To create a new task in Tools > Scheduler, click Add task or right-click and select Add... from the context menu. Five types of scheduled tasks are available:
|•||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 check – Checks files that are allowed to run at system startup or logon.|
|•||Create a computer status snapshot – Creates 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 scan – Performs a computer scan of files and folders on your computer.|
|•||Initial scan – By default, 20 minutes after installation or reboot a Computer scan will be performed as a low priority task.|
|•||Update – Schedules an Update task by updating the virus signature database and program modules.|
Since Update is one of the most frequently used scheduled tasks, we will explain how to add a new update task below:
From the Scheduled task drop-down menu, select Update. Enter the name of the task into the Task name field and click Next. Select the frequency of the task. The following options are available: Once, Repeatedly, Daily, Weekly and Event triggered. 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. Next, define the action to take if the task cannot be performed or completed at the scheduled time. The following options are available:
|•||At the next scheduled time|
|•||Immediately, if time since last exceeds a specified value (the interval can be defined using the Time since last run scroll box)|
In the next step, a summary window with information about the current scheduled task is displayed. Click Finish when you are finished making changes.
A dialog window will appear, allowing you to select the profiles to be used for the scheduled task. Here you can set the primary and alternative profile. The alternative profile is used if the task cannot be completed using the primary profile. Confirm by clicking Finish and the new scheduled task will be added to the list of currently scheduled tasks.