You can manage the scheduler tasks either via ESET configuration file (see chapter Scheduler) or using the web interface.

Figure 6-5. ESETS - Global > Scheduler.


Click the checkbox to enable/disable a scheduled task. By default, the following scheduled tasks are displayed:

Log maintenance – The program automatically deletes older logs in order to save hard disk space. The Scheduler will start defragmenting logs. All empty log entries will be removed during this process. This will improve the speed when working with logs. The improvement will be more noticeable if the logs contain a large number of entries.

Automatic startup file check – Scans memory and running services after a successful update of the virus signature database.

Regular automatic update – Regularly updating ESET Mail Security's virus signature database and antispam modules is the best method of keeping the maximum level of security on your computer. See ESETS update utility for more information.

Threat notification – By default, each threat will be logged into syslog. In addition, ESETS can be configured to run an external (notification) script to notify a system administrator via email about threat detection.

License expiration – If enabled, this functionality will notify you 30 days prior to your license expiration. This task will run the @ETCDIR@/scripts/license_warning_script shell script, which sends an email to the email address of the root user account. The script can be customized to reflect specific server needs.