About database and application module updates

The installation package of Kaspersky Security Cloud includes databases and application modules. Using these databases:

To get full protection, we recommend updating the databases and application modules as soon as the application has been installed.

Databases and program modules are updated in stages:

  1. Kaspersky Security Cloud starts updating databases and application modules according to the specified settings: automatically, on schedule, or on demand. The application contacts an update source that stores a database and application module update package.
  2. Kaspersky Security Cloud compares the existing databases with the databases available at the update source. If the databases are different, Kaspersky Security Cloud downloads the missing parts of the databases.

The application then uses the updated databases and application modules to scan the computer for viruses and other threats.

Update sources

You can use the following update sources:

Special considerations when updating databases and application modules

Updates of databases and application modules are subject to the following restrictions and specifics:

Installing an update package

When an update package (patch) is received, Kaspersky Security Cloud installs it automatically. To complete the installation of an update package, you must restart the computer. Until the computer is restarted, the application icon in the notification area is red, and the Kaspersky Security Cloud Notification Center window displays a prompt to restart the computer.

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