ProDiscover Basic

ProDiscover Basic

Free
The program can preserve the data needed for any legal proceedings
3.6  (9 votes)
2.6
8.2.0.5 (See all)

ProDiscover Basic edition is the free member of the ProDiscover family for hard disk security examination. It may not be as comprehensive as the other two products in the family, but it will give you an idea of the great potential these suite of products have. Meeting the criteria of the National Institute of Standards' Disk Imaging Tool Specification 3.1.6, this application will give you a clear and exact picture of what is going on and, more importantly, what has happened with every cluster of your hard disks.

The first great advantage you will love is the fact that ProDiscover creates automatic reports with all the information needed to be presented as evidence in legal proceedings, gathering data such as time zone information, drive information (including things like volume serial number and hidden sectors, among others), evidence of interest, Internet activity, etc. Of course, the program can look up any of all these pieces of information individually, according to your preferences. Actually, there is a search option to help you find files or pieces of data, and you can specify a file name or a data pattern, a date range, file types, etc.

ProDiscover is, indeed, a professional tool for consultants, system administrators and investigators, giving them the information required to build strong legal cases.

Pablo Saavedra
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Review summary

Pros

  • Lives up to its name - a professional security tool.
  • Certified quality.
  • Complete tutorials for beginners.

Cons

  • This edition is intended more for testing purposes than for actual use.
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