Kaspersky Internet Security 2012


How to update the databases in Kaspersky Internet Security 2012?

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2012 Aug 09 ID: 6328

New viruses and modifications of them emerge daily in large numbers, so to protect your computer from infection, it is essential to regularly update Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, and also to carry out a full scan of the computer with updated databases no less than once a week.

Updating the application downloads and installs the following objects on your computer: 

  • Kaspersky Internet Security databases. Information protection is based on databases that contain descriptions of signatures of threats and network attacks, and the methods used to fight them. Protection components use these databases to search for and disinfect dangerous objects on your computer. The databases are regularly updated with records of new threats and the methods used to fight them. Therefore, you are advised to update them on a regular basis. In addition to the Kaspersky Internet Security databases, the network drivers that enable the protection components to intercept network traffic are also updated. 
  • Application modules. In addition to the Kaspersky Internet Security databases, you can also update the program modules. The update packages eliminate vulnerabilities in Kaspersky Internet Security and add new functions or improve existing ones.

Information To successfully download updates from Kaspersky Lab's servers, you need a connection to the Internet. By default, the Internet connection settings are configured by the application automatically. However, if you connect to the Internet via a proxy server, you are recommended to configure the proxy server settings

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 includes an intelligent system for downloading updates, which only downloads updates for application components that are enabled, minimizing the volume of downloaded updates and the time needed to download them. When a component is enabled, the corresponding updates immediately begin downloading, to ensure up-to-date protection.

By default, Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 downloads updates automatically, but you can also set the mode to Manually or By schedule

How to start a database update from the application's context menu?

To start the update process from the application's context menu:

  1. In the lower-right part of the screen, right-click the Kaspersky Internet Security icon.
  2. In the context menu, select Update.
  3. The Update window opens.
  4. Wait for the update process to complete.


How to start the update process from the main application window?

To update the Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 databases: 

  1. In the main application window, click Update.
  2. In the Update window, click Run Update.
  3. Wait for the update process to complete.

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