the subsequent window you will see all the information about the current license, including its expiration date.

To register your serial number and obtain a license key file, you need to access the Internet. This can be done not only from the computer on which you installed Dr.Web, but also from any other PC connected to the Internet.

Go to the registration page Enter your serial number. If you are registering a license renewal, specify the serial number or the license key file of the previous license. Fill in the personal data fields. After registering on our website, you will be able to download the archive drweb32.zip which contains your license key file drweb32.key. Download this file and transfer it to your computer.

  1. If Dr.Web is already installed in the system, right-click on its icon in the system tray and select Tools → License Manager (if the License Manager item is not available, switch to administrative mode). In the License Manager window, click Get new license; select From file, and navigate to the folder into which you extracted your key file.
  2. If Dr.Web isn't installed on your computer yet, download the distribution from our website and run the installation file, specifying the path to the saved key file during installation.

Download the distribution from our website and run the installation file. Specify your registration information during installation and you will receive a key file.

  • If you have one license for multiple PCs, then use your serial number to get a key file on all computers.
  • If you have 2 licenses, then use different serial numbers on different computers during the installation.

Click on the anti-virus icon in the system tray and select Register license. Then enter your serial number and the other information required for registration. The anti-virus will download the key file automatically.

Click on the anti-virus icon in the system tray and select Register license. Then enter your serial number and the other information required for registration. The anti-virus will download the key file automatically.

The license key file drweb32.key really is not a registry file; therefore, there is no need to open it or add its contents to the registry. Right-click on the anti-virus icon (spider on green shield) in the system tray near the clock. Select Tools → License Manager. Press Get new license → From file…; browse to the key's location. Click Open.

After you import the key, restart your computer.

Get the key file the same way you did the first time. Right-click on the Dr.Web icon in the system tray and select Tools–> License Manager. In the subsequent window click Get a new license and select Via the Internet. In the resulting window, select Obtain a license key file, then enter your serial number and click Next. If the number you've entered is correct, the key file will be automatically installed on your computer.

It is recommended that you first download the Dr.Web anti-virus distribution and then, during installation, register the serial number.

If your serial number is not registered

  • You can find your serial number in the email you received from the online store after you purchased your license. If you purchased your license in the Dr.Web eStore via your Doctor Web account and registered your license in the loyalty programme, your serial number will be stored in the My purchases service for the lifetime of your account;
  • If you purchased your license in a box, you can find your serial number printed on the License certificate;
  • The license seller can restore your serial number (except for boxed products).

If your serial number is registered

  • If Dr.Web is installed on your device — download this file and save it on the device. Double-click on the file. YourSerialNumber.txt will be created in the folder containing YSN.cmd. YourSerialNumber.txt will automatically open in the default text editor. All of your serial numbers will be recorded in this file, after “SN =”.
  • If Dr.Web is not installed on your device — restore the number on our website.
  • If you are using Dr.Web on a subscription basis — you do not need license key files or registration serial numbers. The required identifier (ID) is already imbedded in the code of the application installed on your workstation. You can find it in your Subscriber account area on your service supplier’s website. If you use Dr.Web via the SCC (you bought a subscription on Doctor Web's site), the subscription ID is located in the My subscriptions section.

If, after trying all relevant methods, you failed to restore your serial number, contact our technical support service. Attach to your request documents confirming that you are the rightful owner of the license as per these rules.

  1. Right-click on the anti-virus agent icon in the notification area and select Register license.
  2. If the previous license is still valid, or if you have previously received a demo key file (for example, during installation), click Next.
  3. In the subsequent window select Get the license key file. Then enter the first serial number found on your license certificate and click Next.


    Fig. 1. Entering the first serial number

  4. In the subsequent window select the option On one computer and enter a second serial number from a license certificate, then press Next.


    Fig. 2. Entering another serial number

  5. Once the serial number is validated, you will be prompted to enter a serial number of your previous license. If you already have a license that needs to be renewed, enter its serial number in the corresponding box and press Next. This license will be blocked in 30 days. If the old key file is not available, press Next The second key file will be used to get the bonus.


    Fig. 3. Getting the 150-day bonus

  6. In the next step, you will be prompted to enter registration information and to subscribe to the newsletter. When you are finished, click Next.


    Fig. 4. Entering registration information

  7. Upon completion of the registration, a new key file will be automatically downloaded and installed, and the registration wizard will display information about the license. Click Finish to complete the wizard.

Doctor Web does this to protect the rights of legitimate license owners. Sometimes licenses get stolen — for example, when a computer is getting repaired at a service center. Some users publish their serial numbers on the Internet or give them to their friends, thus violating the terms of the license agreement and making it possible for anyone to apply for a renewal discount. To protect the rights of the rightful license owner, part of the serial number is hidden in Dr.Web services. The entire serial number is only visible to the license owner:

  • in the email received from the Dr.Web eStore
  • on the license certificate.

Never show these documents to anyone if you do not want to lose the privileges enjoyed by rightful license owners.

You can verify this in the License Manager (enter only the serial number, and do not fill in the email address field).

If the license is active, you can get full information about it in the License Manager (the list of software products and protection components for each product, the validity period, whether the license includes technical support services, and other useful information).

  • If you remember the wrong email address you used for registration, change the registration email on your own by using this service.
  • If you do not remember this address:
    1. Contact our technical support and provide documents confirming that you are the legal owner of this license (a photo or a scanned copy of the license certificate, the payment receipt, an email from the online store, or other confirming documents).
    2. Change the registration email on your own by using this service.
  1. Register your serial number again. An email containing the key file will be sent to your registered address. If you change this address, the email will be sent to your new address.
  2. Contact our technical support service. If you send a support request using an email address that differs from the one you used to register your license, our support expert will have to make sure that it is the license’s owner who has contacted the technical support service. They have the right to request a photo or scanned copy of the customer's license certificate, their license receipt, an email from the eStore containing the user’s name and email address, or other documents that may serve as confirmation. We hope you understand that if John Doe is the registered owner of a license, but John Smith asks us to restore the registered email address, we will reject such a request in accordance with current Russian legislation. For more about who the owner of a Dr.Web license is, read here.

IMPORTANT! Do not allow anyone to register your license using an email account that belongs to someone else and is inaccessible to you! If they do, you will not be able to use our services (for example, to make technical support requests as a Dr.Web commercial user) and get the benefits associated with license ownership, including the right to renew at a discount.

If that happened:

  • contact the store where you registered your license, and try to find out what email address was used; or
  • contact Doctor Web's technical support service. Our support expert will have to make sure that it is the license’s owner who has contacted the technical support service. Before contacting the support service, please prepare a photo or scanned copy of the license certificate, the license receipt, an email from the eStore, or other documents that may serve as confirmation. We hope you understand that if John Doe is the registered owner of a license, but John Smith asks us to restore the registered email address, we will reject such a request in accordance with current Russian legislation. For more about who the owner of a Dr.Web license is, read here.

IMPORTANT! After the technical support service provides you with the email address that was used to register your license, immediately use the service to change the registration email address, and register the license to your email address.

Click on the mini-agent icon (the spider) in the system tray, and select "License". In the newly appeared window, you will see the start and end dates of the license.

It is impossible to register Dr.Web serial number without access to the Internet, but you can do it from any computer, if your PC does not have a connection to the Internet.

Visit http://products.drweb.com/register/ . and register there your Dr.Web serial number. If you register a renewal number, you should also submit your current (or expired) key file. After the registration you will see a link from where you can download the archive called drweb32.zip with your license key file ( drweb32.key ). Download this archive, copy it on a diskette or burn on a CD and save it in your computer and extract the key file into Dr.Web installation directory.

  • If Dr.Web is already installed in your computer
    Extract your license key file (called drweb32.key) from the archive (called drweb32.zip) into Dr.Web installation directory and reboot your PC.
  • If Dr.Web is not installed in your computer
    Extract your license key file (called drweb32.key) from the archive (called drweb32.zip) into some directory in your computer. Launch Dr.Web installation procedure from the distribution. At one stage of installation you will be asked to show location of your license key file. Browse for your license key file and continue installation of Dr.Web – your license key file will be installed automatically.

IMPORTANT!!! Do not forget – at least once a month – to download new distribution of Dr.Web, as its engine, components, help files are also get updated, not only its virus base.

To register a Dr.Web serial number you can choose either option.

  • Use the registration utility integrated into Dr.Web for Windows package To launch the utility manually, right-click the SpIDer Guard's icon in the system tray and choose the "Register" menu item. Follow the registration procedure and input the serial number into appropriate fields of the registration form. Your Dr.Web key file will be downloaded and installed automatically. You should not register again at this page.
  • Use the registration web-form below Kindly fill out the registration web-form below. Immediately after the registration, a license key file will be sent to the e-mail address specified by you during the registration. Unzip the key file from the archive and place it to the Dr.Web installation directory (in MS Windows it is usually C:\Program Files\DrWeb). When installed, the key file will have a .KEY extension. It will also be available on the page which will be displayed after you submit the necessary registration data to our server. Please save the copy of the license key file in a safe place such as a floppy, or USB disk, or a memory card.

You may choose either option. You may download the Dr.Web anti-virus from the Download section of Dr.Web www-site and then register the serial number and receive a key file. You may also first register the serial member and receive Dr.Web key file. In this case, you should unzip and save this key file into known to you location. Then you should download and install the Dr.Web anti-virus. During the installation you should omit the registration procedure. When the installation completed place the license key file to Dr.Web installation directory (in MS Windows it is usually C:\Program Files\DrWeb).

Kindly register your new serial number at www-server of Doctor Web, Ltd. Fill out attentively all the fields required. After the registration completed, immediately a license key file will be sent to your e-mail address. Unzip the key file from the archive and place it to the directory the Dr.Web anti-virus is already installed (in MS Windows it is usually C:\Program Files\DrWeb). A program will ask if demo key file should be replaced with the new Dr.Web license key file. Confirm the replacement. Dr.Web license key file will be placed to the Dr.Web installation directory (in MS Windows it is usually C:\Program Files\DrWeb).

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