Creating a file deletion task

To create a file deletion task:

  1. Select the Tasks section in the program web interface window.

    This opens the task table.

  2. Click the Add button and select Delete file.

    This opens the task creation window.

  3. Configure the following settings:
    1. File path—Path to the file that you want to delete.

      You can also specify the path to an alternate data stream of this file. In this case, only the specified data stream will be deleted. The other data streams of this file will be left unchanged.

    2. MD5/SHA256—MD5- or SHA256 hash of the file that you want to delete. This field is optional.
    3. Description—Task description. This field is optional.
    4. Task for—Task scope:
      • If you want to run the task on all hosts of all servers, select the All hosts option.
      • If you want to run the task on selected servers, select the Specified servers option and on the right of the Servers parameter name select the check boxes next to the names of the servers on which you want to run the task.

        This option is available only when distributed solution and multitenancy mode is enabled.

      • If you want to run the task on selected hosts, select the Specified hosts option and list these hosts in the Hosts field.
  4. Click the Add button.

The file deletion task will be created.

If the file has been blocked by another process, the task will be displayed with the Completed status but the file will be deleted only after the host is restarted. It is recommended to check whether the file is successfully deleted after the host is restarted.

Deleting the file from a mapped network drive id not supported.

Users with the Security auditor role cannot create file deletion tasks.

Users with the Security officer role do not have access to tasks.

See also

Managing tasks

Viewing the task table

Viewing information about a task

Creating a process termination task

Creating a task for getting a list of files or processes

Creating a program execution task

Creating a file download task

Creating a file quarantine task

Creating a quarantined file recovery task

Creating a copy of a task

Deleting tasks

Filtering tasks by creation time

Filtering tasks by type

Filtering tasks by name

Filtering tasks by file name and path

Filtering tasks by description

Filtering tasks by server name

Filtering tasks based on the name of the user that created the task

Filtering tasks by processing status

Clearing a task filter

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