Running tasks on idle computer

The special Idle Scan mode is designed for the optimization of the load on computer resources. If this mode is enabled, all resource-intensive tasks are only run when you do not use your computer.

If your computer is battery-powered, no tasks are run when the computer is idle.

When the computer is idle, the following tasks can be run:

  • automatic update of anti-virus databases and program modules;
  • scan of system memory, startup objects, and system partition.

Idle Scan tasks are launched if the computer has been blocked by the user, or if the screensaver is displayed on the screen for at least 5 minutes.

The first stage of Idle Scan is checking if databases and program modules have up-to-date status. If an update is required after scan, the automatic update task starts. At the second stage, the application checks the date and time of the last run of Idle Scan. If Idle Scan has not been run at all, or has been run at least 7 days ago, or has been interrupted, then the application runs the scan task for the system memory, startup objects, and system registry.

When the user returns to his or her work, Idle Scan mode terminates automatically. Note that the application remembers the stage at which the scan has been interrupted to resume the scan from this stage in the future.

If running Idle Scan tasks has been interrupted while downloading an update package, the update will start from the beginning next time.

To enable Idle Scan mode:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Scan section, select the General Settings subsection.
  3. In the right part of the window, check the Perform idle scan box.
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