Autopsy 3.0 is an open source, end-to-end digital forensics platform based on The Sleuth Kit. It's a free user-friendly, windows-based tool that has all of the standard features of a commercial digital forensics tool, including file recovery, keyword searching, hash matching, registry analysis, web analytics, etc.
"Autopsy brings an unprecedented set of open source tools to the digital forensics market to ensure that investigators have ready access to powerful technologies that can have a major impact on their abilities to analyze digital information. This has massive potential for the cyber crime investigation market and beyond, including white collar/financial crimes, child exploitation, private investigation, the legal community, etc.," said Dr. Carrier. "By presenting Autopsy to audiences at the upcoming National and US Cyber Crime Conferences…we hope to show investigators the immensely powerful tools that are available to help them with their jobs while keeping associated costs to a minimum."