How to enable Idle Scan in Kaspersky Internet Security 2018



Kaspersky Internet Security 2018


How to enable Idle Scan in Kaspersky Internet Security 2018

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2017 Jul 05 ID: 13637

So that Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 doesn’t interrupt your work on the computer, set scans and database updates to run when the computer is idle. Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 will run a scan and database update while you’re away and pause them once you return. The application remembers the stage where the scan task was stopped and resumes the scan from there, 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 configure scan and update tasks to run while the computer is idle:

  1. In the main window of Kaspersky Internet Security 2018, click the gear button Image: Settings icon in Kaspersky Internet Security window.

Image: Kaspersky Internet Security main window

  1. If you have problems opening the application window, see this guide.
  1. In the Settings window, select Performance and either check or clear the boxes:
    • Postpone computer scan tasks when the CPU and disk systems are at high load
    • Perform Idle Scan
Image: configuring scan and update tasks in Kaspersky Internet Security
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