This utility is a great solution for those who for some reason do not use a full antivirus. Alternatively, it can also be used even if you already have some virus protection software installed on your computer. In this case, a small utility can act as an additional scanning tool. Dr.WEB CureIt is a free software designed to detect and treat computers based on the Windows operating system. The utility instantly detects the presence of viruses, worms and Trojans of various modifications. In the settings menu, the user will be able to set the necessary test parameters: for example, select the hard disk partition to be scanned, determine which action to automatically apply to the detected viruses (treat/quarantine, delete). The detected threats are sorted into a list on the utility desktop. Dr.WEB CureIt! spreads viruses to special folders, detecting keyloggers, dialers, jokes, crackers and other suspicious files among them.
It should be noted that this utility cannot be used as a replacement for a full-fledged antivirus. The fact is that Dr.WEB CureIt does not protect your computer in real time, i.e. when you visit websites, work with mail or install new software. The utility only cures or removes what is already infected. Also, it does not have an automatic anti-virus update module, so to use the latest version for scanning, you need to download the application again from the official website. It is not recommended to use a version of the utility with outdated databases for a long time, as new viruses appear hourly. So the outdated version of Dr.WEB CureIt! will simply not be able to recognize the new virus as a threat, which may lead to not very pleasant consequences. For your information, the utility bases are updated once in 1-2 hours, so the version downloaded just yesterday may be outdated today.
Dr.WEB CureIt does not need to be installed on the computer's hard drive. It can be downloaded from a disk or flash drive, which is very convenient for unlocking a computer that has already been infected with a virus. Among the malicious applications recognized by the program can be noted mail and network worms, stealth viruses, polymorphic and macro viruses, spyware, adware, lockers, and many other types of file viruses.
- is a great addition to a complete antivirus program;
- rapid detection of a huge number of virus types;
- frequent updates to antivirus databases;
- customizable scan settings;
- does not conflict with other antivirus software;
- provides quick cure or deletion of infected files;
- has a quarantine manager;
- provides the possibility of automatic shutdown of the computer at the end of the test.