How to update databases in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

Latest update: August 25, 2021 ID: 13601

After you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018, we recommend that you update antivirus databases and run a full scan. Without regular updates of the antivirus databases, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018 will be unable to protect you against latest threats.

Update requires an active license. You can buy the license (activation code) in the online store. To renew an expired license at a discount, visit License Renewal & Upgrade Center.

By default, the application downloads updates automatically every two hours. Only the updates for enabled application components are downloaded. You can adjust updates download schedule in the application settings.

Scroll down to watch the video guide on updating Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018. 


Update scope


How to run an update


How to remotely update antivirus databases


How to find the databases release date


What to do in case of update problems


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