Application downloads and installs the following updates on your computer:
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus databases. The protection of information is based on databases which contain 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 added to every hour with records of new threats. Therefore, you are advised to update them on a regular basis. In addition to the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 databases, the network drivers that enable the application's components to intercept network traffic are also updated.
- Application modules. In addition to the databases of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 you can also update the program modules. The update packages fix the application's vulnerabilities and add new or improve the existing functionality.
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.