Kon-Boot Alternatives

    Kon-Boot is described as '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' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Kon-Boot for Windows, Linux, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is John the Ripper, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kon-Boot are ophcrack (Free, Open Source), Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (Free, Open Source), Trinity Rescue Kit (Free) and Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021
      • 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.
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      This alternative is disputed. John the Ripper is still a legitimate alternative to Kon-Boot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Password bypass function isn't there, which is present in KonBoot
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      John the Ripper is a password cracker where Kon-Boot bypasses the login password all together.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Ophcrack is a Windows Password cracker based on Rainbow Tables.
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    1. 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.

    2. 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.
    3. Forgot your Windows login password? Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Tool has a neat trick that will get you back in.

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      This site has abad reputation on WOT. You can see it at http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/tenorshare.com

    4. PCUnlocker is a bootable utility to bypass, remove or reset local and domain administrator or user passwords on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2012/2008/2003/2000.
    5. Password Recovery Bundle 2012 is a handy toolkit to recover all your lost or forgotten passwords in an easy way!
    6. Forgot the Administrator's Password? PCLoginNow will help with forgot passwords in Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003. You can Reset or Recover Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista Administrator Password with PCLoginNow.

      Discontinued

      Official site on sale now.

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    7. Any PowerPoint Password Recovery can recover a document open password to all version of encrypted Microsoft Office PowerPoint files (*.ppt and *.pptx) including PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 and 97.
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    8. Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery software to reset lost or forgotten Windows login password along with G-talk, MSN, Windows live, Mozilla and Outlook password.
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