The protection status of the computer reflects the presence or absence of any kinds of threats affecting the security level of the system as a whole. Threats include not only detected malicious objects, but also use of out-of-date databases, disabled computer protection, and use of minimum settings for Kaspersky Internet Security 2014.
The computer's protection status is shown in the window of Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 in the form of a color indicator. Depending on the situation, the color of the indicator changes.
In Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 the color indicator has three possible statuses:
- Green means the computer is protected.
- Yellow indicates that there is a problem with protection (for example, the databases of Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 have not been updated).
- Red indicates a serious security threat to the computer (for example, malicious objects have been detected on the computer and need to be neutralized).
Clicking on the indicator opens the Security problems window, which provides detailed information about the computer's protection status. All problems are grouped by the categories to which they relate:
Threats: list of active threats detected by Kaspersky Internet Security.
problems in the functioning of protection components (for example, problems in the functioning of Web Anti-Virus
Databases and application modules:
problems relating to the status of databases and application modules (for example, obsolete databases
License: problems relating to the current license (for example, license validity period has expired).
If there are problems with the computer's protection, you are advised to eliminate them as soon as possible.