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This product is only available to members of law enforcement agencies.

Maintainer: IRS-CI
OS: Windows
Genre: Analysis
License: EULA

ILook is an all-in-one computer forensics suite originally created by Elliot Spencer and currently maintained by the U.S. Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) Electronic Crimes Program. It was made available at no cost to law enforcement agencies and US government agencies at the discretion of the IRS-CI, but is not available to the general public.

Elliot Spencer publicly announced on May 9, 2008, via the ILook users Yahoo! group, the end of ILook. Due to the end of federal funding for continued development, the currently released ILook 8.0.18 is the final version. Spencers company, Perlustro, is developing a new commercial version of ILook, but no further updates of the free version will be forthcoming. Currently licensed users will still be able to renew their licenses for the foreseeable future, but no new ILook licenses will be issued.

The ILook Investigator © Forensic Software is a comprehensive suite of computer forensics tools used to acquire and analyze digital media. ILook Investigator © products include the ILook v8 forensic application and the IXimager which are both designed to follow forensics best practices.

ILook can support a wide variety of file systems, including FAT 12/16/32, NTFS, NTFS Compressed, HFS, HFS+, Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS 1, 2, and 3, SysV-AFS, SysV-EAFS, SysV-HTFS, NWFS, NWFS Compressed, VMWare Drive Mount Disk Drives, Microsoft Virtual PC disks. It can also process CDs in CDFS, ISO 9660, ISO 9660, and UDF.

Search Facilities

  • Lists allocated and unallocated files.
  • Sorts files by type (signature and extension).
  • Searches for keywords.
  • Works with compressed zip files.

Searching Abilities

  • Searches for keywords.
  • Builds an index.

Hash Databases

Hashes and compares using custom hash sets as well as the Hashkeeper hash database and NIST hash library using MD5 and FIPS 180-2 compliant algorithms (e.g. SHA-1).

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