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AIM Password Decryptor : Free Tool to Recover Lost or Forgotten AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) Password
 
 
 
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About

AIM Password Decryptor is the FREE software to instantly recover the login passwords stored by AIM (AOL Instant Messenger).

AIM is one of the most popular messenger which stores the user's account passwords using secure encryption mechanism to protect it from privy eyes.

 

AIM Password Decryptor helps you to recover all such stored passwords by AIM. Currently it is the only software which allows you to recover the passwords from all versions of AIM starting from v6.x to v7.5


It comes with both GUI interface as well as command-line version in the single tool making it useful for both normal users and advanced security professionals such as Penetration Testers & Forensic investigators.


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


It works on most of the Windows platforms starting from Windows XP to new Windows 10 version.

 
 
 
Main Features
 
  • Instantly recover the passwords from all versions of AIM (6.x - 7.5])
  • Comes with both GUI interface as well as ommand-line version in one tool.
  • Recover password ofany length and complexity.
  • Useful for Penetration Testers and Forensic investigators.
  • Save the recovered password list to HTML/XML/CSV file
  • Easier and faster to use with its enhanced user friendly GUI interface.
  • Integrated Installer for local Installation & Uninstallation of Software.
 
 
Password Secrets of AIM
AIM version 6.x (till v7.2) onwards stores the password at the following registry location,
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\America Online\AIM6\Passwords
AIM PRO version uses the different registry location to store the passwords,
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AIM\AIMPRO\<Account_Name>
 
Latest version of AIM (v7.5 since v7.3) stores the encrypted username/password in the file 'aimx.bin' at following location
 
[Windows XP]
C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\Local Settings\Application Data\AIM

[Windows Vista & Windows 7]
C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\AIM
 
AIM uses Blowfish encryption algorithm along with Base64 encoding to securely store the login passwords. We will soon write a detailed research article on exposing the password secrets of AIM.
 
 
 
Installation & Un-installation
AIM Password Decryptor comes with Installer so that you can install it locally on your system for regular usage. 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\AIMPasswordDecryptor

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\AIMPasswordDecryptor
 
 
 
How to Use?
AIM Password Decryptor is easy to use with its simple GUI interface. 

Here are the brief usage details
 
Using GUI Version
  • Launch AIM Password Decryptor on your system
  • Next click on 'Start Recovery' button and all stored account passwords by AIM (AOL Messenger) will be recovered & displayed as shown in screenshot 1 below.
  • Finally you can save all recovered password list to HTML/XML/CSV file by clicking on 'Export' button and then select the type of file from the drop down box of 'Save File Dialog'.
 
Using Command-line Version
 
Here is the typical usage of command line version
 
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  "<output_file path>"
 
Here are some of the examples


//Writes recovered password to text file in current directory
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  output.txt

//Writes recovered password to HTML file in current directory
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  output.html

//Writes recovered password to XML file in current directory
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  output.xml

//Writes recovered password to TEXT file
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  "c:\my test\passlist"
 

 
It automatically detects the mode (TEXT/HTML/XML) by using the extension of the specified file (txt or html or xml). By default (or if no extension is specified) it uses the TEXT mode. For more examples refer to Screenshot 2 below.
 
 
 
Screenshots
Screenshot 1:AIMPasswordDecryptor is showing the recovered account passwords from AIM (AOL Instant Messenger).
 
AIMPasswordDecryptor showing recovered passwords
 
 
Screenshot 2:  Command line usage of AIMPasswordDecryptor showing various examples.
 
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Screenshot 3:  Exported list of of recovered AIM account passwords by AIMPasswordDecryptor in HTML format.
 
Exported IM Accounts to HTML
 
 
 
Release History
Version 4.0:  28th Sep 2015
Mega release with support for recovering AIM passwords on new Windows 10 version. Also fixed the sizing problem with higher resolution computers.
 
Version 3.6:  24th Jul 2015
New feature added to Installer to dynamically download latest version
 
Version 3.5:  25th Mar 2015
Integrated Uninstaller into Windows Add/Remove Programs, now you can uninstall it in a standard way.
 
Version 3.0:  21st Nov 2014
Renovated GUI interface with magnifying icon effects. Removed false positive with various Antivirus solutions.
 
Version 2.5:  12th Jan 2014
New feature to generate password recovery report in CSV (Comma-Seperated Values) File Format.
 
Version 2.0:  28th Jan 2013
Support for Windows 8, Fixed the Refresh screen problem and added quick download link.
 
Version 1.5:  27th Apr 2012
Support for saving password recovery report to XML mode in GUI/Cmdline mode. Improvements in UI interface and HTML report.
 
Version 1.0 :  26th Sep 2011
First public release of AIM Password Decryptor
 
 
 
Disclaimer
AIM Password Decryptor is not a hacking or cracking tool as it can recover only your stored passwords. It cannot recover the passwords for other users unless you have right credentials.

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.
 
 
 
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FREE Download AIM Password Decryptor v4.0

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

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