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MessenPass - getting lost IM passwords from your PC

notes from ClifNotes, Jun 2007, permalink Instant Messaging


Mindblower wrote me other day with a time saving find. As soon as I saw where he'd gotten this one, it was like seeing a 5 gold star rating. Anything you find at Nirsoft.net is likely to be very well designed, simple to use, light weight, and spyware free.


from Mindblower:

I was searching for this program, visited your archives, found nothing, but lucky for me I discovered this marvelous gem.


Below is an extract from the readme file. I tried to come up some sweet words about this program, but other than it works and it saved me from a ton of useless work, the author says it best, Mindblower!


There are loads of other freeware software at this site. Believe I tried some others and was also very impressed.


Quote from the website

MessenPass v1.12

Copyright (c) 2004 - 2007 Nir Sofer

Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net




MessenPass is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords of the

following instant messenger applications:

  • MSN Messenger
  • Windows Messenger (In Windows XP)
  • Windows Live Messenger (In Windows XP And Vista)
  • Yahoo Messenger (Versions 5.x and 6.x)
  • Google Talk
  • ICQ Lite 4.x/5.x/2003
  • AOL Instant Messenger (only older versions, the password in newer

versions of AIM cannot be recovered)

  • AOL Instant Messenger/Netscape 7
  • Trillian
  • Miranda
  • GAIM/Pidgin

MessenPass can only be used to recover the passwords for the current

logged-on user on your local computer, and it only works if you chose the

remember your password in one of the above programs. You cannot use this

utility for grabbing the passwords of other users.