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#1 Jim-Ed

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:36 AM

Just joined BPC. Not sure where to begin or place my post? please excuse me if wrong.
Just would like to know how long should I keep MailWareBytes logs before deleting some of them. I have them well over a year old...Thanks allowing me to participate in BC forums..I hope I don`t ask too many questions,,I have a lot to learn :dance: ...Thanks...

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

Well...what is the point of keeping the logs, from your perspective?

If the intent is to provide some sort of reference in the event of a problem...outdated information is of little value to anyone trying to assess whatever might currently be amiss with a system. That is why anyone requesting a log of any type, be it malware or otherwise...asks for current logs.

I have no expertise of any sort when dealing with malware...but I cannot see any value in outdated data when attempting to troubleshoot current issues...with the possible exception of someone attempting to troubleshoot system issues which result in BSODs/STOP errors. In that instance, a history is more likely to reveal a pattern that can possibly be traced to reveal the onset of system problems. But...these logs are not related to existing malware issues per se.

If you have malware issues, I would think that current data is of greater value than any logs which relate to prior system conditions.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:44 AM

Thanks Louis, Explained like that,,I see no reason to keep them either. As far as I know, my pc is spyware and or mail-ware free. Guess the preference to save them was a setting at install...Thank you for your reply...

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:32 PM

Easily done, happy computing :).

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