How To Download And Deploy Kaspersky Offline Updates

Most antivirus vendors allow their users to download database updates separately so that they can be deployed on systems lacking an internet connection. However, Kaspersky stopped providing offline updates a couple of years back. This is a major inconvenience to users who don’t have high-speed internet connection and rely on friends and family members. Fortunately, Kaspersky still supports a couple of alternate ways to download and distribute Kaspersky database updates offline.

This guide applies to most Kaspersky products including (but not limited to) Kaspersky Antivirus 2009/2010, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009/2010 and Kaspersky PURE

Download Kaspersky Offline Updates


You will need to use a tool called Kaspersky Universal Updater for downloading Kaspersky Offline Updates. This tool is capable of creating a copy of Kaspersky’s update server on your local storage (hard-disk). If you don’t wish to download everything present in Kaspersky’s server, you can specify your product and version number. This information can be obtained by right clicking on Kaspersky’s system tray icon and selecting About from the context menu. Kaspersky Universal Updater supports pretty much every Kaspersky product out there including UNIX builds. You can even schedule it to automatically download updates to the specified folder. Kaspersky Universal Updater can be downloaded from the official Kaspersky Labs website.


There is another alternative technique supported by most Kaspersky products, which may come in handy if you have an internet connection and simply want to distribute AV updates to your friends and family members. Once again, right click on Kaspersky’s system tray icon. This time around, select Settings from the context menu. Go to My Update Center and enable the option to Copy updates to folder. You can use Browse to select the folder where you want to store your offline database. Enabling this option instructs Kaspersky to save the files downloaded by Kaspersky Update module into the specified folder.

Deploying Kaspersky Updates


Now that you have a copy of the offline updates database, copy it via USB memory device (or any other technique) to the target system. Open Kaspersky’s Settings dialogue box and browse to My Update Center. Click on Update Source Settings. Click on Add and select the folder where your offline update database is stored. If the target machine doesn’t have internet connection, you can uncheck the default entry (Kaspersky Lab’s update servers). Otherwise, just increase the priority (Move Up) of the local database.

That’s it. You are all set. All you need to do now is to run the Update module run the Update module(from the Update Center or through the system tray icon’s context menu), and you would have a fully updated database of Kaspersky.

(via Ashfame and Computing Unleashed)

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23 Responses to How To Download And Deploy Kaspersky Offline Updates

  1. Ashfame March 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    Thanks for the link buddy!
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  2. Karthik Prabhu March 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Nice article Pallab..! Really love it.. I have mentioned a way to update kaspersky on my blog also.. But this one’s better than mine.. Will post a link to this post on my blog.. :)
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  3. NavaPavan March 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    This was an nice tutorial. I share with my friend as he uses kaspersky.
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  4. Pubudu Kodikara March 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Great… now people who don’t have Internet connections can use Kaspersky! 😀
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  5. Rohit Sane March 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    pretty interesting tutorial. Now we can download the Updates from any PC and then install it on the PC which does not have Internet connection.
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    • Pallab De March 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

      I am glad that you guys found the tutorial useful.

  6. kalyan May 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    Thanks bro it worked

  7. suhail June 11, 2010 at 7:36 am #

    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz give me the link for update file

    • Pallab De June 21, 2010 at 9:56 am #

      Unfortunately, Kaspersky doesn’t provide offline update packages.

  8. phoebe July 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    when i click your link for kaspersky universal updater, it always says server not found..why is that? i had tried also another answer result but the same thing always dispays server not from philippines..

    thank you for helping

  9. dara November 11, 2010 at 6:20 am #

    Hello, I need some help from u abt my kaspersky. I want to kno how use file update in 2011 kaspersky Internet Security and i need u tel me abt what file update that i should use. Where can i download that file. Would u pls tel me abt this? thanks

  10. yasi December 19, 2010 at 1:10 am #

    you can download offline update file form .
    for both kaspersky 2010 & 2011 product

  11. used tires February 8, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    I guess they did this to prevent piracy, or to at least put a stop to it but at least, there is still a way to do it, just more annoying for us though, lol.


  12. Komodo Dragon February 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Thanks, this is sure to help some of my friends who aren’t comfortable updating their software online too often.

  13. igo March 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Thanks admin…

    just want share:
    FOr KIS/KAV 2011 offline update visit here..

    all of you,can download Panda 2011, NOD32 v4, etc.. offline update there.. complete site..

    update twice until thrice a week ^_^

  14. Komodo Dragon March 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Thanks for the info, igo.

  15. world news center April 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    thx for your post, but where I should download kaspersky universal updater ?

  16. j April 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    is there a site where i can download complete update of kis 2010? i badly need it.
    thank you..

  17. nisha July 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

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  18. nisha July 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm #
    kaspersky complete update

  19. Vineeth Maller January 5, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I bought a KIS 2012 and i tried your method but it dosen’t work.. Should i add the zip file or the unzipped file? It shows an error (Update: Task failed. Update file is corrupted) What should i do?

  20. mahabub June 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    i download update file .zip but can not update it. Message it, license verifiation error. Plz solve it

  21. emobile_developer August 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    There is really nice information on kaspersky offline updates and this is really good alternative for me to get offline updates. Now those who use Kaspersky and want to get offline update then with this alternative they can easily do whether they have or have not internet connection. Thanks for great job.

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