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What is dwengine.exe?

Part of Dr.Web Anti-Virus by Doctor Web Ltd.

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How does dwengine.exe run?

Service - dwengine.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'DrWebEngine' (Dr.Web Scanning Engine (DrWebEngine)).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the dwengine.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of dwengine.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is dwengine.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00032% CPU3186.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
145.89 MB RAM677.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\doctor web\scanning engine\dwengine.exe

Are there other versions of Dr.Web Anti-Virus?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Dr.Web Anti-Virus.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: dwengine.exe
Publisher: Doctor Web, Ltd. (verified)
Name: Dr.Web Anti-Virus
Description: Dr.Web Scanning Engine
Version: (Build 10027)
Product version:
Size: 2.54 MB
Original file name: dwengine.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Doctor Web Ltd.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 7/10/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004749318%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001563018%
User CPU: 0.00031863001560%
Privileged CPU time: 8151.05 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7 ms
CPU cycle count: 56,084,810
CPU cycle count /min: 45,057,051
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 191.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 238.09 MB
Paged memory: 145.89 MB
Peak paged memory: 186.91 MB
Paged system memory: 62.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.68 KB
Working set memory: 1.78 MB
Peak working set memory: 189.34 MB
Min working set memory: 792 KB
Private memory: 145.89 MB
Page faults: 1,605,182
Page faults /min: 1,292
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 40.99 KB
Read transfer /min: 34 Bytes
Total other operations: 681
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 7.57 KB
Other Transfer /min: 6 Bytes
Handle count average: 128
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
watcher 2744 492 dwe-spider-ab8-1cf86e9af5f406d-watch
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Doctor Web\Scanning Engine\dwengine.exe"

Service details

Name: Dr.Web Scanning Engine (DrWebEngine)
Service name: DrWebEngine
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Dr.Web Scanning Engine checks your files against viruses. It is essential part of the Dr.Web Anti-Virus! Please do not stop and do not disable it.”

Image hashes

MD5: 3093f7a2509892170b99c261aca331d2
SHA-1: a3273a2a99fdf490fabacee8f7ae33ad7a597538

PE image details

File packed: No
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