Ultimate ZIP Cracker

Ultimate ZIP Cracker

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.2.17
  • Total Downloads:
    802,192
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; $59.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    304.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,172
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Ultimate ZIP Cracker can help you recover password-protected files that you have forgotten the password for. All you have to do is tell the program as much as you know about the password you're trying to recover, and then let it do the rest.

Pros

Flexibility: This program works on ZIP, Word, and Excel files, and its straightforward interface walks you through the process of selecting the file and entering information about the password. The program also uses multiple methods as it attempts to crack the password, giving it a better chance of succeeding, overall.

Cons

Trial limits: The trial version of this program only allows you to test it on a password that's less than five characters. This type of limitation doesn't really let you get a good sense of what the program can do and how well it would perform when faced with the challenge of longer and more complex passwords.

Effectiveness: Even in the trial mode against basic passwords, the program did not perform well. When it did manage to find the password, it took a long time, sometimes even a few hours.

Bottom Line

Ultimate ZIP Cracker can be a useful tool if you can give it enough information about the password it's attempting to reveal. But our tests did not indicate that this program would perform well against passwords that you have little information about, and as we noted, the trial limitations make it hard to see what the app can really do. The full version of the software costs $59.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Ultimate ZIP Cracker 8.0.2.10.

 
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1 stars

"Waste of time"

May 17, 2014  |  By LastLastLast

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 8.0.2.10

Pros

None whatsoever. I would have selected zero start, but the system does not let you.

Cons

Tried evaluation copy, before wasting $60 or so. Ran it for exactly 36 hours for, and it completed (allegedly,because I do not trust the contradictory messages it was showing) only 6-character Brute Force combinations. It seemed that shown messages were fakes, not actually showing real activity and speed. Uninstalled. Probably works if your password is 123 or ABC. Probably.

Summary

Keep searching for something more professional, and, by the way, do not password protect your ZIP files, because it seems that there is a glitch there.

Updated on May 18, 2014

I have sorted my password problems by searching for ZIP corrupt file fix instead. That brought me to http://www.diskinternals.com/thanks/zip_repair/
It did the job in about 5 seconds. Recovered the file intact, and was not bothered at all with the zip file having a password.
So, after spending four days on various undelete programs (looking for one of past password-less copies of both the zip and the zipped file) and about three different ZIP password crackers (Ultimate Cracker, ZIP Password Cracker, Appnimi) and being stupid enough to actually pay for one of them, $30 for ZIP Password Cracker), I got it all solved for free in (REALLY) 5 SECONDS.

Updated on May 18, 2014

I have sorted my password problems by searching for ZIP corrupt file fix instead. That brought me to http://www.diskinternals.com/thanks/zip_repair/
It did the job in about 5 seconds. Recovered the file intact, and was not bothered at all with the zip file having a password.
So, after spending four days on various undelete programs (looking for one of past password-less copies of both the zip and the zipped file) and about three different ZIP password crackers (Ultimate Cracker, ZIP Password Cracker, Appnimi) and being stupid enough to actually pay for one of them, $30 for ZIP Password Cracker), I got it all solved for free in (REALLY) 5 SECONDS.

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1 stars

"Waste of a download"

December 01, 2013  |  By Monetb

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 8.0.2.10

Pros

Password cracking up to 3-characters is quick.

Cons

Freeware is very limited

Summary

I'm a fool for not reviewing the previous 14 reviews (all of which appear to be spam-ish). I made the mistake of downloading this program and found that its capabilities are very limited in the freeware version. Finally I have to download another tool called SmartKey RAR Password Recovery from http://www.recoverlostpassword.com and I think that smart key is better.

Updated on Dec 1, 2013

have a mistake >_<!!!!!! It is the SmartKey ZIP Password Recovery.

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3 stars

"Only usefull with prior knowledge of password"

October 15, 2013  |  By Taras_Bulba

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 8.0.2.10

Pros

In addition to the standard dictionary, brute force, and plain text methods of attack UZP offers Smart Search, Customized Search and Date Search. Smart Search will test all "pronounceable" passwords, Customied Search allows the user to create a template based on remembered details of the password like the first letter, and Date Search generates a password string for a given date range. Support for AES encrypted zip files and ARJ and RAR archives. Support for zip archives greater than 4Gb in size.

Cons

UZC does not appear to be able to test for all 98 ASCII characters. In the brute force section it has options for lowercase, uppercase, numerals, underscore separators and non Latin characters. I am not sure what "separators" are supposed to mean, but I suppose they do not include special characters like $. Cannot exploit parallel processing within the graphics card's GPU and thus slow with strong passwords.

Summary

UZC is only useful if you have a legitimate reason for recovering a password because you are the owner of the encrypted archive and you can remember some details of the password. Otherwise a brute force attack is futile on strong passwords. For instance Andrew Ku writing in Toms Hardware says that using an i5 quad core CPU it could take a month to recover an 8 character password composed of uppercase and lowercase characters. If an 8 character password was tested for all 98 ASCII characters it could take a maximum of 8 years to recover. In these situations you require a program like Accent Password Recovery coupled with a high end graphics card like the HD6990 whose GPU contains 3072 arithmetic logic units capable of running concurrently.

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1 stars

"Don't bother with this..."

January 08, 2013  |  By jimmy7hd

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 8.0.2.10

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

Everything

Summary

First of all, there is no way this program can crack a 5 character password with letters, numbers, and characters in a few seconds. I used a zip file with a simple password of 5 letters (all lower case) and numbers only. This program ran for 12 hours and was still going until I canceled it. All 'reviews' claiming this program cracked a password in seconds is absolutely false. Unless of course their password was 'password'.

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4 stars

"very good at what it does"

February 22, 2012  |  By winmau1

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 8.0.2.9

Pros

fast and reliable

Cons

none yet but havn't used it to its full potential

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1 stars

"Useless, scam"

September 15, 2011  |  By barbarossa2

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 8.0.2.3

Pros

Absolutely none.

Cons

Everything about it.

Summary

This piece of crap is a scam and I'm tired of cnet and all the trash that's on here. The program is a scam, and won't reveal any passwords in the trial/evaluation mode. I don't even know if the damned thing works, but then it tells me "PASSWORD FOUND!" Okay, now show it to me? Nope, BUY IT FIRST then they'll show you it actually works. For all I know they're full of crap and it doesn't even do what it's supposed to.
If it's gonna be a trial, make it a functioning trial you morons.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD, save yourself some time.

Updated on Sep 15, 2011

- Update - The other posters who are commenting on the trial are likely fake accounts or leeches that are hired to write misleading reviews. Take it from a real user who has nothing to gain or lose in posting my experience. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. I want that 10 minutes of my life back, and it's gone forever lol.

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5 stars

"Worked within2 minutes"

June 10, 2010  |  By forty02

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 7.3

Pros

added the file with multiple worksheets. it pulled them all right up and showed them in the password window for each worksheet. great product

Cons

none found. everything great

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1 stars

"Very slow, Very disappointing."

April 13, 2009  |  By izekieal

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 7.3

Pros

It has a nice graphical interface, ability to select brute force attack types, and ability to limit number of characters in password.

Cons

Extremely slow, very poor cracking, failed after several hours of cracking a short simple password, can't always guarantee decryption, and did i mention it's slow??

Summary

I would not recommend this download to anyone.

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5 stars

"Trial version worked for me"

January 27, 2009  |  By canpatm

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 7.3

Pros

Trial version retrieved my forgotten password in like 10 secs. I am impressed.

Cons

If my password was longer than 5 letters, I think I may have been in trouble.

Summary

The trial version helped me out, if my password was longer than 5 letters and I couldn't find a free program, I know this one would work.

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5 stars

"This is a great tool. Only one that worked. Tried 5"

December 29, 2008  |  By jstemarie

 |  Version: Ultimate ZIP Cracker 7.3

Pros

Trial version worked flawlessly to find an Excel password. Other 4 demos I tried simply "said" they could, but wouldn't actually display the password.

Cons

Nothing that I can see

Summary

The demo version actually works! I've already submitted a req. to get the full version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.2.17
Optimized for modern CPUs.
General
Publisher VDGSoftware
Publisher web site http://www.vdgsoftware.com/
Release Date October 22, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 8.0.2.17
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 304.5KB
File Name setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 802,192
Downloads Last Week 1,172
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $59

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