This is a FREE program to reveal asterisk passwords. Usually, programs in Windows have the option to save passwords and these passwords are saved behind asterisks like these ****** in order to protect your passwords from prying eyes. This function makes working with your programs easier and more comfortable. But, as you don't need to write your passwords anymore, you eventually forget them.
If that happens, you can use an utility like Asterisk Key to reveal the passwords saved by your application behind the asterisks. This program runs under Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. With this program you can recover passwords from any Windows application using standard asterisk password feature.
You only need to open the program where your password is stored and the Asterisk Key will detect it and show the password in plain text inside its main window. The interface is only available in English but it's intuitive enough and easy to use. This program has two strong points. First, it's FREE. Second, it supports any Windows application, not only Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Some applications like Mozilla Firefox 3 already have an option to show hidden passwords. In the case of Firefox you only need to select that option in Options/Security/Saved Passwords. In fact, showing hidden passwords should be a default option for all programs saving passwords behind asterisks. By the way, if you already have your passwords, save them in a safe place. You never know what you've got till it's gone!
- It's FREE!
- Supports any Windows application!
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