Detecting malware with Oxygen Forensic® Detective

June 05, 2024

Feature image that represents malware warning icon

Oxygen Forensic® Detective v.16.3 now enables users to detect malware in extracted files and email databases at no additional charge. The module is already built into the software and doesn’t require downloading. Providing the malware scan tool at no additional cost aligns with our company’s all-in-one tool approach and licensing benefits.

Malware scan can help investigators identify extracted systems that have been compromised by malicious software, and the potential for unauthorized access or security breaches. Files from mobile, computer, memory card, and other extractions can be scanned for malware in our software.

Before scanning files for malware, configure the scanning settings in the software Options.

Here you can choose:

  • Run malware scan at the import of every extraction
  • Scan settings
    • Scan file archives
    • Scan email databases
    • Heuristic macro detection
    • Scan timeout for each file
  • Heuristic analysis level (from Disabled to High)
  • Additional detection types
  • Download antivirus database updates

Screenshot of user setting the settings before import of data in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

After configuring the malware scan options, a malware scan can be initiated in the Malware section of the selected extraction. By enabling scanning at import, malware scan results  can be found in the Malware section for all future imported extractions.

Scanning results will appear on the toolbar, displaying the scanned file status, identified threats, scan start time, and other relevant details.

The full list of identifiable threats is as follows:

  • Adspy
  • Backdoor
  • Constructor
  • Dialer
  • Dropper
  • Exploit
  • Heuristic
  • Phishing
  • Riskware
  • Trash
  • Trojware
  • Virware
  • Worm

Screenshot of list of imported data from extraction and ran through malware scan in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Found results can be exported to PDF, XLS, HTML, and other supported formats for further analysis.

Interested in this functionality? Request a free trial.

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