Stop Dr. Web Antivirus Update Emails

After months of painful emails about Dr. Web updates, I finally found a solution:

Log in as root (or you can use sudo) and open /etc/drweb/drweb32.ini:

Look for:
CronSummary = Yes

And change it to:
CronSummary = No

Do a restart for the Dr. Web daemon by (add sudo in the beginning if not using root):
/etc/init.d/drwebd restart
That should do it! Seems so easy once you know it.
Please do leave a comment if this works for you 🙂

The problem:

Just a bit of background about the problem. I have been using Plesk 8.4 and been really happy with it. I’ve gone through all the versions but the latest one Plesk 9.3 had been sending me these weird emails:

Subject: failure notice

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out.


— Below this line is a copy of the message.

Return-Path: <>
Received: (qmail 22133 invoked by uid 100); 20 Mar 2010 19:00:10 +0000
Date: 20 Mar 2010 19:00:10 +0000
Message-ID: <>
From: (Cron Daemon)
Subject: Cron <drweb@vps> /opt/drweb/
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
X-Cron-Env: <shell=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <home=/var/drweb>
X-Cron-Env: <path=/usr/bin:/bin> X-Cron-Env: <logname=drweb>
X-Cron-Env: <user=drweb>

Dr.Web (R) update details:
Update server:
Update has begun at Sat Mar 20 19:00:02 2010
Update has finished at Sat Mar 20 19:00:10 2010

Following files has been updated:

And you usually get one of these an hour! Thats 24 a day! Crazyyyy!

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