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Practical Windows Forensics by Konstantin Sapronov, Ayman Shaaban

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Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer aka IE or MSIE is one of the first internet browsers on the market. It comes by default with the Windows operating system. Version 1 was released in 1995, and the latest version at the time of writing this book is version 11. Between version 1 and version 11 and between the different versions of Windows, the artifacts of the MSIE have been reformed.

Also, starting from Windows Vista the directory structure and artifacts' locations have been changed in the filesystem. So, there are two factors that control the Internet Explorer analysis process:

  • The version of the installed Internet Explorer
  • The version of the running Windows operating system

History files

Using browsing history, the investigator ...

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