Category Archives: Windows

Windows InstallTime vs InstallDate Registry Values

This is just a quick post about two Registry Values InstallTime and InstallDate which are found under the following key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion The confusion happens when my students ask which one is correct?

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Update: Hidden Prefetch Files Detection using New PECmd

Before diving into this post, I wanted to say, that I have been teaching digital forensics for a long time by now, and in my Operating System Forensics class, I use Eric Zimmerman‘s tools a lot, and when I say … Continue reading

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Creating a Hidden Prefetch File to Bypass Normal Forensic Analysis

While doing more experiments of running EXEs and Malicious EXEs from ADS and Stealthy ADS to continue my previous work “Can We Say Farewell to Hiding Malicious EXEs in Stealth ADS“, and in order to create a forensic image and … Continue reading

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Can We Say Farewell to Hiding Malicious EXEs in Stealth ADS

One of my current students asked if using Stealth Alternate Data Streams (ADS), could bypass AVs? Therefore, I wanted to prove that for the student by doing a simple experiment. What was done is the following: 1. Turned off Windows … Continue reading

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Forensic Analysis: Creating User GUI vs CLI

Hello, This is my first forensic analysis post in English; as I’m sure you noticed by now that all of it is in Arabic; so excuse me for my bad English :) The whole idea came out when @azeemnow asked … Continue reading

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