Atomic RAR Password Recovery

Atomic RAR Password Recovery

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  • Dictionary attack
  • Brute force attack
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Editorial review


José Fernández Senior editor

Atomic RAR Password Recovery is a password cracker for RAR files. It uses a wizard to let you configure the cracking process. There are two ways in which this tool can crack a password: brute force attack and dictionary attack. Both of them have varying degrees of success depending on a few factors.

The brute force attack is perhaps the most successful attack for passwords that are not only words.
This attack uses combinations of letters, numbers and symbols one at a time to try to guess the password for a RAR file. You can specify the characters to use and a minimal and maximal password length.

The dictionary attacks requires that you create or download from somewhere TXT files with lists of words in them. The more words, the more successful the attack will be. The application does not come with any dictionaries.

In my testing, I rar'd a file and gave it "dada1" as a password. I was hoping Atomic RAR Password Recovery would crack it in a heart beat. However, the trial of this app only allows you to try to crack passwords of no more than 3 characters. It is a weird limitation, considering that Atomic ZIP Password Recovery didn't have anything like that. So, unfortunately, I can't tell whether the app does any good work or not, since well, I could crack a 3 character password manually with some time in my hands.


  • Good interface and attack configuration options.


  • The trial doesn't really let you test the app's capabilities.
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Publisher's description

Atomic RAR Password Recovery is a software designed to restore the password for the archives created by WinRAR. Due to the structure of the RAR-file, encryption in RAR is quite strong, so the password can not be found instantly as it takes a lot of resources. The speed of the password search depends on the archive version. Password restoring procedure for RAR 2.xx archives is much faster then for the RAR 3.xx ones.

Brute-force attack generates the list of passwords using all available symbols and checks them one-by-one. It's slow method, but only it can guarantee the password recovery. Brute-force attack can be used if your password is less than say 5 characters, otherwise, password recovery can take months! In fact, the longer your password is, the longer it takes (exponentially)!

Hey! If your password is a known word (not name or so) then there is a way out. You should use Dictionary attack. This method could speed up things to about 1/2 an hour. You can get Dictionaries (word lists) on the Internet. Under the Dictionary attack all provided passwords are checked.

Atomic RAR Password Cracker has a friendly user interface. It has a wizard which helps you to find the password in the fastest way. The program is able to save a current state (you can interrupt the program at any time, and restart from the same state later). Estimated time calculator allows you to configure the program more carefully.

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