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Extract the key file from the ZIP archive to any directory on your computer.

  • If Dr.Web is already installed on your computer, open the Dr.Web anti-virus control center → Tools → License Manager → Get / Renew license.
  • If Dr.Web is not installed on your computer, specify the path to the extracted key file during installation.

Then, if you purchased a new license to renew your previous one, delete the old license and replace it with the new one:

Commonly used method

  • Connect your PC to the Internet.
  • Run as root:
  • rm -rf /etc/opt/drweb.com/*.key && drweb-ctl reload && drweb-ctl license --GetRegistered XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX. Here XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX should be replaced by your serial number.

For GUI systems

  • Connect your PC to the Internet
  • Right-click on the Dr.Web icon, or find and launch the application "Dr.Web for Linux"
  • Click on the “License” button
  • Click on the red X to the right of the license number
  • Click on the padlock icon to confirm the action, and enter the root login and password
  • Click on "Yes" to confirm the action
  • In the Registration Wizard window, enter your serial number, and click on "Activate.

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