Sometimes we protect some files by putting passwords but often we forget those passwords and information can get messed up. WinZip, Winrar or 7zip are the most recommended way of compressing the files into an archive. These are open source tools which allow quick compression and extraction of 7zip, Gzip, Zip, Rar, and other archives. Most of the users use to lock these zip files form passwords, but hackers can hack these files by performing some simple steps.
We will help you to hack or crack these passwords, it will be helpful if you forget the password and want to get back those files. Just follow these instructions to hack the password protected zip files:
Step1: To hack these files you will need a brute force attack program that will try millions of passwords on the zip file until it gets the correct one. It is a long and tidy process so it can take minutes to months depending on how hard you made the password. It depends on how important these files for you. Form my personal experience I can say that brute force technique is very good to crack the password; I got my files back in just a minute.
Step2: Now the issue is to find a brute force application. It is very simple task to do, just open the internet and search on the Google. You will get this application on the website http://www.topshareware.com/Atomic-Zip-Password-Cracker-download-37591.htm, you can download this application on the computer. You can also search on other website if this does not suit your price range. You can also search on Google using other keywords like “hack zip file” or “crack zip files”.
Step3: Now you have downloaded the application, just set it to attack the zip files and crack the password. You will get the files back in a minute, the brute force technique will unlock the files and this time just does not forget to write the password. Just sometime ago WinZip 9.x introduced the AES encryption. You can also use other applications like Zip password. It is also a very popular application today. But the drawback is that search speed is very slow. You will get the instruction when you use this application.
The application features fantastic search speed: up to 3,000,000,000 passwords per minute, it is also very good in not making more mistakes, three billions passwords per minute (over 50,000,000 passwords per second). But the speed depends on the archive type.
Zip Password can handle archives containing only one encrypted file (some other tools fail on such archives).It also supports all types of zip files created by various software which includes self-extracting archives. The zip password program is highly customizable as you can easily control and tune the recovery process. The last and one of the most important features is that you can stop the process in the mean time, edit any thing and then resume the work from the last time.
Password recovery or cracking the password is a time taking process, so try to maintain the patience while doing it and after recovery write down the password.