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blackclouds
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-12-2009

How do I Turn Off Idle Scan?

I have a loud hard drive and norton idle scan runs too frequently while I'm trying to sleep.

How do I turn quick scan off from running while computer's idle?

I'm using Norton IS 2012

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RichD
Posts: 302
Registered: ‎01-06-2010

Re: How do I Turn Off Idle Scan?

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blackclouds wrote:

How do I turn quick scan off from running while computer's idle?

I'm using Norton IS 2012


Hi blackclouds,

 

I think that you should be able to do this by going to Settings | Computer Settings | Idle TIme Scan, where you have several options to choose from, including 'Off' '

 

To change the current setting, you would probably have to be logged in from an Administrator account. Normally this kind of setting is not available for change when you are logged in as a standard user.


If you want to be able to make these kinds of changes in the future when logged in only as a standard user, then you can enable the setting for this:  go to Settings | Product Security | Non-Admins Access to Settings

 

RichD

 

 



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SendOfJive
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Registered: ‎02-07-2009

Re: How do I Turn Off Idle Scan?

Hi blackclouds,

 

The Idle TIme Quick Scans cannot be turned off.  The procedure outlined by RichD only pertains to Idle Time Full System Scans.  Quick Scans are a high priority because they look for malware that may have evaded detection prior to the latest virus definitions update.  Because they are important and of short duration, there was no provision made to disable them.  It has been noted that the Quick Scans in Norton 2012 are somewhat more disruptive and lengthy than the scans in earlier versions and that this is an issue for some users.

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blackclouds
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-12-2009

Re: How do I Turn Off Idle Scan?

Thanks for the responses guys. I guess I can put up with the noise with a white noise machine switched on. Either that or swap out the seagate barricuda for my trusty samsung f3 that is much quieter.

 

Either way, I'm a norton subscriber for life, I'm very impressed with it and especially safe search that I can't live without.

 

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ALiasEX
Posts: 297
Registered: ‎03-21-2010

Re: How do I Turn Off Idle Scan?

Hi blackclouds,

 

Silent Mode may be of use to you here. It will suspend the Idle Quick Scan for the duration chosen but it will also suppress all Norton alerts and suspend all other Norton background activities. A list of background activities can be found here.

 

This article explains methods of turning on and turning off Silent Mode manually. The last method is the quickest.

yank
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Registered: ‎12-02-2009

Re: How do I Turn Off Idle Scan?

[ Edited ]

blackclouds wrote:

I have a loud hard drive and norton idle scan runs too frequently while I'm trying to sleep.

How do I turn quick scan off from running while computer's idle?

I'm using Norton IS 2012


Go green and save electricity - turn the system off while you are sleeping!  :smileyvery-happy: