How to configure Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 for better performance of your computer


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017


How to configure Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 for better performance of your computer

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2017 Jan 30 ID: 12951

When Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 is running, the computer or individual programs may slow down due to the lack of system resources. To increase your computer speed: 

  1. Open the settings of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017 by clicking the gear icon in the lower-left corner of the main window.

Image: the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017

If you have problems opening the application window, see this guide.

  1. In the Settings window, go to the Performance section and select the check boxes:
  • Disable scheduled scan tasks while running on battery power.
  • Automatically disable some Kaspersky Anti-Virus functionality (such as notifications) when applications are launched in full-screen mode. Full screen mode of computer games will block any notifications or other possible disturbances so as to provide maximum convenience to the user. 
  • Release resources to the operating system when the computer starts.
  • Postpone computer scan tasks when the CPU and disk systems are at high load.
  • Perform Idle Scan.
  • Search for software that is intended to conceal traces of a malicious program in the system (rootkits). Rootkits will not be searched for in the background.

Image: the Settings window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017

  1. Click the link Pause File Anti-Virus.
  • To specify the time period when File Anti-Virus is paused, select the check box Pause and set the time.
  • If you want to pause File Anti-Virus at startup of a certain resource-consuming application, click Add.
Image: File Anti-Virus pausing
  • In the Open window, find the executable file of the application (with the .exe extension) and click Open.
Image: program selection
  • In the Pause File Anti-Virus window, click Save.

Image: File Anti-Virus pausing 

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