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#4019413 - 10/07/14 09:16 PM Computer logging; Kaspersky  
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Just a 'heads up' to you computer guys.
I just had to take my lap top in to the shop, the HD was almost full.
But I just run Win7Pro, and have very little in my Doc file.
I don't use this little lap top for gaming. Just Email and the WEB.
Couldn't figure it out, thought it was either a virus or a failed HD, so I took it to the shop, my local ISP.

They looked it over, and found that Kaspersky was keeping 'all' the logs on file, every time I scanned.
And I scanned it almost every day.
It was taking up 420GB's on my 500 GB Hard drive! It was full.

Then the tech went into the back room, where they keep their computers, because they also used Kaspersky on some of them, and found some of their computers had well over 500GB's of log files on them!

Deleted them all, and changed the settings on mine to no longer keep a record of the scans.

Just in the event someone is having the same problem, and has Kaspersky, thought I'd mention it.

I probably should have said something here, but I've tapped Skatezilla too many times already biggrin
And I figured it was a virus replicating itself, so I took it to the service techs...which I am NOT.

Got it back with only a half GB of space being used.
Probably most of it is Win7pro.

I'm sure someone here could have saved me the $35 if I'd asked....so I'm offering, in the event someone else experiences the same problem.... wink


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#4019424 - 10/07/14 09:32 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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lol for $35 you could plug in a 32GB USB stick and increase storage eightfold biggrin

#4019428 - 10/07/14 09:40 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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Yeah, but it'd still be logging until it reached that 32GB stick wink
Best to find the problem IMHO.
It took only 4 months to reach 450 GB's.
That's not going to give you long, even with a stick.

Edit;

oops....I mean 500GB's.

My HD is 500GB's, not 5!

I missed some zero's.

I'll add them to the original post....so I don't look like a noob...lol...


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#4019438 - 10/07/14 10:09 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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Thanks for the heads-up. I use Kaspersky and I'm quite happy with it.

I'll have to check what my settings are and then try and figure out how to prevent it from keeping a record of scans.

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Wow, thanks for the report. I've seen some large log files, 100MB or so. But nothing like that!


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#4019446 - 10/07/14 10:17 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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It depends on what your settings are, the 'tech' told me.
If you check 'enable logging'...it will.
And it won't take long to reach 500GB's I'll tell ya!
It only took me 4 months.

Nothing wrong with the program, just the 'programmer'....lol.....
Well, actually 'nobody' would expect that.
So I thought I'd mention it.

The files are accessible, here;

C:Program files/Kasperskey/logs

Check that, and make sure there isn't a lot of space being taken up.
If it is, change your options in the Kaspersky panel, and delete the large logging files.

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#4019614 - 10/08/14 09:24 AM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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#4019618 - 10/08/14 09:47 AM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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Go to "support" at the bottom left of your Kaspersky main window, and disable tracing/traces/whatever it's called in English.


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#4019653 - 10/08/14 11:29 AM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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Look for and download a program called "WinDirStat" it will scan your drives and graphically depict your largest files/folders. This helps me often find out where all my drive space has gone...very valuable tool. That way you can avoid a trip to the pc shop.


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#4019674 - 10/08/14 12:32 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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Kasperski Lap folder is 181 Megs.
Reports and Quarantine settings set for "store reports no longer than MONTH"

Good?

#4019689 - 10/08/14 12:52 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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Programmers who implement log features WITHOUT CLEAR WARNING that run by default "to the end of the HD space" should have their testicles removed...

#4019718 - 10/08/14 02:04 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Sim]  
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Originally Posted By: Sim
Kasperski Lap folder is 181 Megs.
Reports and Quarantine settings set for "store reports no longer than MONTH"

Good?


I would guess yes, certainly.
Mine was set to store all the logs.
The Tech changed it.


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#4019723 - 10/08/14 02:06 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Gunslinger5577]  
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Originally Posted By: Gunslinger5577
Look for and download a program called "WinDirStat" it will scan your drives and graphically depict your largest files/folders. This helps me often find out where all my drive space has gone...very valuable tool. That way you can avoid a trip to the pc shop.


Thanks Gunslinger smile

Yeah that would certainly have helped me avoid a trip, and saved some cash.


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#4019725 - 10/08/14 02:08 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted By: RSColonel_131st
Programmers who implement log features WITHOUT CLEAR WARNING that run by default "to the end of the HD space" should have their testicles removed...


Well, my fault.
I should not have had it 'save all logs', but I figured....how large can a simple .txt file be?
I found out.....500 GB's in 4 months.

Astounding....... rolleyes


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#4019750 - 10/08/14 02:43 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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#4019769 - 10/08/14 03:17 PM Re: Computer logging; Kaspersky [Re: Murphy]  
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Well Hag, I have no problems with Kaspersky, never got a virus, but blocked several.
You just have to be 'informed' as to how it works, and I was a little lax.
I actually have only had 2 problems since I've been online, over 20 years, and both have originated from the Virus Protection Programs!
The last one was a virus in the McAfee update!
An irate employee stuck it in the updates, and gave everyone who updated a virus.
Then I went for years without one, just using MicroSofts program.
I heard it was not so good a couple years ago, so I tried Kaspersky. Figured might as well get the hackers to protect my computer, most come from Russia anyway....lol....
Then this, but it's not a virus, just a user error. My not paying attention enough. My fault.

But I just read a review that some American company was rated as being number one now.
Seems to go that way, once a company makes a good reputation, they slack off and collect the cash.

Might be time to change.

I may have to tap Skatezilla again....I hate to go to the well too often, but IMHO he's very 'UP' on this stuff.
He helped me put my gaming box together, and one of the memory sticks I bought was bad, he found it right away for me.
I've read his posts. IMHO he's about the best around. But....I hate keep bugging him.
I wonder what he thinks.
Probably the same as most techies.....no VP program...do it yourself.... wink
But that's cause they know how....me, I'm in the dark.





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