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Password Recovery Apps

Lost passwords are some of the most common reasons that users lose access to their accounts. These apps ensure that, even if our memories do fail us, we have recourse.

  1. A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.

  2. NirLauncher is a package of more than 200 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed for NirSoft Web site during the last few years.

    Warning

    This app contains tools that can read or unveil passwords and could be used by other users of your computer for malicous actions. Read the comments.



    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Fern Wifi Cracker

    Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Ophcrack is a Windows Password cracker based on Rainbow Tables.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The World's Fastest CPU/GPU powered password cracker.

  3. Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. Since version 3.

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Sticky Password manager and form filler securely stores your passwords, automatically fills in login account fields for programs and websites. This product contains also strong password generator.

  4. Windows stores its user information, including crypted versions of the passwords, in a file called 'sam', usually found in \windows\system32\config. This file is a part of the registry, in a binary format previously undocumented, and not easily accessible.

    Discontinued

    The last update was in 2014.

  5. Kon-Boot is an application which will silently bypass the authentication process of Windows based operating systems. Without overwriting your old password! In other words you can login to your Windows profile without knowing your password.

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Apple Watch

    Zoho Vault is an online password management software that lets businesses securely store, share and manage passwords and other sensitive data and access them from anywhere. Safe password manager.

  6. This is a modern alternative version to Falcon 4's Ultimate Boot CD and a alternative to Legacy GeGeek Toolkit. This had over 100+ Tools and over 3+ Bootable OSs.

  7. WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network security keys/passwords (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the Wireless Zero Configuration service of Windows XP and by the WLAN AutoConfig service of Windows Vista.

    Warning

    WirelessKeyView is detected as malicious software by some antiviruses. Though these are likely to be false positives, caution is still recommended.

  8. mSecure keeps your data safe because it uses the ultra-secure 256bit blowfish encryption to protect personal information such as account numbers, usernames, passwords and more.

  9. Active@ Data Studio (Live CD) contains a set of both desktop applications and a bootable image for booting up any system into a DOS or Windows environment.