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How to remove log files manualy
« on: May 27, 2010, 02:32:36 AM »
How to remove log files manualy in avast 5 internet security?

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 02:45:21 AM »
Disable the self-defense module. Delete the files. Enable the self-defense again.
You can set the log size limit.
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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 03:53:48 AM »
How about the firewall logs? I can't clear the log.

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 04:00:06 AM »
Can you disable the firewall?
Which is the file specifically?
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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 04:08:49 AM »
Yea I have already disabled the firewall.

The logs created by avast firewall, that is I want to delete.

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 04:38:55 AM »
Clear log button on the right bottom will do the job, won't it?
Only few files will remain in the log folder if you disable the self-defense and direct delete.
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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010, 05:44:00 AM »
the clear log doesnt work for some people

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 02:15:19 PM »
the clear log doesnt work for some people
What do you mean? What is the error message?
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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 05:36:02 PM »
Hi, sorry for the clean log button, it really has problems. Unfortunately, for the log files to be deleted you have to stop all avast serviceses and processes. Which means:

1. disable self-defence
2. net stop "avast! Antivirus"
3. net stop "avast! Firewall"
4. taskkil /F /IM "avastui.exe"

now you can delete the files, the start avastui from avast installation folder, and click the FIX NOW button.

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 07:07:53 PM »
Hi, sorry for the clean log button, it really has problems. Unfortunately, for the log files to be deleted you have to stop all avast serviceses and processes. Which means:

1. disable self-defence
2. net stop "avast! Antivirus"
3. net stop "avast! Firewall"
4. taskkil /F /IM "avastui.exe"

now you can delete the files, the start avastui from avast installation folder, and click the FIX NOW button.

yeah that's exactly what I've been doing a few times...the main problem remaining the incredible big amount of supposed blocked connections...could it be that the "clear" buttons doesn't work because of that, is it related at all?

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2010, 01:35:46 PM »
Sorry for that, the clear button will be fixed in the next program update.

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2010, 02:03:55 PM »
Quote from: lukor
1. disable self-defence
2. net stop "avast! Antivirus"
3. net stop "avast! Firewall"
4. taskkil /F /IM "avastui.exe"

Hi, for 2 & 3, what do you mean by "net" stop ?
For 4, is it command type in DOS or RUN ? type all the words inclusive " "?

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2010, 08:28:04 PM »
Hi, for 2 & 3, what do you mean by "net" stop ?
A command to run in the command line window (what you're calling DOS...).

For 4, is it command type in DOS or RUN ? type all the words inclusive " "?
Yes.
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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 02:26:05 PM »
Thanks Tech.  :-*

1. I have unchecked the self-defense box.

2. & 3. When I typed the command in DOS and press enter, it said Access is denied !  ;D

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Re: How to remove log files manualy
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2010, 02:37:08 PM »
2. & 3. When I typed the command in DOS and press enter, it said Access is denied !  ;D
Run DOS as administrator (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/run-a-command-as-administrator-from-the-windows-vista-run-box/).
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