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hooch21
I just noticed today that the Kapersky Desktop Icon is missing from my desktop.

I did not remove it(intentionally anyway).

I would like to get it back but I would also like ot know if it means anything(like some malicious software removed it...)

Thanks
dh27564
When you say the desktop icon, are you referring to the red "K" icon that usually appears in the system tray (lower-right of screen)? If so, go to Start > All Programs > Kaspersky and try to start the program from there.
BuJasim
Kaspersky doesn't have a desktop icon; but does have a desktop gadget for Windows 7 as far as I know.

If you wish to have a desktop shortcut. follow the steps:

Start-->All Programs-->Kaspersky Antivirus 20XX or Kaspersky Internet Security 20XX (folder)--> Right-click on KAV or KIS-->Send to-->desktop
Ron351
QUOTE(hooch21 @ 15.01.2011 10:18) *
I just noticed today that the Kapersky Desktop Icon is missing from my desktop.

I did not remove it(intentionally anyway).

I would like to get it back but I would also like ot know if it means anything(like some malicious software removed it...)

Thanks

Just go to start/programs then at kaspersky internet security 2011 let the menu open up and right click on kaspersky internet security 2011 and select "send to" and let it expand and click "Desktop (create shortcut) and that will put a new shortcut icon on your desktop
hooch21
QUOTE(Ron351 @ 15.01.2011 17:38) *
Just go to start/programs then at kaspersky internet security 2011 let the menu open up and right click on kaspersky internet security 2011 and select "send to" and let it expand and click "Desktop (create shortcut) and that will put a new shortcut icon on your desktop


I think what I am referring to is the Kapersky Desktop Gadget. Its a rather big icon but it is more than an icon , yes, it is a gadget. That was on my desktop for along time but I noticed today it is missing. How can I get that back?

Since I know now that it is the Kepersky Gadget I am referring to I looked it up on Kapersky Help. Do you know that it does not tell us in that Help how to bring up the Kapersky gadget? It just says it is placed on the desktop when Kapersky is first loaded but does not tell us how to put it back on the desktop at a later time!

Thanks
BuJasim
QUOTE(hooch21 @ 15.01.2011 21:28) *
I think what I am referring to is the Kapersky Desktop Gadget. Its a rather big icon but it is more than an icon , yes, it is a gadget. That was on my desktop for along time but I noticed today it is missing. How can I get that back?

Thanks


Right-click in the desk-top and select "screen gadgets", press on Kaspersky gadget and it would appear on your desktop.
hooch21
QUOTE(BuJasim @ 15.01.2011 20:31) *
Right-click in the desk-top and select "screen gadgets", press on Kaspersky gadget and it would appear on your desktop.



Thanks. It is now back on my desktop!
Arid Gal
QUOTE(hooch21 @ 15.01.2011 17:18) *
I just noticed today that the Kapersky Desktop Icon is missing from my desktop.

I did not remove it(intentionally anyway).

I would like to get it back but I would also like ot know if it means anything(like some malicious software removed it...)

Thanks

dash1.gif Gee whiz, I am having the very same problem as from Dec '13. I have the Red 'K' in the systems tray but I don't have the 'Green Monitor' with the 'settings' etc, I guess you call it a gadget, that I can click on where I can see it on my desktop. Sorry folk but a 'newbie' I'm not. I am a 'premmy baby' when it comes to online forums. After logging in to reply to this post, I couldn't even find it so I had to go 'my history' to get back here!!! I'm in Australia & the number for Tech support here is 1300 762 833. Looks like I'll have to ring because while all the help posted should have done the job, I still have not got my big green monitor on my desktop assuring me that Kaspersky is enabled.

Running Windows 7 -32 bit - and am up to date as far as scans go. Not through my doing. Only because the 'rectangle' has popped up to ask if I want a full scan or giving me the results of it. I love kaspersky, it's great and well worth it. No spam since 1st purchase 3 years ago.

Dreadfully sorry to all those who posted the 'how to'. It is obviously so logical. I tried it all and nothing happened. I DID follow all 'destructions' to the letter but with no luck. I am going to bookmark this page so that I can get back to it!!! Such are my navigation skills -lack of big time!!

Thanks a zillion to all who posted the 'how to', I hope if I reboot I can get my big green monitor back -Huh!! Not likely thinks this 'ye ole bush chook'. Anything I do on a computer that is correct, I have done by accident and therefore do not know how I did it.
Now you can feel sorry for all those techs out there on the other end of the line when I phone!!
Cheers & Thanks for replying to Hooch 21 who had the same problem.
Oh gee, now I can't find how to submit this!! Wish me luck!
Arid Gal
QUOTE(hooch21 @ 15.01.2011 20:35) *
Thanks. It is now back on my desktop!

Was Hoping & praying hooch 21 that your post would work for me. I right clicked on my desktop and the gadgets came up.
Yes Kaspersky monitor was there. I right clicked on it and it said 'Add' & 'Uninstall' so I selected 'ADD' and still nothing.
Oh well 1.31am here and trying to cool down.
if all else fails, I will phone poor Kaspersky.
Thank you very, very, much.
rudger79
QUOTE(Arid Gal @ 16.01.2014 06:33) *
Was Hoping & praying hooch 21 that your post would work for me. I right clicked on my desktop and the gadgets came up.
Yes Kaspersky monitor was there. I right clicked on it and it said 'Add' & 'Uninstall' so I selected 'ADD' and still nothing.
Welcome. Instead of right click, just double click with the left mouse button on the kaspersky icon.
Bromikey
QUOTE(BuJasim @ 15.01.2011 09:31) *
Right-click in the desk-top and select "screen gadgets", press on Kaspersky gadget and it would appear on your desktop.

Thank you "BuJasim'. I had clicked the gadget off when installing Uverse. Did not even know to call it a gadget. It is now restored bravo.gif
Nick Diamand
Hello, I know MS has discontinued gadgets for security reasons & I was wondering if anyone has come up w/ an alternative. The best I can do is pin Kaspersky to the task bar, leave it open & check every now & then. But it sure was nice to see that green tick when I started up. Thanks, Nick.
Indio
QUOTE(Nick Diamand @ 20.10.2014 10:39) *
Hello, I know MS has discontinued gadgets for security reasons & I was wondering if anyone has come up w/ an alternative. The best I can do is pin Kaspersky to the task bar, leave it open & check every now & then. But it sure was nice to see that green tick when I started up. Thanks, Nick.


Hi-Nick: I just red out your post and letMe tell you-that there's a website that reinvented the MS-Gadgets..of course the Kaspersky Gadget is not included anymore. Let's hope that Kaspersky come up with a solution soon-because they could include the Gadget as shortcut, when we install a new ver. of [KIS] as they do with Safe money" Why not" if other AV-do it.

Like I said it there's a website that offers the (MS-Gadgets)" you can add to the desktop the: Calendar-CPU+Ram-Weather,.et. Scroll down to the bottom to find the link to install the app: http://winaero.com/blog/desktop-gadgets-an...or-windows-8-1/ ..I have it in my Win's 8.1- So far it works Ok. I don't know what ver. of windows do you've. Anyway install it if you wan to & report results to forum. Regards <Indio>
Nick Diamand
QUOTE(Indio @ 21.10.2014 07:00) *
Hi-Nick: I just red out your post and letMe tell you-that there's a website that reinvented the MS-Gadgets..of course the Kaspersky Gadget is not included anymore. Let's hope that Kaspersky come up with a solution soon-because they could include the Gadget as shortcut, when we install a new ver. of [KIS] as they do with Safe money" Why not" if other AV-do it.

Like I said it there's a website that offers the (MS-Gadgets)" you can add to the desktop the: Calendar-CPU+Ram-Weather,.et. Scroll down to the bottom to find the link to install the app: http://winaero.com/blog/desktop-gadgets-an...or-windows-8-1/ ..I have it in my Win's 8.1- So far it works Ok. I don't know what ver. of windows do you've. Anyway install it if you wan to & report results to forum. Regards <Indio>


Indio, thanks for your reply. Actually I have figured out how to get the other gadgets eg clock, calendar, etc by following o/l instructions to tune off then on the Windows 7 Features option for gadgets. W/ no KIS gadget though will have to wait, I guess, until next version of KIS. Meanwhile, have it on my task bar & check from time to time. Thanks again, Nick.
Egor Kurnev
There is no real need to check Kaspersky status that frequently. The main point is to see whether Kaspersky is running (not crashed) and this can be done via tray icon. If anything security related happens on your machine be sure KIS would notify you.

I seriously doubt further versions of KIS will have some sort of gadget. Latest versions designed in way that you leave everything to KIS\KAV and let them do its work. You will be notified in case your attention is needed.


Jenny_wickett
Hello,
I have found my gadget gallery but Kaspersky desktop gadget is nowhere to be found!

Has it been axed in the new 2015 version??

I was using an older version but need to renew my licence so decided to upgrade to 1015. Now I have lost the desktop gadget that I have come to rely on so much.

I understand there were a few vulnerabilities with it but I don't want to be without it!

It says in some of the places selling 2015 that it DOES come with the gadget eg http://www.antivirussales.com/store/kasper...ar-3user-global
but I cant find it! sad.gif

Please help!
Jenny_wickett
So how do you know when you need to update the software?
It was always asking me to run a sync to keep the software current. if we only get a little pop-up balloon now when important things need doing it will be largely ignored like these things usually are as you get so many usless pop ups to update not so imprtant things. This gadget was the main reason I used Kaspersky!
Adam 1972
The gadget has been discontinued in version 2015.
http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/9901

QUOTE(Egor Kurnev @ 4.11.2014 05:14) *
There is no real need to check Kaspersky status that frequently. The main point is to see whether Kaspersky is running (not crashed) and this can be done via tray icon. If anything security related happens on your machine be sure KIS would notify you.

I seriously doubt further versions of KIS will have some sort of gadget. Latest versions designed in way that you leave everything to KIS\KAV and let them do its work. You will be notified in case your attention is needed.


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