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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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2018-01-27, 19:55:44
anonymous from United Kingdom  
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2018-02-11, 05:53:17
anonymous from India  
Please send me Password to Assansins Creed 3 :D


2018-02-12, 09:59:44   (updated: 2018-02-12, 10:02:06)
anonymous from Indonesia  
please I need password dirt 2 skidrow
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2018-02-14, 02:47:41
anonymous from Indonesia  
send pass rar uncharted 4. please. dulmahfud@gmail.com
2018-02-18, 02:20:25
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2018-02-18, 02:22:30
anonymous  
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2018-02-20, 17:47:51   (updated: 2018-02-20, 17:49:19)
anonymous from Senegal  
bonjour s il plait quelqu un peu m envoyé le code de a way out
2018-03-14, 22:29:04
anonymous from India  
please send me password for gta sanandreas
skidrow
2018-03-21, 08:26:27
anonymous from India  
I need password for assassin's creed revelations... I downloaded the game from skidrow..
2018-03-26, 05:36:31   (updated: 2018-03-26, 05:37:09)
anonymous  
plz give me password of brother in arms 2 iso to rar to extrect rar file
2018-04-04, 12:29:42
anonymous from India  
i want password for ea sports cricket 07
2018-04-11, 15:11:52
anonymous from India  
i need password for mount and blade 2 bannerlord i have downloaded file from torrents games
2018-04-12, 02:07:18
chiranjit mandal from Canada  
C:\Users\codez\Downloads\Call.of.Duty.3 - RELOADED\Call.of.Duty.3 - RELOADED.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file Call.of.Duty.3 - RELOADED.iso (wrong password ?)

Sir please send my rar password in (mandal.monimp21@gmail.com)


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2018-04-14, 00:45:35
anonymous from Canada  
I download mini ninja game I don't play the game password give me plz
2018-04-14, 00:46:57
anonymous from Canada  
Plz give the mini ninja password


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