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Question:

I downloaded an archive from the edonkey filesharing platform and was going to unpack it. It turns out that the archive is protected by a password (encrypted). How can I find the password?

Answer:

For RAR archives there is a shareware tool (http://www.rarpasswordcracker.com/) that can try a brute force or a dictionary attack. The brute force attack for passwords of more than 5 characters takes pretty long already, the dictionary attack is more promising. The shareware version only searches passwords up to a length of 4 characters, I found.

If the file came from the ed2k platform (edonkey), then you may want to look for comments on the file. Unfortunately you cannot view comments once the file is completed, so you'll have to move the archive out of the shared folder, then search for the file again and start the download again. Wait a little, and you can - hopefully - view comments on it. Possibly one of the comments will indicate the password.

If there are no such comments, then take a good look at the file name. It is common that the file name contains a [..] part. The term in [] may just be the password.

Examples:

super_software_[secret9].rar
super_software_[pass_secret9].zip

The password would be 'secret9' here.


Update: As someone posted in the comments section, if you downloaded an encrypted file from the edonkey network that may have been released by the 'Goldesel' crew, then try this password: "www.goldesel.6x.to". For some reason the Goldesel people felt to advertise their web site that way.


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2012-05-25, 11:16:20
anonymous from Dubai, United Arab Emirates  
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2012-05-25, 11:16:20
anonymous from Dubai, United Arab Emirates  
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2012-05-26, 12:49:10   (updated: 2012-05-26, 12:52:05)
anonymous from India  
I downloaded counter strike v6 and now when i extract it ..it says please enter password for counter strike v6 encrypted file ..please send me the password for it in my yahoo mail which is [lalsangp@yahoo.com] it is for zip file
2012-05-29, 01:48:51
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anyone knows the password The Hunger Games [ENG] 2012 DVDrip XviD-TODE.rar seems to be encrypted :/
2012-06-07, 04:13:15   (updated: 2012-06-07, 04:14:25)
anonymous from India  
hi i want pasword for gears of war 3 cracked rar file.
i have dounloaded this from u torrent.

please help me
2012-06-07, 10:56:36
anonymous from Pakistan  
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good my dear, your trick gonna successful, great idea. THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2012-06-09, 03:25:44
anonymous  
I need force op passowrd for winrar plese :)))))
2012-06-11, 09:08:12
anonymous  
IT NOT WORK IT IS VERY BAD :(
:(
2012-06-14, 22:38:15
shawnquadrillion@yahoo.com  
Please I need password for Scott Sonnons Tacfit Barbarian rar file that I have torrented http://sharecash.or..le=2581165 ( password does not exist) and Scott Sonnon - Encyclopedia.of.Clubbell.Training.rar Download the file password at : http://filemy.net/9372caf9 ( i cannot access the password). please help if anyone has the password email it at shawnquadrillion@yahoo.com. Thanks
2012-06-17, 07:45:04
anonymous from United Kingdom  
thanks man this worked for me
2012-06-17, 07:45:05
anonymous from United Kingdom  
thanks man this worked for me
2012-06-27, 22:43:07
anonymous from Pakistan  
what is this password need for speed


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2012-06-29, 23:56:38
anonymous from India  
i want the password for icc cricket world cup rar (encrypted file)
2012-07-03, 23:57:42
anonymous from Romania  
password for batllefield3 rar is Anonymaus
2012-07-04, 04:38:36
Suman.k_khan@rediffmail.com  
I need the encrypted file password for rar or zip archive to encoding nfs 2 se please help me


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