Software Hive File

This course will show examiners how to locate information of forensic value relating to application execution and installation contained within the software hive file.

3 videos  //  64 minutes of training

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Course description

The course will provide an overview of the forensic artifacts found in the software hive file, such as installed programs and applications, operating system type, install date and time, wireless network information, file association, domain logon information, the last logged-on user, programs set to run at startup and tracking USB devices that were attached to the system.

Course syllabus

Software File Subkeys of InterestDuration: 38:02

This video provides an overview of subkeys within the software hive indicating software installation and execution. The subkeys can contain last execution dates and times, or installation dates and times.

Network List SubkeyDuration: 14:55

An overview of the information contained in the network list subkey, including wireless connection dates and times as well as the gateway MAC address.

Connected DevicesDuration: 11:01

Take a look at information regarding devices connected to the local machine, including serial numbers, dates and times.

Meet the author

Denise Duffy

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In addition to being an Infosec instructor, Denise Duffy teaches computer forensics worldwide to European law enforcement through the European Anti-Fraud Office. During her 25-year career at the Middletown Police Department, Denise underwent extensive training in specialized computer and mobile device forensics, including widespread access data courses, multiple IACIS trainings, U.S. Secret Service Training at the National Computer Forensics Institute, BlackBag Technologies Training, many National White Collar Crime (NW3C) courses, an X-Ways online course and considerable Internet Crimes Against Children Training (ICAC) courses.

Denise currently holds the following certifications: CFCE (Certified Forensic Computer Examiner), CCFE (Certified Computer Forensics Examiner), CMFE (Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker). She is most proud of her two sons who joined the U.S. Military, as Denise is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran herself.

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