List of Free and Open Source Password Recovery Software

Here is our list of Free and Open Source Password Recovery Software. Please contact us if you know of a program that should be on this page. Boffin supports open source software. If you have an open source project, we may consider making a small donation to your project. To be considered, please get in touch via the contact page.

Asterisk Key

Asterisk Key hidden passwords in dialog boxes and web pages can be revealed with this software. Its not limited to English passwords only so password recovery is easier.


Ophcrack is a free password cracker for Windows, Linux/Unix, and Mac OS X. It comes with probabilistic tables for faster cracking of probable passwords. Currently, its success rate for recovering passwords is high for Windows XP than Vista and 7.

PC Login Now

PC Login Now is a full version freeware for Windows Vista, Windows XP/XP with SP2, Windows 2003 server and Windows 2000/NT. Aside from password recovery and resetting, this tool also helps with admin account setting updates, locking and unlocking.

Cain & Abel

Cain & Abel is an all-out password recovery tool for Windows users. It uses diverse yet advanced technology to crack forgotten computer passwords such as Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis. Its latest version can also check encrypted protocols like SSH-1 and HTTPS to recover passwords.

Free Word Password / Excel Password Recovery Software

Free Word Password / Excel Password Recovery Software is the software that offers the solution to recovering lost password for Word and Excel files. This is a full product and uses a words from a large database of dictionaries and character combinations to crack the passwords.

Windows Password Kracker

Windows Password Kracker as its name implies helps recover lost or forgotten password for Windows PC. It gets the original Windows password back by using the dictionary crack method. Its product site also provides word lists or dictionaries of password collection. As well, the free software can be used alongside other password recovery tools for additional techniques like brute-force.

WeenySoft's Free Password Recovery

WeenySoft's Free Password Recovery is a free Microsoft Office compatible software. It does not recover passwords ultimately but provides hints and reminders for users to remember the forgotten password and/or shows the hidden password behind the asterisk string in the dialogue box. It also supports password recovery for Microsoft email clients and Windows-based FTP clients.