Enabling and disabling protection
By default, Kaspersky Internet Security is launched when the operating system loads and protects your computer until it is switched off. All protection components are running.
You can fully or partially disable the protection provided by Kaspersky Internet Security.
The Kaspersky Lab specialists strongly recommend that you do not disable protection, since this may lead to an infection of your computer and data loss. If it is really necessary, we recommend that you pause protection for the required period of time.
When protection is disabled, all its components become inactive.
This is indicated by the following signs:
In this case, protection is discussed in the context of the protection components. Disabling or pausing protection components does not effect the performance of virus scan tasks and Kaspersky Internet Security updates.
You can completely enable or disable protection in the application settings window. You can enable or disable separate application components either in the settings window, or in the main application window.
To completely enable or disable protection:
To enable or disable a protection component in the settings window:
To enable or disable a protection component in the main application window: