Zip Password Cracker Pro
As its name implies, Zip Password Cracker Pro allows you to find out the passwords to your ZIP archives. It can be used by anyone who has forgotten the key to a compressed file which contains valuable information.
Why opt for portable utilities
This is a portable software tool, so installing Zip Password Cracker Pro is not necessary. It means that you can store the app on a USB flash drive or any other removable device, save it to any computer and directly run its executable file.
Thus, you can carry Zip Password Cracker Pro with you whenever you're on the move. More importantly, the Windows Registry does not receive new entries, and no leftover files can be found on the hard drive after program removal.
Bruce force attack settings
The utility's interface is represented by a standard window where a few tabs let you configure brute force password settings (e.g. uppercase letters, space characters, shifted characters) and other preferences (e.g. try uppercase and lowercase, try shifted symbols for numbers).
Check out a list with possible password combinations
What sets apart Zip Password Cracker Pro from similar apps is that it generates a list of all possible password combinations (according to the parameters you set) before attempting to reveal ZIP secret keys. This process can take an extremely long time to finish, but it is possible to cancel it, in order to test the ZIP file with the entries found so far.
General configuration settings
Other features of the tool permit it to automatically run at system startup, stay on top of other windows, integrate into the Explorer context menu, as well as to restore settings to their default values.
Performance and final thought
The simple-to-use application runs on a low amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time, and includes user documentation. No error dialogs have been displayed throughout our testing and Zip Password Cracker Pro did not freeze or crash. Users should be thrilled by the powerful options provided by this app, although it has not been recently updated.