Torrent file extraction and analysis with Oxygen Forensic® Detective

May 01, 2024

Learn more about how KeyScout, tool available in Oxygen Forensic® Detective, can help extract and analyze Torrent files.

dark blue background with the Torrent File logo

Torrent file analysis is important for various types of investigations.

First, torrent files are often associated with the illegal distribution of copyrighted material, such as movies, music, and pirated software. Torrent file analysis can help investigators solve cases of intellectual property theft and copyright infringement.

Second, torrents can be used for malicious software distribution, such as malware or ransomware. Analyzing torrent files can provide insights into cybercrime activities, helping investigators identify the origin of malicious content.

Third, torrent file analysis can be used in corporate investigations to assess potential security threats in an organization. Unauthorized file sharing could pose risks to corporate networks, and identifying these activities is important for maintaining a secure IT environment.

Finally, in forensic investigations, analyzing torrent files can provide valuable digital evidence. For example, this evidence can be crucial for child abuse investigations. Forensic investigators can use this information to identify and locate individuals engaged in illegal activities.

With this in mind, we have introduced support for torrent file analysis and extraction in Oxygen Forensic® Detective.

Extraction of μTorrent data

μTorrent, is a proprietary adware BitTorrent client, while BitTorrent is a leading software company with popular torrent client software.  Its Windows version is now supported by Oxygen Forensic® KeyScout.

The evidence set will include but not be limited to:

  • information about torrents
  • RSS filters, history, feeds
  • settings
  • backup information
SCreenshot of KeyScout open in Oxygen Forensic Detective looking at the extracted artifacts from Torrent application
μTorrent data found on a Windows computer

Search for .torrent files

We’ve also added the ability to search for files with .torrent extraction on Windows, macOS, and Linux computers. This extension is now added to the Files tab where you can configure data search.

Evidence set will include:

  • the information about torrents
  • downloaded files
Scrrenshot of searching Oxygen Forensic Detective for torrent files
Configuring the filters to find torrent files by their extension

Once torrent files are found by Oxygen Forensic® KeyScout, the information about them can be imported into Oxygen Forensic® Detective for further analysis.

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