2 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2016 5:10 PM by McDuff

    Running On Demand Scans When Idle

    McDuff

      Hello

       

      Wondering if any of you have had experience (positive or negative) scheduling full on demand scans "when idle". 

       

      What's the user experience been like?  When the computer stops being idle, how quickly does the on demand scan stop?

       

      Any input would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Running On Demand Scans When Idle
          catdaddy

          McDuff,

                            While I can only attest to the experience from the Consumer side of the equation. I occasionally personally run a 'On Demand Scan' (Not under Command Prompt) I might add. My results being it basically takes the same amount of time as similarly allowing a 'Scheduled Scan' to take place.

           

                             I experience no interruptions what-so-ever in performance, etc. Just thought I would add that...

                             Running 'McAfee Total Protection'

           

          Regards,

          -CD

          • 2. Re: Running On Demand Scans When Idle
            McDuff

            OK I confirmed that the on demand scan will start when the computer is idle, and will continue running until completed, or the specified time has elapsed.  So it's not like the task will stop running when the computer stops being idle.