.LOG File Extension

2 file types use the .log file extension.
File Type 1

Log File

Developer N/A
3.7  |  365 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Text

What is a LOG file?

A LOG file is a log used by various operating systems and programs. It typically contains a plain text log of certain events with their timestamps. LOG files may be created by the operating system to keep track of system events or by a software installation program to list location and names of installed files.

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Web servers also generate log files to track visitors and to monitor bandwidth usage. Web stats programs allow Web hosts to analyze log files through generated charts and graphs, which present logged website traffic data in a graphical format.

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Programs that open or reference LOG files

Included with OS
Apple Console
Included with OS
Updated July 21, 2016
File Type 2

AntiVir Report Log File

Developer Avira Operations
3.0  |  75 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Text

Virus scan report created by AntiVir, an antivirus program for Windows; saved in a plain text format and contains a log of an anvitirus scan or a software update; used for saving the antivirus software history.

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AntiVir LOG files can be viewed through the Overview → Reports pane, which shows a list of reports. From this pane, open a report and click the Report file button to open the file.

LOG files are saved to the following directory: Program Data\​Avira\​AntiVir Desktop\​LOGFILES\​.

Programs that open LOG files

Updated August 22, 2011

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