Gain Access to Password-Protected Documents
Advanced Office Password Recovery unlocks documents created with all versions of Microsoft Office from Office 2.0 to latest builds of Office 365, and supports documents in WordPerfect Office, Lotus SmartSuite, OpenDocument and Hangul Office formats. The tool can recover passwords for Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Project, Money, PowerPoint, Visio, Publisher and OneNote.
Special attention is paid to Microsoft Word .doc and Microsoft Excel .xls documents. For such files, the recovery is often possible within guaranteed timeframe. The Professional edition comes with a set of patented Thunder Tables, which allows decrypting legacy .doc and .xls files by targeting the encryption key instead of the original password.
Faster Attacks with GPU Acceleration
Microsoft consistently hardens protection in every major Office release. Computation-intensive encryption employed in the latest versions of Microsoft Office makes password recovery tools relying solely on computer’s CPU no longer fit for the job.
Advanced Office Password Recovery supports multiple video cards and simultaneous operation of multiple CPU and GPU cores. All or some CPU/GPU cores can be designated to the password recovery task, enabling maximum performance or allowing for nonintrusive background processing. [ElcomSoft GPU acceleration technology][gpu] supports unlimited numbers of AMD or NVIDIA boards including the latest generation of high-performance accelerators.
Note for Hangul Office users: GPU acceleration is available for Hangul Office spreadsheet application (Hancell), and is not available for its text processing application (Hanword).
Instant Access to Password-Protected Documents
Not all passwords are equally strong. Advanced Office Password Recovery provides instant access to many types of password-protected documents, including those created in Microsoft Word and Excel versions 97 and 2000. Later versions of Microsoft Word and Excel save documents and spreadsheets in compatibility mode by default making them available for instant password recovery.
By carefully analyzing the algorithms and implementations of password protection in different versions of Microsoft Office applications, ElcomSoft developed work-around solutions that allow recovering certain kinds of passwords instantly instead of performing lengthy attacks. Advanced Office Password Recovery is well aware of the various methods of password protection, and implements all the tricks that allow you to recover protected documents in a matter of seconds.
Unlocks Legacy Office Documents
A large number of Microsoft Office documents is still saved in the legacy format for compatibility and interoperability reasons. The legacy format (which can be identified by the .doc/.xls extension as opposed to the modern .docx/.xlsx format) employs weak 40-bit encryption that predates the much stronger AES. Advanced Office Password Recovery has a special trick for such documents, allowing to break encryption by targeting the encryption key instead of the password.
In addition to Microsoft Office family, Advanced Office Password Recovery can instantly unlock many WordPerfect Office document and all files produced by Lotus SmartSuite.
- The maximum length of displayed passwords is limited to 3 characters
- Some Dictionary Attack Options are disabled
- No Log File support
- VBA Backdoor feature is not available
- VBA Passwords cannot be changed or removed
- Microsoft Excel Add-Ins (XLA) cannot be unlocked
- Microsoft Access Database Owner Information is not shown
- Thunder Tables are not supported
- Attack on 40-bit encryption keys is not supported