What is Idle Scan in Kaspersky Small Office Security 7

Latest update: July 03, 2019 ID: 15170

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. Idle Scan helps maintain the security without affecting the computer performance.

If the computer is running on battery power, Kaspersky Internet 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:
    • Postpone computer scan tasks when the CPU and disk systems are at high load
    • Perform Idle Scan 
Idle scan and update tasks will be performed according to the these settings.
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