From ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.
Unlock Password-Protected Archives
Advanced Archive Password Recovery recovers protection passwords or unlocks encrypted ZIP and RAR archives created with all versions of popular archivers. Recover passwords for plain and self-extracting archives created with PKZip and WinZip, RAR and WinRAR automatically or with your assistance. Guaranteed unlocking of archives created with WinZip 8.0 and earlier in under one hour is possible by exploiting an implementation flaw.
Advanced Archive Password Recovery features ultimate compatibility among the various types of archives, knows weaknesses of certain types of protection, and provides best-in-class performance in unlocking all types of archives.
Features and Benefits
* Supports all versions of ZIP/PKZip/WinZip, RAR/WinRAR, as well as ARJ/WinARJ, and ACE/WinACE (1.x)
* Guaranteed recovery of archives in under 1 hour for ZIP archives created with WinZip 8.0 and earlier and containing at least 5 files
* Supports archives over 4 GB and self-extracting archives
* Supports strong AES encryption found in WinRAR and the new versions of WinZip
* Exploits all known vulnerabilities and implementation flaws in the various compression algorithms for faster recovery
* Speedy known-plaintext attack recovers certain ZIP and ARJ archives in minutes (user must supply at least one unprotected file from that archive)
* Interrupt and resume operation at any time
* Supports background operation by utilizing idle CPU cycles only
* Dictionary and brute-force attacks with user-defined masks and advanced templates
* Highly optimized low-level code for optimum performance
Supporting a wide range of compression and encryption algorithms, all versions of popular archivers and multiple archive formats, Advanced Archive Password Recovery comes as close to being a truly universal recovery tool as no one else.
Advanced Archive Password Recovery unlocks archives compressed with various methods from legacy Shrinking, Reducing, Imploding, and Tokenizing to modern Inflating and recent WavPack, BZip2 and PPMd.
Recover Archives in Minutes: Special Cases
Certain ZIP and ARJ archives can be unlocked and decrypted in just minutes, provided that you have at least one unprotected file from that archive at your discretion. It does not matter how long and complex the password is! If you have a file from the encrypted ZIP archive in your hands, the whole archive can be usually unlocked in minutes by applying the known-plaintext attack. Similar ARJ archives are unlocked instantly.
Guaranteed Recovery: Special Cases
After carefully analyzing the algorithms and implementations of password protection in different versions of WinZip, ElcomSoft developed a work-around solution to allow quick guaranteed decryption of certain ZIP archives instead of performing lengthy attacks. If an encrypted
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003, 34 Mb RAM for ZIP plaintext attack; 260 Mb RAM for RAR 3.x archives