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Investigating Window AVG AntiVirus

24/02/2023 Friday

AVG Antivirus is a security program designed to defend computers from viruses, spyware, and other forms of malicious software. The software operates by continuously monitoring the computer to detect and isolate any potential threats. To detect existing infections, AVG Antivirus carries out routine scans of the computer's hard drive, memory, and other storage spaces. Additionally, it offers real-time protection by examining incoming email attachments, downloaded files, and other potential sources of infection.

Digital Forensics Value of AVG AntiVirus

AVG artifacts can provide valuable information regarding viruses or other malicious software that might exist on a computer. For instance, AVG logs can reveal the date and time a certain threat was detected, the threat’s type, and its location on the computer. This information can aid investigators in determining whether a computer has been compromised and the manner in which it was compromised. In addition, this information can be useful when constructing a chronological overview of events that occurred on a target system.

Location of AVG AntiVirus Artifacts

AVG AntiVirus artifacts are found in the following location:

Analyzing AVG AntiVirus with ArtiFast

This section will discuss how to use ArtiFast to extract AVG AntiVirus from Windows and what kind of digital forensics insights we can gain from the artifacts.

After you have created your case and added evidence for the investigation, at the Artifact Selection phase, you can select AVG AntiVirus artifacts.

Once ArtiFast parser plugins complete processing the artifact for analysis, it can be reviewed via “Artifact View” or “Timeline View,” with indexing, filtering, and searching capabilities. Below is a detailed description of Window AVG AntiVirus artifacts in ArtiFast.

AVG Antivirus Detected Threats Artifact

Windows AVG Antivirus Smart Scan Log Artifact

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