PassRec for RAR is a simple and straightforward utility designed to help you crack any password-protected RAR archive. According to the developer, the tool works just as well with heavily encrypted or compressed archives. It is worth mentioning that the tool is compatible with several versions of RAR, WinRAR and possibly ZIP files.
Following a swift and uneventful installation, you are welcomed by a user-friendly and clean interface suitable for less tech-savvy users as well. You can get started by adding the RAR file that you want to decode and selecting one of the recovery methods available on the right side of the interface.
The app offers several recovery methods, so select one based on how you normally set passwords. Therefore, the Dictionary attack allows you to find passwords from inbuilt dictionaries and it is the fastest method. If you know just a little bit of information about the password, then perhaps the Mass Attack method would be more suitable.
In case you know nothing about the password, then the Brute Force Attack enables you to try all possible combinations and, given the sheer possibilities, it can take a lot of time. Lastly, you can consider using Combination Attack where you can use specific characters, numbers, symbols, prefixes and suffixes to recover the password.
As previously mentioned, depending on the recovery method selected, the operation can take between a few minutes and a few hours. Once completed, the application pops a window where it displays the lost password, which you can simply copy and use to open the archive.
All in all, PassRec for RAR is a user-friendly tool that comes with various methods to help you recover passwords of RAR archives without too much hassle.