Lists of frequently asked questions
Dr.Web for Windows. Scanner
What is the scanner designed for? Is SpIDer Guard anti-virus monitor, which always monitors all the calls to files, not enough?
Dr.Web scanner for Windows either scans files at the user’s command or on the schedule specified in the Scheduler. Not all the files are checked, but only those specified in the scanner settings instead. By default, files are checked by format — i.e., files in archives, packed and e-mail files, and RAM and all the autorun objects as well. You may choose to scan disks, folders, scan by file types, by preset mask, or scan all the files. To view current scanner settings, go to the program main window menu bar and select Settings–>Modify settings.
I have installed anti-virus on my PC and run the program. Though I did nothing about it, it started to perform itself — some numbers appeared and the progress bar began sliding to the right in the bottom part of the program window. What is it doing?
Quick scan of the critical system objects with the anti-virus scanner is launched automatically as the program starts. It is required to find out if any viruses exist in the system. After the scan is complete, two right windows indicate numbers. The left one shows the number of viruses found on your PC, while the right one — the number of RAM objects and files scanned with the anti-virus scanner.
How can I enable a scheduled scan?
In order to launch full scan, please use the Task scheduler.Windows XP:
Open the Windows task scheduler (Start->Control panel->Assigned tasks). Find the Dr.Web Daily Scan task pre-installed during installation and open it to edit. In the Task tab, check Enabled. In the Schedule tab, specify scan frequency and time you need. Press Ok to apply the settings. Enter user name and password upon the operating system request.Windows Vista/7:
In order to edit a task pre-installed during the anti-virus installation, right-click on the Dr.Web icon in the notifications area and select Tools->Scheduler. In the next window, select the Drweb Daily Scan task, which is disabled by default. You should enable it (by right-clicking the task and selecting Enable option). In the Triggers tab, edit launch time and frequency.
In the scanner settings, there is an action to process infected and incurable files — Move. Are such files moved to a location on my PC?
The Move action in respect to infected and incurable objects means the following: an object is moved to a special directory specified in the Move to field (by default, it is the infected.!!! subdirectory of the Dr.Web installation directory) and accessible even after the scan is over. Furthermore, after having been moved, the file loses its extension. Such actions mean that the virus is actually “disarmed”, rendered incapable and, therefore, absolutely safe.