Dr.Web CureIt! is a free antivirus and antispyware utility devoted to searching for those viruses that have attacked you in order to eliminate them. It is a portable version that you won’t have to install after the download, just store it in a USB and use it for other PCs. It will scan your computer, searching for spyware, worms, trojans and all kinds of malware. Bear in mind that this software is designed to be used when your system has already been infected. In other words, Dr.Web CureIt! does not provide real-time protection, it works for the detection and removal of recent threats.
It works for the detection and removal of recent threats
Even though it is a good solution when an installed antivirus could not manage to solve the infection, some users have criticized the fact that threat updates are not automatically integrated in the program, so you have to periodically update it manually. Also, some others lament that Dr.Web CureIt! could be integrated within a web browser, but this is also not possible. Nevertheless, what has made Dr.Web CureIt! popular is the inclusion of a pirate content page blocker: understood by some as a greater degree of protection, and as an excessive Internet control by others.
How to use this utility
Once you´ve got Dr.Web CureIt! on your USB, all you have to do is double-click on the file and the scanning process will start. The utility runs in the enhanced protection mode by default. This means that it will work even if a malicious element blocks access to the Windows interface. You can choose a Custom Scan if you need to analyze selected directories or files. Also, you can select different scanning priorities. Dr.Web CureIt! will cure the infected files and place the incurable ones in quarantine.
When the process has finished, you will receive a report to view the results and you are able to decide what to do with quarantined files. The good thing is that you won’t have to disable your previous security software to check your PC with Dr.Web CureIt!. In fact, it is a great tool to test its efficiency.
Dr.Web CureIt! 9.0 Features
The unique features of Dr.Web CureIt! are the following:
- Detection and neutralization of viruses, trojans, rootkits, spyware and any other suspicious elements that went undetected by your already-installed security software
- Compatible with almost all known antispyware and antivirus tools
- Various scanning modes, including Custom Scan
- Self-defence function to not be surpassed by unauthorized users
- Blocks access to pirate content webpages
- 37 languages supported: Spanish, Russian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, English, Uzbek, etc. The program will automatically detect your OS language (English will be used by default if the language is not supported)
If you want to read more information about Dr.Web CureIt! before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install Dr.Web CureIt! in your computer are listed below:
- Operating System: Windows 98 or later
- Processor: 66 MHz or faster
- RAM Memory: 16 MB
- HDD: 500 MB of free space available