Memory Analysis using Volatility - Userasssist

Volatility is a tool used for the extraction of digital artifacts from volatile memory (RAM) samples. Volatility uses a set of plugins that can be used to extract these artifacts in a time-efficient and quick manner.

UserAssist a volatility plugin that is used to print userassist registry keys and information.

From an incident response perspective, the volatile data residing inside the system’s memory contains rich information such as passwords, credentials, network connections, malware intrusions, registry hives, and etc. that can be a valuable source of evidence and is not typically stored on the local hard disk. This is one of the investigator’s favorite data sources to perform digital forensics on, and knowing the right tool to dump memory is a must.

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