How to open Kaspersky Internet Security 2018
Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 is launched automatically at Windows startup. If you did not change the application's startup settings, protection is enabled even if the antivirus window is hidden.
In the main window of Kaspersky Internet Security 2018, you can find the protection status of your computer, protection components, the databases status, and the license term.
How to open the application window
To open the main window of Kaspersky Internet Security 2018, click its icon in the lower-right corner of the Desktop.
If the application icon is hidden from the notification area, click the Show hidden icons arrow.
If there is no Kaspersky Lab icon in the notification area, the application is not running and your computer is not protected. Run the application using the guide from the first section of the article.
How to open the application settings
To open the settings window, in the lower-right corner of Desktop, right-click the Kaspersky Lab application icon and select Settings from the menu that opens.
How to run the application
- Open File Manager by pressing the Win+E combination on the keyboard.
- Find the avpui.exe file:
- For the users of Windows XP (32-bit / 64-bit):
- C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 18.0.0
- If you are using Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32-bit):
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 18.0.0
- If you are using Windows Vista/7/8/10 (64-bit):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 18.0.0
Double-click the avpui.exe file.
- In the lower-right corner of Desktop, click the application icon. Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 is running with the main window open.
What to do if the application does not start
If Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 does not start, then the protection does not work or works incorrectly. In this case, reinstall the application.
If it did not help, send a request to Kaspersky Lab Technical Support via the My Kaspersky portal. Please describe the problem in detail in the request. To learn how to use My Kaspersky, open My Kaspersky Help.