Technical FAQ About Password Rescuer:

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Q:What is Password Rescuer?

A: Password Rescuer is an all-in-one password recovery bundle software, which recover password for Windows, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, RAR/WinRAR, ZIP/WinZIP, PDF etc. Over 70+ types of passwords can be recovered instantly. A useful password recovery software for both newbie and expert with no technical skills required. No need to call in an expensive PC technician.

2. Q:How many types of password does it support?

A: It supports all popular versions of files, database Such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000 domain and local accounts' login password, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook password, RAR, ZIP, PDF password etc... Up to 70 types of password can be recovered by Password Recovery Bundle.

3. Q:What versions of Windows does it support?

A: Password Rescuer supports all versions of Windows: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003(R2), Windows Server 2008(R2), Windows Server 2012(R2), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019..

4. Q:What edition should I select when I want to reset Windows password by using this software?

A:It depends on your computer system.

If your computer system is Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, you can choose the Personal version.

If you want to reset local password for Windows Server 2019/2016/2012(R2)2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000, the Professional version will be your best choice.

If you want to reset domain(Active Directory) accounts' password for Windows Server 2019/2016/2012(R2)2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000, the Advanced version will be your best choice. . You also can find the answer in the Comparison Table on Password Rescuer.

5. Q:What is the system Requirements of Password Rescuer?

A: Password Rescuer can run on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, server 2019/2016/2012, 2008/2003/2000(32-bit or 64-bit), System requirements:

1 GHz processor (2.4 GHz is recommended);

128 MB of RAM (1 GB is recommended);

4 MB of free hard disk space.

6. Q:What is brute-force attack?

A: This Attack will try all possible characters combinations in the specified Range. The Range is defined by "Range" and "Length" Options. Instructs the program what characters have been used in the password. You can choose from all capital letters, all small letters, all digits, all special symbols and the space, or all printable (includes all of the above).

7. Q:What is brute-force with mask attack?
A: This Attack is useful when you remeber a part of Password. For example if you remember that length of your password was 5 characters and password begins from "A", you can define the mask "A????" and save the time by trying 4 symbols instead of 5. A Password Mask must be defined to use this Attack.

8. Q:What’s "Character Set"?

A: It is only available to "Brute-force with Mask Attack" which instructs the program what characters have been used in the password and restrict the search area.
a-z, 0-9, A-Z, -_?!@#$... : Defined by the Predefined Passwords Ranges. If the password contains these, check it.
Custom Character Set : You can define your own Character Set for the Brute-Force Attack. Check "Custom Character Set" and enter the Character with your own.
Prefix : If you remember the beginning of the password characters check it and enter the Character.
Suffix : If you remember the end of the password characters check it and enter the Character.

9. Q:What is "Dictionary Attack"?

A: It is an effective attack for you to recover lost password with a default dictionary in the program. The program will try every password in the dictionary. Besides, you can add your own dictionary to the program for saving the recovery time. The dictionary is just a text file with one word at a line; lines are separated with line breaks.

10. Q:What is "Smart Mutations"?

A: Smart Mutations allows you to try combinations among passwords in the dictionary. If you want more character combinations, check "Smart Mutations" and choose a number for "Mutation Count". For example, if you select the dictionary file contains three words(ab,cd,12), then you choose 2 for "Mutation Count" in order to let the program mutate with these three sets, like ab, cd, 12, abab, abcd, ab12, cdab, cdcd, cd12, 12ab, 12cd, 1212 etc. Select a number in the "Max Password Length" for the possible maximum length of your password.

11. Q:What is the "Program Priority"?

A:Changing Program Priority allows you to control the allocation of processing resources on your computer. By default, all processes are at normal priority.
Idle priority means that Access Password Recovery will not interrupt other programs, so attacks will not decrease the performance of other running applications.
High priority means that Access Password Recovery will use all available system resources. The performance of other applications will degrade but Access Password Recovery will work as fast as possible.

12. Q:What if I stop recovering the password?

A: The program will save the recovery process automatically. And it will run again following last time process even if it suddenly suspended.

13. Q:What's the difference between the trial version and full version?

A: For Windows Password Recovery, the trial version can only list all the user names of Windows, but cannot remove their passwords. The full version lists all user names and removes any password you would like to reset. For other software, the trial version can only view 3 or less characters of password. We do not guarantee thorough technical support for users of the trial version. Purchasers of the full version of the program can receive guaranteed priority technical support.