Lists of frequently asked questions
Dr.Web for Windows. SpIDer Guard
Can I temporarily disable SpIDer Guard with no need to reboot my PC?
Yes, you can. In order to disable SpIDer Guard, right-click on the Dr.Web icon in the notifications area and select SpIDer Guard–>Disable.
What is the function of the Block removable media autorun option?
Enabling this option allows to block automatic launch of autorun.exe-like files from removable media and hard disk drives. This option is used to neutralize autorun-viruses, which are automatically activated when a device is connected to the PC with autorun option enabled.
What is Prohibit Host system file modification option used for?
Enabling this option allows to block attempts to modify HOSTS system file used by operating system to make an Internet access easier. Modifications of this file may be resulted in virus or any other malicious program activities, and this may cause loss of access to some websites or network resources as a whole.
What are the SpIDer Guard functions?
Anti-virus guard is loaded into RAM and checks files being created or modified on the hard disk and all the files being opened on network disks and removable media “on the fly”.
Besides, SpIDer Guard constantly traces running processes activities specific to viruses and blocks those processes upon their detection.
Upon detection of infected objects, SpIDer Guard interacts with them according to the specified settings.
Where is SpIDer Guard log located?
SpIDer Guard log file is called spiderg3.log and located in the anti-virus installation folder (by default, it is C:\Program Files\DrWeb).
What does “Paranoid mode” mean?
Paranoid mode is an enhanced protection mode. When this mode is activated, the guard starts scanning all the files being opened, created or modified on hard disks, removable media and network disks.
What does “Optimal mode” mean?
In the Optimal mode the guard scans only files being launched, created and modified on hard disks, removable media and network disks.
How can I add an exclusion for the SpIDer Guard scan?
In order to exclude a program or file from the SpIDer Guard scan, right-click on the Dr.Web icon in the notifications area and select SpIDer Guard–>Settings. In the next window, proceed to the Exclusions tab, press the Browse button to select the folder where the program to be excluded from the scan is installed, and press Add.
Should it become necessary to exclude a folder or file while the Dr.Web for Windows Scanner is running — select Settings–>Modify settings in the scanner menu. You may add a folder in the Scan–>Excluded paths list tab, and a certain file in the Excluded files list, then you need to press Add.