Cannot run external program task from scheduler

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Mikey2, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. Mikey2

    Mikey2 Registered Member

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    Window7 x64 (fully updated)
    NOD32 Antivirus 5 (version 5.2.9.1) Again fully updated.

    When I create a new task in the scheduler that is set to "Run external application", I receive a strange error [?] when trying to run the task on-demand (i.e. I select "Run Now.")

    I tried this with multiple different external applications, but each time I receive the following dialog box:

    "A Program running on this computer is trying to display a message."

    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s297/mikeyurkus/InteractiveServicesDetectionWithDetails.png

    InteractiveServicesDetectionWithDetails.png

    I can "View message" in which case my entire desktop disappears, and in low-res 256 color mode I see the application I was supposed to run. However, the only thing I can do is hit the "Return Now" button.

    I am a software engineer with a lot of experience; I have never seen a dialog box/behavior like this. What is causing this? How can I correctly add a task to run an application?

    I assume it has something to do with security; I have basically the default UAC settings. Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks much in advance!
     
  2. dwomack

    dwomack Eset Staff Account

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    PM Sent - Please reply with requested info so we can expedite the resolution on this for you.
     
  3. Marcos

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    Applications launched via scheduler are run in the Local system account which probably accounts for the message you're seeing.
     
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