How Idle Scan works in Kaspersky Small Office Security 6

Latest update: 21 January 2019 ID: 14406

Scanning a computer with Kaspersky Small Office 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 Small Office 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 Small Office 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. Click the settings icon in the lower-left corner of the Kaspersky Small Office Security main window. To learn how to open the main application window, see this article.
  2. Go to the Performance section.
  3. Select or clear the following checkboxes:
    • Perform Idle Scan
    • Postpone computer scan tasks when the CPU and disk systems are at high load
Idle scan and update tasks will be performed according to these settings.
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