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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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2013-09-19, 21:39:36
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Hey I was just goin to ask if u can give me the password
2013-10-02, 19:30:20
anonymous from China  
I need the password of Diferencias de Usos Gramaticales Entre ESP-Portugu (Spanish Edit
Please send it to guanchaoming29@163.com
2013-10-04, 01:53:44
anonymous from Kenya  
i need a password for essentials of sociology: A down to earth approach by James Henslin
2013-10-07, 01:05:43
anonymous from India  
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http://bit.ly/PVZ2PASSWORD
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2013-10-07, 01:06:14
anonymous from India  
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http://bit.ly/PVZ2PASSWORD
please tell me the password for this pleaseeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Need password for encrypted RAR or ZIP archive



Keywords:
2013-10-08, 03:54:17
adytza_bossu_95@yahoo.com from Romania  
Please give me password rar for GTA V send me email pls
2013-10-11, 10:16:22   (updated: 2013-10-11, 10:18:58)
anonymous from Malaysia  
i need rar password for Grand.Theft.Auto.V.RELOADED.cannot extract this file because its needed a password.
if anyone know the rar password please email me at ayaman_das@yahoo.com.
2013-10-14, 01:26:28
anonymous from Bangladesh  
2013-10-14, 01:29:54
anonymous from Bangladesh  
I downloaded this file but i can't unzip.they wanted to password. i don't know the password.
Now how can i unzip this file.
2013-10-15, 09:28:09
anonymous from United States  
Try 'thankyou'
2013-10-26, 03:45:16
anonymous from Ethiopia  
Dear Sir: I need password for Introduction to risk management

please respond as soon as possible.
2013-10-29, 14:39:06
anonymous from South Africa  
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2013-11-02, 03:15:35
anonymous from Bosnia and Herzegovina  
FIFA STREET RAR CODE IS 'RELOAD'
2013-11-02, 22:59:20
anonymous from India  
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2013-11-09, 01:52:40
pakint from Thailand  
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