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WirelessKeyView

CNET Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.3 stars

    out of 71 votes

    • 5 star: 33
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 24
  • Current version:

    2.9 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    December 9, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "WORKS GREAT"

    December 2, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "its infected with a virus"

    November 5, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crapware - don't waste your time."

    October 3, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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