Kaspersky Lab has scheduled to discontinue issuing new databases of known threats (antivirus and other) for certain workstation protection software in 2012. Without new databases of known threats an antivirus application loses its capacity to detect and disinfect/delete new malware.
In this relation, Kaspersky Lab recommendation to users of the software affected by this change is to start using newer Kaspersky Lab software as soon as possible.
We would like to remind you that there is no additional charge for upgrading to a new application version while your license is valid.
The table below explains the details of the mentioned changes for each affected application for workstation protection along with recommendations on upgrade options.
Date of final database update
latest version of the same application
a newer application
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 R2 for Windows Workstations
12 October 2012
(databases to be released through 31 October 2014)
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows
How to upgrade version
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations
01 October 2012
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 R2 SOS
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 SOS
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.7 for Linux Workstations
01 January 2013
06 June 2012
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Linux
Cannot be installed on top of older version.
The 2012 schedule to discontinue issuing new databases of known threats for older file server protection softwareThe 2012 schedule to discontinue issuing new databases of known threats for older remote administration softwareThe 2012 schedule to discontinue issuing new databases of known threats for older mail server protection software
Release of antivirus database updates (required to protect your computer/server/mobile device)
Providing technical support over phone / web
Release of patches for the application (addressing detected bugs)
Maintenance Pack 4 Critical Fix 2
Maintenance Pack 4 Critical Fix 1
Maintenance Pack 4 (Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Spanish (latin america), Czech localizations)
Maintenance Pack 4 (Russian, English, German, French localizations)
300 MB free hard drive space.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, or higher (for updating application databases and program modules via the Internet).
Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0 or higher.
Minimum configuration depending on operating system:
- Intel Pentium 300 MHz 32-bit (x86) / 64-bit (x64) processor, or higher (or a compatible equivalent).
- free 256 MB RAM.
- Intel Pentium 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) / 64-bit (x64) processor, or higher (or a compatible equivalent).
- free 512 MB RAM.
To display the product's interface optimally it is recommended to use standard screen resolution not less than 800x600 pixels.
To install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 SOS MP4 on Windows Vista/Windows 7 OS, you must disable the option System Restore in system properties. This is required because if you have the option System Restore enabled, the system will need additional 500 MB of free disk space for successful installation of Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
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