Advanced Archive Password Recovery

Advanced Archive Password Recovery


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.8
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.54.55
File Size:
5.48MB
Date Added:
April 04, 2014
Price:
Free to try (4-character password trial, some features disabled); $49.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
232,785
Downloads Last Week:
166
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Recover forgotten or lost passwords for encrypted archive files effectively with Advanced Archive Password Recovery. Packed with neatly organized options, the application's compact GUI is a bit congested but still proves fairly easy to follow. You can choose brute-force, mask, dictionary, or plain-text algorithms to retrieve passwords from several archive types, including ZIP and RAR, although some features will only work with certain formats. To narrow the scope of the recovery process, you can select beginning and ending characters and specify range options such as numbers, letters, or symbols. We were impressed watching Advanced Archive Password Recovery swiftly arrange and rearrange words to decipher passwords during our dictionary algorithm tests, and results were quickly returned. It supports multiple languages and can easily recognize non-English symbols. To safeguard the retrieval process, the program autosaves a backup to make sure your information won't be lost. The trial version only reveals passwords of five characters or less, and the price tag for the registered version may deter the casual user. That said, this feature-rich utility had a 100 percent recovery rate in our tests, and users who absolutely need access to protected archive files will certainly appreciate its capabilities.

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  • 1 stars

    "It's crap, plain & simple."

    August 14, 2013   |   By bonniesilkie

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 4.54

    Pros

    The only thing that could remotely be called a pro is that it uninstalled easily.

    Cons

    Abridged version: It doesn't work. Took 2+ DAYS of constant running and massive CPU hogging to let me know it would be another *106* days/x hrs/xx minutes before it could crack the password. What a colossal waste of time.

    Summary

    Don't even bother giving it a try.

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  • 1 stars

    "Waste of time, don't bother"

    May 24, 2013   |   By BombayRat

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 4.54

    Pros

    Not a thing.

    Cons

    Shareware limited to 3 character passwords.

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  • 1 stars

    "win32/installcore.d"

    March 28, 2012   |   By teluge

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 4.53

    Pros

    i didnt download it, didnt have too

    Cons

    dumb ***** its a win32/installcore.d variant stop surfing the internet without security or atleast get something better before you break your computers

    Summary

    dumb ***** its a win32/installcore.d variant stop surfing the internet without security or atleast get something better before you break your computers

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work well-don't bother"

    July 23, 2008   |   By barkbarkwoof

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 4

    Cons

    As downloaded in shareware format this program doesn't recover anything. No one uses a three character password so it's useless.

    It also seems to slow down the PC after install and even after uninstall. I suspect that the uninstall is not clean and utilities need to be run to get the remnants out.

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  • 3 stars

    "ALLOT of LIMITATIONS.."

    May 14, 2008   |   By Medianitto

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 4

    Pros

    Easy & initiative interface.

    Cons

    RARs with more than 4 characters of password takes AGES..

    & doesn't support multi-part.. which is a killer for the fact it's priced at 49$!

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  • 2 stars

    "Not bad, but limited!"

    February 26, 2006   |   By Simplex-designs.co.uk

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 3.01

    Pros

    I suppose it's GUI is quite pleasent and it's easy to use.

    Cons

    Only recover passwords of 5 characters in length, or less! I still am looking for a FREE one to no avail.

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  • 1 stars

    "A quick scam !"

    November 15, 2003

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 2.2

    Summary

    It only perform 3 passwords per second on my 1 Giga-Hz computer. For this speed I don't think it ever going to find it. After I calculated all the possibility of a 49 keys on the keyboard plus accounting for the uppercase and a space bar, it would take my computer at least 700 thousand years if my password is just only 8 character long (yes, seven hundred thousand years). So if you happen to own a 100 GigaHz computer (maybe in 2010) it would take you only 7 thousand years.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good but not excellent"

    April 16, 2003

    Version: Advanced Archive Password Recovery 2.2

    Summary

    I give this very good but not excellent because:

    1. It does 6million tries a second WOW !!!! thats GREAT !!!! on my dual pentium III 1000 ghz
    2. It does not support dual processors so I have to manually do calculations (which sux) and split the work by running two copies of this software and manually selecting a processor for it.

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