Recently, I got a message when I logged onto my pc that the event viewer
logs were full.
When I took a look in the security logs in event viewer, I saw pages and
pages of Event ID 576, followed by 538 using the guest id. In terms of
timing, the 538 was always about 1 second after the 576.
What would cause these messages and if it was a hacker, was it successful or not and what would he have had access to?
At the bottom of this message are the details of the 538 and 576.
Some details of my pc:
1. My pc is running XP Pro fully patched. I don't use any Peer to Peer
file sharing programs.
2. I have run Computer Associates, Macafee and Kaspersky Anti virus. No
3. I have run Adaware, Windows defender, and trial Trojan Hunter - No
4. Remote desktop was enabled on the pc but was hardened so that after 3
failed logon attempts, the system would lock the account out for 30 minutes.
I was also not using the default port for Remote Desktop so that it couldn't
be detected in a random port scan.
5. This pc (Computer A) was not behind a hardware firewall, but did have
Sygate firewall running. Sygate was configured to accept incoming
connections from only 1 IP address (Computer B), which was the IP address
from the pc from which I would start the remote desktop. I know this would
work because if I did try and ping Computer A from Computer B, I would get a
response. If however, I tried to ping Computer A from any other IP address,
I would get timeout messages.
6. File and print sharing was enabled, but no shares were created. Net
share from a dos prompt shows only the default shares were enabled.
7. Event viewer did not show any failed guest logons.
Here are the messages:
Event ID 576
Special privileges assigned to new logon:
Logon ID: (0x0,0x1EC738B8)