epfwlog.dat is big and getting bigger...

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Atomas31, Jul 14, 2008.

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  1. Atomas31

    Atomas31 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have this file epfwlog.dat, from ess, that is 331 489 ko and always getting bigger!!! How can I stop this madness and reduce it to a more suitable size?

    In advanced setup/tools/logs I have tick the case to delete entry older than one day, I have check the automatically optimize the log when the number of entry unuse is greater than one and the log should indicate only the error...

    I have a french Windows XP with SP3, and the french suite of ESS version 3.0.667.

    Thanks,
    Atomas31
     
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    As a temporary solution I can think of is to open the program (Advanced Setup tree) and goto Personal firewall -> IDS and make sure that the firewall doesn't really log on all attempts it has blocked , the option at the bottom .

    Enter in Safe Mode and rename epfwlog.dat to something like epfwlog_old.dat

    Reboot .
     
  3. Atomas31

    Atomas31 Registered Member

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    Hi Hitech boy,

    Thank's for your suggestion but do I really need to go in safe mode if so, i don't find that solution very attractive ;)

    Hope that someone from Eset has a more friendly solution to this problem :rolleyes:

    Thank's,
    Atomas31
     
  4. kC_

    kC_ Registered Member

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    attractive? lol

    if pressing one button during startup (f8 ) is un-attractive... you could always try to save your ess config, uninstal, reboot (in the fully attractive windows normal mode) delete all log files, reinstal, import previous settings...
     
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    un-Attractive in the sens of having to lose a lot of time and doing a lot of pirouette for a problem that should be easy to resolve...
     
  6. Atomas31

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    Thank's Hitech boy, I have done what you suggest and now I have a new epfwlog.dat at 1ko... I will check in a few day to see if it hasn't grow in term of size.

    Thanks,
    Atomas31
     
  7. ASpace

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    Sorry I am late with the answer . I have good news for you , even though I read it is too late :D

    No , you don't really need to go to Safe Mode -> Just make ESET service with status "Disabled" . An attractive way to do this is from Control Panel -> Administrative tools -> Services . Then , start "Task Manager" -> CTR+ALT+Del . Shut down ekrn.exe (End process) and then you can freely delete/rename/move epfwlog.dat

    After that , it would be good to enable the ESET service and make it to "Automatic" :thumb:


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  8. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I searched for epfwlog and didn't find it.
    I then searched "*.dat" and still didn't find it.

    I wonder if Ccleaner (with standard settings) has anything to do with it not being there?
    I am running Windows Vista Business and ESS .669.
    Just curious.
     
  9. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Some possible reasons for the problem of growing epfwlog.dat:
    - enabled logging of all blocked connections when a huge number of connection attempts is blocked
    - enabled logging for rules that allow certain communication (e.g. a rule for explorer.exe might generate tons of such records in the log)
     
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