About Database Update
October 25, 2023
Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows databases stored on the protected device quickly become outdated. Kaspersky's virus analysts detect hundreds of new threats daily, create identifying records for them, and include them in application database updates. Database updates are a file or set of files containing records that identify threats discovered during the time since the last update was created. To maintain the required level of device protection, we recommend that database updates are received regularly.
By default, if the Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows databases are not updated within a week from the time that the installed database updates were created, the Application database is out of date event occurs. If the databases are not updated for a period of two weeks, the Application database is extremely out of date event occurs. Information about the up-to-date status of the databases is displayed in the results pane of the Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows node of the Application Console tree. You can use Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows general settings to indicate a different number of days before these events occur. You can also configure administrator notifications about these events.
Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows downloads updates of application databases and modules from Kaspersky's FTP or HTTP update servers, Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server, or other update sources.
You can download updates to each protected device or use one protected device as an intermediary. Updates will be copied to it, and then distributed to protected devices. If you use Kaspersky Security Center for centralized administration of device protection in an organization, you can use Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server as an intermediary for downloading updates.
Database Update tasks can be started manually or based on a schedule. By default, Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows runs the Database Update task every hour.
If the update download process is interrupted or results in an error Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows will automatically switch back to using the databases from the last installed updates. If the Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for Windows databases become corrupted, they can be manually rolled back to previously installed updates.