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We very much hope that your Dr.Web will always be configured correctly. Please download our brochure and save it on your PC so that you can always remember which basic settings offer you maximum protection against encryption ransomware and prevent your files from becoming encrypted

“Configure Dr.Web to protect your computer from encryption ransomware” (PDF)

Encryption ransomware spreads in bulk via emails that are ostensibly from tax authorities, courts of law, and even friends. Attachments containing malware are made to look like CVs, accounting documents, etc. If you’ve received a suspicious email with an attachment, and Dr.Web didn't react to it, the attachment may contain encryption ransomware that the anti-virus doesn't yet recognise.

Send the attachment for analysis to the Doctor Web anti-virus laboratory, and wait for a reply.

By doing so, you will not only keep your files safe but also help thousands of potential cybercrime victims.

What Dr.Web product do you use?

Dr.Web Security Space (Dr.Web Premium) 104
I do not use Dr.Web yet 39
Dr.Web Anti-virus (Dr.Web Classic) 34
I don't use Dr.Web on my home computer 17

What version is your Dr.Web?

11 61
I don't know 49
I do not use Dr.Web yet 23
Older than version 11 15

Is Dr.Web protecting your PC right now?

Yes, because it's enabled 71
I do not use Dr.Web yet 27
I don't know 13
No, because it's disabled 6

Did you set a password for your Dr.Web?

Yes 53
No 36
I do not use Dr.Web yet 21
I need a password? 4

Are all of your Dr.Web Security Space (Dr.Web Premium) protection components enabled right now?

All are enabled 69
I do not use Dr.Web yet 21
Some are disabled 10
I have a different Dr.Web product 6

When did you last update your anti-virus?

Today 63
I do not use Dr.Web yet 19
A week ago 8
One or more months ago 7

Are any scan exclusions configured in your Dr.Web?

No 37
Yes 31
I do not use Dr.Web yet 18
What does that mean? 7

Do you change the settings of your Dr.Web’s Preventive Protection component?

I use it with the default settings 40
Sometimes I have to change its settings 25
I do not use Dr.Web yet 16
My Dr.Web does not have this component 5

Is the Data Loss Prevention component enabled and configured in your Dr.Web?

Yes 42
No 18
I do not use Dr.Web yet 14
My Dr.Web does not have this component 9

Is your Dr.Web license valid?

Yes 61
I do not use Dr.Web yet 11
I don’t know 4
No 4