ophcrack is an excellent free application to recover the Windows passwords that we have lost with re establishing capacity to recover them in 99% of cases.
As indicates its name, ophcrack cracks all Windows passwords based on "rainbow" charts (random characters base from where it’s possible to, through hard way, to decipher a password).
ophcrack has a small utility that allows to download a disk image (ISO) and to reconstruct it in a virtual disk from where one will be able to access with Live CD, to all passwords stored in the computer, finishing this way with the problems that we have with our operating system accounts.
Using ophcrack is simple and there are two ways of making it:
- Executing the application from the operating system desktop: If we are using Windows, we can look for all users account passwords "double clicking” it. It is Necessary to say that this method can be very slow. It has been known that there are cases in that characters combination process to decipher a password, has lasted five days.
- Executing the program from a part or some different hard disk from ours: It is desirable to use ophcrack through gathering a virtual disk or the separation of physical hard disk in cases we don't have access to the installed programs, this will depend that we are in 99% reliability range.
With this application we don't have to worry if we have lost or forgotten our Windows account’s password.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is ophcrack downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of ophcrack.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 3.8.0.
- Is ophcrack free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to ophcrack?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.