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    Smile Where is the Spybot Log File?

    I need to retrieve the Spybot log file from an unbootable hard drive (caused by a hardware failure).

    I need to pull out the results of the last Spybot scan. Can anyone please tell me what is the location on the hard drive of the Spybot log file?

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    The location of the Spybot log files should be in one of these locations,depending on your operating system:
    Windows 95 or 98:
    C:\Windows\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs
    Windows ME:
    C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs
    Windows NT, 2000 or XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs
    Windows Vista and also Windows 7,I believe:
    C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs

    The Checks and/or Fixes log is dated,so you should be able to find the results of your last scan.
    It is in this format:
    Checks.yymmdd-hhmm
    Or:
    Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm

    The Checks log is produced during a Spybot scan,the Fixes log is produced if you fix or attempt to fix something.

    If unable to see ProgramData or Application Data,please show hidden files and folders:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...utorial62.html

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    Got it - THANKS!!!

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    You're welcome.

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    Default Location of scan logs in Windows 7

    The information above appears to be out of date for Windows 7. I cannot find the scan logs at %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs, nor under the Users folders. I found no scan logs at any of these locations.

    Spybot runs automatically on my computer while I am sleeping. I need to confirm that it actually ran.
    Last edited by Aloysius; 2013-07-26 at 00:22.

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    Hello,

    Which version of Spybot do you run?
    The logs for Spybot 2.1 can be found here:

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8:
    C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs

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    Default Location of scan logs in Windows 7

    I have Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2.46.

    C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs shows only Resident.log and Update downloads.log. The latter shows that updates are taking place automatically. In addition, running Update shows that Soybot is already up-to-date.

    However, I have not been able to find the scan logs.

    The Spybot Scheduler has been checked several times. It runs in Administrator mode, and I verified that the administrator password has been entered and confirmed. Nevertheless, the Scheduler tab indicates, "One or more properties that are needed to run this task on a schedule have not been set."

    I elected not to fix problems automatically and not to close the program after finishing scheduled tasks.

    SpybotSD.Report, 01-03-2010.txt
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    Hello Aloysius,

    The log attached to your post is from 2010, the definitions show as last updated in 2009 and the operating system as Windows 2000.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aloysius View Post
    I have Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2.46.
    If you are running Windows 7 please update to the latest version of Spybot-S&D.

    Best regards.
    Microsoft MVP. Consumer Security 2006-2014


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    Default Location of scan logs in Windows 7

    The attachment was not the one I intended, and I do not know how the old log file was attached. I found the attachment window esoteric and difficult to navigate.

    The answer to my question as to the location of the scan logs for Spybot v1.6 in Windows 7 remains unanswered. I would appreciate a relevant answer.

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