Reviewed by BitHead (discussion thread here).
When this review started at the beginning of August 2012, Internet
Evidence Finder (IEF) was a project of Jad Saliba of JADSoftware. At
that time the version was 5.41.
The interface was simple, and IEF was an easy to use tool that found a
lot of artifacts and displayed them in an easy to follow report.
In the middle of August I was contacted by Adam Belsher of JADSoftware
and told there was going to be a few major changes coming to
JADSoftware. A week later Saliba announced “JADsoftware has a new
identity, including a new company name – Magnet Forensics.”
his first blog post on the Magnet Forensics site, Saliba wrote, “A lot
has changed since I launched JADsoftware and first developed Internet
Evidence Finder (or IEF) while working as a police officer and forensic
examiner. After a couple of years juggling both jobs, I realized IEF had
enormous potential to help you perform better investigations, so I
decided to dedicate myself to developing the software full-time. The
growth the company has experienced since then has exceeded my highest
And there were a lot more changes than just the name...