A few weeks ago I decided to have another go at deleting this history after trying to speed up my machine using error check and defrag tools. I noticed that I have over 9 million files on my hard disc, too many for Window's own tools to deal with apparently, any maintenance I try to do takes days if not weeks (I usually cancel the process after two days in frustration)
More Googling lead me to find Piriform's Defraggler and CCleaner. I have been running CCleaner continuously for 4 days, it is stuck at 88% deleting Windows Defender Scan History, so far it has deleted over 30GB worth of files relating to Windows Defender history, however when I try to run Defraggler I can see that my hard drive still has over 9 million files, most of which are from Windows Defender history. Defraggler always crashes at 50%. Again I can only assume that this is because of the sheer volume of files on my hard drive.
Apart from running CCleaner for however many days or weeks it will take is there any other way I can remove Windows Defender Scan History files from my PC? I an running Vista Home Edition.
Many thanks in advance for your help. This has been driving me mad for months now.