Lists of frequently asked questions
Terminating use of a license when switching PCs/Macs
Users of Dr.Web who have commercial or OEM licenses can transfer their license from one computer to another, provided that they stop using Dr.Web on the machine from which the license has been transferred, once the license to the other computer has been activated.
Free demo licenses are not transferable.
If you intend to install Dr.Web on another computer, it is recommended that you download the latest distribution version beforehand. To do so, use the option “Download full version”.
My license (serial number) is lost. How can I transfer my license?
If you don't have a license certificate, an e-mail from your retailer of the e-license or a license key file, you can contact Doctor Web support to retrieve your serial number’s license. To do this, on the support page select "I am a registered user of Dr.Web". Then click on the link "Key file or serial number is lost?". Follow the instructions.
Transferring a license after a computer has been repaired
It is recommended that you delete the license key file before handing over your computer for repair to make sure that your license does not end up in someone else's possession. To do this, right-click on the Dr.Web icon located in the system tray, and in the context menu, select Tools – License Manager. In the Manager window, you will see the name of the key file. Move the file from the local directory onto a removable drive, and then use the License Manager to remove the license. Once repairs are done, use the license manager of your installed Dr.Web anti-virus to add the key file.
I'm going to format my hard drive. How can I save my license?
Save the key file on a removable data storage device before you format the disk. To do this, right-click on the Dr.Web icon located in the system tray, and in the context menu, select Tools – License Manager. In the Manager window, you will see the name of the key file. Save it from the computer’s local directory to removable media. After formatting, download the latest version of the distribution. To do so, use the option “Download full version”.