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On this page, you can configure protection of Dr.Web itself from unauthorized modification by anti-antivirus programs or from accidental damage.


The Enable self-protection (recommended) option allows to protect Dr.Web files and processes from unauthorized access. It is not recommended to disable Self-protection.


If any problems occur during operation of defragmentation programs, disable self-protection temporary.


To rollback to a system restore point, disable self-protection.

The Block user activity emulation option allows to prevent any automatic changes in Dr.Web settings, including execution of scripts that emulate user interaction with Dr.Web and are launched by the user (for example, scripts to make changes in Dr.Web settings, license removal and other actions aimed at changing Dr.Web operation).

The Use hardware virtualization option allows to take full advantage of computer resources, which makes detection and curing of threats easier and enhances self-protection of Dr.Web. To enable this option, restart the computer.


Hardware virtualization works only if your computer’s hardware and operating system support hardware virtualization.

Enabling this option may cause a conflict with some third-party software.

If problems occur, disable this option.


32-bit platforms do not support hardware virtualization

Date and time

The Block changing of system date and time option allows to prevent manual and automatic changes of the system date and time as well as of the time zone. This restriction is set for all system users. The option can improve performance of the time limit function implemented in Parental Control. If Internet or computer usage limits are set in Parental Control, this option is automatically enabled. You can configure notification parameters to be informed on an attempt to change the system time.


Parental Control is included in Dr.Web Security Space only.