Asterisk Key

by Passware

Access passwords hidden behind asterisks on your system.

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Passware

Release: Asterisk Key 10.0

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Asterisk Key is a handy freeware password retrieval tool available for Windows systems. It is lightweight software smaller than 1 megabyte that can be stored on USB and used to access passwords that are visually obscured by asterisks or dots.

This software is part of a series of programs developed by Passware, relied on by the IRS, DOD, NASA, the Department of Justice, and Homeland security for fast assistance with information retrieval. Passware offers continuous support to all programs as well as a database of frequently asked questions for those seeking extra help during the password retrieval process. It is trusted by many businesses and will always be safe to download. 


It helps you retrieve password information that is hidden from sight.
  • Shows hidden passwords in your programs and browser
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Multilingual support for passwords in other languages
  • 100% free software

This software is easily installed on a small USB drive and can be used on the go, on any Windows system. It can be used at home to retrieve your own passwords, or at the office to assist employees with speedy retrieval. Because the password reveal is only temporary and does not access any databases or change information, the password in question can be revealed without compromising any of your Windows security measures.

Versions are available for home, business, as well as forensics. Asterisk Key is easy to understand and quick to use: After installation and boot-up, simply press the "recover" button to scan inputted passwords fast and visually display them. Results are instant. It may be used without restrictions on both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Recovery results can be saved to small .TXT files.

If for any reason you are unsatisfied with this software, feedback can be sent directly from the program itself. Indexed tips, help, and support are also available offline.

-Software size: 452 KB

-Forever Free

-Requires Windows

-Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8

Asterisk Key 10 (0.44 MB)
Asterisk Key 10.0 (0.44 MB)
This seem to be a useful software to use. It can useful for people who has a computer with windows. Also this product can be use with people with any windows type. This can be a useful software for and people who want to input passwords without restrictions.
This looks like a really interesting product, you are able to recover your 'hidden' passwords that are saved on your browser. I would find this very useful as I have forgotten a password before and counted the asterisks, but this will tell me the whole password which makes it very convenient to use. I like that you just need to download it via usb then use it anywhere!
It is software that makes it possible to see the password which is hidden under the asterisks. This can be used to reveal passwords from the dialogue box for passwords and even from a web page. It is freely available to download. It also has multilingual support. Download, install, and ready to go.
Created by a global bar-setter in the encryption field, known for creating forensic-worthy tools, with a very high success rate, Asterisk Key For Windows is a product to feel good about. Logical and intuitive, the system requires minimal effort to set up and start. Asterisk Key For Windows gives users a stellar way to find lost passwords. It instantly reveals passwords hidden inside dialogue boxes that have been screened out by asterisks. The support even extends to multilingual passwords. For those of us with the all too common problem of forgetting passwords, this one’s a headache saver.
Asterisk Key is a great product for those people who don't want to save passwords on their computers. It's free to download and easy to use. In no time at all, it will be installed and anyone can uncover the password that lies under all the asterisks at login! If you're taking over at work for someone who forgot to mention how to log on, this is an easy way to make sure you can access their programs. Unemployed? Why not download it to use at home? Removes the need to try to remember or write down all those pesky passwords that keep piling up!
Asterisk Key for Windows is a very convenient program for the average user who needs access to a myriad of passwords. With the increasing prevalence of the implementation of asterisks to hide passwords, this program shows the passwords under those asterisks. While this may prove to be very convenient, it also proves to be a risk, allowing for the theft of said passwords from the app or from hackers.
I love using Asterisk Key for Windows because it's a program that helps me obtain passwords that I need to work more efficiently. It doesn't take up much space at all since it's so lightweight, and I appreciate that it helps unmask passwords that I can't otherwise see on my computer since they're covered up by symbols like either a dot or an asterisk.
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