Kaspersky Anti-virus cannot be started:kavehost is already running

Created:

2017-01-23 17:30:00 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:41:23 UTC

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Kaspersky Anti-virus cannot be started:kavehost is already running

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Linux

Issue Symptoms

It is not possible to stop/start Kaspersky Anti-Virus:

# service kavehost stop
Stopping kavehost: [FAILED]
# service kavehost start kavehost is already running.

Cause

Pid file was not removed when the service was stopped:

# ls /var/run/kav/pid
/var/run/kav/pid

Resolution

Remove the pid file:

# rm /var/run/kav/pid
rm: remove regular file `/var/run/kav/pid'? y

Restart the service:

# service restart kavhost
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