Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11 for Mac

Update tasks

23 May 2023

ID 58397

Timely updates of application databases ensure that your computer is always protected. File Threat Protection, Web Threat Protection, and scan tasks use application databases to detect and neutralize malware on your computer. Application databases are updated regularly with different kinds of threats and ways to neutralize them, so it is important that you update the databases regularly.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security downloads application databases and new application modules from Kaspersky update servers and installs them on your computer. Kaspersky Endpoint Security can also use distribution points, local folders, or other web servers.

Note: Internet access is required for connecting to the update servers and downloading updates. If you connect to the internet via a proxy server, you may need to configure the network settings.

Application database updates can be downloaded in one of the following ways:

  • Automatically. Kaspersky Endpoint Security regularly checks Kaspersky update servers for updates. If a new update is available on the update server, Kaspersky Endpoint Security downloads the update in the background and installs it on your computer. This option is enabled by default.
  • Manually. You can manually check for Kaspersky Endpoint Security updates at any time.

Enable/disable automatic downloads of Kaspersky Endpoint Security database updates

Check for Kaspersky Endpoint Security database updates

During an update, the application databases and modules are compared with the ones currently available on the update servers. If the latest version of the databases is installed on your computer, the Update window displays a message saying that the application databases are up to date. If the application version and application databases differ from those currently available on the update servers, only the missing components of the update are downloaded and installed on your computer. Incremental updates of application databases take less time and require less web traffic.

If you connect to the internet via a proxy server, you can configure the proxy server connection settings. Kaspersky Endpoint Security uses these settings to update application databases and download application module updates.

Configure a connection to a proxy server

Before updating the application databases Kaspersky Endpoint Security creates backup copies of them, so a rollback can be performed, if necessary. The rollback feature is useful if a new version of the application databases contains an incorrect signature that makes Kaspersky Endpoint Security block a safe application.

Note: If Kaspersky Endpoint Security databases become corrupted, we recommend that you start an update to download and install the latest version of application databases.

Roll back the last update

Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides a detailed report on the results of update tasks in the Reports window.

View an update task report

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