Schedule security and performance scans

Use the Task Scheduling settings to have Norton examine your system automatically for security and performance issues. You can specify when and how often Norton needs to perform those examinations.

You have the following options for scheduling security and performance scans:

Automatic (Recommended)

Examine your PC for security and performance issues whenever your PC is idle.

This setting provides the maximum protection.

Weekly

Examine your PC one or more times each week for security and performance issues.

You can pick the days of the week and the time of day on which the scan performs.

Monthly

Examine your PC once each month for security and performance issues.

You can pick the day of the month and the time of day on which the scan performs.

Manual Schedule

Do not perform a scheduled security or performance scan of your PC.

If you choose this option, you should perform manual security and performance scans of your PC periodically to maintain protection.

Your computer's performance is maximized if you schedule your critical operations to occur when your computer is idle. When you schedule your scans weekly or monthly and check the Run only at idle time option, Norton scans your computer when it is idle. Symantec recommends that you check Run only at idle time to experience better performance of your computer.

Schedule security and performance scans

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click Tasks Scheduling.

  3. On the Scheduling tab, under Schedule, select an option.

    When you click Weekly or Monthly, you must select the time and day to run the automatic tasks. You also have the option of specifying that the automatic tasks must run only when the PC is idle.

  4. Click Apply, and then click Close.

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DOCID: v7734375_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016