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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (Partial passwords recovered); $45.00 to buy
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Editors' Review

If you use password-protected ZIP files to archive your work, you might want to download something like ZIP Key. The utility uses a number of techniques to recover your ZIP password. Finding a password may take a long time, and you can set the program so ZIP Key works in the background, without slowing your system. You also can stop recovery and resume it from that point later. ZIP Key performed well in our tests, finding the word Queen in less than a second. The Dictionary method checks 800,000 words per second, according to the counter. If you have an unencrypted version of one of the files in an archive, you can try the Known Plaintext attack. You can speed up Brute Force attacks by specifying possible characters. Xieve optimization also boosts this type of attack dramatically by skipping nonsense combinations of characters (finding the password "flagged" in 11 seconds). The manual doesn't explain many of the program capabilities, however. ZIP Key recovers passwords, especially if you vaguely remember them, which ZIP users may find invaluable in a pinch.
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1 stars

"Program so outdated, couldn't use "as told by mfr!""

January 15, 2007  |  By unhappycamper1888

2007-01-15 21:47:16  |  By unhappycamper1888

 |  Version: ZIP Key 6.5




No free password help here! After downloading product, a message came up saying the product was so out dated that it couldn't be used. Prompted to update, once downloaded I was only given a "demo" of how password recovery tool would work after I bought it!

Classic bait and switch!

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5 stars

"Good pass cracker"

December 30, 2004

2004-12-30 06:10:01

 |  Version: ZIP Key 6.5


It's a nice cheap zip pass cracker. In my opinion there ARE better but for this price and just to use it for .zip files is perfect.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Passware
Publisher web site
Release Date July 27, 2004
Date Added July 27, 2004
Version 6.5
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 915.75KB
File Name zipkeyd.exe
Total Downloads 66,555
Downloads Last Week 19
License Model Free to try
Limitations Partial passwords recovered
Price $45

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