How to Remove Dr. Web Anti-virus – The Easiest Dr. Web Anti-virus Removal Guide

Published: 29th June 2010
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Dr. Web Anti-virus is also known as Antivirus Doctor Web, it is the antidote for all cumbersome viruses that attach your computer on a daily basis, from the most basic to the most sophisticated. Should you decide, however, to look elsewhere for third party firewall protection and remove Dr. Web? If you'd like to say goodbye to this software for good, follow these instructions:


Remove Dr. Web for Windows manually


Caution: I only have tested the steps below in Windows NT/2000/XP.


Step 1 Go to the Windows built-in Add/Remove Programs list to uninstall Dr. Web Anti-virus


Step 2 In the Registry Editor open the following registry branch:


HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
Remove DrWebScheduler and SpIDerNT keys if they still exist.


Step 3 Uninstall SpIDer Mail® ("spiderml.exe -remove"). If spiderml.exe file has been completely deleted, you will get the massage "SpIDer Mail is not installed".


Step 4 Uninstall the drivers and services related to SpIDer Guard®: run spidernt.exe -remove, and then check the registry branches blow, if found, delete them:


HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesSPIDER HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesspidernt


Step 5 Remove HKLMSOFTWAREIDAVLab branch completely.


Step 6 Delete any of the following keys if they exist:


HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDr.Web for Windows 95-XP HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDr.Web HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDRWEB HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall {BBE2F69C-4338-11D7-8F0C-00A0244F4E2D}


Step 7 Go to Start - Run and input: regsvr32 "C:Program FilesDrWebdrwsxtn.dll" /u (assuming Dr.Web software was installed in "C:Program FilesDrWeb"), and then restart your computer.


Step 8 System restart may be required to delete some files found in the Dr.Web directory. Delete spider.cpl in %windir%system32 and drwebnet.sys in %windir%system32drivers.
Step 9 Restart your computer, and then you may have to perform step 8 once again.


Well, is it very challenging? If you are unsure of your ability to do this, you'd better not use this method, because if any mistake is made during the process, your system may be permanently damaged.


Remove Dr. Web automatically


Then you can try a removal tool to automatically eradicate the entire virus in a single click, quickly and safely


There is actually a fantastic removal tool that can help you fully uninstall and remove Dr. Web Anti-virus with great success and make sure all the now-defunct Registry entries and related files are eliminated automatically with a few clicks. Aside from this software, it can also completely remove other programs like Authentium, Norton, Trend Micro antivirus, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and similar programs.




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