Advanced Archive Password Recovery 4.54.50
Recovers passwords for RAR/WinRAR archives
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Advanced Archive Password Recovery aims to decrypt password secured archive formats. It can process a wide array of archive types produced with popular software such as WinRAR or WinZip.
Advanced Archive Password Recovery features a compact and intuitive interface populated with a great deal of options and configurable decryption algorithms. It executes brute-force password attacks in order to recover the passwords.
You can choose the password characters (CAPS / small Latin, digits, symbols), set the password length and choose a dictionary. The more options you select, the longer the recovery process. During this process you can view the time elapsed, time remaining, and average speed.
Combinations are made in random order (because an alphabetical one would be just stupid), but the ETA tells the remaining time until the program goes through every single option.
During our tests, we tried a few password combinations. Most of them worked except for one case in which we inputted a four-letter word made from a small letter, a capital letter, a number, and a symbol. Needless to say the software took a long time to complete, and it wasn't successful. But it worked in all the other, simpler cases.
Another negative aspect of Advanced RAR Password Recovery is the fact that it doesn't alert you in any way when scanning finishes. It just sits quietly in the system tray, waiting to be clicked.
To conclude, Advanced Archive Password Recovery is a decent solution for RAR / ZIP decryption. The recovery process is long, but the results are satisfactory.
Reviewed by Elena Opris on October 3rd, 2012
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Application descriptionAdvanced Archive Password Recovery is a useful and performant application designed to allow users to recover the lost ...