VFC is one of the significant breakthrough's in forensic computing in the
last ten years. VFC enables investigators to:
rapidly boot a forensic image of a suspects computer; or
boot a physical write blocked hard drive.
A Virtual machine can be created from a forensic image, a write blocked
physical disk or a 'DD' raw flat file image.
New in VFC2:
Bypass any Windows user account password;
Rewind a machine to 'last week' utilizing restore point forensics.
The investigator can then experience the 'desktop' as seen by the original
user in an entirely forensic manner. The investigator can use the suspects
computer in a read only virtual environment.
"VFC boots a mounted EnCase image in seconds..."
"I think the turning point was when the jury watched us boot his
machine. His desktop said it all."
There are numerous specialist software applications available to assist the
investigation and analysis of digital media which has been forensically
acquired. Whilst these tools can and do provide a great depth of analysis and
will reveal data fragments of material no longer readily available, it is often
the case that the 'scene of the crime' part of the examination process is
overlooked as an additional source of potentially invaluable information.
In the 'real' world, it is almost unthinkable not to examine in detail the
actual crime scene and then perform 'forensic' examinations on evidence gathered
from the scene. In the 'virtual' world of forensic Computing, the same is not
true and all too often it is only the underlying data and information that
resides on the storage devices that is examined in detail.
The VFC application utilises VMware's freely available Player and Mount
utilities, with the forensic disk mount tool Mount Image Pro, to re-create a
subject machine in a matter of seconds.
VFC enables an investigator to experience almost any Windows based system
within seconds of acquisition. With VFC:
There is no need to have access to a full forensic application (such as
EnCase) or any additional disk emulation modules.
There is no need to restore forensic image files to another PC to try and
Once the forensic image has been acquired, simply mount it with Mount Image
Pro, and boot it with VFC in seconds!
VFC has been successfully applied to every Windows version from Windows 95
through to Windows 7.
EnCase is the registered trademark of Guidance Software Inc. VMware is
the registered trademark of VMware Inc. VFC is the registered trademark of
MD5 Ltd. Mount Image Pro is the registered trademark of GetData -