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Top 5 Best Free ZIP File Password Cracker or Recovery Tools for Windows

Zipping a bunch of files or a big file is a very common practice. Sometimes if the zipped content is private or needs to be secured then a password can be applied to the zipped file so that only the user who knows the password can unzip it. But troubles may arise when you forget the zip file password. Zip password cracker is a software program which facilitates you to recover your Zip file password if its forgotten. Five best free Zip password recovery tools are mentioned below which are easy to install and safe to use. All ZIP password crackers are actually brute force ZIP password recovery programs.

1. Appnimi Zip Password Unlocker

Appnimi ZIP Password Cracker is a free software program which is designed to search for passwords of protected ZIP files. This program guarantees the most complicated passwords recovery. Appnimi ZIP Password Unlocker searches for the password of the protected ZIP file using Brute Force algorithm. It extracts the file after recovery of password

2. Zip Password Recovery Tool

Zip Password Recovery Tool (Zip Password Cracker) is an easy to use free software program designed to recover lost or forgotten passwords for encrypted ZIP archives. It supports a number of exclusive attacks to crack zip passwords. It accepts self extracting zip archives. It also supports dictionary based attacks.

3. ZIP Password Cracker Pro

The ZIP Password Cracker Pro software application is a freeware program designed to help you generate passwords and apply these to password protected ZIP files. It supports the restart feature where in it stores the information in case there is a power failure and your computer shuts down. This software is very useful when you have backed up data to a ZIP file or forgotten the password.

4. ZIP password finder

ZIP password finder is a completely free software to recover or crack zip archive passwords. It features several functions/attacks, a nice, easy to use interface and free of cost which makes it a great choice for zip file password recovery.

5. Zip Password Recovery 1.40

It is another password recovery tool for zip files. It uses brute force attack to recover passwords. It can also run in background and can be easily terminated in between. It can save its state and can recover and run from the last saved state when run again. It can work as a background process.

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  • VisiC June 26, 2012, 3:33 am

    Very interesting topic. I recall a while ago the consensus was that computing power of common hardware in a few years would make brute-forcing feasible for any reasonably-sized passwords, the average user’s memory/will to remember a complex password being gradually loosing the arms race with raw computing power.
    I guess in this case a solution may be using two factor authentication, with a key file to add a large amount of randomness to make brute force computationally infeasible (unless the key is somewhat recovered by the attacker, the complexity of this being unrelated to computing advancements). In example PeaZip is a Zip utility using two factor authentication.

  • ramakant September 28, 2012, 11:30 am

    Thanks a lot…

  • haha8808 April 1, 2013, 1:23 pm

    thank you!!! i have been looking for this about 4 hours and finally, i found what I was looking for.

  • Alice July 25, 2013, 6:51 pm

    I find another tool named SmartKey ZIP Password Recovery, what do you think of it?

  • Nick August 1, 2013, 1:21 pm

    Thanks! However, Appnimi Zip Password Unlocker continuously stops working after a very short period of time; it just stops. It will restart, but start over– not cool. I am running picozip on another computer working on the same file and it has been running for 7 hours without fail…

    • grama September 19, 2016, 4:31 pm

      Nick if you want somthing to sher whay you lock the files ?I do not anderstand???

  • mohd salim August 21, 2013, 4:54 am

    Dear Sir,

    i had lossed my zip password so please help me.


  • Maurice October 13, 2013, 11:14 am

    When I installed the Appnimi Zip Password Unlocker NOD32 intercepted four modules that were deleted or blocked.

    • Crunch May 25, 2014, 5:53 am

      YEP!! My Avast Pro, AND Full version of MalwareBytes both stopped the Appnimi Site, AND download.. First on this list? It better get removed

      • Matt March 16, 2015, 10:14 pm

        Antivirus programs consider anything that uses a brute force cracking module or code to be a trigger for a popup warning or automatic blocking if you have rules set or an inflexible AV.

        Quite often AV programs throw up false positives, this is one of those times. You need to think about what kind of program it is you’re trying to download on these occasions. As an example, if you told a colleague at work you were downloading a zip file password removing app that brute force cracks the password, would they think you were a hacker? If the answer is yes, your AV program will likely come to the same conclusion!

        It’s also worth noting whether your AV specifies it as being a PUP (potentially unwanted program) or a trojan, dropper or worm. A PUP warning is discretionary, a dropper warning not so! This means if you are downloading a program with some sort of ad delivery system, or a security circumvention tool of some sort it will be flagged, it does not however mean that it has a virus.

        The downside of finding tools to circumvent security is your computer, between Windows and an AV, it will scream and holler that it’s under attack and to fire missiles at the incoming file. Use common sense and Google to establish if a program is actually a real threat and in time you’ll get more of a feel for it.

  • spel po ker December 4, 2013, 12:35 am

    i lost my password of rar file and i tried to recover from other softwares but appnimi is best. thanks you u suggest me good one

  • deep kumar December 4, 2013, 2:52 pm

    i had lossed my zip password so please help me.

  • Shane Anderson January 11, 2014, 5:37 am

    The top one (appnimi) attempts to install all sorts of malware, eg conduit etc… and DOES NOT crack the password at all. Never tested the others as they are all probably the same

  • Maurice January 13, 2014, 11:27 am

    None of the free zip password crackers exploit parallel computing within the GPU which makes them useless for brute force cracking of truly random permutations except the shortest of these that use a limited set of ASCI characters like numbers and lower case letters.

  • Anonymous May 9, 2015, 8:52 pm

    The link to the first unlocker actually leads to a file locker. Link is incorrect.