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Advanced PDF Password Recovery

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out of 16 votes out of 3 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (Decrypts 10-% of document trial); $49.00 to buy
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Editors' Review

For people who routinely work with password-protected PDF documents, an absent-minded slip can mean the difference between productivity and disaster. This software is aimed at computer users who have the right to open an encrypted PDF file, but have simply lost the password. It won't help if both the User and Master passwords are gone, but otherwise, it can help decrypt documents that would otherwise be inaccessible. The recovered documents can be edited, copied, or printed in the ordinary way. The trial version displays just one-tenth, or one page of a recovered document, but that's enough to see whether it might help. For anyone who is locked out of a critical PDF document, this software could be a valuable investment.
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1 stars

"Worst on-line ordering system ever -- still waiting"

July 24, 2013  |  By MKCJCBCFQR

2013-07-24 15:48:10  |  By MKCJCBCFQR

 |  Version: Advanced PDF Password Recovery 5.5


I'm still waiting for my order to go through so I can use the real product. The free demo tool decrypted the first page of the target pdf just fine, but leaves all other pages blank as a demo restriction. I opted to buy the full product, but this company seems disinterested in taking customers' money without a painful multi-day review and reject cycle I've never experienced anywhere else on the web when ordering.


The company has a dysfunctional order taking process, requiring up to 24-hour "payment review" for a perfectly good credit card, then rejecting a perfectly good credit card; requiring a 24-hour "review" for a "Paypal" payment attempt, then rejecting said Paypal attempt. All my payment methods are in good standing, but this company can't seem to get out of it's own way to close a transaction.


Maybe I'll update my review if I'm dazzled by the actual product (if I ever receive it). By the very nature of this product's functionality, it would seem that a customer's need would be urgent, so order transaction delays are just silly. Someone is not thinking.

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2 stars

"If you just want the text it will work"

January 17, 2013  |  By andjoys

2013-01-17 12:05:00  |  By andjoys

 |  Version: Advanced PDF Password Recovery 5.5


Something resembling the document was unlocked.


It completely reformatted the PDF, and the result doesn't resemble the original much.

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1 stars

"You will have to wait for online delivery"

July 06, 2012

2012-07-06 09:51:42

 |  Version: Advanced PDF Password Recovery 5.5


Unknown. Haven't been able to use it yet.


You might as well go to a store and buy it. After paying by credit card and selecting download delivery, I get an e-mail telling me I'll have to wait between 4-24 hours for my order to be verified: "Your order for "Advanced PDF Password Recovery Professional" has been received and is being verified by our team. Your order will most likely be processed within the next 4 hours, but in no case will it take more than 24 hours."


This is the first time I've bought software online and had to wait between 4-24 hours to get a link to download the software. Ridiculous.

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Full Specifications

Publisher ElcomSoft
Publisher web site
Release Date June 18, 2012
Date Added June 18, 2012
Version 5.5
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.74MB
File Name apdfpr_setup_en.msi
Total Downloads 231,043
Downloads Last Week 61
License Model Free to try
Limitations Decrypts 10-% of document trial
Price $49

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