Random Password Generator

Random Password Generator

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 17 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3
File Size:
2.1MB
Date Added:
March 05, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
109,097
Downloads Last Week:
115
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Passwords are the computer user's eternal paradox. If you make a password easy enough to remember, it's likely not very secure. If it's a strong password, you'll be prone to forgetting it--unless you write it on a notepad next to your computer, which again compromises your security. Random Password Generator is an extremely easy-to-use program that can help you create strong passwords and keep them stored securely.

When we first launched Random Password Generator we were prompted to create a master password that would protect the password manager from prying eyes. The program has an intuitive tabbed interface, and we had no trouble getting started. The password generator tab lets you customize your passwords by selecting the length and whether or not to include lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and punctuation. The program can generate up to 100 passwords at a time. Once the passwords were generated, the program let us associate them with particular accounts by entering our username and a note about the name of the account. A colored block next to each entry indicated the strength of each password, a useful feature if you want to evaluate passwords that you're already using. It's easy to get your passwords from the password manager and into your log-in screen, too; the program lets users copy their usernames and passwords so that they can be pasted directly into the desired location. You can also export and print lists of your passwords. Random Password Generator doesn't have a Help file, but that's okay; everything about it is intuitive. Overall, we liked Random Password Generator very much. It's easy enough for just about anyone to use, but it provides an important defense against identity theft, credit card fraud, and other perils of the Internet.

Random Password Generator installs and uninstalls without issues.

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    Results 1-10 of 17

  • 1 stars

    "Dishonestly tries to install toolbars during setup."

    May 28, 2013   |   By ricksheeley

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.3

    Pros

    Never installed, no feedback.

    Cons

    Tries to install toolbars dishonestly on setup. Most unsophisticated users would miss it.

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  • 3 stars

    "Useful if you want to quickly generate passwords."

    February 02, 2013   |   By treadhead1952

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.3

    Pros

    Regular password changes are the one of the only ways to keep ahead of the hacker weasels who seem to delight in worming their way into anyone and everyone's computers from 8 year olds to Uncle Sam. Rather than spending a great deal of time and imagination trying to come up with enough of them to keep your data reasonably secure on a regular basis Random Password Generator does this for you quickly and easily.

    Cons

    While it does do it's namesake function pretty efficiently, do not rely on it's secure storage of your Randomly Generated Passwords. Getting into that is actually laughably simple.

    Summary

    Choosing the number of places for your passwords, using as many different types of characters from letters in upper and lower case, numbers and symbols as well as changing the passwords on a regular basis is an excellent way to foil attempts to get into your data. While some places limit your choices by not allowing one or more types of characters, some don't allow symbols, others numbers just limits your password effectiveness. To get around this change them regularly. Rely on a storage system other than the native one the program offers you. Other than that, it is pretty handy and easy to use.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works well"

    October 05, 2012   |   By krmurphy1

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.2

    Pros

    Passwords generate OK

    Cons

    Could allow more leeway in selecting patterns
    Some patterns seem to repeat

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Generator, bad secure storage"

    April 18, 2012   |   By RSmith12573

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.2

    Pros

    Very easy to use Pass Generator that can generate up to 100 passwords at a time. I use it all the time at least once every three months to update critical passwords (financial, vpn, web site admin access, etc.)I can see how this would work well in a SOHO too.

    Cons

    Found a backdoor to get into the password "vault" (password storage) No I will not tell you how one can easily hack in and retrieve passwords (seriously a baby could figure it out). So as long as you use it ONLY to generate you passwords, pin#'a and etc. you will be fine. I suggest looking elsewhere for a more secure password vault.

    Summary

    Very good for password generation.. would like to see a list of avail. algorithms that could be used for generation (ie. DoD). Needs better security in it's password storage. For password storage there are plenty of other free apps on download.com that can be used. You could find an app that has a generator and more secure storage, but they are usually only a trial version even when they claim it's free.

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  • 5 stars

    "a great piece of freeware"

    July 21, 2011   |   By ysoong

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.2

    Pros

    very simple and easy to use.
    takes up very little space

    Cons

    can't think of one

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  • 2 stars

    "No method of importing current Password database"

    July 13, 2011   |   By cletis

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.2

    Pros

    Nothing positive compared to Password Promoter

    Cons

    Far to complex compared to Password Promoter

    Summary

    I find no singular advantage over the very simple and lean Password Promoter that was also free several years ago.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Program"

    June 29, 2011   |   By sandra020554

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.2

    Pros

    Free and simple to use

    Cons

    To simple in terms of good passwords

    Summary

    Good program. I use it all the time.

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  • 4 stars

    "You need a passord to use the program."

    May 23, 2011   |   By jaywhite--2008

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.1

    Pros

    Quick and easy.

    Cons

    You need to create and use a password everytime you run the program.

    Summary

    A very good program for free.

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  • 3 stars

    "OK but rather unstable."

    November 30, 2010   |   By Ptarmigan3

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.1

    Pros

    When it works, great.

    Cons

    When it randomly decides to, it overwrites all the passwords

    Summary

    OK program but always take regular backups. Not to be used for anything serious

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  • 3 stars

    "password generators are complex but secure"

    November 06, 2010   |   By rahul700

    Version: Random Password Generator 1.1

    Pros

    i have used almost every type of password generators,,i have a lots of experiece in this case to know how this generators are helpfull u must see this http://www.blogator.co.cc/2010/11/06/how-password-generators-are-helpful/

    Cons

    http://www.blogator.co.cc/2010/11/06/how-password-generators-are-helpful/

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