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Quiz 1: Windows Registry Forensics Quiz

Q1. The Windows Registry is defined as

  • SQL database
  • Central relational database
  • Central hierarchical database
  • Flat file

Q2. The Windows Registry replaced which type of file?

  • Link Files
  • Property lists
  • Configuration and Initialization files
  • Log Files

Q3. What information is NOT contained in the Windows Registry?

  • System Information
  • Disk structure information
  • Application specific information
  • user information

Q4. The Windows Registry can be useful for?

  • Validating findings through an investigation
  • Determining the number of partitions on a drive
  • Determining cluster size
  • looking up a phone number

Q5. Registry is important because it records?

  • installed programs
  • user account information
  • all of these
  • devices attached to the computer

Q6. The type of case you are investigating…

  • will determine the type of information you are looking for
  • will NOT determine the type of information you are looking for
  • only matters if it is a Windows 7 computer
  • has nothing to do with the registry

Q7. The Windows Registry contains

  • All of these
  • Keys
  • Hives
  • Sub-Keys
  • Data
  • Values

Q8. The registry hive files are pulled into memory, handle keys, and represented as

  • user Keys (UK)
  • File Keys (FK)
  • Block Keys (BK)
  • Handle Keys (HK)

Q9. Which Registry Key is only found on a live running system?

  • Security
  • Sam
  • Hardware
  • System
  • Software

Q10. Registry values can be in several different forms. Which is not a registry value form?

  • Binary Data
  • SQL Data
  • String Data
  • Hex Data

Q11. The user specific registry files contained in the registry are?

  • PTUser.reg and user.Dat
  • Amcache and Sam
  • NTUser.Dat and UsrClass.Dat
  • None of the above

Q12. The system specific files contained within the registry are?

  • security
  • All of these
  • AmCache
  • software
  • Sam
  • system

Q13. The Sam, Security, Software, and System Registry files are located at

  • Volume root\Windows\Sam\config
  • Volume root\Windows\system32\config
  • Volume root\WindowsNT\system32\config
  • Volume root\system32\user\config

Q14. What are the two registry files that relate to a specific user?

  • NTUser.dat and Software
  • NTUser.dat and USRClass.dat
  • Sam and System
  • Sam and Security

Q15. Registry browser is a

  • Hex editor
  • Registry hive sub-key
  • Older type of Windows registry prior to Windows 95
  • Specialized tool used to view the Window Registry

Q16. Which sub-key is used to determine the current control set?

  • Windows
  • System
  • Microsoft
  • Select

Q17. What registry hive file contains the the time zone setting

  • Sam
  • Software
  • System
  • Security

Q18. The Windows OS Version and Install date are contained in the __ registry hive?

  • Security
  • System
  • Software
  • Sam

Q19. Regarding the live Windows Registry, which two hive keys or sub keys only exists in the live registry?

  • Both A and B
  • None of these

Q20. Which two Registry files are not accessible on a live running computer. As seen in Regedit.

  • Sam
  • Both Security and Software
  • security
  • software
  • system
  • Both Sam and security

Q21. What Registry sub key contains a list of recently used documents by file extension?

  • The Run Sub Once subkey
  • The Run MRU subkey
  • Recent Docs subkey
  • User Assist

Q22. The typed URL subkey contains:

  • Recently run applications
  • Search terms typed into Windows Explorer
  • Programs run at startup
  • Web Addresses typed into the Internet Explorer Address Bar

Q23. The values in which key are stored using ROT13

  • Run
  • Typed URLs
  • User Assist
  • Recent Applications

Q24. This sub key tracks recently used applications and may contain a record of the files that were opened with each application…

  • Run Once
  • User Assist
  • Recent Apps
  • Run MRU

Q25. This subkey tracks user-specific, persistent, applications that are set to run at start-up.

  • Run MRU
  • Recent Apps
  • Run
  • Run Once

Q26. This key tracks files that have been opened or saved within a Windows Open/Save dialog box. This includes web browsers and commonly used applications.

  • Run MRU
  • ComDlg32 OpenSavePidMRU
  • Recent Docs
  • Recent Apps

Q27. This key maintains a list of all the values typed into the Run box on the Start menu.

  • Run
  • Run MRU
  • WordWheel Query
  • Run Once

Q28. The subkey Typed Paths does what?

  • Keeps track of URL typed into the Internet Explorer Address Bar
  • Keeps track of Files, Directories, or programs accessed by typing a File path into Windows Explorer
  • comdlg 32
  • Runs at startup

Q29. Microsoft Office MRU are…

  • programs or applications launched through the Windows runbox
  • User-specific programs that are set to run at startup with no interaction from
  • Recently used Microsoft Office Documents
  • created when a user types a path to a directory, file, or application into Windows Explorer.

Q30. What subkey tracks user key word searches?

  • ComDlg32
  • Recent Apps
  • Run MRU
  • WordWheel query

Q31. The SAM file stores what information?

  • Information about files and applications recently accessed by a user
  • information about the users internet accounts and browser history
  • Programs set to Run at startup by a user
  • information about each user such as login information, login password hashes, and group information

Q32. The Security identifier SID is comprised of 3 parts…

  • Issuing identifier-Domain authority-Machine identifier
  • Issuing authority- Machine/domain identifier- Relative identifier
  • user name – Profile path- User directory
  • All of the above

Q33. The Machine identifier of the local machine is found in the __ subkey

  • Users
  • Domains
  • Groups
  • Account

Q34. The relative identifier or RID identifies a?

  • User
  • Domain
  • Group
  • Machine

Q35. The Names subkey identifier the user’s name and __ ?

  • Relative Identifier
  • last logon time
  • log on count
  • password hash

Q36. The last logon time is stored in the _ subkey?

  • Names
  • Accounts
  • User
  • Domains

Q37. The V value of the users subkey contains?

  • last logon date and time
  • username and password hash
  • log on count
  • number of failed logon’s

Q38. What is the function of the RunMRU subkey in the Software Hive File?

  • all of the above
  • This key tracks user searches
  • This key shows programs that run at startup
  • This key maintains a list of all the values typed into the Run box on the Start menu

Q39. The OpenSavePidMRU sub-key, which is a sub-key of Comdlg 32 tracks … ?

  • User logon information and last logged on user
  • AutoStart locations
  • values typed into the Run box on the Start menu
  • A specific executable used to open the files

Q40. Information indicating the last logged-on user would be found in which sub-key within the software hive file?

  • Comdlg 32
  • Classes
  • LogonUI
  • Run

Q41. _ is an autostart location in the Software Hive File.

  • Run Key
  • Comdlg 32
  • RunMRU
  • Installed printers

Q42. Windows OS install date and time would be found in the Software file in which sub-key?

  • Run Once
  • Winlogon
  • Windows
  • Current Version

Q43. The network list sub-keys profiles and signatures contain what information?

  • Domain user account information
  • Wireless network dates and times and gateway MAC address
  • Evidence of program execution
  • User account information

Q44. In the software hive file, what 2 sub-keys contain information regarding the connection of USB devices?

  • Mount points and Mountspoints2
  • Mountpoints2 and RunMRU
  • Devices and EMD Management
  • USBStore and USB

Q45. What key within the system file is used to determine the current control set?

  • Control
  • Prefetch
  • Services
  • Select

Q46. The last shutdown time is found within which sub-key in the system hive file?

  • USBstore
  • select
  • control
  • Windows

Q47. In the system hive, the Windows services sub-key tracks programs that _?

  • is not a subkey in the system hive
  • run automatically when the system is booted, and are started by the system and with no interaction from the user
  • Tracks USB Devices
  • Indicates when the system needs service

Q48. What subkey in the system hive file contains settings for the prefetch utility?

  • Select
  • prefetchParameters
  • Windows
  • Controlset

Q49. The setting within the system hive file that controls whether or not the page file is cleared at shutdown is _?

  • Memory Management
  • shutdown
  • Crash Control
  • select

Q50. What type of information is found at this location in the System hive file

Location:ControlSet001\Enum\USBSTOR\”Device”\”Serial# or Unique instance ID”\Properties{83da6326-97a6-4088-9453-a1923f573b29}

  • user account information
  • USB device connection and disconnection dates and times
  • programs set to run at startup
  • prefetch settings

Q51. Appcompatcache was created by Microsoft to identify application compatibility Issues between 32 bit and 64 bit applications. What does the cache data track?

  • All of these
  • File Path
  • Last Modified Time
  • File Size
  • None of these

Q52. Information found in the Background Activity Moderator (BAM) sub-key proves?

  • Program execution by a specific user
  • Nothing
  • Program execution but not by a specific user
  • A change to the file MFT record

Q53. What do Shellbags track?

  • Folders or Directories within the Windows file system
  • File Times
  • Recently used applications
  • Programs run at startup

Q54. The _ hive file stores artifacts such as the Last write time, Install Dates, Application Name, Version, and path to exe or dill

  • The NTUser.dat Hive File
  • The AmCache Hive File
  • The Sam File
  • The System Hive File

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