Asunsoft RAR Password Geeker can help you open password-protected RAR archives. Thus, it comes in particularly handy when you forgot the password you used to secure a given file. The tool is quite easy to use even if you do not have any previous experience. It is a pity, though, that the only supported extension is RAR.
The program allows four different methods to recover passwords. First, there is a Brute-Force attack, which is based on combining characters until they match the sought key. Second, a Mask attack saves a lot of time as you can provide the program with the part of the password you remember. Third, a Dictionary attack tries to crack the archive using words or phrases instead of random character combinations. It works better if you generally construct your passwords using words. Finally, you can also use a Smart attack, which uses all possible combinations including not only letters but also numbers and symbols.
For some attack types, you can use additional settings. For instance, it is possible to set a range and length for a brute-force attack. In the case of a mask attack, it is logical that you should enter the remembered fragment of the password. For dictionary attacks, you can use the dictionary coming with the program or any other created by you.
The time it takes to crack a password logically depends on its strength and the available hardware. That is why it is excellent news that the program can be minimized to the Tray and continue to work in the background while you use your computer as usual. Fortunately, the program can take advantage of all the computing potential of your machine. In this respect, it can be configured to use all the power of a multi-core processor. Likewise, the tool can even use the system’s GPU acceleration card. It is a pity that, unlike other similar programs, this one does not offer to upload and process the file in the cloud.
In short, Asunsoft RAR Password Geeker is quite effective in cracking passwords from RAR archives. Its main limitation is related to its support of this file type only. So, if you want to open other file extensions, you need to buy other specific programs from the same developer.
- Uses various methods to crack a password
- Takes advantage of all processing capabilities of your hardware
- Supports RAR only
- Does not offer cloud processing