By default, Kaspersky Internet Security starts after the operating system starts up and protects your computer until it is turned off. All protection components (File Anti-Virus, Web Anti-Virus, Safe Money, and Network Attack Blocker) are enabled and running.
You can disable protection completely or disable specific protection components.
Important: Kaspersky strongly advises against disabling protection or protection components, because disabling them may lead to infection of your computer and data loss.
When computer protection is disabled:
When one or more protection components are disabled, the protection status indicator is red or yellow.
You can disable/resume computer protection in one of the following ways:
You can also resume computer protection from the main application window or your My Kaspersky account.
Important: If you have disabled computer protection, it will not be re-enabled automatically when Kaspersky Internet Security starts again. You have to re-enable computer protection manually.
Important: If you disable a protection component, it will not be re-enabled automatically when Kaspersky Internet Security starts again. You have to re-enable the protection component manually.
To enable computer protection or protection components, you can also use Protection Center. Disabling computer protection or disabling protection components puts your computer at much higher risk of infection. This is why Protection Center informs you when protection is disabled.Page top