Following the execution (or in-memory injection) of a .NET assembly, the Common Language Runtime (CLR) creates a Usage Log file whose named is based on the name of the executed assembly.

The file is written just prior the assembly execution terminate, and will thus not be written if the process does not gracefully exit.

Information of interest

The filename of the log file match the name of the assembly / binary executed.

The file creation timestamp corresponds to the first time the associated assembly was executed and the file last modification timestamp corresponds to the last execution time of the assembly.

The content of the file itself does not appear to hold forensics value.


The ConvertUsageLogsTo-CSV.ps1 PowerShell script (KAPE associated module PowerShell_ConvertUsageLogsTo-CSV) can be used to recursively process the specified directory to aggregate the Usage Log file names in a single CSV output (grouping filename by user).


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