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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 can I Access Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003 if I Forgot Administrator Password

May 6th, 2012 by Admin

Hello, how to reset the administrator password that has been forgot? I cannot log in Windows and my administrator account is disabled. How can I change the my Windows 7 password? I will be thankful that if you give me the idea.

As it’s well known to us, the administrator is the built-in administrative account which has unrestricted access to everything on the computer. So if you have forgotten the administrator password, it’s a daunting task for you to reset the administrator password, especially when it’s the only user with administrative rights.  How can you get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system?

One method of gaining access to the system is to remove the administrator password using a password reset disk. What’s the most important is that we must create the Windows password reset disk before we forgot administrator password. However I don’t think this approach will help you, otherwise you wouldn’t be sitting here reading article, would you?

Another method is to recover administrator password using Ophcrack LiveCD. Ophcrack is an open source (GPL licensed) program that cracks Windows passwords by using LM hashes through rainbow tables. The program includes the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. It is claimed that these tables can crack 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords of up to 14 characters in usually a few minutes.  If you’re not ‘techie’ or are short on time, we always recommends the third method below.

A third method is to use Password Recovery Bundle, one of the most popular Windows password recovery software, which will enable you to reset lost Windows password and logon with a blank password. Download and install the software on an accessible computer, it enables you to create a password reset bootdisk. Boot your locked Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003 system from the bootdisk and it enables you to reset / unlock your lost administrator password easily and instantly. Additionally Password Recovery Bundle can also be used to reset domain administrator password on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.

There are several options for you to regain access to Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003 if you forgot administrator password.  With these methods you should be able to reset Windows administrator password and log on your computer successfully.

How to Stop Programs from Accessing the Internet on Windows 7

May 6th, 2012 by Admin

If you have installed a lot of applications on your computer,  you might wish to stop and block some programs from accessing the Internet on your Windows 7 operating system. In this way you will be able to better control your computer, decide which applications really need to gain access to the Internet and know what it is going on in your computer background, while you are writing a document or watching a movie, for example. Being in charge of your computer  background processes is also a way to prevent being hacked by  spyware and malware which often attempt to connect to the Web in order to allow hackers  to steal your private file or inject viruses .

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Windows Firewall.
  4. On the Firewall section, on the left pane, click the  Allow a Program or a Feature through the Windows Firewall.
  5. Click the Change Settings button on the right side of the window, right above the list of programs which have got Internet access.
  6. Untick all applications or those suspicious features you want to check, control or know what they are for. This will stop them from accessing to the Internet.
  7. Click the OK button at the end of the list.
  8. Next time these applications will need to gain access to the Web they will need your approval.

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 Change the Boot Sequence in the BIOS

April 28th, 2012 by Admin

Looking to change the boot order for your Windows XP or Vista machine? By changing the boot order, you can force your computer to boot from a CD/DVD drive, a USB flash drive, or even off the network.

Changing the boot order on a PC is mostly done in order to boot from a recovery disk or from an OEM disk to run some kind of Windows repair software, such as Windows password reset utility.

So here are the steps to change the boot sequence for a PC:

Step 1: The first thing you have to do is restart your computer and enter the BIOS. You can enter the BIOS when you see a message such as Press FX to enter setup or something similar.

On a Dell machine it’s usually F2, Toshiba is F1 or ESC, HP is F1 or F2, and IBMs usually require you to go to Start, Programs and then Thinkpad CFG to start up in the BIOS.

Step 2: Now that you are in the BIOS, the tough part is finding the boot order section. Note that there are not a ton of options in a BIOS, so just go through every page if you have to until you see something like First Boot Device, Boot Order, Boot Management, Boot Sequence, etc.

It may also be under Advanced BIOS Features or Advanced Boot Options. In the above screenshot, it’s under Advanced BIOS Features. Use the arrow keys to navigate.


As you can see, there is a First, Second and Third Boot Device. Scroll down and use the arrow keys to change the device to HDD (hard drive), Removable Device (USB flash drive), CDROM, or Network. You could also have a BIOS that looks like this:

The instructions for changing the boot order are in the sidebar, but usually it requires pressing the + or – buttons to move items up and down in the order list. The first item in the list is what will be scanned first when booting. If boot media is not found, it will try the second device and so on.

Finally, go to Exit and make sure you choose Yes to the Save configuration changes and exit now? question.

That’s pretty much it! If you have any questions or can’t get into the BIOS on your computer, post a comment here and I will try to help! Enjoy!

Forgot Active Directory Password? How to Reset It Easily

April 28th, 2012 by Admin

I have install first time Active Directory on my server 2003 and set the password within installation. And after this I forget password. Now I cannot logon even server 2003. Is there any possibility to logon my server and Active Directory or I need format & do installation again.If there is any way to out over this problem, tell me how to do this?

Forgot Active Directory password? The network administrator left without leaving the server password?  The problem may become quite tricky if there are a lot of domain accounts in it. You may couldn’t simply choose to reinstall Active Directory as there are many factors you need to consider. Fortunately there is an easy-to-use Windows password recovery software that can give you a hand. With Reset Windows Password utility, you can easily and quickly reset forgotten Active Directory password in minutes.

Let’s see how can you reset Active Directory password you forgot:

Step 1: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive

  1. Click here to download and save the Reset Windows Password self-extracting Zip file to a folder on your hard drive, then extract the ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso from it.
  2. Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive on your computer.
  3. Download and install the ISO2Disc utility, launch the program.
  4. Click the Browse button to locate your ISO image file, then click the Start Burn button to burn the ISO image to your CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

    Burn ISO Image to CD/DVD or USB flash drive

Step 2: Change BIOS Settings

  1. Boot your locked computer. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab, then change the Boot Device Priority: Set 1st Boot Device to CDROM if you just created a bootable CD or DVD, or set 1st Boot Device to Removable Device if a bootable USB flash drive was created.

    BIOS Setting

  3. Press F10 to save your changes. Now your computer is able to boot from CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Step 3: Reset Windows Active Directory Password

  1. Insert the newly burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive to your locked computer, then reboot your computer.
  2. Then you will see Reset Windows Password is initializing.

    Loading from the Reset Windows Password bootdisk

  3. Simply select the Active Directory database file (ntds.dit), the program will list all domain accounts for your domain controller. Select a user account and click the Reset button, the password will be changed to Password123.

    Reset Windows Password

  4. Click the Restart button to reboot the computer, you are able to log in to Active Directory (AD) server using the new password: Password123.

In addition, Reset Windows Password also enables you to reset Windows local administrator and user password on Windows 8, 7, 2008, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000.

How to Recover Acer eRecovery Password

April 26th, 2012 by Admin

Acer eRecovery is a vendor-specific method you can use to restore your computer to its original factory settings, or to custom settings you create and store on your hard drive or other removable media. eRecovery also contains a backup utility you can use to back up data to your hard drive or other removable media. Access to eRecovery requires you to use the default “000000” password or one you select. While it is important to store a custom password in a safe location, if you lose or forget it, there are steps you can take to recover your Acer eRecovery password.

Stage 1: Locate and Unhide Hidden Rescue Partition
Acer stores custom eRecovery passwords on your computer in PQService, a hidden rescue partition. We need to make this partition visible so that we can access it to recover eRecovery password.

1. Right click on My Computer icon and select Properties.
2. Under Computer Management, click Disk Management. In the right pane, you’ll see all drivers on your local computer, including the hidden partition PQService.
3. Right click on the PQService partition, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
4. Click Change and then assign a drive letter to your PQService partition.

Now you should be able to open and view the PQService partition from Windows Exporer.

Stage 2: Reset eRecovery Password

1. Navigate to the drive containing PQService. Find the file aimdrs.dat. Right-click on the file and select Open with and then choose Notepad or another text editor you prefer.

2. Open the file with your text editor and locate the eRecovery password. Look for a line that reads, “Password=password name”, “Hint=the password hint”. Write down the password and close the file.

Now you can access Acer eRecovery with the recovered password.