How to create a new task in Scheduler

To create a new task in Scheduler, click Add task or right-click and select Add from the context menu. A wizard will open to help you create a scheduled task. See below for step-by-step instructions:

1.Enter a Task name and select your desired Task type from the drop-down menu:


Run external application - schedules the execution of an external application.

Log maintenance - log files also contain 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.

First-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 to perform an update of virus signature database and program modules.

Hyper-V scan - schedules a scan of the virtual disks within Hyper-V.

Mailbox Database scan - lets you schedule a Database scan and choose items that will be scanned. It is basically an On-demand database scan.

2.If you want to deactivate the task once it is created, click the switch next to Enabled. You can activate the task later using the check box in the Scheduler view. Click Next.

3.Select when you want the Scheduled task to run:

Once - the task will be performed only once at specified date and time.

Repeatedly - the task will be performed at the specified time interval (in minutes).

Daily - the task will run repeatedly every day at the specified time.

Weekly - the task will run one or more times a week, on the selected day(s) and time.

Event triggered - the task will be performed after a specified event.

4.If you want to prevent the task from being executed when the system is running on batteries (for example UPS), click the switch next to Skip task when running on battery power. Click Next.

5.If the task could not be run at the scheduled time, you can choose when it will be run:

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 selector)

6.Click Next. Depending on the Task type, Task details might need to be specified. Once done, click Finish. The new scheduled task will appear in the Scheduler view.