Kaspersky Total Security 20

How Idle Scan works in Kaspersky Total Security 20

Latest update: 2019 Jun 10 ID: 15138

Scanning a computer with Kaspersky Total Security can use a substantial amount of system resources. To reduce the load on the system, you can run scan tasks (of the system memory, system partition, and startup objects) and database update tasks in Kaspersky Total Security while the computer is locked or the screensaver is on. This additional setting increases the security of your computer while consuming a minimum amount of resources.

If the computer is running on battery power, Kaspersky Total Security will not run tasks when the computer is idle so as to prolong battery life.

To set tasks to run when the computer is idle:

  1. In the main window of Kaspersky Total Security, click Settings button in the lower-left corner of Kaspersky Total Security 20.

Opening the Settings window of Kaspersky Total Security 20

  • To learn how to open the application, see this guide.
  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

Configuring Idle Scan in Kaspersky Total Security 20

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