There are 2 file types use the .LOG file extension:
1. 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.
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.
Updated: January 28, 2016
2. AntiVir Report Log File
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.
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 thebutton to open the file.
LOG files are saved to the following directory: Program Data\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\LOGFILES\.
Updated: November 4, 2011