The purpose of this document is to provide information on why the 'HF_Periodic_Job' can show up in the Scheduled Task Manager within Protect.
Upon accessing the Scheduled Task Manager within the Console, an unscheduled job entitled 'HF_Periodic_Job' is shown as depicted in the image below:
The 'HF_Periodic_Job' is an internal job that is used mainly for the deployment tracker. This job will run every two hours until the target machine can send tracker information to the Console machine. If the job is successful, it is removed. If the job is unsuccessful, it will continue to run for fifteen days and then be removed from the Scheduled Task Manager. This internal job will not deploy any patches nor invoke a reboot of the target machine or server.
Shavlik Protect 9.x