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unprotected pc during brand new windows install. being infected during Kaspersky or windows update installation

  • 11 September 2019
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unprotected pc during brand new windows install. being infected during Kaspersky or windows update installation


Hello

I've bought a second hand PC running with windows 7

I've reinstalled windows with hidden partition and then, kaspersky antivirus with a link from my account.

Internet connection is running through a RJ 45 cable connected to my router


I've read in some internet security news paper that an unprotected pc may be infected by a worm within minutes.

But installing kaspersky and all its update database, and all windows updates take a while. May I be infected during this time, or I am over anxious ??

second question : Can I download kaspersky and its update database from another pc for an offline installation on this pc ? I didn't find a way for it.

Of course i didn't really use this pc nor surf to internet. Just after loading windows I only surfed another to internet to get another update browser (firefox).

windows firewall was all time activated.

big thanx for your advises and your comments

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Hello @Pierre 

Sorry for dalay for a long time. Maybe we lost your topic that time. Now we have reviewed it.

For the first question: installing threats datebase will unload engine to update database file and re-create engine cache. But this time is very short. So there is a high probability that you will not encounter malicious programs.

For the second question: You can use this tool to download product database update and do a offline updater which is very suitable for you.

Regards.

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