Active@ Password Changer

Active@ Password Changer

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.111
  • Total Downloads:
    155,796
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 16, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    10.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    41
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"It has more than paid for itself in saved time."

February 17, 2013  |  By Southcmft

 |  Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

Pros

1. Fairly fast.
2. Has removed every password that I have tried it on except a couple of Windows 7 that had special set ups.

Cons

It seems very slow with Server 2003.

Summary

It is much faster than calling a customer that has forgotten to giveme the password for their computer or has given me a password for a non-administrative user.

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5 stars

"Works well even as a DEMO is you use the DOS boot CD"

September 06, 2012  |  By PC-Freak

 |  Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

Pros

The DOS boot CD has worked every time for me.
Easy tool(s) to make bootable disks.
FeeDOS based boot disk image is easily added to Ultimate Boot CD

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I haven't played around with the Windows PE version of the boot CD yet because the DOS version does everything i need it too and quickly.

Cons

With the trial version you are limited to just resetting the password to blank.

THIS SOFTWARE WILL NOT WORK ON SERVERS! - Server systems on a domain do not use a SAM database that a desktop computer uses. Server passwords must be changed via the MMC. (Not really a Con they can fix more of an FYI for all the users out there).

Does not work if your System uses a Full Hard Disk encryption method (BitLocker). The encryption must be removed before you can access the SAM database (this is the case for all offline password changers).

Summary

I am very surprised that the C|Net folks could not get this software to work. It seamed very easy for me.

I would recommend this software to any IT personnel for their toolkit and i frequently do. It is a powerful tool and is definitely with the price.

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4 stars

"allmost too easy to use,"

January 29, 2010  |  By psyclenut

 |  Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

Pros

i now have a password reset - boot disc., the hardest part was picking which password to reset

Cons

i had to make a password reset boot disc

Summary

i disliked having to burn a password reset disc but now that i did, i have a password reset disc that i can use the next time i need to reset a password

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5 stars

"**********"

January 06, 2010  |  By snownman101

 |  Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

Pros

Works perfectly!!

Cons

None!! Works Flawlessly

Summary

LOL @ someone paying for this app! Google and it's free!! The professional One!!

Downloaded the app(not this free demo one) burned to disc, put in the computer(make sure cd/dvd drive is 1st in boot sequence. ran app, restarted and access granted!!!

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1 stars

"Plain Junk"

August 08, 2009  |  By Rickie G

 |  Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

Pros

None. Absolutely...none.

Cons

At least for me, it doesn't work plain and simple. I've used the demo version which I downloaded from C-Net and I bought their "Active@ Password Changer Professional 3.8" personal version from the publisher's website. Both versions will not work.

Summary

Buy it at your own risk. It may work for you. For me, I just wasted $49.50.

Updated on Aug 8, 2009

Just making a correction. I paid $49.95 for this unusable software, not $49.50.

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1 stars

"Useless product"

April 02, 2009  |  By jay_2179

 |  Version: Active@ Password Changer 3.0.422

Pros

None- Demo is not demo

Cons

Software is placed on CNET for DEMO, How can you demo a product that everything is disabled??? All you can do is download and PURCHASE this, who knows if it works.

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2 stars

"it didn't work on the server! My Main reason for purchasing it."

December 26, 2007  |  By pedirehab

 |  Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

Cons

I purchased it to reset the admin PW on the server with W2000. Didn't work so I'm out my $$

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1 stars

"Junk, don't wate your time."

December 07, 2007  |  By Anatoon

 |  Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

Cons

It doesn't work, all it is is a cheap demo that tells you that you have to pay the piper before you can even find out if it works or not.

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5 stars

"ya"

April 29, 2007  |  By gotmilk6356

 |  Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

Pros

awsome

Cons

awsome

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3 stars

"good..."

April 18, 2007  |  By calcuttai

 |  Version: Active Password Changer 3.0.420

Pros

not bad,

but this is s/w uncomfortable UI

Cons

it's to easy~

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Active Password Recovery Software
Publisher web site http://www.password-changer.com/
Release Date June 16, 2011
Date Added June 16, 2011
Version 4.0.111
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.43MB
File Name PasswordChanger-Demo-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 155,796
Downloads Last Week 41
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $39.99

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