This is the colored part of the screen which shows the current level of your protection. If you have all the real-time shields running and the latest versions of the program and virus definitions, this part of the screen will appear as a green bar and the status will be displayed as “Secured”.
In the status bar settings, you can specify which components are used to determine your protection status. If any component is unchecked, it will not be monitored. This means that if that component is subsequently de-activated, it will not affect the protection status displayed. Only those items that are checked can influence the protection status.