FTP Password Sniffer : Free FTP Password Sniffer & Recovery Tool |
FTP Password Sniffer

Version: 6.0

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FTP Password Sniffer is the universal FTP password recovery tool for any of your favorite FTP application such as FileZilla, SmartFtp etc.

Important: This software requires WinPcap driver for capturing network packets. You can install the same from here

It can not only recover the lost FTP account password but also can sniff and catch any of the FTP passwords on your your network, thus making it a great tool for penetration testers.

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FTP Password Sniffer works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 10.

  • Universal FTP password recovery tool supporting most of the prominent FTP applications.
  • Recover password of any length and complexity.
  • Instantly decode the username & password for any FTP server account and present it in clear text.
  • Backup the recovered FTP password list to HTML/XML/Text/CSV file
  • Easier and faster to use with its enhanced user friendly GUI interface.
  • Support for local Installation and uninstallation of the software.
Here are the some of the main FTP applications that are supported,
  •  3D-FTP
  •  AbsoluteTelnet
  •  ALFTP
  •  BitKinex
  •  BulletProof FTP
  •  Classic FTP
  •  CoffeeCup Direct FTP
  •  CoffeeCup Free FTP
  •  CoreFTP
  •  CrossFTP
  •  CuteFTP
  •  ExpanDrive
  •  FileZilla
  •  FireFTP
  •  FlashFXP
  •  Fling FTP
  •  FTP Voyager
  •  Global Downloader
  •  Glub Tech Secure FTP
  •  LeechFTP
  •  Mosaic
  •  NcFTP
  •  net2ftp
  •  PSFTP
  •  SFTPPlus
  •  ScripFTP
  •  SmartFTP
  •  Sysax FTP Automation
  •  WebDrive
  •  WinSCP
  •  WS_FTP
  •  and many more
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FTP Password Sniffer requires WinPcap to capture the network packets. Below is the download location for different operating system
Windows XP/2003/Vista -

Windows 7/8/10 -

Make sure you install WinPcap driver before running this application.
Installation & Uninstallation

FTP Password Sniffer comes with Installer which install all the required softwares along with main software so you do not have to worry about separately installing any of the dependent softwares.

It has intuitive setup wizard which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.

At any point of time, you can uninstall the product using the Uninstaller located at following location (by default)
[Windows 32 bit]
C:\Program Files\SecurityXploded\FTPPasswordSniffer

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\FTPPasswordSniffer
How to Use?
This software requires WinPcap driver for capturing network packets. So make sure you install it from here before running this appication.

Here is the detailed information on how to effectively use FTPPasswordSniffer to recover the lost passwords or use it as pen test tool to catch the FTP passwords flowing through the wire

Recovering Lost FTP Passwords
  • Launch the FTPPasswordSniffer from its installed location.
  • Select the right 'network interface' for sniffing the FTP packets. If you don't know then you can experiment with each of them and see which one works !
  • Then click on 'Start FTP Sniffer' button and it will start sniffing operation as shown in the screenshot below.
  • Now run your favorite FTP application and connect< to pre-configured FTP server whose password you want to recover.
  • As you are being connected to FTP server, FTPPasswordSniffer will transparently catch these FTP login packets and decode the username/password in clear text.
  • You can now stop the recovery operation and save the recovered password list to HTML/XML/Text/CSV file by clicking on 'Export' button and then select the type of file from the drop down box of 'Save File Dialog'.
Using for Penetration Testing
For penetration testing you have to make sure that you are running FTP Password Sniffer on the right system such as Gateway so that you can catch most of the FTP packets flowing from local network to Internet. Rest of the steps for catching and decoding FTP account passwords are same as explained earlier.
Screenshot 1: FTP Password Sniffer is showing the recovered FTP account passwords.
FTPPasswordSniffer showing recovered passwords
Screenshot 2:  List of of recovered FTP account passwords by FTP Password Sniffer in HTML format.
Exported IM Accounts to HTML

FTP Password Sniffer depends upon WinPcap for capturing network packets. So if you have not installed it earlier then you will see the error message like below

"This application has failed to start because wpcap.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem"

In such case you can just install WinPcap driver from here.

Release History
Version 6.0 : 9th Aug 2019
New feature added to Installer to dynamically download latest version
Version 5.0 : 28th Dec 2016
New feature added to Installer to dynamically download latest version
Version 4.5 :  3rd Aug 2015
Major release to support FTP Password Sniffing on Windows 10 version
Version 4.0 :  12th Jan 2015
Integrated latest version of windows packet sniffer engine. Also integrated Uninstaller into Windows Add/Remove Programs.
Version 3.0 : 6th May 2014
New feature to save the password report in CSV (Comma-Seperated Values) File Format. Improved GUI interface with magnifying icon effects.
Version 2.5 : 22nd Mar 2013
Support for Windows 8. Added right click context menu option to quickly copy the password. Fixed the missing winpcap setup file in the Installer.
Version 2.0 : 16th Jan 2013
Fixed the problem with screen refresh and other UI improvements.
Version 1.5 :  27th Mar 2012
Support to save recovered password list to XML/Text file along with existing HTML support. New enhanced interface with cool banner.
Version 1.1 :  16th Apr 2011
Added links for in about section & few bug fixes.
Version 1.0 :  20th Dec 2010
First public release of FTPPasswordSniffer
FTP Password Sniffer is designed to recover the lost FTP account passwords and to help penetration testers.

Like any tool its use either good or bad, depends upon the user who uses it. However Author or SecurityXploded is not responsible for any damage caused due to misuse of this tool.

Read complete License & Disclaimer terms here.

FREE Download FTP Password Sniffer v6.0

License  : Freeware
Platform: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10


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