Kaspersky Internet Security 20

What is Idle Scan in Kaspersky Internet Security 20

Latest update: 2019 Sep 25 ID: 15131

Scanning a computer with Kaspersky Internet Security can use a substantial amount of system resources. To optimize the load on the system, you are able to run scan tasks (of the system memory, system partition, and startup objects) and database update tasks in Kaspersky Internet Security while the computer is locked or the screensaver is on. Idle Scan helps maintain the security without affecting the computer performance.

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If the computer is running on battery power, Kaspersky Internet Security will not run tasks when the computer is idle in order to prolong battery life.

To set the tasks to run when the computer is idle:

  1. In the main window of Kaspersky Internet Security, click The Settings icon in the Kaspersky Internet Security 20 window.

The Settings window of Kaspersky Internet Security 20

  • To learn how to open the main application window, see this article.
  1. Go to the Performance section.
  2. Select or clear the following checkboxes:
    • Postpone computer scan tasks when the CPU and disk systems are at high load
    • Perform Idle Scan

Performance settings in Kaspersky Internet Security 20

Idle scan and update tasks will be performed according to the these settings.

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