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Hello  @MREZA,

Scans (scheduled or manual) & RTP are different. 

Real-Time Protection provides anti-virus protection.

The component detects and neutralizes threats, adware, and apps that intruders may use to harm your device or exploit your personal data.

Full scan
Kaspersky  scans the device's entire file system. A full scan helps protect your personal data and money, it detects and eliminates threats on your device (in installed apps and installation packages).

A full scan also detects adware and apps that intruders may use to harm your device or exploit your personal data.
Quick scan
Scans installed apps. 
Vulnerability Scan
Scans the operating system and applications installed on the computer that may have vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malware.
Rootkit Scan
Scans for a program or a set of programs hiding traces of an intruder or malware in the operating system.

Thank you

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I am going to chime in after FLOOD and Berny s’ posts, located above this post::


I have been using Kaspersky for 13 years. I have never had a detection on an on-demand or scheduled scan. Real time protection is the real, complete deal. 

Vulnerability scan is great if you have out of date software. I keep my software up to date, so I never got any detections.

When you install Kaspersky on a computer, update databases, then restart, then do an on-demand scan. 


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Hi Guys

I found an useful Text in Kaspersky KL002 Student Guide.

Page: 153

How does Kaspersky Endpoint Security learn which files have been changed and
which have not?

The NTFS file system (and its successor ReFS) logs when files are changed, and guarantees integrity of these
records. Therefore, on NTFS drives, Kaspersky Endpoint Security simply checks the file modification date.
FAT32 file system cannot log the modification date; neither can it protect the modification date against unsolicited
changes. Malware may modify a file, and then assign any modification date to it. For this reason, Kaspersky
Endpoint Security saves checksums of scanned files into a special database for FAT32 drives. When the file is
accessed next time, Kaspersky Endpoint Security re-calculates the checksum and compares it with that saved. If the
sums differ, the file has been changed, and File Threat Protection scans it.
Scanning new files only once is dangerous. If malware gets on the computer before Kaspersky Endpoint Security
receives its signatures, File Threat Protection will scan it, consider to be clean, and will not scan at the next start.


and this one in page: 160

Starting with Kaspersky Security Center version eleven, the Quick Start Wizard does not create a Quick Virus Scan
task anymore. By default, computers are scanned for viruses by a special local Background scan task.
Background scanning is less resource-intensive when compared with an ordinary virus scan task. It is performed
while the computer is locked, does not display any notifications to the use; however, it does not reset the Not
scanned for a long time status either. You cannot modify scan settings or scope of this task.



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