How to enable or disable a background scan

26 December 2023

ID 199672

A Background scan is an automatic scan mode that does not display notifications. This scan requires fewer computer resources than other types of scans (for example, Full Scan). When in this mode, the application scans the system memory, system volumes, boot sectors and startup objects, and searches for rootkits.

A background scan is started in the following cases:

  • After the databases and application modules are updated
  • 30 minutes after application launch
  • Every six hours
  • If the computer remains idle for five or more minutes (after the screen saver is started)

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

  • The computer becomes active again.
  • The computer (laptop) switches to battery mode.

If a background scan has not been performed for over ten days, the scan is not stopped. When running a background scan, the application 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. Go to the Security section.
  3. In the Scan block, click the Choose scan button.

    This opens the Scan window.

  4. Click the Settings button icon in the Background scan block.

    This opens the Background scan settings window.

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

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