How Idle Scan works in Kaspersky Internet Security 19


Kaspersky Internet Security 19


How Idle Scan works in Kaspersky Internet Security 19

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Latest update: January 18, 2019 ID: 14330

Scanning a computer with Kaspersky Internet Security can use a substantial amount of system resources. To reduce 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. 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 Internet Security will not run tasks when the computer is idle so as 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 lower-left corner.

Opening the Settings window of Kaspersky Internet Security 19

  • 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:
    • Perform Idle Scan
    • Postpone computer scan tasks when the CPU and disk systems are at high load

Performance settings in Kaspersky Internet Security 19

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