How to clear the defender logs

Discussion in 'Anti-Spyware Installation' started by Alain Theriault, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Hello,

    I've been using Windows Defender for a few years and I'm starting to run out
    of memory on my main drive. After cleaning up some files the system started
    to complain again, after only a few hours, that C: drive is running out of
    space... While investigating file modified today, I found a 13 MB file in
    the top 10 largest files modified today:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
    Defender\Support\MPLog-02102007-184834.log

    The file is 3 years old and contain a bunch of resource scan log entries. I
    didn't find a way to configure this in the Windows Defender interface to
    move it to another drive or to clear it... Can I just delete the file?

    Thank you,
    Alain.
     
    Alain Theriault, Jan 5, 2010
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  2. I just did so with the like file on my Windows 7 machine, having navigated
    via Explorer. If you are sure you don't need the data, I think this would
    be fine.

    "Alain Theriault" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been using Windows Defender for a few years and I'm starting to run
    > out of memory on my main drive. After cleaning up some files the system
    > started to complain again, after only a few hours, that C: drive is
    > running out of space... While investigating file modified today, I found a
    > 13 MB file in the top 10 largest files modified today:
    >
    > C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
    > Defender\Support\MPLog-02102007-184834.log
    >
    > The file is 3 years old and contain a bunch of resource scan log entries.
    > I didn't find a way to configure this in the Windows Defender interface to
    > move it to another drive or to clear it... Can I just delete the file?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Alain.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Jan 6, 2010
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