How to enable Idle Scan in Kaspersky Free



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How to enable Idle Scan in Kaspersky Free

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2017 Jul 20 ID: 13104

If your computer is on but you are not currently using it, configure Kaspersky Free to perform anti-virus database updates and scans while you are away. This way you will avoid putting additional load on your system while working with it.

When you get back to your computer, the scan will be paused automatically. The application remembers the stage where the scan task was stopped and resumes the scan from that stage next time, but the anti-virus databases will start updating over again.

If the computer is battery-powered, Idle Scan will not be performed even if the computer is idle.

To enable or disable the scan:

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

Image: the main window of Kaspersky Free

  1. If you have problems opening the application window, see this guide.
  1. In the Settings window, go to the Performance section and select or clear the Idle Scan check box.

Image: the Settings window of Kaspersky Free 2017

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