Get a Doctor for Your Computer!

very good
key review info
application features
  • Multilanguage support
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If I forget about computer viruses for a day or two, then I get to feel sick or see people who have a flu or another virus and I remember about the virtual threats at once. The same happened to me today, so I decided it's the time for another antiviral tool review.

My choice is called Dr. WEB CureIt! and its latest version is 4.33.2, coming as a free virus and malware scanner. The interesting part is that you don't have anything to install, because there's no setup package for this program. All you have to do is download the executable file, run it and the game is on!

To gain access to the main window of the program, you have to press the Start button from the splash screen and then choose to perform an express scan of your system. Once these are done, you're in! Oh, I forgot something - before entering the main interface you have to face another splash screen that advertises for a commercial Dr. WEB product, but you can click the Close button and you won't see it until the next time you start the program. Now, let's get back to the main window and see what can be done there, but first we have to take a look at the interface!

This program makes me think about what I was doing almost ten years ago and the hardware and software I was using at that time, and the reason for this is, of course, the interface. Although it doesn't look really bad, being well organized and easy to use, Dr. WEB CureIt! didn't impress me at all. The six buttons from the toolbar look good, but I can't help thinking about only one word worthy of describing the program's interface, that word being "outdated". Anyway, let's move on and see what can be detected by this scanner and the options available, shall we?

There's not much to see, because there are only three interface areas to find inside the main window - the report list, statistics and the scan tree. The report list is empty unless cleaning operations are performed, the scan tree offers you a quick way to select the folders or drives to scan and start the scan operation. At last, the statistics screen gives you all the information you may need about scanned items and problems found by the program so far.

Dr. WEB CureIt! has built in support for fifteen languages, and this is only the cherry on the top. Heuristic analysis can be enabled or disabled at will, memory and startup items can be scanned individually, you can customize events, logging options, actions to be performed when a virus is found and more. All you have to do is call the doctor and let the examination begin!

The Good

Dr. WEB CureIt! is an interesting quick solution for searching and removing unwanted guests from your computer - it doesn't require installation, it's easy to use, fast and, let's not forget this, free to use for as long as you like.

The Bad

Each time you start the program you have to face the splash screens and perform an express system scan to get to the main window, and I don't like this. The interface could have a facelift to bring it into this century, and a real-time virus protection feature would be great to have.

The Truth

This program is an interesting one and I can only recommend you to give it a try, because viruses are not polite, and all you can do is remove them as soon as they are found. Of course that the only thing I wish for you to find using Dr. WEB CureIt! is a 100% clean system. Good luck!

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user interface 2
features 3
ease of use 5
pricing / value 5


final rating 4
Editor's review
very good
 

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