Console Scanner

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Dr.Web also includes Console Scanner which allows you to run scanning from the command line and provides advanced settings.


Console Scanner moves suspicious files to Quarantine.

The command syntax to launch Console Scanner is as follows:

[<path_to_program>]dwscancl [<switches>] [<objects>]

Parameter begins with the forward slash (/) character; several parameters are separated by spaces. The list of objects for scanning can be empty or contain several elements separated by spaces.

All Console Scanner parameters are listed in Appendix А.

Return codes:

0—scanning was completed successfully, infected objects were not found

1—scanning was completed successfully, infected objects were detected

10—invalid switches are specified

11—key file is not found or does not support Console Scanner

12—Scanning Engine did not start

255—scanning was aborted by user request