Analysis of Internet Download Manager for collection of digital forensic artefacts

Muhammad Yasin*, Ahmad R. Cheema, Firdous Kausar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Internet Download Manager (IDM) provides accelerated download speed and flexibility in features. Its attractiveness lies behind video content processing and automatic handling of downloads. This paper analyzes IDM activities recorded across multiple files that includes Windows Registry, history and log files from artefacts collection view point. The tools and techniques used for extracting evidence are also elaborated. In case of download managers, the foremost concerns are installation location, download path, downloaded file, URL address, login credentials for password protected websites, date and time the activity was performed. This enables digital forensic investigators to envisage and deduce suspicious activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalDigital Investigation
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Digital forensics
  • Download manager
  • Forensic artefacts
  • IDM
  • Internet Download Manager
  • Password Cracking
  • Windows registry analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Law

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