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Introduction

This release of HstEx® adds the ability to recover a number of new artefacts as well as increasing the performance of many of the recovery profiles.

New Features

We have added some new features to HstEx® to make the software easier to use and to assist with productivity. You can now right-click on a job entry and select to open the export folder for that specific job. You can also reset the job list from a right-click.

New Artefacts

We have added a number of new artefacts in HstEx® v4.5. With Chromium based browsers, you can now recover individual entries from the "logins" table located in the Login Data SQLite database. You can also recover individual entries from the "autofill" table located in the Web Data SQLite database. We have also added the ability to recover Torch accelerated download entries.

New Browser Support

We have added support for three new browsers in this release of HstEx®.

360 Security Browser

360 Secure/Security Browser (360安全浏览器) is a web browser developed by the Qihu company of Beijing, China. It offers page layout using either the Trident engine, as used in Internet Explorer, or the WebKit engine that was adapted for Google Chrome. It was first released in September 2008.

We have added support to recover History, Downloads, Cookies, Cache, Keyword Search Terms, Form History and Login Data.

360 Speed (Extreme) Browser

This is another browser by the Qihu 360 Software Company. 360 Speed (or Extreme Explorer) Browser is a fast, secure, seamless dual-core Internet browser. Claiming to be the world's first seamless Chrome and Internet Explorer browser, with an innovative UI design, HTML5 and CSS3 support standardisation. It is based on the Chromium Open Source Project, with claims of lightning speed browsing, comprehensive security features and a rich massive utility expansion. It states it has a super streamlined page layout and innovative integration with the user’s favourite sites.

In order to be more suitable for Chinese domestic users, the use of mouse gestures has been added, a super drag feature, and a restore utility to open closed tabs; there is also an address bar drop-down list. They claim that, by using the original Chromium smooth operating experience it has allowed the browser to give the user the chance to browse the web smoothly, and with peace of mind.

We have added support to recover History, Downloads, Cookies, Cache, Keyword Search Terms, Form History and Login Data.

UC Browser

UC Browser is a mobile browser developed by Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb. Originally launched in April 2004 as a J2ME-only application, it is available on platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian, Java ME, and BlackBerry.

With a huge user base in China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and continued growth in emerging regional markets, UC Browser reached 100 million global users in March 2014. According to StatCounter, UC browser is the second most used smartphone/mobile web browser worldwide, passing Apple Safari in October 2015.

We have added support to recover History, Downloads, Cookies, Cache, Keyword Search Terms, Form History and Login Data.

Check for Software update

In previous versions of HstEx®, we had a feature to allow the user to check whether a new version of the software was available for download. We have had numerous requests to add this feature back, so from this release, you can check for new versions and get direct access to the latest download. This feature can be accessed from the Help menu by selecting Help » Check for software update.

 

Change Log

To review the full list of changes for this release, please see:  Change Log v4.5.