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NIS 2010 and Symantec definition of "Idle State."

Hi:

What is the Symantec definition of an "Idle State?"

Is it CPU utilization?

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8

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Kudos0

Re: NIS 2010 and Symantec definition of "Idle State."

Copied this from the Norton Help Center (About Idle Time Scans):

Norton Internet Security keeps your computer secure from ongoing threats by automatically running scans on your computer by using the Idle Time Scans feature. Idle Time Scans detect the time when you do not use your computer and intelligently run scans depending on the scan history of your computer.

In other words, when you are not using programs, or not running a program as such, or not installing anything, then your computer is idle...kind of in a stable napping state ;-))

Message Edited by Yaso_Kuuhl on 10-08-2009 07:02 PM
Your Norton Ladybug.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: NIS 2010 and Symantec definition of "Idle State."

Idle state normally means when the computer is not in use or no process/program running in the background to utilize the CPU. Norton program keeps your computer secure from ongoing threats by automatically running scans on your computer by using the Idle Time Scan feature. Idle Time Scan detects the time when you do not use your computer and intelligently runs scans depending on the scan history of your computer so that it doesn’t have an impact on system performance. Norton Insight Submission may also take place when the computer enters the Idle State.
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2010 and Symantec definition of "Idle State."

Hi Yogesh:

If you have "Idle Time Scans" set to *off*, how is the Insight Submission task run? (just an example)

Thanks.

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos0

Re: NIS 2010 and Symantec definition of "Idle State."

Hi Plankton,

If you turn off Idle Time Scan, then Full Scans will not run during idle time. All other tasks will continue to run as usual.  

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