Update tasks

Timely updates of application databases ensure that your computer is always protected. File Anti-Virus, Web Anti-Virus, and virus scan tasks use application databases to detect and neutralize viruses and other malware on your computer. Application databases are updated regularly with new threats and ways to neutralize them, so it is important that you update the databases regularly.

Kaspersky Internet Security downloads application databases and new application versions from Kaspersky update servers and installs them on your computer.

Note: Internet access is required for connecting to the update servers and downloading updates.

Application database updates can be downloaded in one of the following ways:

Enable/disable automatic downloads of Kaspersky Internet Security database updates

Check for Kaspersky Internet Security database updates

You can choose to install new versions of Kaspersky Internet Security automatically, receive notifications when new versions become available, or opt out of installing new versions.

Choose what to do when new application versions become available

Check for a new version of the application manually

During an update, the application version and application databases are compared with the ones currently available on the update servers. If the latest version of the databases is installed on your computer, the Update window displays a message saying that the application databases are up to date. If the application databases differ from those currently available on the update servers, only the missing components of the update are downloaded and installed on your computer. Incremental updates of application databases take less time and require less web traffic.

Kaspersky Internet Security provides a detailed report on the results of update tasks in the Reports window.

View an update task report

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