The Scheduler can be found in the ESET Cyber Security main menu under Tools. The Scheduler contains a list of all scheduled tasks and configuration properties such as the predefined date, time, and scanning profile used.


The Scheduler manages and launches scheduled tasks with predefined configurations and properties. The configuration and properties contain information such as the date and time as well as specified profiles to be used during execution of the task.

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

Log maintenance (after enabling the Show system tasks option in the scheduler setup)

Startup file check after user logon

Startup file check after successful update of detection modules

Regular automatic update

Automatic update after user logon

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