On-demand Scan Task

The New Task context menu option contains two variants of the On-demand scan. The first option is On-demand scan (cleaning disabled) – this scan only creates a log, no action is taken on infected files. The second option is On-demand scan (cleaning enabled).


The On-demand Scan window contains the same default settings for both variants, aside from the Scan without cleaning option. This option determines whether the scanner should or should not clean infected files. The example below demonstrates how to create an On-demand scan task.


1) The Configuration Section drop-down menu allows you to select the type of ESET product for which the On-demand scan task is being defined. Select those that are installed on target workstations.
NOTE: The Exclude this section from On-demand scan option disables all settings in the window for the selected product type – they will not be applied on workstations with the product type defined in Configuration section. Therefore, all clients with the specified product will be excluded from the list of recipients. If the administrator marks clients as receivers and excludes the product using the above-mentioned parameter, then the task will fail with a notification that the task could not be applied. To avoid this, the administrator should always specify clients to which the task will be assigned.
2) In Profile name you can select a scanning profile to be applied for the task.
3) In the Drives to scan section, select the types of drives to be scanned on client computers. If the selection is too general, you can add an exact path to objects to be scanned. Use the Path field or the Add Path button for this purpose. Select Clear History to restore the original list of drives to scan.
4) Click Next to proceed to the dialog windows labeled Select Clients and Task Report which are described in detail in the Tasks chapter.
5) After the task is finished executing on the client workstations, the results are sent back to the ERAS and they can be viewed in ERAC in the Scan Log pane.