Kaspersky Security Cloud for Mac

Update tasks

14 February 2022

ID 58397

Timely updates of application databases ensure that your computer is always protected. File Anti-Virus, Web Anti-Virus, and virus scan tasks use application databases to detect and neutralize viruses and other malware on your computer. Application databases are updated regularly with new threats and ways to neutralize them, so it is important that you update the databases regularly.

Kaspersky Security Cloud downloads application databases, application modules, and new application versions from Kaspersky update servers and installs them on your computer.

Note: Internet access is required for connecting to the update servers and downloading updates.

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

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

Enable/disable automatic downloads of Kaspersky Security Cloud database updates

Check for Kaspersky Security Cloud database updates

You can run an update of Kaspersky Security Cloud on My Kaspersky. For more information about updating the application on My Kaspersky, see the My Kaspersky help.

You can choose to install new versions of Kaspersky Security Cloud automatically, receive notifications when new versions become available, or opt out of installing new versions.

Choose what to do when new application versions become available

Check for a new version of the application manually

You can also check for a new version of Kaspersky Security Cloud by clicking Check for New Versions on the Update tab of the application preferences window.

During an update, the application version and application databases 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 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.

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

View an update task report

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