Dr.Web Light App Reviews

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Crashes on first attempt to use

I once thought this was a decent program and it’s more like everyone quit and nobody is there to perform updates. It now crashes immediately upon opening and this is after the latest update. I’m now more suspicious about the program than I am the results of its use.

Is this Russian Spy Ware?

Is this Russian Spy Ware? Seems to be working well, but these days with so much Russian spying, I have moved to ClamXav.

Stopped working on iMac running Sierra 10.12.1

For some reason this program started crashing immediately on startup on my iMac Retina 5K, 27” late-2014 running Sierra 10.12.1. It continues to work fine on my MacBook Pro Retina 15” late-2013 updated to the same version of Sierra. The support link above doesn’t appear to me to give support for this version of the software.

Dr Web Light.

Seems to be a waste of money. Is unable to get rid of several items--message pops up that says they are unable to delete some malware.

SAVE YOUR MONEY. total scam

all this app does is supposedly “detect” malware. once it detects it, you then are asked for more money to get rid of risks. SAVE YOUR MONEY. DON’T KNOW HOW APPLE ALLOWS THIS.

High Temperature

If you try to run this App in your MacBook Pro, the temperature goes very high and the fans needs to work very hard to keep below 208 fahrenheit (98 celsius), that can damage the fans, or worse, damage your computer.

Potential breach in security of your system

DrWeb is the russian product, so it is potential breach in security of your system. I say NO to states sponsor of terrorism.


This is basically a virus in itself. Stay Away!!!!!


This app did everything it said it would!!! and more. I tried more than 3 different antivirus apps and they all failed to find the malware on my computer that were clearly there with all the pop up and ads bombing my screen. Dr. Webb caught them on a quick scan to easy. Definatily the #1 chocie app to use!!

Difficulty with Dr. Web Light

After downloading this App. I tried a partial scan of my Mac. It said it would take more than 34 hours to complete the scan. I tried to stop the scan and could not. I had to restart my Mac, using the power button. It was lock up because of Dr. Web. I tried to scan files that I chose, it scan several short files but would not scan my “download” files. I have tried five or six times to scan this file and Dr. Web locks up my Mac and does not complete the scan. I am erasing this program form my Mac. The only good news is the software was “free”.

Satisfied Customer

I am a satified customer with this app. It helps me keep the Mac in tip top shape.

Memory Hog - Slowed Computer

Ran the scan and it slowed my computer right down to a crawl. I had to force quit it. Even after i force quit it, it left my computer running slow until I unistalled it and restarted my computer.

Good detection rates

In terms of detection of Mac malware by App Store anti-virus apps, Dr. Web Light is second only to VirusBarrier Express. And even then, only barely. Detection of recent malware was at 100%, equivalent to VirusBarrier Express. (This conclusion comes from personally testing against 128 different Mac malware samples in a controlled environment.)

Best at Virus cleaning

I use Dr. Web on a lot of my PC malware removal jobs, and it can clean just about any threat you throw at it, and its never failed me. It has got me out of a lot of tough situations and detects about 82% of the malware out there (very good). Although its memory usage is a problem. Its pretty heavy on computer resources.

Yeah, right.

App took over 10 days of memory sucking capacity to reveal 174 "threats" (all from my old PC). It then wouldnt let me delete any of them and has been 4 days chugging away at doing something…time to delete! Dont bother.

Total Crap!

Tried 4 time to run this, Kept locking up my Mac. When I finally got it to run a full scan (took about 3 hours), it showed about half of my legit / clean programs as being infected, but with no virus defination details. It even showed a couple of clean Window Files Ive had for 10 years stored on my Mac as infected. I un-installed it with CleanMyMac just to be sure I got it all out, with no remnants left over. Ive been running iAntiVirus for about three years, and thought Id give this a try, since Norton has recently aquired iAntiVirus, and now I no longer trust it. I keep a very clean machine, so with so many false positives, theres no way of feeling this is a good or useful product.

Light for sure

was not able to detected no even one of my tracking cookies , free maybe but not work the time to think you have a real scanner when you dont have anything , it is better to expend the money for a Macscan app then to wasted your time installing this .


Found it picked up 6 items and I could only get rid of 2. 4 items remained that I could not quarentine or delete.

Dr. Web Light rawks!

The proof is in the pudding... when I first installed it, my MacBook Pro was running slowly, a problem I attributed to crappy Wi-Fi. The program found FOUR threats and cleaned them. The difference was like night and day. The MBP was slow this morning, so I did an Express Scan (>8 minutes) and it found ANOTHER threat! I will stop blaming the Wi-Fi at my local Starbucks. If you have any kind of Mac, GET THIS! Seriously.

FILLED my SSD with tmp files and left them there

The first thing I did with Dr. Web, naturally, was to run a ful scan. It ran all 4 cores at 100% on my rMBP (per TechToolPro) and got the fan running on high; my thought was "great, its doing the scan as fast as possible." When it was over, Id gone from about 190G free to less than half a Gig free. Poking around, I discovered that most of this new material was in a TMP folder. After checking some of the folder contents, I deleted it and had my drive back. The next day (today), however, I tried to open a long document Ive been working on for a month or so and discovered it had been truncated to 48K. Maybe coincidence but I doubt it.

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