Collection Of Free Computer Forensic Tools

Disk tools and data capture

DumpIt MoonSols Generates physical memory dump of Windows machines, 32 bits 64 bit. Can run from a USB flash drive.
EnCase Forensic Imager Guidance Software Create EnCase evidence files and EnCase logical evidence files [direct download link]
Encrypted Disk Detector* Magnet Forensics Checks local physical drives on a system for TrueCrypt, PGP, or Bitlocker encrypted volumes
EWF MetaEditor 4Discovery Edit EWF (E01) meta data, remove passwords (Encase v6 and earlier)
FAT32 Format Ridgecrop Enables large capacity disks to be formatted as FAT32
Forensics Acquisition of Websites Web Content Protection Association Browser designed to forensically capture web pages
FTK Imager* AccessData Imaging tool, disk viewer and image mounter
Guymager vogu00 Multi-threaded GUI imager under running under Linux
HotSwap Kazuyuki Nakayama Safely remove SATA disks similar to the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the notification area
LiveView CERT Allows examiner to boot dd images in VMware.
P2 Explorer Free Paraben Mount forensic images as read-only local logical and physical disks
Live RAM Capturer* Belkasoft Extracts RAM dump including that protected by an anti-debugging or anti-dumping system. 32 and 64 bit builds
OSFClone Passmark Software Boot utility for CD/DVD or USB flash drives to create dd or AFF images/clones.
OSFMount Passmark Software Mounts a wide range of disk images. Also allows creation of RAM disks
Tableau Imager* Tableau Imaging tool for use with Tableau imaging products
VHD Tool Microsoft Converts raw disk images to VHD format which are mountable in Windows Disk Management

Email analysis

EDB Viewer Lepide Software Open and view (not export) Outlook EDB files without an Exchange server
Mail Viewer MiTeC Viewer for Outlook Express, Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird message databases and single EML files
OST Viewer Lepide Software Open and view (not export) Outlook OST files without connecting to an Exchange server
PST Viewer Lepide Software Open and view (not export) Outlook PST files without needing Outlook


Agent Ransack Mythicsoft Search multiple files using Boolean operators and Perl Regex
CaseNotes Lite Blackthorn Contemporaneous notes recorder
Computer Forensic Reference Data Sets NIST Collated forensic images for training, practice and validation
EvidenceMover* Nuix Copies data between locations, with file comparison, verification, logging
FastCopy Shirouzu Hiroaki Self labelled ‘fastest’ copy/delete Windows software. Can verify with SHA-1, etc.
File Signatures Gary Kessler Table of file signatures
HashMyFiles Nirsoft Calculate MD5 and SHA1 hashes
MobaLiveCD Mobatek Run Linux live CDs from their ISO image without having to boot to them
Mouse Jiggler Arkane Systems Automatically moves mouse pointer stopping screen saver, hibernation etc.
Notepad ++ Notepad ++ Advanced Notepad replacement
NSRL NIST Hash sets of ‘known’ (ignorable) files
Quick Hash Ted Technology A Linux & Windows GUI for individual and recursive SHA1 hashing of files
USB Write Blocker DSi Enables software write-blocking of USB ports
USB Write Blocker Sécurité Multi-Secteurs Software write blocker for Windows XP through to Windows 8
Windows Forensic Environment Troy Larson Guide by Brett Shavers to creating and working with a Windows boot CD

File and data analysis

Advanced Prefetch Analyser Allan Hay Reads Windows XP,Vista and Windows 7 prefetch files
analyzeMFT David Kovar Parses the MFT from an NTFS file system allowing results to be analysed with other tools
Defraser Various Detects full and partial multimedia files in unallocated space
eCryptfs Parser Ted Technology Recursively parses headers of every eCryptfs file in selected directory. Outputs encryption algorithm used, original file size, signature used, etc.
Encryption Analyzer Passware Scans a computer for password-protected & encrypted files, reports encryption complexity and decryption options for each file
ExifTool Phil Harvey Read, write and edit Exif data in a large number of file types
Forensic Image Viewer Sanderson Forensics View various picture formats, image enhancer, extraction of embedded Exif, GPS data
Highlighter Mandiant Examine log files using text, graphic or histogram views
Link Parser 4Discovery Recursively parses folders extracting 30+ attributes from Windows .lnk (shortcut) files
LiveContactsView Nirsoft View and export Windows Live Messenger contact details
RSA Netwitness Investigator* EMC Network packet capture and analysis
Memoryze Mandiant Acquire and/or analyse RAM images, including the page file on live systems
MetaExtractor 4Discovery Recursively parses folders to extract meta data from MS Office, OpenOffice and PDF files
MFTview Sanderson Forensics Displays and decodes contents of an extracted MFT file
NetSleuth NetGrab Network monitoring tool, with covert “silent port scanning”
PictureBox Mike’s Forensic Tools Lists EXIF, and where available, GPS data for all photographs present in a directory. Export data to .xls or Google Earth KML format
PsTools Microsoft Suite of command-line Windows utilities
Shadow Explorer Shadow Explorer Browse and extract files from shadow copies
Simple File Parser Chris Mayhew GUI tool for parsing .lnk files, prefetch and jump list artefacts
SQLite Manager Mrinal Kant, Tarakant Tripathy Firefox add-on enabling viewing of any SQLite database
Strings Microsoft Command-line tool for text searches
Structured Storage Viewer MiTec View and manage MS OLE Structured Storage based files
Switch-a-Roo Mike’s Forensic Tools Text replacement/converter/decoder for when dealing with URL encoding, etc
Windows File Analyzer MiTeC Analyse thumbs.db, Prefetch, INFO2 and .lnk files

Mac OS tools

Audit Twocanoes Software Audit Preference Pane and Log Reader for OS X
Disk Arbitrator Aaron Burghardt Blocks the mounting of file systems, complimenting a write blocker in disabling disk arbitration
Epoch Converter* Blackbag Technologies Converts epoch times to local time and UTC
FTK Imager CLI for Mac OS* AccessData Command line Mac OS version of AccessData’s FTK Imager
IORegInfo Blackbag Technologies Lists items connected to the computer (e.g., SATA, USB and FireWire Drives, software RAID sets). Can locate partition information, including sizes, types, and the bus to which the device is connected
Mac Memory Reader Cyber Marshal Command-line utility to capture physical RAM from Mac OS systems
PMAP Info* Blackbag Technologies Displays the physical partitioning of the specified device. Can be used to map out all the drive information, accounting for all used sectors

Mobile devices

iPhone Analyzer Leo Crawford, Mat Proud Explore the internal file structure of Pad, iPod and iPhones
ivMeta Robin Wood Extracts phone model and software version and created date and GPS data from iPhone videos.
Rubus* CCL Forensics Deconstructs Blackberry .ipd backup files
SAFT SignalSEC Corp Obtain SMS Messages, call logs and contacts from Android devices
WhatsApp Forensics Zena Forensics Extract WhatApp messages from iOS and Android backups

Data analysis suites

Autopsy Brian Carrier Graphical interface to the command line digital investigation analysis tools in The Sleuth Kit (see below)
Backtrack Backtrack Penetration testing and security audit with forensic boot capability
Caine Nanni Bassetti Linux based live CD, featuring a number of analysis tools
Deft Dr. Stefano Fratepietro and others Linux based live CD, featuring a number of analysis tools
Digital Forensics Framework ArxSys Analyses volumes, file systems, user and applications data, extracting metadata, deleted and hidden items
Forensic Scanner Harlan Carvey Automates ‘repetitive tasks of data collection’. Fuller description here
Paladin* Sumuri Ubuntu based live boot CD for imaging and analysis
SIFT* SANS VMware Appliance pre-configured with multiple tools allowing digital forensic examinations
The Sleuth Kit Brian Carrier Collection of UNIX-based command line file and volume system forensic analysis tools
Ubuntu guide How-To Geek Guide to using an Unbuntu live disk to recover partitions, carve files, etc.
Volatility Framework Volatile Systems Collection of tools for the extraction of artefacts from RAM

File viewers

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Viewer Microsoft View PowerPoint presentations
Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer Microsoft View Visio diagrams
VLC VideoLAN View most multimedia files and DVD, Audio CD, VCD, etc.

Internet analysis

Chrome Session Parser CCL Forensics Python module for performing off-line parsing of Chrome session files (“Current Session”, “Last Session”, “Current Tabs”, “Last Tabs”)
ChromeCacheView Nirsoft Reads the cache folder of Google Chrome Web browser, and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache
Cookie Cutter Mike’s Forensic Tools Extracts embedded data held within Google Analytics cookies. Shows search terms used as well as dates of and the number of visits.
Dumpzilla Busindre Runs in Python 3.x, extracting forensic information from Firefox, Iceweasel and Seamonkey browsers. See manual for more information.
Facebook Profile Saver Belkasoft Captures information publicly available in Facebook profiles.
IECookiesView Nirsoft Extracts various details of Internet Explorer cookies
IEPassView Nirsoft Extract stored passwords from Internet Explorer versions 4 to 8
MozillaCacheView Nirsoft Reads the cache folder of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers
MozillaCookieView Nirsoft Parses the cookie folder of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers
MozillaHistoryView Nirsoft Reads the history.dat of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers, and displays the list of all visited Web page
MyLastSearch Nirsoft Extracts search queries made with popular search engines (Google, Yahoo and MSN) and social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace)
PasswordFox Nirsoft Extracts the user names and passwords stored by Mozilla Firefox Web browser
OperaCacheView Nirsoft Reads the cache folder of Opera Web browser, and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache
OperaPassView Nirsoft Decrypts the content of the Opera Web browser password file, wand.dat
Web Historian Mandiant Reviews list of URLs stored in the history files of the most commonly used browsers
Web Page Saver* Magnet Forensics Takes list of URLs saving scrolling captures of each page. Produces HTML report file containing the saved pages

Registry analysis

ForensicUserInfo Woanware Extracts user information from the SAM, SOFTWARE and SYSTEM hives files and decrypts the LM/NT hashes from the SAM file
Process Monitor Microsoft Examine Windows processes and registry threads in real time
Registry Decoder US National Institute of Justice, Digital Forensics Solutions For the acquisition, analysis, and reporting of registry contents
RegRipper Harlan Carvey Registry data extraction and correlation tool
Regshot Regshot Takes snapshots of the registry allowing comparisons e.g., show registry changes after installing software
sbag TZWorks Extracts data from Shellbag entries
USB Device Forensics Woanware Details previously attached USB devices on exported registry hives
USB Historian 4Discovery Displays 20+ attributes relating to USB device use on Windows systems
USBDeview Nirsoft Details previously attached USB devices
User Assist Analysis 4Discovery Extracts SID, User Names, Indexes, Application Names, Run Counts, Session, and Last Run Time Attributes from UserAssist keys
UserAssist Didier Stevens Displays list of programs run, with run count and last run date and time
Windows Registry Recovery MiTec Extracts configuration settings and other information from the Registry

Application analysis

Dropbox Decryptor* Magnet Forensics Decrypts the Dropbox filecache.dbx file which stores information about files that have been synced to the cloud using Dropbox
Google Maps Tile Investigator* Magnet Forensics Takes x,y,z coordinates found in a tile filename and downloads surrounding tiles providing more context
KaZAlyser Sanderson Forensics Extracts various data from the KaZaA application
LiveContactsView Nirsoft View and export Windows Live Messenger contact details
SkypeLogView Nirsoft View Skype calls and chats


DCode Digital Detective Converts various data types to date/time values
iPhone Backup Browser Rene Devichi View unencrypted backups of iPad, iPod and iPhones
ChromeAnalysis Foxton Software Analysis of internet history data generated using Google Chrome
IEHistoryView Nirsoft Extracts recently visited Internet Explorer URLs

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