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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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2007-05-08, 02:09:21
anonymous from Philippines  
i have downloaded heroes in torrent and to extract it a password is required by answering a certian survey and supplying email. it didn't provide me a password. does anyone know the password?thanks'
2007-05-08, 15:13:56
anonymous from Egypt  
Hi, is there anyone who got the password for Microsoft.Windows.Vista.Ultimate.Edition.Eng.Activation.Patch-ZWTiSO?
It starts with 4.1.X.X.XXX
Can someone help me out?


MONEIRALAWADEY@YAHOO.COM
2007-05-09, 17:46:22
anonymous from Genk, Belgium  
who can help me in this f*ckin' problem.
lots of 'rar' whith 'password' and i do not know them,nor i do not know how to recieve... help please............
Thanks .
Yours..always thankfull...
2007-05-09, 21:51:46
anonymous from Finland  
I downloaded an encrypted torrent Lucky.You.2007.20TH.XviD. There's a hint but i wasn't able to get the password right. fucking annoying. Why do they do these.


In order to get the password for this file go to

http://beam.to/giveme

fill out all user info on first page, proceed to second page.the password is the fifth (5th) word on top of 2nd page.

Enjoy!
2007-05-10, 03:30:27
tashmashcool@yahoo.com  
Hi Guys, I have downloaded Nero 7 as a rar file but i need the password, does anyone know the password? Please help me .
2007-05-11, 00:42:23
anonymous from New Zealand  
password for disturbia.2007.DVDRip.XviD.avi plzzz email me on laughing_raro@hotmail.com plzzzzz
2007-05-11, 01:12:10
anonymous from Argentina  
BIT GRABBER IS A VIRUS, DONT DOWNLOAD IT

2007-05-12, 07:32:56
anonymous from Saudi Arabia  
hi i have copied a folder from my husbands computer to mine where he has stored his girlfriends emails.but he has stored them in winrar archive using password.can anyone help me in cracking this password
2007-05-12, 11:04:48
anonymous from United Kingdom  
im trying to get a password for Deja.Vu[2006]DvDrip[Eng]-aXXo-aXXo.rar where the password needs to be found by downloading bitgrabber & getting the version number which starts with 4.0.x.x.xxx, but the latest version is 4.2.0.

can anyone help?
2007-05-14, 14:27:35
anonymous from Canada  
i have sean paul the young bloodz hood anthem but i need the code
2007-05-16, 01:47:58
anonymous  
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trying to decode a encrypted file of delta farce help me please!!!
2007-05-16, 02:05:57
anonymous from Japan  
code for delta farce
2007-05-16, 19:06:29
devil13 from France  
i need password of bmx xxx please tank you my mail is devil1382@hotmail.fr
2007-05-17, 13:46:36
[hidden] from Hong Kong  
I downloaded an encrypted torrent 28day later. There's a hint but i wasn't able to get the password right. fucking annoying. Why do they do these.


In order to get the password for this file go to

http://beam.to/giveme

fill out all user info on first page, proceed to second page.the password is the third (3rd) word on top of 2nd page.

Enjoy!
2007-05-18, 11:52:47
anonymous from Brazil  
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Thanks for the 'goldesel' tip! Amazingly simple but worked.
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