News Agent

Using News Agent, Kaspersky Lab informs you of all important events related to Kaspersky Internet Security and protection against computer threats.

The application notifies you of the latest news by displaying a pop-up message in the taskbar notification area. In this case, the application icon changes its shape (see below). Information about the number of unread news items is also displayed in the main application window. In the context menu of the application icon, the News item appears; meanwhile, a news icon appears in the interface of Kaspersky Internet Security Gadget.

If you do not want to receive news, you can use one of the following methods to disable news delivery:

  • from the News Agent window (only if any unread news are available);
  • from the application settings window.

To view the news, open the News Agent window using one of the following methods:

  • click the icon Internet Security tray letter 1 News Agent in the taskbar notification area;
  • select News from the context menu of the application icon;
  • click the Read news link in the pop-up news message;
  • click the News link in the main application window;
  • click the Internet Security news envelope pict News Agent icon which is displayed in the center of Gadget when a piece of news appears (only for Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7).

The above-listed methods of opening the News Agent window are only operable if any unread news are available.

To disable news delivery from the News Agent window:

  1. Open from the News Agent window (see instructions above).
  2. Uncheck the I want to receive news from Kaspersky Lab box.

To disable news delivery from the application settings window:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Advanced Settings section, select the Appearance subsection.
  3. In the Icon in the taskbar notification area section, uncheck the Enable news notifications box.

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News Agent