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Password Cracker

By G&G Software Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Password Cracker

  • Uncover hidden passwords in Windows applications, including Internet Explorer
  • Last updated on 04/07/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 3, 2010

Password Cracker by G&G Software is a tiny, free, totally portable utility that can recover lost passwords from applications. Passwords are perhaps the weakest links in the cyber-security chain; if they're complex enough to be secure, you probably won't be able to remember them. Add the fact that every other site seems to require a password, and it's easy to see why far too many people end up using one or two simple passwords that are easy to remember, and easy to crack, too. You can write your passwords down on a piece of paper that you can look for and fail to find when you need it, or you can download and install this program.

Password Cracker downloads as a compressed file but runs as soon as you click the unzipped program file. The tool's interface is a tiny dialog, about the size of the average error message, with two text fields, labeled Test and View, and four buttons: Enable, Options, About, and Help. Other than some links to the program's Web site and some of the developer's other wares, that's it. However, the button's labels describe their functions clearly enough, so we started by checking the options, which are minimal, with check boxes to recover passwords in Internet Express or all of Windows. We checked the latter, opened a browser window, and navigated to a site that required a password log-in. We clicked Enable, hovered the mouse cursor over the password field (as delineated by asterisks), and Password Cracker displayed the alphanumeric password in the View field. We repeated the process with a Windows program that requires a log-on to open, with the similar success. The always-on-top option is handy since it keeps the little dialog from getting lost in a stack of open windows.

We installed Password Cracker 3.88, the latest version, in machines running Windows XP and Windows 7. The program performed its function in XP but not in Windows 7. Since the Windows 7 update is a recent release, it may be buggy, and we can't recommend Password Cracker to Windows 7 users until it performs reliably. Other Windows users can certainly benefit from it, especially the forgetful ones.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.39

Version 4.39 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release April 7, 2020
Date Added April 7, 2020
Version 4.39

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,688,170
Downloads Last Week 311
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Developer's Description

The tool for restoring forgotten passwords (also on Internet Explorer). A simple software that was created to ensure that you never worry about misplacing or forgetting passwords. Tool for restoring forgotten passwords (also in Internet Explorer). So using this application, you will no longer have to panic when you lose any of your passwords. Using: Just hover the mouse on the password and inhospitable place of asterisks see the desired password.