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Although not strictly for forensic purposes, '''visualization tools''' such as the ones discussed here can be very useful for visualizing large data sets. As forensic practitioners need to process more and more data, it is likely that some of the techniques implemented by these tools will need to be adopted.
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==Bibliography==
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* Recovering Deleted Data From the Windows Registry. Timothy Morgan, DFRWS 2008 [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p33-morgan.pdf [paper]] [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p33-morgan_pres.pdf [slides]]
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* [http://www.pkdavies.co.uk/documents/Computer_Forensics/registry_examination.pdf
  
= Open Source=
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* [http://dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry in Memory], Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, DFRWS 2008  [http://dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt_pres.pdf [slides]]
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* [http://www.pkdavies.co.uk/documents/Computer_Forensics/registry_examination.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry], Peter Davies, Computer Forensics: Coursework 2 (student paper)
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* [http://eptuners.com/forensics/A%20Windows%20Registry%20Quick%20Reference.pdf A Windows Registry Quick-Reference], Derrick Farmer, Burlington, VT.
  
==Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ==
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* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7CW4-4GX1J3B-1&_user=3326500&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000060280&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=3326500&md5=ab887593e7be6d5257696707886978f1 The Windows Registry as a forensic resource], Digital Investigation, Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2005, Pages 201--205.
  
; [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)]
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* [http://www.forensicfocus.com/downloads/forensic-analysis-windows-registry.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry], Lih Wern Wong , School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University
: In Java. Stunning graphics with some layout smarts.
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; [http://www.gravisto.org/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit]
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* [http://www.sentinelchicken.com/research/registry_format/ The Windows NT Registry File Format], Timothy D. Morgan
: An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.  
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; [http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ InfoViz Toolkit]
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==Tools==
: Java, originally developed at [[INRA]].
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===Open Source===
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/regviewer/ regviewer] -- a tool for looking at the registry.
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* [http://www.regripper.net/ RegRipper] --- "the fastest, easiest, and best tool for registry analysis in forensics examinations."
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===Commercial===
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* [http://www.abexo.com/free-registry-cleaner.htm Abexo Free Regisry Cleaner]
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* [http://www.auslogics.com/registry-defrag Auslogics Registry Defrag]
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* [http://lastbit.com/arv/ Alien Registry Viewer]
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* [http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/index.htm NT Registry Optimizer]
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* [http://www.registry-clean.net/free-registry-defrag.htm iExpert Software-Free Registry Defrag]
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* [http://paullee.ru/regundel Registry Undelete (russian)]
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* [http://mitec.cz/wrr.html Windows Registry Recovery]
  
; [http://jgrapht.sourceforge.net/ JGraphT]
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==See Also==
: A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.
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* [http://windowsir.blogspot.com/search/label/Registry Windows Incident Response Articles on Registry]
 
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* [http://www.answers.com/topic/win-registry Windows Registry Information]
; [http://www.softwaresecretweapons.com/jspwiki/Wiki.jsp?page=LinguineMaps Linguine Maps]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry Wikipedia Article on Windows Registry]
: An open-source Java-based system for visualizing software call maps.
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[[Category:Bibliographies]]
 
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* [http://moyix.blogspot.com/search/label/registry Push the Red Button] - Articles on Registry
; [http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ Perfuse]
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: "A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications."
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; [http://touchgraph.sourceforge.net/ TouchGraph]
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: A library for building graph-based interfaces. Some systems that have been built with it include [http://kaon.semanticweb.org/Members/motik/oimodeller KAon AI Modeler], GraphLayout, WikiBrowser, and LinkBrowser
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; [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD]
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: A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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; [http://public.kitware.com/VTK/ The Visualization Toolkit]
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: C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by [http://www.kitware.com/ Kitware].
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; [http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/index.html ZVTM - Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine]
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: Originally started at Xerox Research Europe, written in Java 2D.
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==Graph Drawing Applications==
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; [http://www.graphviz.org/ Graphviz]
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: Originally developed by the [http://public.research.att.com/areas/visualization/ AT&T Information Visualization Gorup], designed for drawing connected graphs of nodes and edges. Neato is a similar system but does layout based on a spring model. Can produce output as [[PostScript]], [[PNG]], [[GIF]], or as an annotated graph file with the locations of all of the objects — ideal for drawing in a GUI. Runs from the command line on [[Unix]], [[Windows]] and [[Mac]], although there is also a [http://www.pixelglow.com/graphviz/ MacOS GUI version].
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; [http://graphexploration.cond.org/ Guess: The Graph Exploration System]
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: Originally developed at HP, this is a large Jython/Java-based system that you can use for building your own applications. Distributed under GPL.
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; [http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph]
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: Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure]
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: Another graph drawing system written in Java.
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; [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah]
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: Java Directed Graphs.
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; [http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/lgl/ Large Graph Layout (LGL)]
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: A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
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; [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]
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: Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
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; [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)]
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: Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
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; [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D]
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: Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Automater (SoNIA)]
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: Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java.
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; [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
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; [http://www.wilmascope.org/ WilmaScope]
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: Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
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; [http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/ Walrus]
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: A 3-d graph network exploration tool. Employs 3D hyperbolic displays and layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree.
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== Geographical Drawing Programs ==
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; [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap]
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: From [[BBN]].
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= Commercial Tools =
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; [http://www.aisee.com/ aiSee Graph Layout Software]
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: Supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting, and easy printing. Runs on [[Windows]], [[Linux]], [[Solaris]], [[NetBSD]], and [[MacOS]]. 30-day trial and free registered versions available. Academic pricing available.
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; [http://www.geomantics.com/ Geomantics]
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: Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
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; [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software]
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: Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
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; [http://www.openviz.com/ OpenViz] and  [http://www.powerviz.com/ PowerViz]
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: Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$
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; [http://www.tomsawyer.com/ Tom Sawyer Software] Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs.
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: Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
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= Other Resources =
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; [http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/index.html Information Visualization Journal]
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; [http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii/resources/infovis.html GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm]
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; [http://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/scivis/scivis-list.html Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute]
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; [http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/ Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software]
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; [http://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/~diehl/softvis/seminar/index.php?goto=seminar ACM Symposium on Software Visualization]
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: May give you some ideas.
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; [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]
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; [http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/rt/gd.html Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing]
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; [http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/open-source-graph-network-visualization-in-java/view Open Source Graph Network Visualization in Java]
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Revision as of 18:43, 17 November 2008

Bibliography

Tools

Open Source

  • regviewer -- a tool for looking at the registry.
  • RegRipper --- "the fastest, easiest, and best tool for registry analysis in forensics examinations."

Commercial

See Also