What is Forensic Analysis?September 19, 2018 | By Comodo
Forensic analysis refers to a detailed investigation for detecting and documenting the course, reasons, culprits, and consequences of a security incident or violation of rules of the organization or state laws. Forensic analysis is often linked with evidence to the court, particularly in criminal matters. It involves the use of a wide range of technologies and investigative methods and procedures. Forensic specialists gather different types of information by working with electronic devices and also working in a conventional way with the information on paper.
Computer Forensics: Overview of Malware Forensics
Recently, malware forensics has become more significant with the cybercrime community causing destruction to technology, retail, and financial institutions. Cybercrime can bring danger to private and governmental organizations, and malware is a commonly used tool by cybercriminals for installing things such as worms, Trojans, and botnets to the infected device. The only way for organizations processing sensitive information to defend client and company data is to respond to malware with accuracy and speed.
Types of Computer Forensic Tools
- Digital Forensics: Forensic techniques are used for retrieving evidence from computers. These techniques include identification of information, preservation, recovery, and investigation in line with digital forensic standards.
- Mobile Device Forensics: Mobile device forensics refers to that branch of digital forensics that involves evidence found on mobile devices. These include personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, and tablets – basically, any computing device that has communication capabilities besides being portable. This branch of forensics suddenly gained popularity with smartphones, making it one of the most recent divisions of digital forensics.
- Software Forensics: Software forensics determines whether software has been stolen. This is performed by analyzing and comparing a source code, and then detecting any possible correlation. Over the past few years, software forensics has been used in several high-profile intellectual property (IP) litigations.
- Memory Forensics: When sophisticated attacks occur, data existing in the hard drive could either be permanently erased or no data is left on the hard drive, leaving almost no evidence for a forensic investigation. Memory forensics is the process of searching for possible artifacts in the computer’s memory (RAM).
Comodo Free Forensic Analysis Tool
Using a FREE Forensic Analysis from Comodo Cybersecurity, and a patented process with a default deny approach to render threats useless, you will be able to protect every single endpoint from cyberattacks, ransomware, data breaches and more, without even needing any updates.
- The Comodo Cybersecurity Forensic Analysis Tool discovers known bad, known good and unknown files.
- After the Forensic Analysis Tool completes the scanning process, you will be presented with a comprehensive forensic analysis summary report.
- All the newly discovered unknown files are sent to Comodo’s cloud-based file analysis platform, Valkyrie.
- Valkyrie evaluates these files and returns a verdict of “bad” or “good” on all unknown files.
Comodo Forensic Analysis for Free Ransomware Protection
Some of the best methods to combat ransomware includes the use of enhanced scanning tools like Comodo Forensic Analysis (CFA) for detection. When CFA tags a file as unknown, the file gets uploaded to Comodo’s Valkyrie servers. The Valkyrie service runs these files through a battery of tests. These tests are expected to analyze the behaviors of all files. A report of these tests will be available on the CFA interface.
Comodo Forensic Analysis For Enterprises
CFA is a free malware scanning tool. In addition to detecting malware, this tool also helps enterprises enhance their security posture. Malware such as Trojan horse virus, ransomware, etc. can be effortlessly discovered using this free forensic analysis tool.
To get started,, the forensic analysis tool will first need to be downloaded and installed. Next, you’ll need to specify how target computers will be selected and scanned. And the final step involves starting the scan and viewing the results. Users will receive 1 of 3 different results, each with different colors: red indicating malware presence; yellow indicating the presence of unknown files; and green indicating that users are safe.
Comodo Forensic Analysis operates with the following software as a premium malware scan:
- Comodo Dome: Comodo Dome works as a proactive solution against developing threats by providing a modular cloud-delivered secure web platform. It incorporates a number of security solutions like email protection, a firewall, and malware and Trojan virus removal – all in a single package.
- Comodo Antivirus: The CFA Malware Scan enables thorough scanning. For best malware removal results, you can install the Comodo Antivirus. The Comodo Antivirus, named best antivius for Windows PC in February 2018 by AV-Test, is capable of removing almost all known threats.. Comodo Antivirus and the forensic analysis tool combined provide the most effective malware scan.
- Comodo Antispam: Just like ransomware, malware penetrates the system via emails. Comodo Antispam offers a robust and layered security solution against spam and it also syncs well with the CFA Tool.
By downloading and using the CFA Malware Scan, you are actually guaranteeing the protection of your office or home network. Almost every other day, cybercriminals are launching threats that are more and more dangerous and the only solution to handle and prevent such threats is by using the CFA Malware Scan.