Computer data forensics recovery is possible in many cases. Take, for instance, the smashed computer of Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the recent shootings in Connecticut. Even though he sought to prevent anyone from accessing the information on his computer by smashing it, depending on the damage, data could possibly be recovered.

The computer forensics experts at computer forensics companies like have tools and resources – and the knowledge – to complete a computer forensic examination and, if possible, uncover data and information that was believed to be erased or eradicated.

Spyware removal is not the only reason a forensic investigator is called onto a case, even though digital forensics services can be used as spyware detectors and spyware removers. But data extraction is another of the computer forensic services often requested by attorneys, municipal organizations as well as private individuals and groups.

The thing is that computer investigation and computer forensic analysis requires a very specific process and protocol. Improper handling could result in the destruction of data or data that may not be admissible in a court of law. That’s why a computer forensic specialist is called in to extract data to be used as evidence and to also be a computer forensics expert witness as to the process and evidence collected.

If you suspect you will need to use the data extracted from a computer in a court of law – even if the hardware is damaged, contact a forensic investigator, like International Investigations to do the job.

-Brenda McGinley, CEO, All in Investigations, All in Investigations