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ccleaner suggestion - clear the windows event logs

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ccleaner suggestion. clear the windows event logs - C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

 

I use ccleaner everyday on any computers I come in to contact with. It is brilliant.

 

I like to lock down my computers including removing unneeded services.

I disabled the event log service and the knock on effect of that is that the wireless network connections does not display any available networks even if you are connected to one. Nice bug.

 

windows event logs logs alot of information.

 

Many thanks. Keep up the great work.

Vietnamrum

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It was recently suggested with various opinions on the subject.

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Each area of the event log, security, applications etc. are small in size (512kbs) and windows self-cleans them anyway after a default length of time which you can set yourself without out needing to turn off any service and any complications that that can bring.

 

I would not like ccleaner to do this, these logs are really invaluable when trouble shooting.

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"these logs are really invaluable when trouble shooting. "

 

Pretty much sums it up. I can not understand why any one would want to remove them.

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"these logs are really invaluable when trouble shooting. "

 

Pretty much sums it up. I can not understand why any one would want to remove them.

 

I think its very useful option, in the windows event viewer you can trace whats happens to system. you can use in for public computers.

 

you can use this method to clean event logs:

1- go to command

2- run wmic

3- waiting for prompting its installed

4- you can need installation just for first time you want to use it

5- use this commands for clearing logs:

wmic nteventlog where "Logfilename = 'Application'" Call ClearEventLog

wmic nteventlog where "Logfilename = 'Security'" Call ClearEventLog

wmic nteventlog where "Logfilename = 'System'" Call ClearEventLog

 

6- end

 

you can create .bat file for fast use

 

 

Regards

 

P.S:

i want this option 2

 

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Each area of the event log, security, applications etc. are small in size (512kbs) and windows self-cleans them anyway after a default length of time which you can set yourself without out needing to turn off any service and any complications that that can bring.

 

I would not like ccleaner to do this, these logs are really invaluable when trouble shooting.

 

True, but, however, perhaps it could be an option for users?

 

I understand your logic entirely, but what happened if we also stated that "Cached web pages can be invaluable, for users on dial-up, as the increased speed of reloading the page is phenomenal."

 

If we never removed anything, simply because it has a potential use later, wouldn't that stop us from cleaning anything? Everything has a reason, doesn't it? Cookies? Cache files?

 

I was wondering, perhaps it could be an option? Trash is trash!

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I don't count logs that help you troubleshoot your pc as trash.

 

The event log is the first place I look for clues when things have not been as they should be.

 

Often just looking in someones event viewer logs will show that, for example, the system time has been crying out to be updated!

 

These logs are really valuable and self-clean anyway after a time you can set yourself, although the default is just fine for me.

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