Distributing computer resources when scanning for viruses

Virus scan tasks may be postponed to limit the load on the central processing unit (CPU) and disk storage subsystems.

Executing scan tasks increases the load on the CPU and disk subsystems, thus slowing down other applications. By default, if such a situation arises, Kaspersky Internet Security pauses virus scan tasks and releases system resources for the user’s applications.

However, there is a number of applications which start immediately when CPU resources become available, and run in the background. For the scan not to depend on the performance of those applications, system resources should not be conceded to them.

Note that this setting can be configured individually for every scan task. In this case, the configuration for a specific task has a higher priority.

For Kaspersky Internet Security to postpone scan tasks when they slow down other applications:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Advanced Settings section, select the Compatibility subsection.
  3. Check the Internet Security mark fs Distributing computer resources when scanning for viruses Concede resources to other applications box.

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