How to Install Kaspersky Antivirus 2016 - The Full Step-by-Step Guide

Operating System: Windows 10

Antivirus version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016

Kaspersky is a household name in the world of virus protection, and installing it is really simple.

Make sure you download updates after you're done (my installation guide covers it below); this way you can enjoy the complete Kaspersky protection from the moment you installed it, without waiting for the auto-updates to run.

How to Install Kaspersky Antivirus

  1. Download your preferred version of Kaspersky with our exclusive discount, here:


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  2. Run the downloaded file from your Downloads folder and click Continue to begin installing Kaspersky:


    Kaspersky Installer - EULA

    Accept the terms and begin installation


  3. Begin installing by clicking Install:

    I selected to opt out of the Kaspersky Security Network, but if you prefer to opt-in and become a part of their global security sensor network, it won't affect your experience and you'll only help make the Kaspersky protection stronger.


    Kaspersky is ready to be installed

    Kaspersky is ready to begin installation


  4. Now Windows will request confirmation that you want to run the installer, so click Yes to begin:


    Windows confirmation prompt

    Windows user account control prompt


  5. Now sit tight while the installer is setting up your system and installing the Kaspersky antivirus software:


    Kaspersky antivirus installation in progress

    Kaspersky antivirus is installing - can you feel the power of protection?


  6. It took me approximately 5 minutes of patience before the installer finished the job.

    Make sure you ticked the Start Kaspersky Anti-Virus checkbox, and hit Finish:


    Kaspersky installation complete

    Installation complete - you can run Kaspersky Anti-Virus


  7. Now the you'll see the launcher preparing to activate the antivirus for the first time:


    Launching Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus is launching


  8. This offer of a quick tour is too nice to skip - it's only 4 screens that show you exactly what's what on your first launch of the software.

    You don't have to take it, but then again - why not?


    Kaspersky Anti-Virus quick tour

    A quick tour of the features by Kaspersky Anti-Virus


  9. Kaspersky doesn't download the virus definitions upon install, but it's not a big deal to just do it yourself instead of waiting for the default scheduled update.

    Simply click the Database Update option on your dashboard:


    Update the virus database

    Update the virus database


  10. You'll see a warning on top that the database wasn't updated for a long time (like, never).

    Click Run Update:


    Activate the database update

    Run the database update


  11. Give the update a few minutes while your Kaspersky software downloads fresh data:


    Kaspersky database update in progress

    Update in progress


  12. When the update process is finished, you'll see that now the databases are up to date:



This is all it takes - 10 minutes of your day and you have one of the top rated protection brands on the market keeping you secure 24x7x365.

You don't even have to restart your computer for it to work properly, and it comes pre-configured out of the box!

While highly unlikely, you might not be satisfied with Kaspersky after all, despite its superb protection.

So just in case, just to be on the safe side, bookmark our antivirus software reviews page for easy access to the leading antivirus brands in the future should you need it.

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