I don't really understand much, but have been having a LOT of problems. Zero-filling / low-level formatting my hard drive doesn't seem to touch the USN Journal entries on there (I've tried DBAN, KillDisk, UBCD and Linux distributions - all to no avail).
NET USER ADMINISTRATOR can't delete them either. I kind of have had a feeling for awhile, that my BUILTIN Administrator answers to a higher Administrator who's deploying unattended Active signed Microsoft code to my system silently (but recorded in
cbs.log files which are so insane, it's hilarious - example: yesterday, a single Windows Update appeared, which MSSE already downloaded 6 hrs prior, I shrugged and installed it. It said "Installed Successfully" or w/e, then I opened
cbs.log - in 41 seconds, 7000 lines of cbs entries.)