How to enable Idle Scan in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013



Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013


How to enable Idle Scan in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013

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2014 Jul 31 ID: 8061

Scanning the computer for viruses and vulnerabilities is one of the most important tasks in ensuring the computer's security. It is necessary to scan your computer for viruses on a regular basis in order to rule out the possibility of spreading malicious programs that have not been discovered by security components. Vulnerability scan performs the diagnostics of operating system and detects software features that can be used by intruders to spread malicious objects and obtain access to personal information.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 includes a special option Perform Idle Scan. the option is designed to allow running resource-intensive tasks (for example, scheduled scan) while the computer is idle.

In cases when your computer is battery-powered, scan will not be performed when your computer is idle.

Tasks, performed while your computer is idle, are the following:

  • automatic updates of anti-virus databases and application modules
  • scanning system memory, startup objects and system partition

Idle Scan is performed in cases when a user is logged off or locks a computer. Also Idle Scan is performed when screen saver is more than 5 minutes.


1. Working algorithm of Idle Scan


2. How to enable the Idle Scan mode

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