CPU Usage

Control Manager can pause after scanning one file and before scanning the next file. This setting is used during Manual Scan, Scheduled Scan, and Scan Now.

Select from the following options:

  • High: No pausing between scans

  • Medium: Pause between file scans if CPU consumption is higher than 50%, and do not pause if 50% or lower

  • Low: Pause between file scans if CPU consumption is higher than 20%, and do not pause if 20% or lower

If you choose Medium or Low, when scanning is launched and CPU consumption is within the threshold (50% or 20%), Control Manager will not pause between scans, resulting in faster scanning time. Control Manager uses more CPU resource in the process but because CPU consumption is optimal, endpoint performance is not drastically affected. When CPU consumption begins to exceed the threshold, Control Manager pauses to reduce CPU usage, and stops pausing when consumption is within the threshold again.

If you choose High, Control Manager does not check the actual CPU consumption and scans files without pausing.