When using Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 on a computer running under Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7, you can also use the Kaspersky Gadget.
Kaspersky Gadget is designed for quick access to the main features of the application: protection status indication, virus scan of objects, application operation reports, etc.
You can use the gadget to perform the following main tasks:
After you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 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. You can find detailed instruction on how to add the gadget to Sidebar on Microsoft official web site.
Kaspersky Gadget color indicator displays your computer protection status in the same manner as the protection status indicator in the main application window does:
Using Kaspersky Gadget you can perform the following actions:
You can configure the gadget to perform the following additional actions via its buttons:
To configure the gadget:
You can also change the gadget appearance by selecting a smaller or larger size for the gadget on the desktop (only available for users of the OS Windows 7).
To change the gadget's external appearance, in the upper-right corner of the gadget block click Larger size / Smaller size:
Task Manager in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
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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