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


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

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Latest update: 2019 Sep 04 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

Resource-consuming processes and alerts from your Kaspersky application may annoy you and slow down the performance of other applications, especially if you are playing a computer game or using an application in a full-screen mode. To avoid such problems, Kaspersky has introduced the Gaming Mode option starting with version 19 of home applications and version 6 of Kaspersky Small Office Security. 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 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.

If you want to keep using the older version of the application, follow the guide below to reduce the load and disable application alerts. 


Disable notifications and adjust performance settings


Pause File Anti-Virus while gaming


Set an update schedule


Remove the unused applications

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