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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Kaspersky Antivirus Software - Antivirus Database Updates from Kaspersky

There are 3 important things you must follow to have a good virus protection from Kaspersky. Kaspersky Antivirus 7.0 has won two top awards – “Labs Winner” and “A List” from PC Pro with a six-star rating against all three criteria: performance; ease of use; and value for money.

You can see 3 steps to maximally your kaspersky on your computer. All is important but the last step is very important because most people not do it.
  1. Get Kaspersky virus protection program. You can purchase this software at any computer store at your city. Another way, you can download Kaspersky antivirus directly from Internet, so you don’t have to leave your home.
  2. Install Kaspersky antivirus to your computer.Sset it to run in the background and keep it on. Set Kaspersky to automatically scan all files. If this software is already installed on your computer, just start the program and find the area where you can check to make sure the program is set to scan automatically.
  3. Update the Kaspersky antivirus software on a regular basis. Today, many people stop update their Kaspersky after the first two steps. If you have installed kaspersky and set it to run in the background to checking for viruses, you may feel that you deserve a certain amount of comfort. You may even think you are completely covered and that no viruses can hurt your computer. However, you must be aware that the third step is an essential one.
The standard kaspersky antivirus databases currently contain 356398 records. The last update to the antivirus databases was released at 14 August 2007 at 14:19 (GMT +0400).

It is essential to update your Kaspersky antivirus databases on a regular basis because Kaspersky will not detect or eliminate the latest viruses or variants until you download the new antivirus update.

Today, all Kaspersky antivirus database files can now be updated hourly this means that we are able to rapidly update the files and users of our products can access these new files.

Automatic Updating

Kaspersky Lab strongly recommend to their users to use the integrated automatic download function. This update module determines exactly which update files your solution needs. This reduces the amount of information you will need to download from our servers.

If you are unable to use the automatic update function, download databases in zip-archives and install them on your computer. Go to http://www.kaspersky.com/avupdates to download it.

After you download, the zip-archives should be unpacked into a separate directory, which should then be indicated in the automatic update module as a local folder.

Daily - contains all updates and modifications released during the current week. The current week starts from the previous Friday, when the last weekly update was released. It is placed on the update server every hour. You should download daily.zip if you update your antivirus databases at least once a week.

Previous week's updates - contains all updates and modifications released during the previous week (a full version of the week's daily.zip). It is placed on the server once a week, on Friday. When this file is placed on the server, it will cause the size of daily.zip to be equal to zero. You should download this file if you update your antivirus databases less than once a week, but more often than once every two weeks.

Complete update - contains all the updates and modifications released at the time of the previous week's update. This is placed on the sever at the same time as the new weekly.zip. You should download this file if you have not updated your antivirus databases in the last two weeks.

Extended Antivirus Databases

The extended antivirus databases currently contain 379912 records. Antivirus solutions from Kaspersky Lab not only detect malicious software, but other programs which are potentially harmful, such as:
  • Adware
  • Remote administration programs
  • Utilities which can be used by malicious programs or users

NOTE: After the archives have been downloaded, unpack them to a separate folder on a disc. If you have downloaded several archives, unpack them in the following order: first unpack av-i386-cumul.zip, then - av-i386-weekly.zip and the last - av-i386-daily.zip. Unpacking, click Yes when you are suggested to replace files with the same name.

After the archives have been unpacked, launch automatic update of the anti-virus database. As an update source define folder with the unpacked archives in the anti-virus database update task.

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