Stellar Phoenix PDF Password Recovery
Recovers lost or forgotten passwords of protected Acrobat PDF files
An extremely powerful PDF password recovery software to recover 'Document Open Password/User Password' and reset 'Permissions Password/Master Password' of the PDF document.
- Provides Masking and Character set building options to recover PDF password in less time
- Decrypts all Encryption levels applied to the PDF file
- Supports Adobe Acrobat versions – 2.0 to 9.0
Below written are some of the major features of this utility
Unlock Password Protected PDF File
In case you have lost the password of your important PDF documents, the software can be immensely useful in retrieving the passwords. The software efficiently recovers the original 'Document Open Password', you have set for the document and helps in resetting PDF passwords by removing all security permissions.
Mask Module for Efficient Recovery
Under the 'Mask' module, you have the option to define the starting character of the password (If you remember exactly). You can also build the character set by putting a '?' in place of the unknown character. You can also define the accurate maximum length of the password to decrease the search time.
Supports Decryption from All PDF Encryption Levels
The software supports all encryption methods, involved in major versions of Adobe Acrobat. This software can decrypt any protected PDF file and allows you to reset PDF password by removing all its permission settings. The software supports decryption from 256 bit AES, 128 bit RC4, 128 bit AES and 40 bit RC4 encryption algorithms.
Faster Recovery with Character Filter Option
The software provides several useful options, which help in faster PDF password recovery. With the filter option of the software, you can narrow the password searching criteria by choosing the character sets – (a-z), (A-Z), (0-9), (All Printable), (Special Characters), (Space).
Advanced PDF Password Recovery Techniques
Software incorporates many advanced techniques, which ensure successful recovery of the lost PDF password, irrespective of its complexity. The Brute Force Attack technique of the software checks for all possible combinations of characters in the password and thus ensures definite recovery. The specially designed Dictionary Attack technique of the software tries to build different password sets, depending upon your other passwords, saved in the system. Moreover, once it recovers a password, it saves in an unreadable format and shows it instantly, the next time you search for the same.
Generates Detailed Log Report
On completion of the process, the software generates the detailed log report of the entire process of recovery or resetting PDF password. You can save the Log Report at any desired location, which can be helpful for any future reference.
The free Demo version of the software recovers only the first three characters of the PDF document open password. For complete recovery, you need to purchase the full version.
A PDF file can have two different passwords – Document Open password or User Password and Permission Password/Master Password/Owner Password. With the User password, you can restrict someone from opening the document. With the Owner Password, you can apply several other restrictions on the document, such as - Printing, Commenting, Editing, Signing, Page Extraction, Content Copying, Document Assembly, Creation of Template Page and Filling of form fields etc.
Yes, Stellar Phoenix PDF Password Recovery provides the log report of the entire password recovery process. From the Log Report, you can get several information about process, such as ‘Path of the selected PDF file’, ‘Date and Time of the recovery process’, and ‘Recovered Password’ etc.
This PDF password recovery software recovers the exact 'Document Open Password' for the selected PDF file. In case, there is any permission password/Owner Password, the software removes all the restrictions applied by the password and allows you to set a new password for the same.
The 'Dictionary Attack' algorithm recovers the password by searching in a specially maintained dictionary, which contains possible values for password and all the previously searched passwords. The Brute Force Attack is a technique that creates all possible combinations of characters and recovers the password. Dictionary Attack is slower than Brute Force Attack, but the later is more certain to recover the password.
Stellar Phoenix PDF Password Recovery applies both the techniques; ‘Brute Force Attack’ to find the forgotten password and saves the same for the subsequent reference by ‘Dictionary Attack’.
No, the software does not provide any option to save the recovered password. However, the log report generated after completion of the recovery process contains the recovered password. You can refer the Log Report to manually save the recovered password.
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