ShowPassword v2.6
to show the hidden passwords
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ShowPW: show a hidden password

This application allows to view the passwords which are hidden by asteriks. If you find a textbox where there are hidden passwords, which will be replaced with asterisks, these can be easily revealed with this program, only by executing it and moving the cursor over the textbox.

For example, you have the some program where you defined a password: your mail accounts, personal code to private folder, login in network or Window login.
In each these situations the passwords in MS Windows will be hidden and you haven't a standard way to view the values - you must remember (in memory or somewhere in papers). This is standard method for security.

The new our version allow to show the password in browser (Internet Explorer)

It's good because anybody can't use the your passwords. But let imagine that you forgot some password and can't find a paper with written code. In this situation you must change a password and remember a newest but you can't change it because before changing you must enter the old password value. It's the other item of standard security in MS Windows. It's good too in 99.99% of cases but the rest 0.01% can be very important for you...

I was in same situation when I decided to re-install the MS Windows - I couldn't save the passwords for my i-net connections (with dial-up to ISPs) and settings of my mailboxes before deinstallation. The my default dialer and mailer not allows to view the password values or save on disk in encrypted file.

I developed the small program, ShowPW, which allows to hook the any standard editbox with asterisk instead password and show the normal value:

ShowPW: show a hidden password

As extended feature I added a "Set a password!" button - you can change a "decrypted" password and put it back in "hidden" mode with asterisks.

You can use and deploy this program free without any modifications in archive.

Note that next OSs supported by ShowPW:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT (v3/v4)
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Vista
  • Windows 7
See also

You may try also the another our security tools:

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