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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”.

Boxed products

To transfer a license from one computer to another, save the serial number or license key file onto removable media. 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.

If you purchased a Dr.Web product on tangible media in a box, you can find the serial number in the “Serial number” field of your license certificate. If the Dr.Web product has been removed from the computer, you can use the license key file to activate the license on another machine. The file's extension is .key. It is stored in the product's installation folder (Program Files\DRWEB). The folder is not deleted after the removal of a product. Use the License Manager of the Dr.Web product installed on another computer to add the key file or enter a serial number.

Electronic licenses (including OEM licensess)

To transfer a license from one computer to another, save the serial number or license key file onto removable media. 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 local directory computer to removable media.

If you have purchased the e-license in an online store, you can find the serial number in the e-mail you received from the store. If the Dr.Web product has been removed from the computer, you can use the license key file to activate the license on another machine. The file's extension is .key. It is stored in the product's installation folder (Program Files\DRWEB). The folder is not deleted after the removal of a product. Use the License Manager of the Dr.Web product installed on another computer to add the key file or enter a serial number.

Demo

Free demo licenses are not transferable.

If you purchased Dr.Web for Android via Google Play

To transfer your license to another Android device, use the device to log in on Google Play under the account you used to purchase the license. Then select your Dr.Web product on Google Play and click "Install". The license will be recognized automatically.

Boxed products

Customers who purchase any boxed Dr.Web product are entitled to use Dr.Web Mobile Security free of charge. If you've lost your device or bought a new one, you can transfer your license to another device. Download and install the corresponding Dr.Web program on the device. Copy the key file obtained when registering your boxed Dr.Web anti-virus into the installation directory of your Dr.Web for a mobile device.

Single-user licenses and OEM

Buyers of Dr.Web Mobile Security may transfer the license to another mobile device in the event of loss/acquisition of a new device. Download and install the corresponding Dr.Web program on the device. If you have purchased an e-license in an online store, you can find the serial number in the e-mail you received from the store. Copy the key file obtained when registering your electronic license into the installation directory of your Dr.Web for a mobile device, or enter the serial number.

Demo

Free demo licenses are not transferable.

To transfer a license from one computer to another, save the license key file onto removable media. More information about using key files for each product:

Dr.Web Desktop Security Suite

Dr.Web Server Security Suite

Dr.Web Mail Security Suite

Dr.Web Gateway Security Suite

Dr.Web Mobile Security Suite

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