New viruses, Trojans, and malicious software emerge daily, so it is important to update the application regularly to keep your personal data constantly protected. Information about threats and methods of their neutralization is stored in the databases of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013. Therefore their timely updating is an essential part in the maintenance of reliable protection. It is also recommended to perform full scan of your computer at least once a week.
Application downloads and installs the following updates on your computer:
To successfully download updates from Kaspersky Lab's update servers, your computer must be connected to the Internet. By default, the internet connection settings are determined automatically. However, if you connect to the Internet via a proxy server, you are recommended to configure the proxy server settings.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 includes the option of downloading updates only for components which are enabled. It allows to decrease downloading files size and time required to update the application. If you enable any component, update of the required databases will immediately started. Therefore, protection of your computer is always up-to-date.
By default, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 downloads updates automatically. You can also configure the update process Manually or By schedule.
You can run databases update process from the application context menu. In order to do this, perform the following actions:
In order to update the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 databases from the main application window, perform the following actions:
You can know the database release date and the number of records in the database either from the application interface or from the taskbar notification area.
In order to know the current databases release date, move the mouse cursor on the Kaspersky icon on the bottom right hand part of the screen.
In order to view the detailed info about the current antivirus databases/signatures of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 and the number of records in the set, perform the following actions:
If any problems occurred during Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 update, perform the actions described in Diagnosis of update problems.
What is Update in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013How to update Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 offlineDiagnosis of update problems in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013How to open the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
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)
*Installation under Windows 8.1 is not supported by the current version.
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