How to use Kaspersky Gadget

When using Kaspersky Internet Security on a computer running under Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7, you can also use the Kaspersky Gadget.

After you install Kaspersky Internet Security on a computer running under Microsoft Windows 7, the gadget appears on your desktop automatically. After you install the application on a computer running under Microsoft Windows Vista, you should add the gadget to Microsoft Windows Sidebar manually (see the operating system documentation).

Gadget color indicator displays your computer’s protection status in the same manner as the protection status indicator in the main application window does. Green indicates that your computer is duly protected, while yellow indicates that there are protection problems, and red indicates that your computer’ security is at serious risk. Grey color indicates that the application is stopped.

Gadget’s appearance allows you to monitor update download: when updating databases and application modules is in progress, a spinning globe icon appears in the center of Gadget.

You can use the gadget to perform the following main tasks:

  • run the application if it has been stopped;
  • open the main application window;
  • scan specified objects for viruses;
  • open the news window.

To run the application using the gadget,

click the Internet Security power button How to use Kaspersky Gadget Enable icon located in the center of the gadget.

To open the main application window using the gadget,

click the Kaspersky Internet Security located in the center of the gadget.

To scan an object for viruses using the gadget,

drag the object to scan onto the gadget.

Task run progress is displayed in the Virus Scan window that opens.

To open the news window using the gadget,

click the Internet Security news envelope pict How to use Kaspersky Gadget icon which is displayed in the center of the gadget when a piece of news is released.

Configuring the gadget

You can configure Gadget so that you can use its buttons to initiate the following actions:

  • edit the application settings;
  • view application reports;
  • enable applications run in safe mode;
  • switch to the safe desktop (only for 32-bit operating systems);
  • view Parental Control reports;
  • view information about network activity (Network Monitor);
  • pause protection.

Additionally, you can change Gadget’s appearance by selecting another skin for it.

To configure the gadget:

  1. Open the gadget settings window by clicking the Internet Security gadget settings pict How to use Kaspersky Gadget icon that appears in the right top corner of the gadget block if you roll over it with the mouse cursor.
  2. From the Left icon and Right icon dropdown lists, select the actions that should be performed when clicking the left and the right buttons of the gadget.
  3. Select a skin for the gadget by clicking the Internet Security gadget settings left arrow How to use Kaspersky Gadget Internet Security gadget settings right arrow How to use Kaspersky Gadget buttons.
  4. Click the OK button to save the changes that you have made.

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