Configuring Start-up Scan for Off Hours

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  1. FTD_MandM

    FTD_MandM Registered Member

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    Hi All,
    First post! I looked around for a similar topic, both on the ESET website, and here, and unfortunately could not find the information I was looking for!

    Currently have ESET Endpoint Antivirus 5.0.2126.0 Installed on our network, and I was hoping someone could help me with configuring the start up scan?

    Currently I believe it is set to the default, and runs a start up scan on well... start-up. So this is functioning as intended, but is it possible to configure the scan for a different time? I would like to have it set to off hours, or perhaps it can be set to scan on shutdown/log off.
    Off hours would be 5:00pm - 5:00am CST.
    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    you can setup any number of scans at any time - look into the scheduler which is found under tools.

    I have several scheduled tasks - even non-ESET programs can be triggered using the ESET scheduler - I run a browser cache clean in the middle of the night before I fun deep scan with ESET - but I may kill that browser cache clean as I now run my browser caches much smaller, and on a RAM disk instead of HDD.
     
  3. FTD_MandM

    FTD_MandM Registered Member

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    Hey, Thank you for the help!
    I went under the tools section and unchecked the startup scan after user log on.
    I believe this is what I needed.
    Thanks again!
     
  4. Marcos

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    I wouldn't recommend changing default startup scan settings. It's like if you wanted ESET to detect new born malware only at a particular time of a day.
     
  5. FTD_MandM

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    Sorry I probably need to clarify better. I understand your concern, But the configuration I am 'tinkering' with is on our SBS, which is pretty much always online. It was just slowing down when I would RDC into it, because it was treating it as a new user logon, and then running a startup scan.

    The other settings are to update the database and definitions every hour, I am not entirely sure what are some of the drawbacks of disabling this scheduled task?
     
  6. Marcos

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    Startup scans check all stuff loaded in memory so they discover malware otherwise undetected by other modules. However, I assume it would be relatively safe to disable startup scans upon a user logon if they will be run after each update.
     
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