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Windows Essentials 2012

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Author Name
Matt Nelson – @mattnels
Submission Title
Windows Essentials 2012
Artifact or Program Version
16.4.3508.0205
Artifact Description
“Windows Essentials” – from Wikipedia:
“Windows Essentials (formerly Windows Live Essentials and Windows Live Installer) is a suite of freeware applications by Microsoft that aims to offer integrated and bundled e-mail, instant messaging, photo-sharing, blog publishing, and security services. Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, with Microsoft Windows, and with other Microsoft web-based services such as SkyDrive and Outlook.com, so that they operate as a “seamless whole”.
Windows Essentials 2012 includes the following applications:
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Photo Gallery
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Writer
SkyDrive for Windows
Outlook Connector Pack
Windows Live Family Safety (Windows 7 only)
Registry Keys
Registry Entries of interest:
Messenger user account picturefrom Outlook.com:HKU\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\user@outlook.com\usertileurl: “http://byfiles.storage.msn.com/y1m4gfKDG3PgZg3XzURbeMEzcTjvII7nIA-llg-rJf2qOEhi8TUOBAUYYFMvIBxPlBhcQEvMWuQX4ley0hvAZ2kCg

Messenger user account picture:
HKU\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\user@outlook.com\usertilepath: “C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Messenger\user@outlook.com\ObjectStore\UserTile\uVeLvZdl2a7TybTJn8wW0wYsWA4=.dt2″
This corresponds to the file in C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Messenger\user@outlook.com\ObjectStore\UserTile\uVeLvZdl2a7TybTJn8wW0wYsWA4=.dt2
HKU\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Communications Clients\Shared\Mail Primary Account: “user@outlook.com” <—main user account under profile

Safe Senders List:
HKU\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\PerPassportSettings\800773358\Junk Mail\Safe Senders List\
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2940736306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\PerPassportSettings\800773358\Junk Mail\Safe Senders List\00000000
“Flags”=dword:00000001
“Exception”=”somename@someaddress.com

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\PerPassportSettings\800773358\Junk Mail\Safe Senders List\00000001
“Flags”=dword:00000001
“Exception”=”somename2@someaddress2.com

HKU\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\user@outlook.com

SkyDrive Share:
HKU\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\UserExtendedProperties\user@outlook.com\cid: “6512e79cec0ce###”

To look at this above share you can utilize the URL https://skydrive.live.com/?cid= and enter the CID number above. This will show you the share drive.

Messenger Credentials:
HKU\S-1-5-21-2940726306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\OfflineCreds\user@outlook.com: E1 9E D3 29 60 73 A8 19 93 CD 9A E2 3B 45 38 66 6F 06 F2 F2 2F C8 ED 04 27 CA 67 48 CF E1 B2 FD BF 7A D6 80 CE 88 D8 CA 1E 89 D6 84 F0 E3 A0 72 C8 ED AC 70 2B 0D 19 08 F9 0B A4 4B FD B7 3B 7B E5 83 01 06 F3 35 AF 71 AC 61 2F 98 DD 7B EC 81 E0 D0 63 A9 5C 72 58 D7 20 C7 41 AD 16 67 EB 6D 26 D9 B2 DA A7 17 45 62 04 31 B4 29 61 4A 93 00 C8 60 74 94 D8 CF 1A 89 4D DE 5A 32 D3 9E 93 70

LiveWriter entries of interest:

HKU\S-1-5-21-2940736306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Writer\Weblogs\c2626959-dc97-4794-a339-aa41b4a5ff27 <—this value is unique to the blog on the system, another blog would have a different “id”

HKU\S-1-5-21-2940736306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Writer\Weblogs\c2626959-dc97-4794-a339-aa41b4a5ff27\Categories\xxxxxxxx <—here will be entries for labels/keywords (used Blogger account for testing)

HKU\S-1-5-21-2940736306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Writer\Weblogs\c2626959-dc97-4794-a339-aa41b4a5ff27\BlogName: “SOMEBLOG TITLE” <—blog title
HKU\S-1-5-21-2940736306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Writer\Weblogs\c2626959-dc97-4794-a339-aa41b4a5ff27\HomepageUrl: “http://someblog.blogspot.com” <—blog URL

HKU\S-1-5-21-2940736306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Writer\Weblogs\c2647659-dc93-4794-a339-aa41b6a5ff27\Credentials\Username: “someusername” <—blog username

HKU\S-1-5-21-2940736306-2540122514-3547223788-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Writer\Weblogs\c2647659-dc93-4794-a339-aa41b6a5ff27\Credentials\Password: 00 01 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 01 00 00 00 06 01 00 00 02 01 00 00 00 D0 8C 9D DF 01 15 D1 11 8C 7A 00 C0 4F C2 97 EB 01 00 00 00 81 EE 36 19 D3 B8 54 4C 81 ED C0 2B 40 CC 55 39 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 10 66 00 00 00 01 00 00 20 00 00 00 55 2D AA 69 75 48 29 3F 74 76 93 F6 B8 0C FE 49 C7 17 1C 8A 54 2D EC 06 77 E5 1B 1A 89 D9 01 2E 00 00 00 00 0E 80 00 00 00 02 00 00 20 01 00 00 A0 C2 93 F3 FB DF 5B FB E1 65 09 A9 B1 48 15 1E 49 58 F2 39 35 38 3E EE 56 E2 FD 9C A1 A7 39 18 30 00 00 00 B5 F1 1F D0 8A 6D 68 EC 20 70 AA BD 8F D7 DD 5E 9F AD 78 70 DC E0 D0 F2 55 17 1B A1 C5 C9 CE 05 9A 5B DC 81 60 A2 61 77 E7 16 FC 55 92 A9 A6 17 40 00 00 00 2A A4 E8 00 57 26 CE C8 49 EE 04 88 6F 57 D1 37 48 19 62 A3 11 A2 C7 E8 A5 1C B3 E9 C9 81 00 C1 A8 C9 DB 46 8E 1D B1 AC B7 93 76 36 D6 6C 39 25 65 C3 C1 D 5 A7 D1 16 0A FF 60 49 06 9E 4A 56 25 0B <—if password is saved, this is where it is stored
File Locations
Main Program(s) location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\SOXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer

Main user profile locations:
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Windows Live Writer
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Feeds
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Messenger
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\user@outlook.com\15.5\DBStore\contacts.edb <—Contacts file
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\user@outlook.com\15.5\DBStore\dbstore.ini <—LastStartupTime= & LastShutdownTime=
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\user@outlook.com\15.5\DBStore\LogFiles

Messenger Log of importance:
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Messenger\contactslog.txt

SkyDrive Log of importance:
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\setup\logs\yyyy-mm-dd_timecreated_xxx-xxx.log <–contains info usersid tie to SkyDrive and other info.

Messenger user account (corresponds with Outlook.com picture):
C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Messenger\user@outlook.com\ObjectStore\UserTile\uVeLvZdl2a7TybTJn8wW0wYsWA4=.dt2
Research Links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Essentials
http://media.blackhat.com/bh-us-11/Bursztein/BH_US_11_Bursztein_Owade_WP.pdf
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Forensic Programs of Use
Sysinternals Process Monitor
Regshot

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