Configuring the task schedule

To configure a task to run at a specified time or interval, use the Schedule Settings dialog box.

Before you begin

You must have administrator rights to schedule the task. Administrator rights provide the user with write access to the scheduled task’s registry key.

To schedule a task, click Schedule in the task’s properties dialog box.

McAfee recommends scheduling on-demand scans at minimum intervals.
Recommended McAfee minimum intervals:
  • Daily — Only if you have had a major malware outbreak.
  • Weekly — Recommended.
  • Monthly — Acceptable.
  • Quarterly — The bare minimum.

Tab definitions

Tab Definitions
  • Enable scheduled task to run at specified times.
  • Stop the task if it runs for the specified hours and minutes.
  • Specify user account settings; user name, domain, and password.

Specify the schedule frequency and associated settings.

Configuring the task schedule