Find out who shut down your PC and when, with Shutdown Logger
May 23, 2017 – 05:18 | Comments Off on Find out who shut down your PC and when, with Shutdown Logger
Find out who shut down your PC and when, with Shutdown Logger

Security developer NoVirusThanks has released Shutdown Logger, a free Windows service-based application which records details about every shutdown event.
The package logs the time and date of each shutdown, the system uptime to that point, and …

Three ways to inspect Google Chrome history
March 4, 2017 – 04:49 | Comments Off on Three ways to inspect Google Chrome history
Three ways to inspect Google Chrome history

Viewing Google Chrome’s history is easy – just press Ctrl+H – but the standard window is basic, and doesn’t give you much information or control.
Using a third-party portable tool provides extra details on your recent …

OSForensics 4.0 drops free version
November 10, 2016 – 14:15 | Comments Off on OSForensics 4.0 drops free version
OSForensics 4.0 drops free version

PassMark Software has unveiled OSForensics 4, a major update for its powerful PC forensics tool.
There’s bad news: the “free for personal use” edition has been replaced by a 30-day trial.

NirSoft’s LastActivityView now displays recent wifi network connects/ disconnects
October 6, 2016 – 11:25 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s LastActivityView now displays recent wifi network connects/ disconnects
NirSoft’s LastActivityView now displays recent wifi network connects/ disconnects

NirSoft’s user-tracking LastActivityView now displays all the recent wireless network connects and disconnects for the current system.
This is particularly handy for computer forensics, as it might help show where a laptop user has been over …

Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop
June 27, 2016 – 05:36 | Comments Off on Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop
Identify edited JPEGs with JPEGSnoop

It’s been a few years since we last looked at JPEGSnoop, a low-level tool for investigating images. Is it still useful today? Let’s take a look.
The program is as convenient to use as ever. No …

Create your own PC forensics toolkit with AChoir
May 21, 2016 – 10:42 | Comments Off on Create your own PC forensics toolkit with AChoir
Create your own PC forensics toolkit with AChoir

Need to know what someone’s been doing on a PC? Running some of NirSoft’s forensic freeware on a USB key could help you collect enough data to figure it out.
LastActivityView lists recent computer actions, OpenSaveFilesView …

Windows File Analyzer is a versatile PC forensics tool
March 7, 2016 – 06:51 | Comments Off on Windows File Analyzer is a versatile PC forensics tool
Windows File Analyzer is a versatile PC forensics tool

Whether you’re worried about malware, or just need to find out what someone else is doing on a PC, logging any executables launched can tell you a lot.
Normally this involves installing some kind of monitoring …

Uncover hidden PC activity with Mft2Csv
November 12, 2015 – 06:11 | Comments Off on Uncover hidden PC activity with Mft2Csv
Uncover hidden PC activity with Mft2Csv

Wondering what other users might be doing on your PC? Checking browser or application histories might give you some clues, and monitoring software can also help.
But the simplest route is probably to build a file …

What’s being connected to your PC? Device Cleanup Tool explains
March 11, 2015 – 10:36 | Comments Off on What’s being connected to your PC? Device Cleanup Tool explains
What’s being connected to your PC? Device Cleanup Tool explains

If you’d like to know what someone’s doing on your PC then you’ll probably start with any software traces: browsing history, recent documents, folders, whatever it might be. There are all kinds of options, and …

Find hidden data on your computer with PCFerret
March 9, 2015 – 10:20 | Comments Off on Find hidden data on your computer with PCFerret
Find hidden data on your computer with PCFerret

How well do you know your PC, the data it holds, how it’s really being used by others? PCFerret is a freeware tool for Windows Vista and later which claims it can help you find …

NirSoft’s OpenSaveFilesView displays recently opened/ saved files
October 1, 2014 – 09:23 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s OpenSaveFilesView displays recently opened/ saved files
NirSoft’s OpenSaveFilesView displays recently opened/ saved files

NirSoft has released OpenSaveFilesView, a tiny portable tool which displays files opened and saved by the standard Windows Open and Save dialogs.
This has various potential applications, from reminding yourself where you saved that document last …