Notification area icon
Immediately after installing the application, the application icon appears in the Microsoft Windows taskbar notification area.
In the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system by default the application icon is hidden, but you can display it to access the application easier (see the operating system documentation).
The icon has the following basic purposes:
Indication of the application activity
This icon is an indicator of the application’s operation. It also reflects the protection status and shows a number of basic functions performed by the application at the moment:
– scanning email message;
– scanning web traffic;
– updating databases and application modules;
– computer should be rebooted to apply updates;
– a failure occurred in the operation of some application component.
By default the icon is animated: for example, during the email message scan a miniature letter symbol is pulsating against the application icon; when update is in progress there is a revolving symbol of a globe. Animation can be deactivated.
When the animation is disabled the icon can take on the following appearances:
(colored symbol) – all or certain protection components are activated;
(black-and-white symbol) – all protection components are disabled.
Access to the context menu and application windows
To open the context menu,
roll over the icon with the mouse pointer and right-click the area.
To open the main application window,
roll over the icon with the mouse pointer and left-click the area.
If news from Kaspersky Lab is available, the icon appears in the Microsoft Windows taskbar notification area. Double-click this icon to open News Agent.