ZIP Password Rescuer Technical FAQ:

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

1: Q:What is ZIP Password Rescuer?

A: ZIP Password Rescuer is a password recovery tool which can help you recover lost or forgotten password fast for ZIP, WinZip, 7Zip archives.

2. Q:What versions of WinZIP/ZIP does it support?

A: It supports any version of ZIP, WinZip, 7Zip archives.

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

A: Support Windows 11/10/8.1/8, 7/Vista/XP, Server 2019/2016, 2012/2008, 2003/2000 (32-bit or 64-bit);1 GHz processor (2.4 GHz is recommended);128 MB of RAM (1 GB is recommended);4 MB of free hard disk space.

4. Q:What is brute-force attack?

A: This Attack will try all possible character combinations include up and lower cases, digits and other symbols.

5. Q:What is brute-force with mask attack?

A: It is useful when you remember a part of password that you can specify the types of character combinations and the length range of the password.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 ZIP Password Rescuer will not interrupt other programs, so attacks will not decrease the performance of other running applications.
High priority means that ZIP Password Rescuer will use all available system resources. The performance of other applications will degrade but ZIP Password Rescuer will work as fast as possible.

10. 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.

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

A: All passwords are recovered, but you 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.