How to update databases in Kaspersky Total Security 19
Updating the anti-virus databases requires an active license and an Internet connection.
By default, the database update starts as soon as you install the application and apply the license. After that, the databases will be updated with optimal intervals. During virus outbreaks, updates are released and downloaded more often.
You can also start an update manually or set a custom update schedule.
How to update anti-virus databases manually
To update the databases of Kaspersky Total Security, use one of the following methods:
- In the lower right corner of Desktop (Taskbar notification area), right-click the application icon and select Update from the shortcut menu. If the application icon is hidden from the notification area, click the Show hidden icons arrow.
- In the main window, click Database Update → Run update.
- See this article for instructions.
- Send the database update command remotely through My Kaspersky. For the guide on running scans and updates remotely, see this article.
The following files are downloaded and installed on your computer during updates:
- Anti-virus databases. Anti-virus databases contain threat descriptions and methods used to combat them.
- Application modules. They eliminate application vulnerabilities, develop the existing functions and add new ones.
- New application version. The application downloads and installs the new version automatically on top of the current version. If you experience any issues with the automatic application upgrade, download the new version from the Kaspersky Lab website and install it manually.
How to find the databases release date
Hover the mouse pointer over the Kaspersky Total Security icon in the Desktop notification area: If the application icon is hidden from the notification area, click the Show hidden icons arrow.
In the pop-up window, you will see the databases release date.
What to do in case of update problems
If you experience problems updating the databases, try looking up your issue in the Update errors section.
If the issue persists or if your issue is not described, submit a request to Kaspersky Lab technical support via the My Kaspersky portal. Please include a detailed description of the issue.
For information on how to use My Kaspersky, see the Online Help page.