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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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2017-07-02, 11:24:47
anonymous from Italy  
help me, i need password for the sims 2 - reloaded
2017-07-06, 15:30:21
lovelygirl2015@outlook.fr  
please!the passwordof battlefield4
2017-07-07, 21:36:18
anonymous from Pakistan  
naseer
2017-07-07, 21:36:52
anonymous from Pakistan  
uploadsnack.com/yAHN2r



We decided to limit the downloads for this file, so only those who will follow the next steps will have acces to it, that's why we're asking to complete a short survey before you can download the password.
After you complete the survey the download will automatically begin.
Thank you for your support!
2017-07-08, 11:33:57
anonymous  
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help...
2017-07-09, 19:16:44
anonymous  
plz send me password for the rar named the amazing spiderman 2 ..plzz help me out
email>>>>>> atanu.ranajit@gmail.com
2017-07-12, 07:01:07
anonymous from Bangladesh  
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i need passward for GTR. FIA. Racing.
2017-07-14, 05:10:24
anonymous from India  
please genrate password



Keywords:
2017-07-16, 11:22:53
anonymous from Canada  
can u plz tell me the password of amazing spider man..anyone plz help me out
2017-07-21, 08:00:00
sunchushri07@gmail.com from India  
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Hi I have downloaded Tom Clancy's Ranbow six vegas 2 SKIDROW
And i need password for unzip rar so plz help me
2017-07-23, 06:00:49
Dacia from Calarasi, Romania  
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Viviana Zurita did it work bro
2017-07-26, 06:14:24
anonymous from United States  
halo 3 passwood pizzzzzzzzzzzz
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