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Free RAR Password Unlocker

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 10 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    269,212
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    988
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Free RAR Password Unlocker helps you recover passwords, especially those you don't use very often -- such as RAR archives. Free RAR Password Unlocker employs three methods to crack your password, so you can extract the archive: Brute Force All, Brute Force Masked, and Dictionary. They vary in speed and power, and which method works best depends on factors like the strength of your lost password.

Pros

Brute Force options: We could set the pass length under the Brute Force options to keep Free RAR Password Unlocker from spending too much time trying to crack tough passwords.

Dictionary options: If you tend to use the same password elements or think you remember part of a password, entering it in the Dictionary options tab could help the software do its job.

Logs: Activity is recorded in a text log you can review (and, who knows, possibly jog your memory of a forgotten password).

Cons

No guarantees: It can take a long time to plow through every combination, and some passwords may be unrecoverable (or practically so).

Confusing options: The layout could be clearer. For example, the Recovery menu lists three methods, yet the Recovery Method tab only lists two.

Help button: The software's description promises instructions, but the Help button does nothing, and the Web link leads to a list of other freeware.

Bottom Line

Your choices are limited when you can't remember an archive's password. Free RAR Password Unlocker gives you several choices to help you retrieve that lost password.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very handy!!!"

February 01, 2016  |  By Janina Solomon

2016-02-01 01:39:10  |  By Janina Solomon

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Very useful for all who have forgotten the password for WinRAR or RAR archive, simple in use

Cons

No malware

Summary

Helpful for all users

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5 stars

"Superb tool for a quick unlock"

January 21, 2016  |  By Sylvia Crowley.A

2016-01-21 05:41:21  |  By Sylvia Crowley.A

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Unlocking RAR format files can be done easily with this simple app. The tool uses three methods to unlock these files. Free RAR password unlocker is a hassle-free program with simple features.q

Cons

it has no support file so it can be confusing sometimes. There are many options which are quite unclear. The app has limited choices too. But it has no malware.

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1 stars

"Not working"

January 20, 2016  |  By ProLion2

2016-01-20 11:25:56  |  By ProLion2

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Malware and not working.

Cons

Should not be on CNET.

Summary

However I have found a WORKING tool "rar password cracker" which I have downloaded from http://www.RarPasswordCracker.net

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1 stars

"Loaded with Malware"

September 13, 2015  |  By d00bious1

2015-09-13 00:13:00  |  By d00bious1

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None, unless you like malware

Cons

Loaded with Malware. I thought CNET screened for this kind of stuff and that Download.com was a safe place for apps??! Kaspersky spent the better part of 2 hours undoing what this program did or tried to do! Avoid!!

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1 stars

"Tons of malware. Don't install this program."

August 20, 2015  |  By ttta11

2015-08-20 12:05:09  |  By ttta11

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None. This program should be removed in cnet.com.

Cons

If you starting to install then your all brower(ie, firefox, chrome) home location will be changed to there ad-site. And it isn't easy to recover with anti-virus.

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1 stars

"Rubbish program"

June 19, 2015  |  By steady009

2015-06-19 05:10:13  |  By steady009

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Nothing positive that's for sure.

Cons

First of all, it will try to install tons of other programs on your system.
I guess that's normal for freeware.
The password trying process is painfully slow.
It takes 5 seconds to go through each try of a password.
If you set it to try password lengths up to 6 characters, there will be 613,018,243,116 tries. Any takers wanna calculate how much time that would take?
Also, all the reviews above are obviously done by 'their own guys'.
All positive comments.
All rubbish.

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1 stars

"Installs software and changes settings without asking."

February 14, 2015  |  By Marikhen

2015-02-14 03:29:45  |  By Marikhen

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I suppose "free" is a pro, but when "free" comes with being asked if you want to install half a dozen completely unrelated programs/addons and trying to trick you into installing other addons and changing browser settings I'm not sure how much of a pro that is.

Oh, yes, and it helpfully shuts down your browsers while installing the software that has nothing to do with browsers. Granted it shut Firefox down by crashing it, and it crashed Firefox so hard that I got the restore tab instead of having my tabs restored as normal, but it sure was helpful that the installer shut it down!

Cons

Installer starts out by trying to trick you into changing browser options and installing ad/spy/malware addons. Installer then tries to get you to install around half a dozen more spy/ad/malware packages, and even if you decline them all it still installs some and changes browser settings. In my case "Binkiland," "Binkiland_WSE," and "Round World" were installed without my permission, and Internet Explorer had its homepage changed to "Binkiland."

During the installation process the installer opened up several instances of chrome.exe beyond what was normally open, opened up a Chrome window/tab to display junk I'd never seen in Chrome before, crashed Firefox, and had some installer in the temp folder loaded up nearly a dozen times.

Once running I found that the program's "dictonary" had just under 27k words and the "brute force" method only supports 1-9 characters. It also crashed upon trying to run a 1-9 character search.

Summary

Program tries to trick you into changing settings to stuff you don't want and installing programs you don't want, and even if you don't fall for it it still does just that anyway. It should be avoided at all costs, and CNet should remove it lest they be subject to civil or criminal charges under the United States Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Also, the rating is wrong. It should be zero stars, but for some reason the site won't let me do that as it thinks that zero stars is no rating.

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1 stars

"MALWARE GARBAGE!!!!!!"

September 20, 2014  |  By swiles86

2014-09-20 05:14:55  |  By swiles86

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None, absolutely none at all. It is trash.

Cons

All cons. This is a total malware trash package, and the actual "unlocker" doesn't do anything at all. DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS TRASH!!

Summary

CNET should be absolutely ashamed to post this garbage on it's site. It's just a malware package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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0 stars

"One Line? MAJOR ISSUES... YOU NEED TO YANK THIS SOFTWAR"

August 30, 2014

2014-08-30 00:57:25

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

N/A there are none

Cons

This this is full of crap...Youtube accelerator, browser hijack...even after a custom install selection it asked me to install tons of stuff which I unclicked, and still got Hit with other B/S

Summary

Don't Download...CNET... you should be ashamed of the software you let on here now.

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1 stars

"BEWARE: INFESTED WITH INTRUSIVE ADWARE..."

August 26, 2014  |  By bryanwake

2014-08-26 16:26:11  |  By bryanwake

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

- Nothing: couldn't even use it because of all the bundled adware

Cons

- Adware City: tons of it, took me an hour to get rid of it all

- Couldn't even use the program with all the adware popping up all over the screen

- Had to use specially designed uninstall software and anti-virus programs to get rid of some of the unmovable and unwanted junk it installed without my permission

- Refuses to let the user choose a custom install option

Summary

After downloading Free RAR Password Unlocker I attempted to install it, as I have with similar software throughout the years. It offers only a pseudo-option for a custom install - in order to bypass the plethora of adware that comes bundled with this software - but will NOT let you use it. That's right. You CAN'T install this program without choosing the standard installation which jams your PC with roughly seven or eight separate adware programs -I'm still counting and attempting to uninstall them all. By selecting the advanced install option to circumvent these added annoyances, the installer will not let you continue. It simply brings you back to the standad installation option over and over again, forcing the user to choose it. What garbage.

I've spent the last hour picking through my program files attempting to uninstall all the adware Free RAR Password Unlocker has jammed into it. Some of which needed to be deleted with specially designed uninstall programs and anti-virus software because they refused to leave. This is disgraceful.

Please be warned, if you install this program on your computer be prepared for the cornucopia of adware that comes with it and seems to feed off each other while downloading even more programs of the same nature.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Media Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.mediafreeware.com
Release Date March 08, 2016
Date Added February 02, 2015
Version 1.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.47MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 269,212
Downloads Last Week 988
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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