Kaspersky Small Office Security

How to update Kaspersky Small Office Security

October 3, 2023

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The application is updated automatically if you select the Automatically update mode in the update settings window (SecurityAnti-Virus Database UpdateDatabases update schedule).

The application is automatically updated if you install a new version of the application over the previous one. When you update the application, all your settings are preserved.

If the user has paused scanning tasks at the moment when the update arrives, the application will force these tasks to stop and will run the update. Active scanning tasks are not forced to stop.

Installing Kaspersky Small Office Security over Kaspersky Small Office Security 5, 6 or 7

If you install Kaspersky Small Office Security on a computer where Kaspersky Small Office Security 5, 6, or 7 is already installed, the following types of data will be unavailable:

  • Anti-Spam databases
  • Files in Quarantine

If you have a current license for a previous version of Kaspersky Small Office Security, you do not need to activate the application. The Setup Wizard will automatically retrieve information about the license for the previous version of Kaspersky Small Office Security and apply it during installation of Kaspersky Small Office Security.

While downloading the update, the application compares the previous and new versions of the End User License Agreement, Kaspersky Security Network Statement, and Statement regarding data processing for marketing purposes. If the texts of agreements and/or statements are not identical, the application prompts you to read and accept them again.

Certain limitations apply to the upgrade from the previous version.

If you had previously created a container in Kaspersky Small Office Security 4, on first access to the container, Kaspersky Small Office Security converts it to a Secret Vault. Files in the Secret Vault become available when the conversion is complete. It may take a long time to convert containers to Secret Vaults.

The application can be upgraded if the following versions of Kaspersky Small Office Security are installed on your computer:

  • Kaspersky Small Office Security 5
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security 6
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security 7

Limitations on upgrades from a previous version of the application

Upgrading from Kaspersky Small Office Security entails the following limitations and special considerations:

  • After an upgrade from a previous version, Kaspersky Small Office Security starts automatically even if automatic startup of the application is disabled in the settings that have been saved. When the operating system restarts afterwards, Kaspersky Small Office Security does not start automatically if automatic startup of the application is disabled in the settings that have been saved.
  • If there was no System Watcher component in the previous version of Kaspersky Small Office Security on a file server, this component will be enabled by default when upgrading to a new version. If you upgrade from a version of Kaspersky Small Office Security which already includes the System Watcher component, the settings of this component are saved.

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