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Windows xp event log not updating

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First of all, an attacker could modify DLLs or the registry in order to change the meaning of logs without having to touch the EVT file at all.

Secondly, when software is uninstalled in the future, it could cause some EVT records to lose their context.

This linking information is stored in the registry, and is specific to each type of log (System, Security, Application, etc).

These entries ultimately point out a list of DLLs which contain the message templates.

Stopping this service may compromise security and reliability of the system.

I have a problem whereby a terminal appears not to be logging events correctly and occasionally appears to have problems communicating accross the network.The terminal has previously been infected with a virus which apears to have 'played' with the default group policy in the standard user profile.

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The files which store the core meaning of the log entry are separate from the logs themselves and this creates several analysis problems. It supports logging events, querying events, subscribing to events, archiving event logs, and managing event metadata.It can display events in both XML and plain text format.Note that Windows Vista and later use the Windows XML Event Log (EVTX) format.Each log file consists of a Header record and the Body.Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the Technet Web site.