How tasks are run in Kaspersky Security Cloud 20 when the computer is idle


Kaspersky Security Cloud 20


How tasks are run in Kaspersky Security Cloud 20 when the computer is idle

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Latest update: July 04, 2019 ID: 15151

Scanning a computer with Kaspersky Security Cloud 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 Security Cloud while the computer is locked or the screensaver is on. Idle Scan helps maintain the security without affecting the computer performance.

If the computer is running on battery power, Kaspersky Security Cloud 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 Security Cloud, click The Settings icon in the Kaspersky Security Cloud window.

Opening the Settings window of Kaspersky Security Cloud 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:
    • Perform Idle Scan
    • Postpone computer scan tasks when the CPU and disk systems are at high load

Performance settings in Kaspersky Security Cloud 20

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