In Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 interface of the main application window was greatly changed. Modern animated design makes it easier to get required info and manage the application. In the main application window you can find all required data concerning your computer protection status, components' work, databases status and license validity period. You can also view info about Cloud protection (
Kaspersky Security Network
) and recommendations concerning the application components setting and performing other actions.
You can open the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 the following ways:
From the Start menu:
For users of Windows XP/Vista/7:
For users of Windows 8:
Right-click free space on the Start screen.
At the bottom of the screen click All Apps.
Find and click Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 on the Apps screen.
From Windows Browser:
After you perform the actions described above, the main application window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 will open.
The main application window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 can be divided into two parts:
Also in the main application window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 you can use the following buttons and links:
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 Threats include not only detected malicious objects, but also use of out-of-date databases, disabled computer protection, and use of minimum settings for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013.
The computer's protection status is shown in the main application window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 in the form of a color indicator. Depending on the situation, the color of the indicator changes.
In Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 the color indicator has three possible statuses.
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:
If there are problems with the computer protection, you are advised to eliminate them as soon as possible.
To view detailed information about the computer's protection status and to eliminate problems, perform the following actions:
If the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 will not open, it means that protection either malfunctions or does not function at all. In this case you are recommended to restore the program.
If the solution did not help, create a request to Kaspersky Lab Technical Support via the
service. Describe your problem in all details. You can find detailed instructions on how to work with the service on the FAQ for My Kaspersky
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Release of antivirus database updates (required to protect your computer/server/mobile device)
Providing technical support over phone / web
Release of patches for the application (addressing detected bugs)
*Installation under Windows 8.1 is not supported by the current version.
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