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How to Hack Windows Password with Free Linux Live CD

May 20th, 2012 by Admin

Forgetting Windows password means losing access to important files and settings on your computer. A password hint can provide clues to help you recall your password. But in most situations, we can’t recognize the importance of password hint and leave it as blank when set a new password. How to hack or recover Windows password so you can regain access to your computer?

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to hack Windows password with a Linux live CD – Ophcrack, which is a freeware that can crack Windows password so you can login without making any changes to your computer.

Step 1: Download Ophcrack and Create A Linux Live CD

The first thing we will need to do is download the CD image from Ophcrack’s website. There are two options to download: XP or Vista. So make sure you grab the right one. The Vista download works with Windows Vista or Windows 7, and the only difference between XP and Vista is the “tables” Ophcrack uses to hack the password.

Once the .iso file is downloaded, burn it to a CD using any CD/DVD burning software you like, such as BurnCDCC or ImgBurn. If you are going to be cracking your password on a computer that doesn’t have a CD drive, such as a netbook, you can also burn the ISO image to a USB flash drive using Universal USB Creator.

Step 2: Hack Windows Password

Boot the computer from the Linux Live CD that you created.  On some computers you may have to go into the BIOS settings to change the boot order or push a key to show the boot menu.

Once the disk is done booting, Ophcrack should start automatically and will begin hacking the passwords for all of the users on your computer.

If you have a complex password it will take a lot longer than simple passwords, and with the free tables your password may never be cracked. Once the hack is done you will see the password in plain text, write it down and reboot the machine to login. If your password isn’t hacked, you can also log in as one of the other users with admin rights and then change your password from within Windows.

With the free tables available you will not be able to hack every password, but the paid tables range from $100 to $1000 so you may be better off just resetting your password with Reset Windows Password utility.

How to Recover AOL Password Saved In AOL Instant Messenger

May 18th, 2012 by Admin

I sign-into my AOL Instant Messenger every day. The messenger logs in automatically because the password is saved on my computer. I want to login into AOL Instant Messenger on another machine but I don’t remember my password anymore. How can I see it?

Every now and again, you may forgot your AOL instant messenger password. It’s very convenient to keep your AOL password remembered by AOL instant messenger, so you can log in to your account without typing your password every time you start your computer. The problem is that it also makes you easy to forgot the password you rarely used. How to recover AOL password saved in AOL instant messenger?

This tutorial we’ll show you an easy way to recover AOL password you forgot. To get started, we need to use AIM Password Recovery program. Then follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install AIM Password Recovery program on your local computer.
  2. Launch AIM Password Recovery program.
  3. Click Start Recovery button.
  4. The program will search the AOL profiles for your AOL instant messenger,  then decrypt and recover your AOL passwords instantly.

This tool can be used to recover AOL passwords for AOL instant messenger 6, 7 and AIM Pro.

How to Recover Firefox Passwords In 3 Steps

May 3rd, 2012 by Admin

Firefox is one of the most popular browser and my favorite also. I have been using it for about five years. Often we tend to use Remember Me option when we log into any password protected website. This saves the password inside Firefox and next time when we open the same site, password field is automatically filled. This saves our lot of time but indeed this method is also at high risk compromising password. Password saved inside Firefox could be easily revealed with Password Recovery Bundle. Firefox hidden password with asterisk characters so normal users will not see the actual password. But the password could be easily decrypted with Password Recovery Bundle. It’s able to decrypt all password saved inside Firefox. It’s a great software to test security and protect password from compromising.

Let’s see how can we recover Firefox password in just 3 steps:

  1. First install Password Recovery Bundle on your local computer.
  2. Launch the program, then click Start Recovery button. The program will pop up a drop-down menu that displays all supported password types.
  3. Select the Firefox Password option. The program will instantly reveal all saved passwords with website URLs, logins and passwords.

Additionally, Password Recovery Bundle also supports Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Apple Safari. It has ability to uncover any saved password saved in all popular web browsers.

How to Turn On / Off Passcode In iPhone 4s

April 7th, 2012 by Admin

This article describes steps to enable Passcode for those who like it and steps to disable Passcode for those who don’t like it in iPhone 4s.

Passcode is a secure way in order to protect your iPhone from strangers. Meaning a security Passcode (something like password of accounts you have to remember) must be entered before accessing the device. Some people think this feature is useful and want to enable it but some think it’s annoyed and want to disable from their iPhone.

Before changing this configure, turn on your iPhone then tap on Settings icon at home screen. Then tap on General icon.

How to Turn On Passcode in iPhone 4s:

Passcode Lock should be Off status in this case:

Tap on Passcode Lock menu in order to Turn Passcode On.

Simply type and re type (to confirm) 4 digits to set your Passcode.

That’s all. Try to turn off or clock your iPhone then turn on again, you will be asked to enter passcode like this:

How to Turn Off Passcode in iPhone 4s:

Passcode Lock should be On status in this case:

Tap on Passcode Lock menu in order to Turn Passcode Off. You will be asked to enter Passcode:

After entering right Passcode, tap on Turn Passcode Off menu to disable Passcode.

You will be asked to enter Passcode again in order to confirm disable Passcode.

How to Remove / Recover MS Excel Password

March 29th, 2012 by Admin

Can’t open password-protected Excel files? How many times has happened that you set a password on an Excel spreadsheet or workbook and then you forget about it? or worst, the person that set up the password on the spreadsheet no longer works with you, and you have a spreadsheet that can’t modify. what do you do? easy, use Excel Password Remover.

Note: Excel Password Remover can’t be used to remove password set to open a spreadsheet. If you are unable to open the file because it asks you for a password, this program won’t help you. Then you need to get our Excel Password Recovery program to crack the file open password.

Excel Password Remover is a program to remove the password to be able to modify an existing password protected workbook or spreadsheet, with that in mind let’s proceed on how to use it.

Download Excel password remover from this link. Unzip the download file, there are two files: password.xla and password_2007_2010.xlam. password.xla is designed to remove MS Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 passwords while password_2007_2010.xlam is for removing Excel 2007/2010 passwords.

Here we’ll show you how to remove MS Excel XP password. Open your password-protected sheet or workbook. After the password-protected sheet is open, click to open the password.xla add-in, you should get a warning like this:

If you get a different message, probably you need to lower your security settings on your Excel. If your current settings are high, set them to medium.

After you click on Enable Macros, you will get a pop-up saying the macro is loaded:

After you get the pop-up, on Excel go to Tools, and click on Unprotect workbook and Unprotect sheet.

You should get a pop-up window when your spreadsheet has been unprotected:

That’s it, your Excel workbook or spreadsheet should be now unprotected.

Never Forgot The Hard Drive Password You Set

March 28th, 2012 by Admin

Hard drive passwords block access to all the files stored on the hard disk in your computer. They offer great security without having to install any software, without having to learn much, without having to spend a nickel and at the minor nuisance cost of entering a single password when turning on your computer. They are more secure than operating system passwords or BIOS-resident power-on passwords. Hard drive passwords only comes into play when a computer is turned on.

To begin with, not all computers offer hard disk passwords as an option. To see if it’s available, you have to get into the BIOS setup/configuration program and poke around. If it’s there, it will probably be in a “Security” or “Password” section.

In a corporate environment the home office techies should have set the Master password which allows them access even when employees forget their User level password. Outside of a corporation, you should be able to set both the Master and User passwords, in effect, giving you two passwords. Remember either one and you’re fine. I say “should” because the Acer Aspire One only allows you to set a single password. In contrast, ThinkPad lets you set both User and Master passwords. If multiple users in a household share a common computer they would all need to know the hard disk password. The only protection provided in this case would be if the machine was stolen.

But if you forgot the hard drive password, don’t expect any help from the computer manufacturer in bypassing a hard drive password. Lenovo/IBM says:

Do not forget your hard disk password! Keep it in a safe place. If you forget your hard disk password, there is no way to reset your password or recover data in the hard disk drive. Neither an IBM authorized reseller nor IBM marketing representative can make the hard disk drive usable.

Elsewhere, HP warns:

In the event that both DriveLock passwords are lost, the hard drive is rendered unusable . . . There is no “back-door” that can be used to unlock the drive if both passwords are lost.

Likewise, Hitachi says:

There is no way to bypass the security password feature of Hitachi hard disk drives. If the password is not known or has been misplaced, Hitachi will not be able to assist in gaining access to the data on the drive.

So you should know how secure the hard drive passwords are. Never forgot the hard drive password you set until you know exactly how to hack a hard disk password.

Password Protect Folders in Windows Without Any Software

March 27th, 2012 by Admin

Most of us have private data. Not all of us have a private computer to keep that data. So, we just end up with other people viewing that data. Although password protecting software do work, it is almost useless to hide private data with these software (because we are always questioned as to what it is that we are hiding with the help of these software).

Hidden folders do not work as they can be easily searched with Windows Search. So, we need an alternative way to create hidden password-protected folders which only we can access. And that is exactly what we will learn in this post.

With this trick, you can create a secure password-protected folder in Windows which no one except you can access. To use this trick, please click here to download a self-extracting file and save it to your desktop or other location. Uncompress the .zip file, you’ll see the batch file: protectfolder.bat.

How to Lock Your Folder with Password:
1) Double-click on the batch file. A new folder will be created.
2) Copy your personal data or secret files into that folder. Again, double-click on the batch file. Type Y and press Enter. The folder will be hidden from view.

How to Unlock Your Folder:
1) To re-view your folder, double-click on the batch file.
2) Enter password as “” without quotes and press Enter key. This is also the default password. Your folder will be visible again.

The overall usability of this trick can be improved by deleting the batch file after hiding your folder and re-creating it when you wish to access your folder again. If you face any problem using this trick, you can write a comment and I will do my best to help you.

Note: This works on Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista. First try this on useless data to be sure and then only hide your personal data. If you need a more secure and reliable method to protect your private data, please refer to our product – Protect My Folders.

How to Recover Lost Product Keys on Windows 7

March 25th, 2012 by Admin

Lost your product key somewhere but now you have to reformat Windows 7 system and you cant find the box that contain the key. How to recover lost product keys on Windows 7? The product keys of installed Windows programs will lost after reinstalling the operating system or in the event of a system crash. So you’ll know the importance of performing regular backups to save your product keys in case of a system failure.

In this article, we’ll provide a way to quickly and easily recover and backup the product keys for most commercial software installed on your local computer. To get started you need to download and install the latest version of Product Key Finder. Then follow these steps:

How to Recover Lost Product Keys on Windows 7

  1. Launch the Product Key Finder program.

  2. Click the Start Recovery button, it will bring up a drop-down menu that provides three recovery mode: From current system,From non-booting system and From remote computer.
  3. Select the From current system mode from the drop-down menu. This program will automatically scan your Windows 7 system for product keys. Quickly recover and display product keys for Windows 7, Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader, SQL Server, VMware Workstation, MS Exchange and and many other software products installed in your Windows 7 system.
  4. Click the Save To File button to backup all of the recovered product keys to a safe place, or even print it out so all of your Windows 7 product keys are available on one sheet of paper.

2 Methods to Recover Forgotten iTunes Password

March 21st, 2012 by Admin

iTunes is a great piece of software for anyone that likes music. Even if you don’t have an iPod, it is very useful for organizing your music library and adding to your library by buying new songs at low prices. Of course, you need to have the appropriate account for the iTunes store. If you have an Apple account that you use with iTunes, then you will have to remember your account username and password. The username should just be your email address, but the password has to be created by you.

If you forgot your iTunes password, then you will need to go through a short and fairly painless procedure to get it back. In this article we’ll show you two methods to recover lost or forgotten iTunes password.

Solution 1: Online iTunes Password Reset

If you forgot your iTunes password, then don’t panic. Just launch the iTunes program, click on your username in the top right corner (or the sign in tab if it doesn’t remember you) and then try to sign in. There’s a button to the right of the password field that is labeled “Forgot Password?”. Click on this button to bring up the next screen.

This one needs you to enter the username for the related account. As I said, this should just be the relevant email address. Type it in to pull up the next screen that’s specific for your account. You have two options for recovery at this stage.

Option 1: If you still have access to the email account, then you can have it just reset the password. iTunes will send a new link to your email address. If you click on the link, it will just reset your password to something new. Use this new password to log into your iTunes account and then bring up your account information again. Change the password to something that you’ll remember and then call it a day.

Option 2: If you don’t have access to the email or don’t want to go through the email reset process, you can have it ask you your secret question. It will first ask you to confirm a piece of account information, like your birthday, and then it will give you the secret question that you used when you signed up for the iTunes account. You just have to answer it to get your account back. Hopefully you can remember you secret question. If not, then you’ll need to use the iTunes.

Solution 2: Recover iTunes Password with Password Recovery Tool

Nearly most Web browsers have a pretty nifty password manager, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera. When you log into iTune account from the iTunes Store, the Web browser offers to save your user name and password. The next time you visit that page, user name and password fields are auto completed for you. A real time-saver.

But have you ever forgotten your iTune password and need to recover the password saved in your browser? Once you have let your web browser remembers your password, it’s quite easy to recover the password with Password Recovery Bundle. Let’s take the example of Firefox browser.

1) Download and install Password Recovery Bundle.
2) Run Password Recovery Bundle, then click the Start Recovery button. It will bring up a drop-down menu that shows all supported password types.
3) Select the Firefox Password option.
4) The program will instantly decrypt the passwords saved in Firefox’s password manager, then display the logins and passwords to all your iTune accounts.

If neither of these works, then you will have to call iTunes support to try and find a human who can help you. If you have some other account details, then they might be able to help.

Hopefully these instructions should help anyone who forgot their iTunes password get their account back in order.

How to Reset LenovoThinkPad BIOS Password

March 10th, 2012 by Admin

An Lenovo ThinkPad laptop can have the following passwords set:

1. Power ON Password
RT/CMOS RAM has 8 bytes reserved for the power-on password. The 8 bytes are initialized to hex 00. The microprocessor can access these bytes only during POST. After POST is completed the password bytes are locked and cant be accessed.

During installation, this password (1 to 7 characters) is stored in the security space.

The program Easy-Setup’s built-in system has the function of installing the password. After the power-on password has been installed, it can be changed or removed only during POST.

2. Hard Disk Password
The hard-disk password (HDP) protects your removable hard disk drive’s data from being accessed by anyone who is unauthorized.

3. Supervisor Password
The supervisor password protects the system information in Easy-Setup from being changed without permission.

Use software to Reset an IBM ThinkPad’s Power On Password
Boot the IBM ThinkPad, and KeyMaker will recover the BIOS password.

Use hardware to Reset an IBM ThinkPad Power On Password
If you cannot boot the ThinkPad and only the power-on password is set, do the following:

• Power off the computer
• Remove the DIMM cover on the bottom side of the computer.
• Short-circuit the two password pads or put a jumper on the contacts to short the circuit.
• Under the short-circuit condition, power on the computer and wait until the POST ends. After the POST ends, the password prompt does not appear. The power-on password is removed.
• Reinstall the DIMM cover.

If both the power-on password and the supervisor password are set, do the following:

• Power on the computer by pressing and holding F1.
• Enter the supervisor password. The Easy-Setup menu appears.
• Click on the Password icon.
• Click on the Power on icon.
• Enter the supervisor password and press the Space bar.
• Press Enter twice.
• Click on Exit; then click on Restart.

If you forgot the Windows login password for your Lenovo ThinkPad laptop or desktop PC, then you can easily reset the password using our Reset Windows Password software.