Web Browser History Recovery

Web Browser History Recovery

The need for web history recovery spans all walks of life, ranging from large corporations to private citizens. Often suspicion of online misconduct or criminal intent can be supported by the navigation history of a suspect.

Who Could Benefit From Web Browser Recovery?

One of the largest types of clients we see is businesses. Businesses may suspect an employee of malfeasance ranging from inappropriate website usage to aggressive criminal activity against the company. In those circumstances, it is important to understand that data should be recovered in specific way, ensuring that it is suitable in a court of law. “In house” IT recovery may not be able to accomplish that. Furthermore, hiring an outside forensic company ensures a lack of bias on the part of the company management.

Private citizens may require browser recovery for a myriad of reasons such as spouse investigation, missing person/child tracking, or personal research. Sometimes private users have no need for legal follow-up and thus can receive quick assistance. However, should they find themselves in a situation where a lawsuit may occur, proper handling and recovery is required.

Investigative institutions such as local police units may also need browser recovery. If they are investigating potential online criminal activity such as theft, pornographic misconduct, or predatory behavior then they will certainly need as much evidence as possible to levy against the perpetrator.

Does Browser Type Matter?

Yes. It is important to note that different browsers behave in unique ways, making the recovery process specialized for each type. DMS focuses on the main browsers consisting of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Internet Explore (IE) is the most common browser as it is automatically installed on all PCs. IE creates a content file on the users C drive, storing information on websites, images, and downloads utilized by the user. It is also possible to gather information from stored “cookies”. While cookies are deletable, many users do not know how (or neglect) to do so.

Firefox also stores data, but in a history.dat type of file rather than an index.dat. The formatting and behavior requires a different approach. In any case, DMS uses tools that are compatible with each Internet Browser to successfully recover the information needed by the client.

Is Web Browser Recovery Right For You?

If you believe browser service is appropriate for you, reach out to us at 484-955-5664 or utilize our online contact form. We’ll be able to answer any questions you might have and help you assess your needs. Our consultation free and completely confidential. The accused party will not be contacted or made aware of the investigation.