Aside from the number of different file types that Passware Kit can be used to recover passwords from, each edition of the software boasts different levels of features. But there are some things common to all of them, including accelerated recovery with NVIDIA and AMD GPUs (up to 400 times with a single GPU), instant results, and password history, where all recovered passwords are saved.
For large businesses whose network administrators need to keep track of all encrypted files and containers on their networks, Passware Kit can do a full system scan in less than an hour, and provide detailed reports on all the files, disk images, and containers it finds, including encryption strength and options for recovering passwords.
There are other useful features such as automated batch modes, instant password resets, recovery of OS user accounts passwords, decryption of hard disk images, and support for running Passware Kit from Amazon EC2 instances included in the Business edition.
The Forensic edition can also be used to recover passwords from Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Microsoft OneDrive, and Android phones.
Interface and in use
As we’ve seen, Passware Kit’s best features are only available in editions focussed on business use. And you sometimes find that software designed for business use isn’t as user-friendly as it could be, with the expectation that IT professionals will be the ones using it.
But that’s not the case with Passware Kit, which is beautifully designed and easy to use. When you launch the app, all of its functions are laid out clearly, and can be accomplished with just a few clicks.
We started off by scanning our test computer for encrypted files, and a couple of minutes later it came back with a list of 19 items found from more than 8,000 files scanned. We could then copy those files to a folder or continue to recover passwords.
You can choose to use predefined settings or customize them yourself. There is also the ability to run a wizard that will ask you questions about the password – such as whether it is a single word or multiple, whether these are dictionary words, and whether there are combined letters, numbers, or symbols.
How long you wait for results is going to depend on how long and complex the password is. Even with GPU acceleration, long, complex passwords can still take hours, days, or even weeks to crack.
Passware only offers limited support options for its products. You can help yourself with its online library of FAQs and how-to articles, or you can fill out a form to lodge a support ticket.
Passware has offices in the US (California) and Estonia, but there is only a phone number listed for the US office, and it’s for sales inquiries only.
From within the app itself, there are only links to the support page on the company’s website, and a link to a quick start page, which in the case of the Business edition that we tested, only displayed a “coming soon” message.
Passware Kit Forensic v2022.4.2 Crack is one of the most comprehensive password recovery apps we’ve tested, covering many more file types than much of the competition. It is aimed mainly at business users, with most of its best features only available in the most expensive versions. But despite being a business-focussed tool, it’s designed to be easy to use for everyone.If there’s one area that’s a bit disappointing, it’s the limited support available. But Passware Kit’s ease of use and the huge range of supported file types still set it apart from the competition.