Hardware and software requirements

This section describes the Kaspersky Scan Engine system requirements.

Supported operating systems

Kaspersky Scan Engine runs on 64-bit Linux® and 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.

Software requirements

Kaspersky Scan Engine GUI can be used with the following web browsers:

Kaspersky Scan Engine GUI requires PostgreSQL 10.7 or later to be installed. For more information, see section "Preparing to install Kaspersky Scan Engine GUI".

The Kaspersky Scan Engine distribution kit does not contain the Boost and OpenSSL sources. If you want to customize the HTTP service or ICAP service by editing and recompiling their sources shipped in the Kaspersky Scan Engine distribution kit, download the Boost and OpenSSL sources from the official websites and use them in your system. If you make changes in the sources of the HTTP or ICAP service and want to use Kaspersky Scan Engine GUI, get approval for the changes from your technical account manager (TAM) so that the HTTP or ICAP service can still work with Kaspersky Scan Engine GUI.

For compiling the HTTPD and ICAP services, use the following software:

Hardware requirements

Kaspersky Scan Engine requires 1 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space. If you use Kaspersky Scan Engine GUI, you also must allocate space for the PostgreSQL database that stores service events. You can keep the PostgreSQL database on the same computer as Kaspersky Scan Engine or on a different computer. The size of the database depends on the number of the events and can reach several gigabytes. The database stores events that occurred in the last six months.

The table below lists minimum processors and the RAM requirements for Kaspersky Scan Engine depending on the operating system that you use.

Operating System

RAM and processor requirements

64-bit Linux

1 GB of RAM

1 GHz 64-bit (x64) or faster processor.

64-bit Windows 7 and later

64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 and later

1 GB of RAM

1 GHz 64-bit (x64) or faster processor

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