How to enable or disable a background scan

A background scan is an automatic scan mode of Kaspersky Security Cloud that does not display notifications. This scan requires fewer computer resources than other types of scans (for example, Full Scan). In this mode Kaspersky Security Cloud will scan startup objects, kernel memory, and the system partition.

A background scan is started in the following cases:

A background scan is interrupted when any of the following conditions is met:

When running a background scan, Kaspersky Security Cloud does not scan files whose contents are located in OneDrive cloud storage.

To enable or disable a background scan:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. Click the Scan button.

    The Scan window opens.

  3. In the Scan window, click the Settings 2019.png icon in the Background scan block.

    The Background scan settings window opens.

  4. In the Background scan settings window, switch the toggle to On or Off.
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