Norton 360 invokes Quick Scan after period of inactivity
Posted: 26-Apr-2022 | 9:59AM · 3 Replies · Permalink
I'm running N360 on W10 64-bit.
I like to set all available options to Manual. This works well. After a couple of weeks of inactivity however, I noticed that the software automatically invoked a Quick Scan and drew significant system resources during the process (not unusual).
I'm just wondering under what specific circumstances does the software behave so. Also, is there a supported tool to allow the user to see what tasks the software is performing in realtime?
Thanks & best wishes
Re: Norton 360 invokes Quick Scan after period of inactivity
Posted: 26-Apr-2022 | 4:07PM · Permalink
You are correct. Quick Scans are considered a priority item. If they have not had an opportunity to run after a few days (3 days, I believe), a Quick Scan will run automatically. There is no user setting to override this. The number of new threats that arrive daily make it important to run these scans frequently to catch anything that might have been undetectable prior to the latest virus signature update.