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Logwatch Alternatives for Windows

Logwatch is not available for Windows but there are a few alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Log Parser Lizard, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked seven alternatives to Logwatch and four of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Logwatch are Microsoft Log Parser, Retrospective Log Analyzer and Pacosoft Log Analyzer.

Logwatch alternatives are mainly Web Log Analyzers but may also be Log Analyzers or Database Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Logwatch.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through your systems logs and creates a report analyzing...

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  1. Log Parser Lizard is a versatile GUI tool that provides query access (using SQL) to text-based data, such as log files, XML files, Event Logs, TSV/CSV text files, as well as databases like MS SQL Server, Google BigQuery, OLEDB (MySQL, Oracele, etc.).

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    Microsoft Log Parser

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory.


    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.2, released in April 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.


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    Retrospective Log Analyzer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Retrospective is a lean solution for IT people to manage enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux.

  4. Pacosoft Log Analyzer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    LogAnayzer is a text editor specifically designed to analyze log files faster and easier by allowing the user to create, store and apply rules. When a log line contains all the patterns of a rule a match is added to the index.


    The "Official Website" link goes through several redirects, and wants to install "Security" browser plugins before allowing you to continue. This looks very suspicious.

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