Evaluate Document Information Leak Level

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 18, 2008
Updated • Nov 22, 2012
Microsoft Office, Software, Windows software

SolFileFinder is a risk visualization tool for Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF documents as well as zip files. It searches the system for Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007 documents encrypted by IRM (Information Rights Managements) or PWD (password) and Adobe Acrobat PDF documents and Zip files encrypted by PWD.

The program can scan all partitions of the system at once so that you end up with a detailed listing of all documents matching the parameters. It displays a list of all found Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF and zip files on the selected partitions, listing both the encrypted files and those that are not encrypted.

Additional information are displayed in the list like the path and name of the document, or the size and the date the file was modified. The program can be used even if the corresponding applications are not installed on the system. While you can't open documents in this case, you are still able to determine if password protected documents and files are stored on the system the program is running on.

A Risk Evaluation Report On Information Leak is created at the end which provides detailed information about the discovered files and their information leak risk. SolFileFinder is compatible to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 / 2008. It states on the download page that the download is a trial version but there do not seem to be any restrictions.

Update: SolFileFinder has not been updated since 2009. While that is the case, it is still compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. You can download the last version released by the author from the official home page of the project.

The program requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 to run, so make sure it is installed on the system before you try to run the application.


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