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Log from Microsoft Security Essentials Scan


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#1 duckfeet

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:04 PM

Anybody on here know if there is anyplace on MSE where a log is kept of malware scan...best I can do is a screenshot of malware found at end of scan, and I really need a log...thanks!

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:48 PM

I believe you need to look at the event viewer logs.
In Vista
Click the Start button . In the Search box, type Event Viewer, and then, in the list of results, double-click Event Viewer.

Select the System log and filter on Microsoft Antimalware.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:06 PM

Thankyou...you wouldn't know if there is something similar in xp would you?



I believe you need to look at the event viewer logs.
In Vista
Click the Start button . In the Search box, type Event Viewer, and then, in the list of results, double-click Event Viewer.

Select the System log and filter on Microsoft Antimalware.



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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:48 PM

For Windows XP
Extremely detailed log files (open with notepad)

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Support

Install log, upgrade log, etc.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Security Essentials\Support


For Vista

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Support

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Security Essentials\Support

Edited by boopme, 26 July 2010 - 10:50 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 12:17 AM

That's just what I needed...you've been so helpful, thankyou!

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:00 PM

For Windows XP
Extremely detailed log files (open with notepad)

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Support

Install log, upgrade log, etc.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Security Essentials\Support


For Vista

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Support

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Security Essentials\Support


Howdy,
I recently installed MSE. I was about to post the same question when I saw duckfeet's post.

Apparently duckfeet understands how to retrieve the logs now but I am still lost.

Could you please explain in greater detail where I can find the logs and how to open them in notepad ?


Thanks,

Dennis :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:28 PM

Hello Dennis in XP...

Click Start, and then click Search.
In the Search Companion dialog box, click All files and folders.
Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file.
example: Microsoft Antimalware\Support

In the Look in box, click the drive(s) that you want to search.
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