What is Update in Kaspersky Lab 2011 products?



Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011


What is Update in Kaspersky Lab 2011 products?

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2012 Aug 28 ID: 3892
New viruses, Trojans, and malicious software emerge daily, so it is important to update the application regularly to keep your personal data constantly protected. Information about threats and methods of their neutralization is stored in Computer Protection databases, therefore their timely updating is an essential part in the maintenance of reliable protection. Application update downloads and installs the following updates on your computer: 
  • Computer Protection databases. The protection of information is based on databases which contain signatures of threats and network attacks, and the methods used to fight them. Protection components use these databases to search for and disinfect dangerous objects on your computer. The databases are added to every hour with records of new threats. Therefore, you are advised to update them on a regular basis. In addition to the Computer Protection databases, the network drivers that enable the application's components to intercept network traffic are also updated.
  • Application modules. In addition to Computer Protection databases, you can also update program modules. The update packages fix Computer Protection vulnerabilities and add new or improve the existing functionality. 
Kaspersky Lab's update servers is the primary source of updates for Kaspersky Lab 2011 products.

Information To successfully download updates from servers, your computer must be connected to the Internet. By default, the Internet connection settings are determined automatically. If the proxy server settings are not properly configured automatically, the connection settings can be set manually. You can find detailed instructions on how to configure proxy server settings in our Knowledge Base:

During an update, the application modules and databases on your computer are compared with those at the update source. If your computer has the latest version of the databases and application modules, you will see a notification window confirming that your computer's protection is up to date.

If the databases and modules on your computer differ from those on the update server, the application downloads only the incremental part of the updates. Information Not all the databases and modules are downloaded from Kaspersky Lab servers. It increases the speed of copying files and saves Internet traffic significantly. Prior to updating the databases Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 / Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 creates their backup copies in case you may want to roll back to the previous database version. You might need the update rollback option if, for example, the databases have become corrupted during the update process. You can easily roll back to the previous version and try to update the databases again.

In Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 / Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 you can copy the retrieved updates to a local source (shared folder or network resource) while updating your Kaspersky Lab 2011 product and later update other computers in the local network or update standalone computers. To update anti-virus databases from the local folder you will need at least one computer connected to the Internet. You can find detailed instructions on how to configure proxy server settings in our Knowledge Base:

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