Windows forensic artifacts Course

Take a look at forensic objects in the modern Windows operating system.

2 hours, 27 minutes

Course description

This course covers the modern Windows operating system and the location of forensic artifacts within the OS, such as artifacts showing program execution and installation, user interaction with a file, network connections and internet artifacts.


Activities cache database

Video - 00:53:00

This video is an in-depth analysis of the Activities Cache Database, showing programs, files and the clipboard history tied to a user.
The Recycle Bin

Video - 00:09:00

This video explains how the Recycle Bin functions and how to resolve a Recycle Bin to a specific user on the system.
Windows Prefetch

Video - 00:13:00

This video explains the forensic value of Window Prefetch and how it can be used to show program execution.
Link files

Video - 00:34:00

This video shows how to analyze and interpret link files as the disk level.
Windows Recent: Jump lists

Video - 00:37:00

This video shows how to locate, extract and examine Windows jump lists.

Meet the author

Denise Duffy

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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