Dr.Web CureIt is an anti-virus online scanner that is based on the Dr.Web Scanning Engine. It is not a full Anti-virus suite, but rather a scanning utility. This being that case, it does have some limitations in its performance capabilities in comparison with Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows, namely; no resident monitor, no command line scanner, and no updating utility. That being said, the online scanner is more than capable of effectively scanning your PC and then undertake the necessary actions for any detected threats.
Dr.Web CureIt Free Antivirus Software offers real-time malware detection, behavioral monitoring, and a surprising bonus in a bundled firewall. This gets you packet layer filtering, real-time monitoring of applications, and the ability to customize what an application is allowed to do online.
The Dr.Web CureIt interface is one of the most basic we’ve seen; it’s little more than a menu displayed from a system tray icon. For some reason, the Scanner option you’ll use most often is right at the bottom of the list, but once you’ve spotted it, an Express, Full or Custom scan is just a couple of clicks away.
Portability advantages and clear-cut UI
Since there is no setup involved, there are two ways to deal with Dr.Web CureIt!. It can be either saved in any part of the hard disk or stored on a pen drive to directly run regular checkups on other PCs without any installers. What’s more, the app does not modify Windows registry settings.
As far as the interface is concerned, the software utility adopts a simple and elegant look which does not highlight visual elements but rather focuses on functionality.
Quick scans and configuration options
There is only one scanner type with predefined settings provided by Dr.Web CureIt!, namely an express mode that looks in popular places for malware infiltrations, such as the Windows directory. Users may personalize the scanning behavior when it comes to the target locations and object types (e.g. boot sectors of all disks, rootkits, temporary files, system restore points).