Task type

The configuration wizard is different for each Task type of a scheduled task. Enter 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 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.

Update - Schedules an update task to perform an update of detection engine and program modules.

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


If you have Mailbox database protection enabled, you can still schedule this task, but the error message Mailbox database scan - Scan interrupted because of an error will be displayed in the Scan section of the main GUI. To prevent this, ensure that Mailbox database protection is disabled during the time that Mailbox Database scan is scheduled to run.

Send mail quarantine reports - Schedules a Mail Quarantine report to be sent via email.

Send mail quarantine administrator reports - Schedules a Mail Quarantine report to be sent via email.

Background scan - Gives Exchange Server an opportunity to run database background scan if needed.

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

Office 365 scan - Schedules a scan for Office 365 Hybrid environments.

To deactivate a task once it is created, click the switch next to Enabled. To activate the task later, click the check box in the Scheduler view. Click Next to proceed to the next step.