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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.


Comments:

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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


Keywords:
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


Keywords:
2012-07-05, 05:52:39
anonymous from India  
yeah the password is Wennberg.... it is the name of the motherfucker who created that password
2012-07-09, 08:02:10
anonymous from Pakistan  
2012-07-09, 08:56:05
anonymous from India  
Eega 2012 DVDRip XviD AC3 Subs TmG Telugu Movie.rar - RAR archive, unpacked size 736,344,525 bytes
2012-07-12, 07:23:35
anonymous from United States  
rating
Here are 3 passwords that will probably work (there is a fourth yet to be discovered):

streetboy11
forceop99
minecraft99
2012-07-14, 12:25:41   (updated: 2012-07-14, 12:43:04)
anonymous  
hi i want password for Eega 2012 DVDRip XviD AC3 Subs TmG Telugu Movie.rar, I Tried above passwords but not working can anybody help me..........pls...........
2012-07-16, 02:51:38
anonymous from India  
Hey evyone....same prblm here....:(...i need the password for 'HACKING E-BOOKS Top5 Collection[beginner to pro]cracking websites,hacking facebook,other mails and more' which is a rar file downloaded by torrent...

plzz help me...:(
2012-07-23, 11:48:20
anonymous from Norway  
minecraft forse op rar
2012-07-23, 11:52:34
anonymous from Norway  
ned pasword
2012-07-25, 16:08:39
anonymous from India  
not working
2012-08-01, 17:35:04
anonymous from United States  
Please send me the password for Star Wars The Old Republic in rar. mail to: gregory.wilson@gmail.com
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