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 WindowsHow 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 LinuxCannot be installed on top of older version.
The 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)
Your computer must meet the following system requirements to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations:
Microsoft Windows 98 SE:
Microsoft Windows Me:
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (Service Pack 6a and higher):
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or higher):
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 1 or higher):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:
Microsoft Windows Vista:
Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition:
The product is fully compatible with
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