Update task (Update, ID:6)

If Kaspersky Endpoint Security is used in Light Agent mode to protect virtual environments, databases on protected virtual machines are updated using a special Update local task, where the directory on the SVM is specified as the update source. The update task starts automatically. You cannot delete this task or change its settings.

Updating the databases and application modules of Kaspersky Endpoint Security ensures up-to-date protection on your device. New viruses, malware, and other types of threats appear worldwide on a daily basis. The application databases contain information about the threats and the ways to neutralize them. To detect threats quickly, you are urged to regularly update the application databases and modules.

Current application license is required for regular database updates. If there is no current license, you will only be able to perform one update.

The main application update sources are Kaspersky update servers.

Your device must be connected to the Internet to successfully download the update package from Kaspersky update servers. By default, Internet connection settings are determined automatically. If you use a proxy server, you will need to adjust the connection settings. The update package is downloaded using the Update task.

During an update, the following objects are downloaded and installed on your device:

During an update, the application modules and databases on your device are compared with the up-to-date version at the update source. If your current databases and application modules differ from their respective up-to-date versions, the missing portions of the updates will be installed on your device.

If the databases are obsolete, the update package may be large, which may cause additional Internet traffic (up to several dozen MB). The amount of the disk space can be up to 3 GB.

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