How to adjust the settings of a Kaspersky Lab application for gaming

Latest update: March 30, 2020 ID: 13980

This article concerns:

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 18, 17
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 18, 17
  • Kaspersky Total Security 18, 17
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security 5

Kaspersky has introduced the Gaming Mode feature starting with version 19 of home applications and version 6 of Kaspersky Small Office Security. This feature is which is enabled by default. When Gaming Mode is enabled, the Kaspersky application does not run scans and updates, and does not show any notifications when another application is opened in full screen.

If you are using an earlier version of a Kaspersky application, follow the instructions below to optimize the application work using applications in a full-screen mode, e.g. playing a video game.

If you are not sure which application version you are using, check it using the guide in this article.

Upgrade to the latest application version. For instructions, see this article.


Disable notifications and adjust performance settings


Pause File Anti-Virus while gaming


Set an update schedule


Remove the unused applications

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