Scheduler manages and launches scheduled tasks with predefined configuration and properties.

The Scheduler can be accessed from the ESET Smart Security Premium main program window by clicking Tools > Scheduler. The Scheduler contains a list of all scheduled tasks and configuration properties such as the predefined date, time and scanning profile used.

The Scheduler serves to schedule the following tasks: virus signature database update, scanning task, system startup file check and log maintenance. You can add or delete tasks directly from the main Scheduler window (click Add... or Delete at the bottom). Right click anywhere in the Scheduler window to perform the following actions: display detailed information, perform the task immediately, add a new task, and delete an existing task. Use the checkboxes at the beginning of each entry to activate/deactivate the tasks.

By default, the following scheduled tasks are displayed in Scheduler:

Log maintenance

Regular automatic update

Automatic update after dial-up connection

Automatic update after user logon

Regular checking for latest product version (see Update mode)

Automatic startup file check (after user logon)

Automatic startup file check (after successful update of the virus signature database)

To edit the configuration of an existing scheduled task (both default and user-defined), right-click the task and click Edit... or select the task you want to modify and click Edit....

Add a new task

1.Click Add task at the bottom of the window.

2.Enter a name of the task.

3.Select the desired task from the pull-down menu:

Run external application – Schedules the execution of an external application.

Log maintenance Log files also contains leftovers from deleted records. This task optimizes records in log files on a regular basis to work effectively.

System startup file checkChecks files that are allowed to run at system startup or logon.

Create a computer scanCreates an ESET SysInspector computer snapshot – gathers detailed information about system components (for example, drivers, applications) and assesses the risk level of each component.

On-demand computer scanPerforms a computer scan of files and folders on your computer.

Update – Schedules an Update task by updating the virus signature database and program modules.


4.Turn on the Enabled switch if you want to activate the task (you can do this later by selecting/deselecting checkbox in the list of scheduled tasks), click Next and select one of the timing options:

Once – The task will be performed at the predefined date and time.

Repeatedly – The task will be performed at the specified time interval.

Daily – The task will run repeatedly each day at the specified time.

Weekly – The task will be run on the selected day and time.

Event triggered – The task will be performed on a specified event.

5.Select Skip task when running on battery power to minimize system resources while a laptop is running on battery power. The task will be run on the specified date and time in Task execution fields. If the task could not be run at the predefined time, you can specify when it will be performed again:

At the next scheduled time

As soon as possible

Immediately, if the time since the last run exceeds a specified value (the interval can be defined using the Time since last run scroll box)

You can review scheduled task when right click and click Show task details.