Network Password Decryptor : FREE Windows Network/Credential store Password Recovery Tool
Network Password Decryptor

Version: 11.0

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Network Password Decryptor is the free tool to instantly recover network authentication passwords stored on your system.

In addition to the network authentication passwords it can also recover passwords stored by other windows apps such as Outlook, Windows Live Messenger, Remote Destktop etc.

These network passwords are stored in encrypted format and even administrator cannot view these passwords. Also some type of passwords cannot be decrypted even by administrators as they require special privileges. Network Password Decryptor automatically detect and decrypt all these stored network passwords.

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Note: Network Password Decryptor is not hacking or cracking tool as it can only help you to recover your own lost Network passwords that is previously stored in your system.

It works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to New Windows 11 version.

  • All network authentication passwords stored by Windows.
  • Supports both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms
  • Basic/Digest authentication passwords stored by Internet Explorer
  • Google login password stored by GMail Notifier
  • Remote Desktop stored passwords.
  • Exchange server login passwords stored by Outlook.
  • Login passwords of Windows Live Messenger
  • Save the decrypted network password list to HTML/XML/TEXT/CSV format.
NetworkPasswordDecryptor also allows you to delete any of the stored passwords from 'Credential Store'. This is useful if the password has changed or if the user has accidently saved the critical password.
How it Works?
Windows 'Credential Store' support following different type of network secrets.
  • Domain Password
  • Generic Password
  • Domain Visible Password / .NET Passport
  • Certificates
Each of these types have different level of access and follow different encryption mechanism. For example 'Generic Passwords' can be decrypted by corresponding users directly. However decryption of domain passwords require special privilege and can be decrypted only in the context of system process, LSASS.exe.

This makes it easy for application to choose suitable type of encryption mechanism for storing their login passwords.

Windows allows application to manage these network passwords using Credential Management API functions to store and retrieve the passwords. Except passwords of Domain type all other passwords can be retrieved using such functions. Decrypting domain type passwords require special technique of executing entire decryption operation in the core of LSASS process using undocumented functions.

To know more on decoding these network passwords check our research article,

'Exposing the Secret of Decrypting Network Passwords'

Installation & Uninstallation
Though NetworkPasswordDecryptor is a Portable tool, it comes with Installer so that you can install it locally on your system for regular usage. This installer has intuitive 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\NetworkPasswordDecryptor

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\NetworkPasswordDecryptor
How to Use?

Network Password Decryptor has separate binaries for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

For 32-bit platforms use NetworkPasswordDecryptor32.exe and for 64-bit platforms use NetworkPasswordDecryptor64.exe

Here are the simple step by step instructions
  • Launch the Network Password Decryptor as Administrator.
  • Next click on 'Start Recovery' button and it will instantly decrypt all the stored network passwords.
  • You can use 'Delete' button to remove any of the saved passwords from Credential Store.
  • Finally you can save this decrypted passwords to HTML file by clicking on 'Export' button
Note that you need to have administrator privileges to decrypt the network passwords of all types successfully. Otherwise only user specific passwords will be recovered.
Screenshot 1: Network Password Decryptor showing all the recovered passwords from Windows 8.
Screenshot 2: Report showcasing all the recovered network passwords.
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Release History
Version 11.0:  30th Sep 2022
Major 2022 release supporting new Windows 11 platform.
Version 10.0:  7th Oct 2018
Mega 2018 release to support for recovering windows/network credentials.
Version 9.0:  11th Dec 2016
Major 2016 edition featuring new installer for quicker installation & un-installation.
Version 8.0:  29th Aug 2015
Mega release with support for recovering network passwords on new Windows 10 version. Also fixed the sizing problem with higher resolution computers.
Version 7.5:  13th Jul 2015
New feature added to Installer to dynamically download latest version
Version 7.2:  26th Mar 2015
Minor updates to Installer. Also removed false positive with Antivirus solutions.
Version 7.1:  21st Feb 2015
Integrated Uninstaller into Windows Add/Remove Programs, now you can uninstall it in a standard way.
Version 7.0:  7th Nov 2014
Improved GUI screen with magnifying icon effects. Fixed few minog bugs.
Version 6.5:  3rd Jan 2014
New feature to generate password recovery report in CSV (Comma-Seperated Values) File Format.
Version 6.0:  25th Aug 2013
Now shows alert message on running 32-bit version on 64-bit system
Version 5.5:  20th Jun 2013
Fixed the False Positive problems with various AV engines
Version 5.0:  11th May 2013
Mega release supporting network password recovery on all 64-bit platforms including Windows 8
Version 4.0:  21st Jan 2013
Right click context menu to quickly copy the password. Fix for screen refresh bug and os version.
Version 3.5:  22nd Nov 2012
Critical fix for virus infection problem within the installer.
Version 3.0:  20th Nov 2012
Now it supports network password recovery from Windows 8. All passwords except 'windows live messenger' can be recovered.
Version 2.5:  15th Jan 2012
Renovated user interface, Export recovered passwords to XML file and improved reports.
Version 2.1:  24th Mar 2011
Updated new logo, added link for, few bug fixes. 
Version 2.0:  13th Nov 2010
Integrated Installer for local Installation & Uninstallation, Auto Software Update feature.
Version 1.5 :  23th Jun 2010
Current version has new improved interface with additional feature to hide the passwords by default due to their sensitive nature. However user can view the passwords by clicking on 'Show Password' button.
Version 1.1 :  16th Feb 2010
Fixed the issue with retrieving Windows Live Messenger password on Windows 7 Home editon. Many thanks to Patrick.B for reporting and working towards the resolution.
Version 1.0 :  6th Feb 2010
First public release of NetworkPasswordDecryptor. Supports recovery of all the network based passwords including network authentication, remote desktop, windows live messenger, Outlook & Gmail Notifier. Also it provides option to completely delete any of the saved passwords.  In addition to this user can save the decrypted password list to TEXT or HTML file.
Network Password Decryptor is the free tool and designed for good purpose to help users to recover the lost network account passwords. Like any other tool its use either good or bad, depends upon the user who uses it. However author is not responsible for any damage caused due to misuse of this tool.
FREE Download Network Password Decryptor v11.0

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows 11,10,8,7,Vista,XP (32-bit/64-bit)


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