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  • Click on the spider image in the system tray.
  • Click on the closed padlock icon—the system will request elevated privileges.
  • Agree, and, if necessary, enter the administrator account password. The closed padlock is now open.
  • Click on the gear icon.
  • In the Dr.Web settings window, open the Parental Control tab.
  • In the section on the right, select the user account for which you want to set restrictions.
  • Click on Change in the Internet section.
  • In the drop-down list, select Block by categories.
  • Select the categories of the sites you want to block.

Doctor Web specialists are continuously adding sites to the list for each category. How they do this is described in this Moscow News article.

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  • Go to the Parental Control tab.
  • In the section on the right, select the user account for which you want to set restrictions.
  • Click on Change in the Internet section.
  • Select Block by categories
  • Click on the button Whitelists and blacklists.
  • To make sure that access to a certain site is not blocked, add its address to the whitelist.
  • To add a site to the list of unwanted sites, add its address to the blacklist.
  • If you want the user to access only specific sites, add the site addresses to the whitelist and choose the option Block all except websites from the whitelist.

Popular search engines, such as Google and Yandex, offer a safe search option that enables links to sites containing dangerous or unwanted content to be excluded from search results. So that the browser toggles on the safe search option automatically, enable the corresponding Parental Control feature.

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  • Open the Files and Folders tab, and click on the switch.
  • Add the paths to the files and folders to the list, and select an access mode.

If you choose Read-only, your child will be able to view files and folder contents but won't be able to change or delete them.

The Blocked option will mean that the files and folders will be inaccessible.

  • Select StartSettings.
  • Go to the Accounts section.
  • Click on Family and other users.
  • Make sure the user accounts for which you have imposed the restrictions do not have administrator privileges.
  • If necessary, change their account type from Administrator to Standard.
  • Also make sure that a reliable password is specified for your Administrator account. If no password is specified, press Alt + Ctrl + Delete, and click Change password. Enter the new password in the New password and Confirm new password fields. Then press OK.
  • Open the Time tab.
  • Use the time grid to create an access schedule.
  • Instead of using the calendar, you may choose the option Interval time limit.

Add the site's address onto the white list, or if you are sure that the site is blocked by mistake, report the false positive to Doctor Web.

Send links to web-site mistakenly rated by the module as undesirable to Doctor Web's laboratory via the web-form on our website.

Right-click on the Dr.Web icon in the notification area and select Parental Control → Settings. Enter the password and select Allow access to all sites. In the Local Access tab, select Allow and Unlimited in the corresponding sections. Click Apply to save the changes.

Caution! Disabling Parental control will allow access to all resources on the Internet, LAN and the PC.

There is no way to recover a Parental control access password. The only solution is to import a new password into the registry from a special file.

  1. Use the download link to obtain the file
  2. Disable the anti-virus's self-protection
  3. Double-click on the downloaded file and agree to modify the registry
  4. Enable self-protection
  5. Now your password is "drweb" (without the quotes), do not forget to change it in the Parental control settings.

Right-click on the Dr.Web icon in the notification area and select Parental Control → Settings. If this is the first launch of the Parental control module, you will need to set a password for it. Then in the subsequent window select what you want to block and then click Apply.

If the password for parental control is not specified, each time you open parental control settings, you will be prompted to set a password. It is Recommended that you set a password right away to prevent unauthorized access to these settings. If no password is required, click Cancel.

If upon activating the Parental control you receive the message "Unable to find a key file", it means that your license does not cover the Parental control. In this case, it is recommended to remove the component: Go to Start–> Settings–> Control Panel–> Add and Remove Programs, find the Dr.Web anti-virus on the list, click Modify and follow the wizard's instructions to disable this component.

Use the local access settings to restrict access to resources on your computer - files and folders. In addition, it is possible to prohibit the use of removable storage media and access to the LAN. By restricting access to such resources you can avoid damaging or removing sensitive data by a third party and prevent unauthorized access to confidential information.

The Parental control module allows you to restrict users' access to certain sites on the Internet, local files and folders, local network resources. An administrator can manually configure a list of banned sites or take advantage of the constantly updated thematic lists provided by Doctor Web.

Local access protection and the URL filter are parental control features disabled by default. You need to activate them manually by setting the parental control operation mode and access password in its settings.

The Parental control module can restrict acces to any specific sites or web-pages, as well as to all known sites containing information on certain subjects (such as sites about drugs or weapons, sites of paid on-line games, etc.). A list of specific websites to be blocked is set up by the user; both individual addresses and keywords found in URLs can be specified in this block list. Blocking websites by subject is carried out automatically using the lists, updated regularly by Doctor Web.

If you set a password for accessing the Parental Control, only the computer's administrator will be able to do so after entering the password. If no password is set, then any user with administrative privileges will be able to change the settings.


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