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Anywhere Forensics

Anywhere Forensics by is a unique tool for SQL Anywhere database files (.db) access, analysis, review, export and recovery as well as database encryption key and user password recovery and user password replacement. It is designed to provide access to all Tables / Rows saved in SQL Anywhere database. Anywhere Forensics works with files directly without any external database engines! It also displays Events, Procedures, Triggers and Views SQL code with syntax highlighting and "SET HIDDEN" obfuscation decoding. SQL Anywhere versions 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 and the latest 17 are supported.

Anywhere Forensics Features:

  • Direct read-only access to SQL Anywhere database files:more info
    • lists all database tables;
    • shows tables schema (columns names, types, sizes, etc.);
    • table viewer is available for preliminary analysis;
    • tables can be exported as XML with XSD schema;
    • bulk export is available;
    • special non-ANSI encodings are supported;
    • internal hex viewer is available for attached binary or large text blocks;
    • binary and large data blocks can be extracted as well;
    • SQL code viewer with syntax highlighting;
    • automatic SET HIDDEN obfuscation decoding;
  • All data pages are scanned for recoverable (deleted, lost) records.
  • Decrypts configuration files (with default dbfhide encryption only).
  • Lists active database User accounts.
  • User password can be replaced instantly regardless of length or complexity.more info
  • Several attacks can be queued for database key or user password recovery: more info
    • advanced mixed attacks for precise search range setup:
    • brute-force attacks based on a charset and length selected:
      • limit number of equal, capital and special chars as well as digits;
      • number ranges (e.g. 1-31, 1-12, 2003-2018, etc.);
    • dictionary attacks with modifications (several wordlists are included):
      • password in reverse, capitalized, uppercased, lowercased;
      • adjustable mixed-case mode;
      • preset or custom char replacements: Aa with @, Zz with 2, Bb with 8, etc.
      • advanced keyboard layouts-aware recovery technique;
    • "save passwords to a file" option to verify search settings or to generate a new wordlist, etc;
    • about a dozen of examples of search settings is available to start with.
    • highly optimized code (SSE, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, AES-NI) guarantees fastest performance; recovery
    • audio, script or web address based post-search notification;
  • SQL Anywhere versions 5 - 17 are supported.
  • Windows 7 - Windows 10.

Additional Details:

Data Access, Analysis, Review, Export and RecoveryAnywhere Forensics is designed to provide full direct access to all Tables / Records saved in SQL Anywhere database (.db). It works with files directly without any database engines. Data is not changed in any way in contrast to usual DB access methods. It is the first tool to offer low-level data access to SQL Anywhere files.ASA database tables can be previewed for preliminary analysis and / or exported as XML file with proper XSD schema to be used in MS Access, Excel, SQL Server, etc. Attached binary and text blocks of data can be previewed in internal Hex viewer or extracted for further analysis. Events, Functions, Procedures, Triggers and Views are available for review with syntax highlighting and automatic SET HIDING obfuscation decoding.SQLA Forensics also searches and recovers old records / discarded data pages with old or deleted data
Password Replacement:In order to regain access to protected database password verification values for any user can be replaced instantly.
Encryption Key / Password Recovery:
For AES / AES 256 encryption key recovery and user password recovery Anywhere Forensics allows you to queue several attacks for precise search range setup including advanced mixed attacks (combination of dictionary, sequential and fixed parts). You can split password in parts and set each part independently with virtually endless number of combinations. Additional modifications are available: keyboard layouts-aware recovery technique, char replacements (e.g. I or i with 1), etc.

Key / Password Recovery Speed:

The following tables are based on several tests with the common laptop, workstation and tablet CPUs:

DB Key
Instructions Set:
AES 128 keys/s:
AES 256 keys/s:
Intel® Core™2 Duo
T7500 @ 2.20GHz
Intel® Core™ i3
2100 @ 3.10GHz
Intel® Atom™
Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
Intel® Core™ i3
4130 @ 3.40GHz
4.5 millions 9 millions 9.5 millions 23 millions
2.5 millions 6 millions 6.5 millions 18 millions
User Password
Instructions Set:
Ver: 5-9 pass/s:
V: 10-17 pass/s:
Intel® Core™2 Duo
T7500 @ 2.20GHz
Intel® Atom™
Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
Intel® Core™ i3
2100 @ 3.10GHz
Intel® Core™ i3
4130 @ 3.40GHz
6.5 millions 5 millions 14 millions 17 millions
7 millions 8 millions 14 millions 23 millions

Trial Version Limitations:

Trial version is available to check format compatibility. It allows you to view data from Tables with odd IDs. Export is enabled for tables "SYS..." or "ISYS..." only. Attached data (binary, vartext, etc.) cannot be saved. Password replacement feature is disabled. Password search tests are 15 min limited.

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