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 Password Utilities for Windows 2000

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ADS Security Wizard  Size: 2.3Mb Shareware: $12.00
Allows you to manage your passwords and other sensitive information securely and easily with a fun new visual interface. Store unlimited number of passwords and related information in a secure (320 bit encryption!) database, or store other information such as credit card numbers, registration/serial numbers, and more. Features customizable categories and database fields, can encrypt and decrypt sensitive files, and generate passwords. Text interface for traditional master password entry. Send information to other applications, place information on the clipboard , or start a document or internet address (URL) on demand. Track expiry and last change dates. Handy windows system tray support. ZIP-compatible backup/restore utility.
Advanced Password Generator Size: 279Kb Shareware: $14.00
Advanced Password Generator is a Windows based application designed to generate passwords of any length and character content. This application is smallest, easiest and realfast program
could be used for network administrators, internet service providers and other jobs where passwords must be created and administered. Advanced Password Generator allow users to do choice random number generator, which built into this application. This feature is used to generate an extremely random seed value. Random number generators written in low-level language, and some of random number generators, which built into this application, is impossible to write in high-level language (Basic,Pascal,C++ and other). Advanced Password Generator will create alphabetic, numeric, alphanumeric or all keyboard characters password of user-defined lengths. Password can be generated in lowercase or mixed case.
Access Password Recovery  Size: 489K Shareware: $30.00
Advanced Access Password Recovery (or simply ACPR) could be used to recover your lost password for Microsoft Access 95/97/2000 database. Unregistered version shows only first three characters of the password. Besides, registered version can remove the password from the database, and change it to the one of your choice (for Access 95/97 only). Multilingual passwords are supported. Full install/uninstall support. Please note that this program doesn't recover user/group level passwords - it works with "open" passwords only.
Advanced VBA Password Recovery  Size: 587k Shareware: $30.00
This program (Advanced VBA Password Recovery, or simply AVPR) can be used to recover lost or forgotten passwords to view and edit Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) projects source code in Microsoft Office 97 and Office 2000 documents.
Advanced ZIP Password Recovery Size: 695K Shareware: $30.00
Advanced ZIP Password Recovery (or simply AZPR) can be used to recover lost or forgotten passwords for a ZIP/PKZip/WinZip archives. Unfortunately, there is no known method to extract the password from the compressed file; so the only available methods are brute-force, dictionary-based and known-plaintext attacks.
Critical Mass Size: 2.95Mb Shareware: $20.00
Critical Mass is a very powerful yet simple to use application to store your web page passwords, passwords for applications, serial numbers of applications, credit card information, login information for remote servers, and a miscellaneous category to store other passwords. Critical Mass features an attractive interface, the ability to generate and print HTML and text reports, and tools to change the Windows logon and screen saver passwords. Critical Mass itself can be password protected and the data files are encrypted to protect against intruders. HTML Help is provided. Also, Critical Mass can be optionally launched at system startup and can be run from the system tray.
Locksmith Size: 1.2 Mb Application: $49.00
Locksmith "picks the lock" on machines when you've lost the Administrator account password. Allows you to specify a new password for any account on the system, including the Administrator account, in less than 20 minutes. No demo version is available.
Password Age  Size: 44K Freeware
Displays the age of the password for user and computer accounts. For computer accounts, this information can be used to determine if the computer is no longer being used. For users, it can be used to determine which accounts are not being used or have expired.
Passwords Plus  Size: 1.5Mb Shareware: $12.00
The professional way to manage your passwords easily and securely. "No other password management utility combines the power and ease-of -use of Passwords Plus! Get it - you won't regret it!" Passwords Plus is loaded with useful features, including tracking when passwords were last changed, generating "smart" random passwords, monitoring for specific windows and automatically sending information, encrypting/decrypting files, launching applications, checking for expiry dates, automatically shutting down if not used for a specified period, and much more. 
Spytech PasswordLock  Size: 386k Shareware: $19.95
PasswordLock allows you to securely store all your private passwords in one easy to manage, password protected encrypted list. No more sticky notes with your passwords laying around your computer.
Random Password Generator Pro  Size: 5.17Mb Shareware: $24.95
Random Password Generator-PRO allows can create up to 1,200,000 unique passwords with as many as 60 characters each in a single execution. You can run as many executions as desired. You may select the password criteria using numbers, upper and lowercase letters and/or special characters. Up to 94 different characters are available for your selection. In addition, password rules may be applied to require this software to select specific character types (i.e. numbers, upper/lowercase letters, special characters) at specific password positions. Users may now vary password lengths in the same execution with Minimum and Maximum password length field inputs. This program was featured in "Windows Magazine" as "Superior Shareware" (Aug 1995), "Computer Shopper" Magazine (Aug 1996) and was recently rated 5-Stars by ZDNET (Sep 1999) and (Nov 1999), their highest rating.
Ultimate Zip Cracker Size: 666K Shareware: $35.00
The Ultimate ZIP Cracker shows you the password to any password-protected ZIP, ARJ, MS-Word and MS-Excel file! Several powerful algorithms are used to search for lost passwords. Unlike many other similar programs, Ultimate ZIP Cracker allows you to make sure that your lost password will be found BEFORE you buy the program. The trial version won't actually show you the recovered password, but it WILL show you the first bytes of files in the ZIP or ARJ so you know it worked.
Unique Password Pro Size: 755K Shareware: $7.00
Unique Password Pro Generates a single random password or a list of random passwords based on a selected set of formatting options. The list of generated passwords can be saved in a normal text file as a list or in a comma separated values (CSV) file for import into your spreadsheet or database applications.  ZDNet Editors Pick
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.


SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful. NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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