Ultimate ZIP Cracker
Ultimate ZIP Cracker is an easy to use software solution designed to help you recover lost passwords for multiple file types, including Microsoft Word and Excel documents, ZIP and ARJ archives.
A very good thing about the application is that it's very easy to use, as the whole password recovery process has been designed as a wizard, so you just need to follow a few steps to get the job done.
First, you need to provide the path to the password-protected file, which can be any of the aforementioned formats. You also need to know that Office 97-2003 and files created by WinZip, WinArj or any other compatible compression tool are supported.
There are multiple methods at your disposal, including brief scan, brute force attack, dictionary search, phonetic attack, date search, free type validator, customized search and plaintext attack. Each option comes with a detailed description right in the main window, so it's easy to pick the one you need.
Depending on the password recovery mode you choose, the application then prompts you to pick some other options, such as the password length and the characters that may be used, including as digits, uppercase, separators and low lines.
The password recovery process takes a while depending on the password length and complexity, with stats provides in real time, including current length, percent done, testing password and, if effective, the found password.
Another thing to be praised is the way Ultimate ZIP Cracker manages hardware resources, having just a moderate impact on system performance while performing a password recovery.
Overall, Ultimate ZIP Cracker is indeed one of the useful password recovery tools on the market and the fact that it's built like a wizard makes it suitable for both beginners and more experienced users.