Finds event logs between two time points. Useful for support/malware analysis.
This program allows you to mark (bookend) a beginning and end time period, then grabs all events between those periods. It dumps these to a sorted CSV on the desktop.
This program will not read certain logs (Security, Sysmon, etc.) without Administrator privileges.
The precursor to this, written in PowerShell, can be found here: https://github.com/BeanBagKing/EventFinder. This was re-written in C# due to the sheer number of events that were written to PowerShell logs when using the script.
Example Use Cases
A support team member can mark a start time, and perform an action that may cause a crash or other problem on a workstation. Then mark the end and dump the logs to determin what might have happened.
A security analyst could use this to run malware (in a contained environment) and determin via logs what this malware did and in what order, which may be used to create IOC's.
- Open as Administrator
- In the resulting window, click Start Time button
- Perform whatever action that you want to see events for
- Click the End Time button - At this point (or any other), the time periods can be manually adjusted
- Click Find Events
- Wait while the program generates a CSV of found events on the current desktop - File name will be "Logs_Runtime_<datestamp>_<runtime>.csv"
Thanks to Richard Davis of 13cubed for doing a short on usage and demoing the tool!