ZIP is an archive format used to store files in the compressed state. It is popularly used in Windows operating systems. After downloading a file in the ZIP format, the contents of the file requires unpacking before opening and editing them. The major benefit of using the ZIP format is the fact that it is the most popular archive type. However, the ZIP format does not have essential features that are found in other archive formats such as RAR.
RAR is the format used by WinRAR archiver. The RAR format functions similarly to the ZIP format since they are both data containers. Both of them are also used to compress lots of files. However, as compared to the ZIP format, RAR has more advanced features like the following: more convenient multivolume archives, tight compression, multimedia text modes, AES-128 protection, helping to repair an archive even in case of physical data damage and Unicode support to process non-English file names.
|NAME||OS SUPPORTED||FREE OR PAID||URL|
|RAR Password Unlocker||Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8||
|KRyLack RAR Password Recovery||Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8||
|RAR Password Recovery Professional||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Windows Server 2008, 2011, 2012||
|RAR Password Recovery Magic||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8||
|Daossoft RAR Password Recovery||Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, 7||
As its name suggests, RAR Password Unlocker, also named as WinRAR password cracker, helps recover lost passwords of RAR files. The program has three ways to retrieve the passwords namely brute-force, brute-force with user-defined mask and dictionary. Moreover, it supports all RAR files created by any program.
Upon opening the program, you have a basic interface with two main choices: RAR Password Recovery and Search Encrypted Files. RAR Password Recovery allows you to open a RAR file that you want to recover the password while Search Encrypted Files scans your entire system to find encrypted files.
KRyLack RAR Password Recovery is a free RAR password cracker tool. It makes use of the brute-force technique in finding the password.
The main screen of the program lets you set all the parameters you want. You can choose a RAR file by clicking on the browse button. It also lets you pick the character sets you think the password contains which makes the recovery process faster. Character sets you can choose are Latin, spaces, digits and symbols. A user-defined character set is also available. Furthermore, you can select the method of recovery by choosing from brute-force, mask and dictionary.
RAR Password Recovery Professional is password unlocker software. The tool possesses three attack methods: brute-force, brute-force with mask and dictionary. It is optimized for multi-core CPUs and NVIDIA-GPU to recover passwords swiftly.
The interface consists of four tabs namely recovery, brute-force, dictionary and options. To start using the program, click on ‘Open’ to import the password-protected RAR archive. Next, choose from either brute-force or dictionary attack and set up the parameters. Finally, click on ‘Start’ to begin retrieval process.
RAR Password Recovery Magic is a professional tool used for retrieving passwords of RAR archives.
The main interface lets you add encrypted RAR archives by clicking on open button. The settings button has the options for brute force and dictionary. The brute-force mode allows you to select among letters, numbers and symbols, depending on what you think is the password for quicker retrieval. For the dictionary mode, you can select a text file containing the words to be searched.
Daossoft RAR Password Recovery is the answer when you cannot open a RAR file because you forgot the password. It is a program which has the capability of unlocking the password using three attack options. These options are brute-force, brute-force with user-defined mask and dictionary.
Clicking on the open tab allows you to browse and choose RAR files that are password-protected. The application offers a variety of settings like the ability to set ranges for brute force method in order to make the process run faster. For instance, you can select small letters, capital letters, numbers and symbols. Also, you can select the password length. On the other hand, for the dictionary attack, you can choose the file of the dictionary you want to use.
|NAME||OS SUPPORTED||FREE OR PAID||URL|
|Ultimate ZIP Cracker||Windows XP, Vista, 7||
|Accent ZIP Password Recovery||Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8||
|Zip Password Recovery Tool||Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista Server 2008||
|KRyLack ZIP Password Recovery||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8||
|ZIP Password Cracker Pro||Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8||
Ultimate ZIP Cracker helps in finding the password of protected files including ZIP, Word and Excel format.
The main screen of the tool allows you to browse the file that you want to be cracked. Clicking on next lets you select the encryption type. Then, you can pick the type of recovery method. The methods available are brief scan, brute-force attack, dictionary attack, phonetic attack, date search, free type validation and customized search.
Accent ZIP Password Recovery is a tool for recovering lost or forgotten passwords of ZIP files. It supports ZIP formats created in any program like WinZIP, 7ZIP and PKZIP. Also, its speed is optimized for both Intel and AMD processors. Furthermore, the tool has three ways in recovering passwords: brute force, mask and dictionary attacks.
The main interface consists of five buttons: open file, start, stop, preferences and help. Clicking on the first button lets you select a file from your PC. Afterwards, you can click on start to begin the process. Next, you can select the type of attack that you want. Attacks offered by the program are brute-force, brute-force with extended mask and dictionary based.
Zip Password Recovery Tool is a program used to open encrypted ZIP files created by any ZIP software. It supports standard ZIP 2.0 encryption. Brute-force and dictionary based attacks are two of the methods used by the program in finding out the password.
The interface of the tool has several buttons on top of the screen. These buttons are start, stop, help, about and exit. After selecting a file, you can choose between brute-force and dictionary modes. For brute-force attack, it supports custom character settings such as digits, small Latin, capital Latin, special symbols and spaces. On the other hand, you have the option to choose from different case combinations from dictionary mode. When all parameters are all set, you may now press start to begin.
KRyLack Free ZIP Password Recovery is a tool for recovering forgotten passwords of ZIP files. The program offers the method known as brute-force attack to find out the password.
The main interface of the program lets you select a ZIP file from your PC. Then, you can select which character set you think the password contains. These character set includes Latin, capital Latin, spaces, digits and symbols. This accelerates the recovery of the password.
ZIP Password Cracker Pro is a software that allows you to retrieve passwords of ZIP archives.
The interface has three main tabs: ‘Brute-force Password Cracking’, ‘Password is Partly Known’ and ‘Password List and Text’. The first tab enables you to select different character sets like uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and other keyboard characters to accelerate the process. It also lets you input a password length range. For the next tab, if you know some characters of the password you can input them here for faster searching. For the last tab, it shows the list of passwords.