WirelessKeyView

WirelessKeyView

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 71 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.36
  • Total Downloads:
    1,680,659
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 12, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    65.2KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,844
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WirelessKeyView's simple-looking interface belies its utility. The main feature lets you view the passwords your Wi-Fi manager has stored, but it offers more than just that. The spreadsheet-style main window shows the properties on any stored network name. Users can view not just the ASCII password, but also the Hex key, the adapter type, and the adapter GUID. If you want to copy any of the information, hit ALT Enter to open a properties window that displays it all in editable text fields.

Besides offering copy and search functions, WirelessKeyView also crams in an HTML report feature for either selected networks or the entire database. All in all, it's a great little app for revealing some of the hidden mysteries of the Wi-Fi signals you're using.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

April 27, 2012  |  By terracwc

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

Works as advertised.

Cons

non that I can see

Summary

Works well

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5 stars

"Works Great, displayed all the information I needed"

March 29, 2012

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

This product produced an easy to read list of all the networks, they type of encryption, and the passwords associated that I had attached to on my laptop.

Cons

Many AV products mislabel this product as a virus and delete the exe immediately. You might want to disable your AV before extracting these files to your hard drive.

Summary

Great/Simple easy to use very portable product

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5 stars

"Not a virus... Perfect program!"

January 25, 2012  |  By AlmightyHeretic

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

This program is simple and very easy to use. The ability to export or save the information is very helpful too.

Cons

Some anti-virus software may detect this as a trojan but it is not. What it displays is known as a "false positive." AVG is notorious for them and that's why I only use Avast! or Kaspersky.

Summary

This little program does exactly what it's supposed to do. I tested it out on my system and it brought up my wireless password without a problem. Now the next time I'm at a friend's and they don't remember their wireless login I can easily view the information without resetting any of their settings.

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1 stars

"My Ad-Aware identified this as having a trojan."

January 11, 2012  |  By blieve

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

It was quarantined by my Ad-Aware.

Cons

There is nothing more to say than I said in #3

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5 stars

"Works Great - Does what it says it will do."

December 09, 2011  |  By aboklage

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

Don't be freaked out by the panic-mongering people who don't understand how this program works and who are regurgitating back the fact that their antivirus flagged it as a virus or malware. The high rating reviewers here are telling the truth: it gets flagged by your antivirus software because it is a hacking tool; it has to be to work, that's what you want. Think about it, you lost your WPA key. You need a hack to recover it. Do your research. Read the website of the guy who wrote the program. (Cited by c|net, above, www.nirsoft.net)

Cons

None, once you get past the scary comments from sheeple reviewers. (Baa! baa! "My antivirus scared me, and I don't have any common sense." Baa! baa!)

Summary

This thing was easy, and it worked as advertised. I have no idea what the earlier review, the guy who said it was "crapware", wanted it to do, or why he said it was not user friendly. It was the easiest thing I did all day on a damned computer and it saved my butt after discovering that our prior IT guy thought he was just going to "remember" the key, instead of writing it down.

One other thought, if you really want to be anally safe about it, try this: If you have an old hard drive sitting in a junk draw or closet that was once linked to your WAN, put that back in your system, boot up off of that, then download the program to that drive and get the key. Then, copy and paste the hex key to a Notepad file, and save it to a flash drive. Re-swap the hard drives, throw the old drive back in the bottom of the closet, where it can't hurt you. Cut and paste just the hex key to the new system when it asks, and you're in like flint. No executable on your new system or hard drive, and no chance the big scary "trojan" can hurt you.

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5 stars

"WORKS GREAT"

December 02, 2011  |  By ablake819

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

Its NOT a virus. its considered a hacking tool so your virus scan will think that it is malicious, Which is debatable depending on who you ask but it Will not infect your PC

Cons

Need to turn anti virus to run, NOT A VIRUS

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1 stars

"its infected with a virus"

November 05, 2011  |  By phoneharry

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

its a known virus

Cons

cnet is now run by lazy people who think they are teches. HOW DID A VIRUS EXE GET ON YOUR DOWNLOAD LIST?!?!?!?!?

Summary

cnet a once trusted source for virus free software is now like yahoo and fox news, not really what it pretends to be.

Updated on Nov 5, 2011

why doesnt cnet have a REPORT THIS button any more??

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1 stars

"Crapware - don't waste your time."

October 03, 2011  |  By Fletch2015

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

Nothing - it's crap.

Cons

- User unfriendly.
- Didn't display any useful information.
- Uninstalled this crap straightaway

Summary

It may or may not work if you are willing to play with it for hours.

I just can't spend that much time to clean-up some other developer's CRAPWARE.

Please don't embarrass yourself by putting out such a nonfunctional POS.

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1 stars

"Trojan Horse Detected (Generic24.COLV)"

September 25, 2011  |  By jbalboa

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

Did not have a chance to try.

Cons

AVG detected a trojan horse named Generic24.COLV

Summary

Do not use; it's infected.

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1 stars

"Do NOT download it!!"

September 24, 2011  |  By Fadi_96

 |  Version: WirelessKeyView 1.36

Pros

None , did not try because of "Cons"

Cons

Detected as a virus by 20/43 antiviruses on virustotal like bitdefender, norton, avg, mcaffee...

Summary

Don't download it because it is not safe , it's a virus.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.36
Version 1.36 fixed bug on Windows 7/2008/Vista where WirelessKeyView truncated the key after 32 characters.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date September 12, 2011
Date Added September 12, 2011
Version 1.36
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 65.2KB
File Name wirelesskeyview.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,680,659
Downloads Last Week 2,844
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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