A Python script to carve Windows Prefetch artifacts from arbitrary binary data
Python script to carve Windows Prefetch artifacts from arbitrary binary data
The Windows application prefetch mechanism is in place to offer performance benefits when launching applications. It’s also one of the more beneficial forensic artifacts regarding evidence of applicaiton execution. prefetch-carve.py provides functionality for carving prefetch artifacts from binary data - such as unallocated disk space, raw memory images, etc. prefetch-carve.py will output to the specified file, and supports multiple output formats.
Supported Prefetch Types
Windows 10 Prefetch files are compressed, and are unable to be carved from disk in this manner. All other Prefetch formats are supported (Windows XP - Windows 8.1)
optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -f FILE, --file FILE Carve Prefetch files from the given file -o OUTFILE, --outfile OUTFILE Write results to the given file -c, --csv Output results in csv format -m, --mactime Output results in mactime format -t, --tln Output results in tln format -s SYSTEM, --system SYSTEM System name (use with -t)
Thorough teseting is still underway. I plan to integrate this project with Travis CI shortly.
python setup.py install
pip install prefetchcarve