Digital Evidence Investigator

Computer Forensics for Lab Examiners and Investigators

Digital Evidence Investigator® (DEI) software is the #1 automated digital forensic tool for collecting files and artifacts - with evidence presented in a timeline view. 

Digital Evidence Investigator Software for Lab Examiners & Investigators

Intro to DEI

Digital Evidence Investigator® (DEI) software is the #1 automated digital forensic tool for collecting files and artifacts - with the evidence presented in a timeline view.

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Digital Evidence Investigator® Forensic Kit

Digital Evidence Investigator

Fast Automated Computer Investigations for Field and Lab

Forensic Examiners and Investigators around the world rely on Digital Evidence Investigator® to investigate computers and devices in their forensic lab or on-scene. DEI prioritizes and collects files and artifacts fast with suspect, witness, or victim evidence presented in a timeline view.

Prioritize speed in evidence collection and use in the field or in lab investigations with minimal training.

  • Image live macOS computers via our remote agent and create an AFF4 logical image

  • Highly configurable file and artifact collection including web browser cached files, social media, P2P, Cryptocurrency, cloud storage, user login events, anti-forensic traces, saved credentials, files shared via Skype, USB history, user connection log, etc.

  • Recover deleted records from apps using the SQLite database

  • Supports collection of forensic artifacts from Windows and macOS (including T2 and M1 chips)

  • Search and collect emails including MS Outlook, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail 10, Apple Mail

  • Investigate attached devices, live powered on computers, boot scans from powered off computers, forensic images, the contents of folders, and network shares (including shares made available by NAS devices)

  • Prepare a Collection Key without Search Profiles to select Captures just before a scan

  • Prepare a Collection Key with pre-configured or custom Search Profiles

  • Enter keywords just before a live/boot scan

  • Rapidly search suspect media using large hash sets (>100 million), including Project VIC (VICS 2.0) and CAID

  • Find relevant files and artifacts using DEI’s powerful keyword and regular expression search capability

  • Image drives Out-of-the-box with image verification and imaging log file

  • Use password and recovery key to decrypt and scan or image BitLocker volumes including those using the new AES-XTS encryption algorithm introduced in Windows 10

  • Process APFS partitions, NTFS, FAT, HFS+, EXT, ExFAT, and YAFFS2 file systems, compute MD5 and SHA1 on collected files for integrity validation

  • Capture RAM to acquire volatile memory

  • Collect password protected and corrupted files for later review

  • Collect iOS backups on target computers

  • Detect and warn of BitLocker and FileVault2 protected drives

  • Leverage DEI’s powerful boot capability (including UEFI secure boot and Macs) to access internal storage that cannot easily be removed from computers

Use the single timeline view that combines files and artifact records with a user’s actions.

  • View results while a scan is running 

  • View chat conversations with bubbles to easily identify the senders and receivers with “Message Thread” hyperlink to select individual conversations

  • Filter search results with sorting and search capabilities (dates, hash values, tags, text filters, more)

  • View pictures and videos organized by visual classes such as people, faces, currency, weapons, vehicles, indecent pictures of children

  • View links between files of interest and user’s activities such as recently access files, downloaded files, attachments, and more

  • Inspect video using DEI’s comprehensive video preview and frame extraction

  • Automatically tag hash and keyword matches

  • Define new file types and select individual ones to be processed

  • Display provenance, including comprehensive metadata, of all relevant files and artifacts

  • Reorder or disable post-scan tasks (classification of pictures, videos, or entity extraction) to run in the Viewer

  • Leverage facial analysis age detection to quickly sort and identify infants, toddlers, children, and adults

  • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available

Digital Evidence Investigator software lets you create a standalone portable viewer for further analysis and reporting for prosecutors and other investigators.

  • Precisely select which files and artifacts to export
  • Customize your report to show specific columns and redact pictures
  • Present information in a table or list
  • Include original files or previews only
  • HTML and PDF reporting options
  • Export to other forensics applications with VICS / Project VIC (JSON) or CSV formats
  • Export to the Orchesight platform
  • Share scan results with a portable standalone viewer

ADF Solutions digital forensic experts designed the Digital Evidence Investigator (DEI) Certified User training to equip both technical and non-technical investigators with the knowledge and skills they need to use DEI to immediately extract conclusive intelligence and evidence from computers and digital media. The class is self paced. Learners typically take approximately 16 hours to successfully complete the exercises and the final certification exam.

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The Digital Evidence Investigator Software Kit Includes:

  • One Portable Travel Case
  • One Licensed Digital Evidence Investigator® Software Authentication Key
  • One 500GB SSD Collection Drive
  • One 4 Port USB Hub
  • Software Maintenance and Support

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Recommended Technical Specs:

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel i7 CPU
  • 8GB Minimal, 16GB of RAM Recommended
  • 500GB PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive

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"The quickness and user interface, as well as the ability to shape the triage and target certain types of investigations, have impressed everyone."

Computer Forensic Analyst

U.S. Federal Agency