The autoscan on my setup (windows 8, bitdefender is 2013) seems to be running every time I come back to the PC. I told it to do a full scan (which took hours) in the expectation that it would stop the regular running but it hasn't. Given the machine has had a full scan what on earth is it doing, surely everything coming in is scanned and therefore the auto scan of the system is just a "we're not sure if we caught everything so we'll just keep doing it" approach. You can turn off the autoscan (it is described in the help) but then BD complains that there is a problem (in other words masking any real "other" problem) and changes to user mode not autopilot.
I want my machine to run efficiently and not spend its time repeatedly checking what it has just checked. Any advice would be welcome.