User Account Control Data Redirection

Familiarizing your applications with UAC.  It has become an important piece of information for my future projects.  Data redirection is when Windows redirect the data your application writes to a different directory called VirtualStore.  Something along the lines mentioned, for more please visit the article link below.


Darik’s Boot and Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing

Got an emergency?  Have any password or sensitive information stored on your hard drive and you need it erased immediately?  Download DBAN or Darik’s Boot and Nuke, the ultimate software for wiping your hard drive!  Burn DBAN’s iso file onto a CD and boot it on BIOS and see the magic happen… entire Windows gone! Read the rest of this entry »

Recovering Deleted Files and Partitions

Ever wanted to recover files that has been deleted from the Recycle Bin?  Do you know that what has been so called deleted from the Recycle Bin has merely been marked as “deleted” and not actually entirely removed from the hard drive.  You might be confused with the word delete, rubbish bin, shift+delete button and what not.  Let us first look into the context of how the entire cycle works below.  Jump straight to “Tools to recover deleted files” to download. Read the rest of this entry »


The Windows NT and Windows 2000 Resource Kits come with a number of command-line tools that help you administer your Windows NT/2K systems. Over time, I’ve grown a collection of similar tools, including some not included in the Resource Kits. What sets these tools apart is that they all allow you to manage remote systems as well as the local one. The first tool in the suite was PsList, a tool that lets you view detailed information about processes, and the suite is continually growing. The “Ps” prefix in PsList relates to the fact that the standard UNIX process listing command-line tool is named “ps”, so I’ve adopted this prefix for all the tools in order to tie them together into a suite of tools named PsTools. Read the rest of this entry »

Modus Operandi

Ever heard of the word Modus operandi or MO?  Modus operandi (MO) is a Latin term that means “a method of operating.” It refers to the behaviors that are committed by a criminal for the purpose of successfully completing an offense. A criminal’s MO reflects how they committed their crimes. It is separate from their motives, which have to do with why they commit their crimes.

Interested in learning Data Recovery, Tracing & Evidence Gathering in Computer Systems?  Visit often to check on the the post that i will be placing in the category “Forensic and Data Recovery”.