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:
- run the application if it has been stopped
- open the main application window
- scan specified objects for viruses
- open the news window.
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:
green indicates that your computer is duly protected
yellow indicates that there are protection problems
red indicates that your computer' security is at serious risk
grey color indicates that the application is stopped.