Dr. Web CureIt! 2012 6.00.14
One of the greatest things about this downloadable software is that it doesn’t need to be installed.
There are three scanning modes available, “Express”, “Complete” and “Custom”, with a short explanation provided in the right panel right in the main window.
The “Express” mode for example will scan random access memory, boot sectors of all disks, startup objects, boot disk root directory, root Windows folder, Windows system folder, user documents folder, system temporary folder and user temporary folder.
It’s being delivered as an executable file that needs just a double click to be launched which, in some cases, is the only viable solution. Viruses and spyware are often trying to block installation of new antiviruses and security software, so this is indeed a major advantage.
On the contrary, probably the worst thing about Dr. WEB CureIt! is its interface. It’s boring to say the least, and the user is assaulted with multiple splash screens, as the software loads in the background.
During our test, the scanning process took a while, especially when we gave the complete scan mode a spin, but this way we got sure that the whole computer was entirely clean.
The application isn’t too heavy on computer resources, so scanning the drives and working on your machine at the same time isn’t a problem at all, although we won't recommend that until the scanning process comes to an end.
All in all, Dr. Web CureIt! is the kind of tool that struggles to impress, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Permanent protection is mandatory for such a tool, while a modern interface and stylish look would likely attract many more users.