A scan for viruses and other threats as well as database and application module updates sometimes use up a lot of computer resources and take a long time.
This check box enables / disables power-saving mode on laptop computers, during which virus scan and update tasks are postponed. If necessary, you can update databases and application modules of Kaspersky Internet Security or run a scan for viruses and other threats manually.
If the check box is selected, Kaspersky Internet Security does not run scan or update tasks and does not display notifications when you play games or run applications in full-screen mode.
This check box controls the use of operating system resources by Kaspersky Internet Security.
If this check box is selected, only critical protection components of Kaspersky Internet Security are run at the startup of the operating system. Protection is completely enabled after the operating system loads.
If this check box is cleared, all protection components are run simultaneously when the operating system starts up.
If the check box is selected, whenever the operating system is shut down, Kaspersky Internet Security operates with a focus on scanning files that appear on the drive while the operating system is being restarted. If any of these files are malicious, the application neutralizes them after the operating system is restarted.
Preventing infection during restart does not work if the Block action on threat detection is selected in the File Anti-Virus settings.
When Kaspersky Internet Security runs scan tasks, this may result in increased workload on the CPU and disk subsystems, which affects the performance of other applications. If such a situation occurs, Kaspersky Internet Security can pause scan tasks and free up system resources for the user's applications.
This check box enables / disables the option for pausing scan tasks. This helps to relieve the load on the CPU and disk subsystems.
This check box enables / disables the option to run scan tasks (scanning of system memory, the system partition, or startup objects) and update tasks while the computer is locked or the screensaver is on.
If the computer is running on battery power, Kaspersky Internet Security does not perform tasks when the computer is idle.
If this check box is cleared, Kaspersky Internet Security does not run scan and update tasks while the computer is idle.
This check box enables / disables regular scanning of the operating system for rootkits in background mode.
A program or a set of programs for hiding traces of an intruder or malware in the operating system. On Windows-based operating systems, a rootkit usually means a program that penetrates into the operating system and intercepts system functions (Windows APIs). Above all, interception and modification of low-level API functions allow such a program to make its presence in the operating system quite stealthy. A rootkit can usually also mask the presence of any processes, folders, and files that are stored on a disk drive, in addition to registry keys, if they are described in the configuration of the rootkit. Many rootkits install their own drivers and services on the system (these also are "invisible").
If this check box is cleared, Kaspersky Internet Security does not perform regular rootkit scans.
Clicking this link opens the Pause File Anti-Virus window. In this window, you can specify a time period during which you want to pause File Anti-Virus. You can also create a list of applications that, when run, will pause File Anti-Virus.
Use these settings for the following tasks