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Giveaway of the day — ZIP RAR ACE Password Recovery

ZIP RAR ACE Password Recovery is a program to recover lost or forgotten passwords on ZIP, RAR and ACE archives.
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User rating: 429 (44%) 548 (56%) 55 comments

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ZIP RAR ACE Password Recovery is a program to recover lost or forgotten passwords on ZIP, RAR and ACE archives.


  • The program has a convenient user interface;
  • The program can work with archives containing only one encrypted file;
  • RAR Archives (All versions including v3.x) are supported;
  • RAR Archives with encrypted Filenames supported;
  • Multi-volume RAR archives are supported;
  • ZIP Archives support;
  • ACE Archives support;
  • Self-extracting archives are supported;
  • Archives created by various software packages are supported;
  • The program is very customizable: you can set the password length, the character set to be used to generate the passwords, mask character, and a couple of other options;
  • You can select the custom character set for brute-force attack (non-English characters are supported);
  • Brute-Force attack;
  • The "brute-force with mask" attack (with custom mask character) is available;
  • Dictionary-based attack is available Autosave password search state and resume after a stop or a crash;
  • Extract tool for ZIP, RAR and ACE archives. The maximum password length is not limited;
  • CPU Priority control is available;
  • Full Skinning Support.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


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File Size:

2.78 MB



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First off, note to self: Don't make passwords on archives you don't intend to open often longer than 4 characters.

Really, the wait time on this is forever. It's only going at a rate of 13 or 14 passwords/sec. Been running almost 24 hours now.

Also, I read the comments at the top and I'm just confused as to how people were unable to figure out what this program does. It says password recovery in the name! The description clearly states that it recovers forgotten passwords on zip, rar, and ace files. How is that confusing exactly? Stuff happens, people forget passwords. That's how a computer program can tell you something your mind can't. Geeze

Reply   |   Comment by Hiddi  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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Reply   |   Comment by William  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Takes far to long, specially as I usually use an 11 character password using symbols, numbers and upper- and lower- case letters.

Not going to help. Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Too many people are password nuts. No one except one that knows you well even cares what you do. I have used only three fasswords for the past ten years and have had no problems because if someone wnts them just ask me and i will tell you. I keep no information on this computer that anyone would hve any use for other thn me.

If you have information that others can make use of then passwords re not a very good protection. This program is designed to find them. Many others are and even better than this one at doing so.

Get over being afraid of your own shadow.

Reply   |   Comment by Kelly  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Works awesome. Installed, ran the included Activate program, and it worked like a charm. Remember to run the Activate program WHILE ZRA Password Recovery is CLOSED.

Reply   |   Comment by TGP1994  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#32,#35 whoops sorry, that will teach me to read these and post just before going to bed, the program you use is the one I was talking about... have you seen elcomsofts distributed password recovery program? that thing is amazingly fast especially when you enable nvidia GPU co-processor to handle some of the calculations.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#21 I think you'll need to revise your projected timescale to years or centuries for simple 7 char passwords with this program.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#6 yup both domains owned by Krylack Software, I don't see the point except to maybe get multiple sales on the same product by calling it something different and giving it a different version number, all the fields in the screenshots for both products have the same functions.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#32,#34 The numbers you quote are pitiful for any serious attempt to recover passwords, I recall using a trial of http://www.elcomsoft.com/archpr.html many years ago on an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ CPU under wi98SE and it benchmarked at around 11million ZIP password attempts per second. Modern processors would be much faster, I presume since Elcomsoft is keeping the tool current it would be properly multi-threaded for multi-core CPU's that are commonplace now.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi all!!

Very few comments today...what's happened guys??

As for today's offer I think that programs such as this one are pretty useless if you use GOOD PROGRAMS capable of storing your PASSWORDS and other sensitive data into a special encrypted and unbreakable database, such as:

- FlyingBit Password Keeper


- MyPadlock


- RememberMe 1.7


- KeePass Password Safe Portable


With this tool you can securely carry your email, internet and other passwords with you even on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD so as to use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.

So what's the problem ??

Finally if you need a small and handy application for creating unbreakable passwords in a few clicks, using 4 hash algorithms, Aconiac Password Generator is definetely one of the best solutions for this, as the password generator is very easy to install using very few resources indeed with the additional option to integrate in the user's system a simple tool that can be opened when needed.


Another good application to create numeric, alphabetic, alphanumeric or even special character unbreakable passwords with variable length is also Tukanas Password Generator 1:


BEST FREEWARE ALTERNATIVE to this GAOTD (for those interested in such kind of programs, od course):

RAR Password Finder 1.01



- easy way to find your lost RAR archive files passwords automatically

- choose from predefined, commonly used character sets

- customise your own character set

- set a minimum and maximum password length to save time

- Free support and Free upgrades

Cheers from Italy!


Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Nobody addressed this question yet: is this program intended to be used on archives that you should already have the password to? What I mean is, if I download a rar file that turns out to be passworded, will this program find the password? Or is it only for compressed files that have been archived by the user?

Reply   |   Comment by TheOtherRick  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

For 7Zip users; try changing the extension to zip. I tried a few that were compressed with BZip and LZMA antilogarithms, and they were able to be recovered. I'm not sure what the exact settings need to be but atleast SOME of them work.

Reply   |   Comment by lostinlodos  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Common, 4k/sec for zips is slow, but 14 per second for rar's?
A 4 digit password could take years.

Reply   |   Comment by hernon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I tend to keep my Programs menu clean, thus I moved the subgroup this program created to a subfolder ("Utilities"). The started the program, and after a few seconds of "Configuring the program" message box - boom - the original subgroup is back again in the root of my Programs menu! Not nice, thumb down.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Like many others I really had no clue what it could do and what it is used for. But by coincidence I came to know it and I want to share it with you.

The trick is you have to activate first. I did and was afraid I had to uninstall already but then I realized I did not install yet.

First I activated with activate.exe then something else became activated, a pop up informed me about that. I think that pop-up came from one of my 5 malwarescanners.
But last but not least another thing got activated being visible because a website opened telling me that everything was succesfully activated.
It worked very well like an activation cascade, leaving my machine superactivated.

Then I installed the program and started it up. It was registered, but like I said before I had no clue what to do. So I tried to hit 'start' with all the defaults set.
It was almost like nothing happend, but in reallity every thing happend very blazing much fast (remember that I had superactivation on).

Then my discovery, this is for == password creation == and it is realy good at it. For research I looked in the install-folder and spotted a file called 'default_english.kpd'. You can open it in notepad.
The software must have created it in a blaze and it was full with all kind of passwords, ready to be used. Very profound and very fast created.

Thank you GAotD I didn't know I was looking for this but I want it now very much. I will have good passwords now and will be using it everywhere, but it would be very nice to create the passwords in Turkish to. May be in the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Izmirubel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

The average user has no purpose for such an application. This offering in particular has less features than most in this genre. The interface is primative and the seek speed is prehistoric. The need for this program doesn't outweigh the disk space it occupies. Even taking into account the fact it costs nothing...my time is worth something...and I won't waste any more of it with this.

Reply   |   Comment by Scotsman  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Didn't work with WindowsME (as claimed). Thumbs down!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

> hmmm…why DOESN’T this reveal 7zip passwords?!

Cauz "ZIP" in todays GAOTD means WinZip and WinZip is not 7zip.
A crypted 7zip archive confuses the issue because it can be crypted in ZipCrypto or in AES-256. This means to break the pw by brute force needs the twice time and a more complex code of the software.

But don't feel secure because you use 7zip encryption. The NSA (and other big LEA's) does not use GAOTD-Software (they have own coders) and have computer clusters to break weak passwords in some minutes.

> does anyone know of one that will work on 7zip (7z) password protected files?

Google: 7zip password recovery —> 171,000 results. Have fun! ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Armageddon  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

For those that wonder what this is. This is a password recovery tool that works only on specific things, as opposed to being able to recover and password.

Zip, Rar, and Ace are all formats that allow the user to compress their own files, or groups of files. They were invented back in the days when hard drives were tiny to allow you to store more on those drives. Compressed archives can also be sent quicker over the internet. Many of the compression tools also allow you to password protect these archives. That way you can also use these formats to keep certain files away from prying eyes.

However, if you lose one of your passwords, or, as was said above, you mistype when first setting the password without realizing it, (you wanted your password to be dog13, but you typed dig13) you can use a password recovery tool to find it. As I said, this tool only works on these kinds of archives.

Like practically all software, you either need it or you don't. I hope that's simple enough.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The only logical purpose for this software is unlocking zipped Russian porn downloads that can't be deciphered with the untrained eye...the average PC user never needs to unzip a file that doesn't have a read-me attached with the password. In 30+ years of computer adventures I can't think of a single time I could have used such an application(except for the Russian porn thing).

Reply   |   Comment by Scotsman  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@34: John, which program you're referring to? The speed that you've mentioned is great! Please post your program's name here (or send me email to: mailme_friends[at]yahoo.com).

As far as this application is concerned, it's really slow and didn't work for me. It did not recover my simple 5 character alphanumeric password in reasonable time! I've Uninstalled it already; sorry developers, I can understand what you may feel while reading such comments. I hope you take this criticism in positive manner and improve your applications before you launch them on Internet for sell.

Best Regards,


Reply   |   Comment by Ruturaaj  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Some points:

1. To those posters who say they've no idea what this software does, its purpose is explained, succinctly, at the top of this page. If people did the reading before the posting, instead of the other way around, these boards wouldn't be nearly so cluttered.

2. DL and installation fine on XP SP3.

3. UI a bit cheesy but that's a personal opinion, not an indictment.

4. Cracking routine is nothing special, more like an aged safe-breaker trying to manually work through the combinations of a lock than an electronic plug-in programmed to do the same thing.

5. The software's save option is good (and essential) because with a longer alphanumeric password, and especially one that's case sensitive, the task of determining what exists in the password field will go on. And on. And on. And on.

6. As a freebie today, ZIP RAR ACE Password Recovery is better value than some freeware "crackers" which do nothing other than eat up time and resource to no discernible conclusion. But if the user of this software thinks it can achieve even an overnight result with a case sensitive alphanumeric password, better think again: were you, for example, to have used a password such as:


then the time required to crack it will range from over two weeks to 5,000 years -- and exponentially more than that if you're running a computer like the one in the examples cited in this link:


Verdict: no reason to knock today's offering, but every reason to appreciate what it can do within a 'reasonable' time period. . . and what it can't.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

hi! i'm running windows 7.....installed zip rar ace correctly, even setup as admin....it wont launch....it launched upon initial install....that was the last time i've seen it....may be in conflict with winrar.....tried repairing it ....a waste of time!
as far as anti logger....doesnt play nice with others....really hangs up shut down at times.....

Reply   |   Comment by harmonator  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Linux is the best!!!!!!! I ran this in Wine and it works perfectly.

Reply   |   Comment by ben  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Free zip recovery programs are plentiful... does anyone know of one that will work on 7zip (7z) password protected files? There's a toughie...

Reply   |   Comment by p3k  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

never had to password protect a zipped file so no need for a recovery tool

Reply   |   Comment by anuradha  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

As someone that uses uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters I could be dead before it completes (most of my passwords are 12+ characters long).

It's the same with all of these password crackers, so it's nothing to do with this particular programme.

If you have to password protect your compressed archives and are forgetful, you're better off writing it down and keeping it somewhere safe, away from your computer.

So unless your passwords are short and simple or you're trying to crack someone elses password there's not much use for this - I think most people will get bored with the novelty once they've waited several hours without a result.

Just my dime (inflation).

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

can this fix CRC errors also?

Reply   |   Comment by crc error  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

hmmm...why DOESN'T this reveal 7zip passwords?! God golly, does anyone use any other compressor utility, really?!? Keylock, seems an obvious opportunity begging, yes? Or are some passwords simply "impenetrable", as...7zips?? That increases 7's worth to me, actually. Keylock, comment please...tanx! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Antonio  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

It works well. Not overly fast. I think it has a max on the speed. Tested it on 2 systems: Desktop- 2.5 x4 Phenom-8 Gb Ram- XP pro x64 and Laptop: 1.8 Core2Duo, 2Gb RAM, Xp pro (32).
Both ran at about 16 attempts per second in Brute Force mode, set on high priority. User interface has all the normal options: Caps, #'s, spaces, custom defined and special characters.
Worth it, and a good utility to have on hand even if you hope to never need it.

Reply   |   Comment by Rush  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Another not ready for prime time application by the same company offering a keylogger a few days ago. I think they need to go back to the drawing board with all their products.
How can they make a profit from software that doesn't work as advertised? That is, unless this companies software sales is nothing more then a simple scam attempt.
They offer nothing I need at all. They surly won't ever get one red cent of my money. And before anybody says it, "I know it's free here today".
Like I've said many times before, Free doesn't make it good or worth the time to install & remove which could leave a damaged operating system.

Reply   |   Comment by who said that  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Like a couple of others comments....over my head...no clue what is the use of this software.....other than have a lot of registry entries

Reply   |   Comment by Deborah  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

This software added about 275 Kb into the registry just during the activation process. Then it gives en error on first run because it still need more entries to be added to the registry. Just how much can one program need to put into registry? Size of registry is important to make the system run swiftly. Applications that add so much into registry wast important system resources, and slow down the system. This software need to be cleaned up a lot before it's ready.

Reply   |   Comment by KAS  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Hey cool it worked :) Thx

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

> I tried some of my 7zip and Axcrypte files to recover passwords.Sorry to say that the software doesn’t even recognize them. <

The name of the prog is ZIP RAR ACE Password Recovery and not 7Zip Axcrypt Password Recovery.

Reply   |   Comment by Sauerkraut  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Down load and install ok on win xp sp3. After 5 hrs this program cpuld not find a simple alpha-numeric password on a rar file. Not much use if it can't crack anything but the supplied sample.

Reply   |   Comment by Bret  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Why cant they get a better 'graphix guy' if this is sold for $19 each..?
The logo and design is stupid, and its not exactly really pleasing to the eye.. and it doesnt have the XP/Vista feel in it..

sorry guys, thats just the down part, still it works, somewhat - (assuming you can wait 3 or 4 weeks for a password)

Reply   |   Comment by Themee  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

If this is some new version of Krylack then the big difference between the two is that this one allows someone to save the progress file as a .txt file whereas Krylack saved it as an .rpc file that Windows Vista picks up as being a virus and shuts the program down. to protect the user.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Good Program, I put the readme into a password rar archive with a capital letter, 3 lowercase letters and a question mark as the password. However, this program doesn't support multi core functionality. So there is no advantage to having a quad core computer. It's 3 minute (or whatever time you chose) auto save functionality prevents you from losing your progress and have to start back from the beginning which is quite useful. There is nothing worse then being 1 letter away from the password and then the power going out.

Their website on the other hand has little to no information on the product. My suggestion is that you change minimal length from 1 to, probably 4, it will cut down on a lot of search time. If they...uhh,...I mean YOU...of course how silly of me... went through the trouble of putting a password on the archive then its probably a word longer then "a" or "the". Just to give you an idea of the wait time of this program. It isn't something you want to stare at and wait for. This is definitely a program you will want to run at night and leave your computer on for. The one I am currently running is still checking to see if my password is 3 letters long and this is after half an hour of running the program.

Reply   |   Comment by awesome-O  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Works fine and I am using Linux.

Reply   |   Comment by applefox  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There are unusually few comments on this. Likely because, if others are like me, they have no idea of what this product does. The description tells me absolutely nothing about what it is intended to do. How can any programme tell me something that my mind has forgotten? Is it a password logger, storage system, or what? Whoever wrote the description given here is clearly more geek than sales oriented.

Reply   |   Comment by Bernie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

#5, Dude, it's not SUPPOSED TO do that. Axcrypt is not a zip/rar/ace file and neither is .7z so OF COURSE the program doesn't recognize them. That's like complaining that your blender doesn't also make toast.

Reply   |   Comment by Inspector Spector  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+55)

sounds like it could be useful for some people, however most people don't have a bunch of .rar and zip files around they don't know the password to. most people won't have a use for this product.

Reply   |   Comment by thomasalan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

at the risk of getting a good scathing, I must admit, I have no clue what this program does, or is supposed to do.

Reply   |   Comment by bret  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-34)

Is IS Krylack, look at their other product, that horrible keylogger from two days ago.

"Copyright © 2007 - 2009 KRyLack Software. All rights reserved"

And ripping the software to bits proves it is Krylack.
"KRyLack ZIP RAR ACE Password Recovery" <- Copied verbatim is referenced many times.
"key"lack indeed! :-P

and the "iMac" blue gel interface UGH!!!!!

Good news is you can change it, and all the other skins looks way better.

Anyway, it works, and offers a lot of options for actual password sets so a modest thumbs up, useful if you hammer in a password too fast and then forget it. as you can type in the one you think with masks which is a rather nice feature and the application will try to find your butterfingered miskey.

Reply   |   Comment by anton  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

It installed and worked as advertised for me on Win XP. I tried it on a zip file with the less secure but portable zip 2.0 encryption of an 8-character password consisting of lowercase and digits. The brute force approach would complete in around 1022 years. This apparently doesn't support smarter dictionary approaches a la 'crack' and co, such as prioritizing commonly-used dictionary passwords. I wouldn't be surprised that there are more efficient, distributed programs easily available.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg J  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Downloaded and installed fine.
Found the password to the sample file successfully.
Seems to do what it says and do it acceptably.

The registry error is fixed on first run (it adds about a dozen new registry entries). It's simply saying that it doesn't have all its settings, running parameters, etc. in the registry yet.

Reply   |   Comment by browser  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I got the same error that Karen got on Windows XP computer, it activated fine. I closed the program and restarted it and the error was gone. I have not tried it out to see if accurately works or not, so often I fall in love with a program and then months down the road it stops working.

So it runs, for now. Will have to wait for Ashraf's review.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Wojo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

ZIP RAR ACE Password Recovery Setup was interupted

Download o.k. but Vista home basic gives this error ????

Reply   |   Comment by heute  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

@#1 It does appear to be so, also checked out the sites and all the software on the KRylack site is the same as on the Keylack site.
The two sites are nearly identical, probably the same company, or licensed out.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
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