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Thread: Spybot as scheduled task. Where is the log file ?

  1. #1
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    Default Spybot as scheduled task. Where is the log file ?

    Hi all,

    I have scheduled Spybot as task "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe /AUTOCHECK" and it's correctly executed.

    Problem is that I can't view anywhere the activity log file made by the program with details about operations it has made.

    Where is it or how is it configurable to do that ?

    Thanks and best regards


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    Regardless if you use the command line parameter /autocheck or do a "Check for problems", by default here are two Checks.yymmdd-hhmm.log files produced during a scan. The second Checks.yymmdd-hhmm.log has the details of what the scan found. A Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm.log file is produced if you fix or attempt to fix something.

    There are two methods to review that information:
    • Method 1:
      • Go into Spybot > Mode > Advanced mode > Tools > View Reports > View Previous reports. Look for the Checks.yymmdd-hhmm.log or Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm.log file that contains the detections you are interested in. Open it.
    • Method 2
      • The Checks.yymmdd-hhmm.log and Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm.log files are stored in the following folders:
        • 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:
          C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs
      • Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the correct Checks.yymmdd-hhmm.log or Fixes.yymmdd-hhmm.log file. Double click on it and it should open with Notepad.

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    Many thanks ... it was exactly what I needed !


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