Event Viewer Alternatives

    Event Viewer is described as 'advanced tool that displays detailed information about significant events on your computer. It can be helpful when troubleshooting problems and errors with Windows and other programs'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Event Viewer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, SaaS and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is ESET SysInspector, which is free. Other great apps like Event Viewer are gnome-logs (Free, Open Source), MyEventViewer (Free), Event Log Explorer (Freemium) and macOS Console (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2021

    1. ESET SysInspector is a free, state of the art diagnostic tool for Windows systems. It is also an integral part of ESET Smart Security 4 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.
    2. Logs is a viewer for the systemd journal.


    3. MyEventViewer is a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows.
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    4. Event Log Explorer is an effective software solution for viewing, monitoring and analyzing events recorded in Security, System, Application and other logs of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
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    5. An application to view live log files.
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    6. Security Event Manager (formerly Log & Event Manager) is an affordable and easy-to-use SIEM tool, a hardened virtual appliance with encryption capabilities for data in transit and at rest, SSO/smart card integration, and more.
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    7. Motadata is easy to use log management tool with correlation capability. It collects and process almost any kind of log data format with agentless and agent-based methods. Which makes easy to monitor and analyze logs from any size of IT deployment.
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    8. To provide uninterrupted services to the users, an operational team needs correlated data, integrations across the board to collect & automate and analytics capabilities to monitor & visualize critical KPIs to make more informed decisions.
    9. Windows Event Viewer Plus, a portable freeware app that lets you view Event Logs faster than the default in-built Windows Event Viewer and do more with them!
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    10. Nagios Log Server is a powerful enterprise-class log monitoring and management application that allows organizations to quickly and easily view, sort, and configure logs from any source on any given network.
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