Browser search terms



Internet Explorer
• IE6-7: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History\History.IE5
• IE8-9: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5
• IE10-11: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\WebCacheV*.dat
• XP: %userprofile%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\places.sqlite
• Win7/8/10: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\places.sqlite
Artifact Category
"Web browsers are the tools for performing different activities on the Internet by users. Users utilize browsers for many functions such as information search, access to e-mail accounts, e-commerce, making the banking, instant messaging, online blogs, access to social networks Web browser records many data related to user activity. Information such as URLs visited by users, search terms, cookies, cache files, access time, and use time holds in memory on the system."

Digital Forensic Analyses of Web Browser Records.  DOI:10.17706/jsw.11.7.631-637

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