Editors' reviewRobust and versatile, Passware Kit Enterprise lacks only an integrated program interface. Instead, a group of standalone utilities are installed to perform a variety of tasks. Fortunately, each of the components is straightforward, allowing you to simply drag and drop files to the program window to begin. The utilities performed well in our tests, cracking a ZIP archive in 10 seconds flat. For more challenging searches, Xieve technology lets you skip nonsense character combinations, and the dictionary search can consider variants with up to two misspellings. You also can prioritize processes to minimize drag on your system. Home users aren't likely to need all the advanced functions here, so Passware Kit Enterprise is more appropriate for support specialists, especially given the price tag.
Passware Kit Enterprise recovers all kinds of lost or forgotten passwords for the world's most popular office-application files, including Excel, Word, Windows 2003/XP/2K/NT (both local and domain-administrator accounts), Lotus Notes, RAR, WinZip, Access, Outlook, Acrobat, Quicken, QuickBooks, WordPerfect, and VBA. All versions of MS Office are supported, including the most recent Office 2003.
Passware Kit can recover passwords for opening applications, for write reservations, and for workbooks, worksheets, templates, documents, personal folders and files, form designs, databases, and user accounts. The Lotus Notes Key module recovers passwords for Lotus Notes user ID files. The ZIP password-recovery module decrypts most WinZip archives in less than an hour with the new SureZip recovery.