Advanced Office Password Recovery

Recover, remove or circumvent passwords protecting documents created with a variety of office suites. Break passwords to Microsoft Office documents and files in OpenOffice, Apple iWork and Hangul Office formats.

  • Break passwords to all relevant office documents
  • The fastest office recovery tool on the market thanks to low-level optimization and GPU acceleration
  • Exploits all known backdoors and tricks in the Office family for instant recovery
  • Multiple video cards get the job done up to 200 times faster than CPU alone
  • Combine brute-force, dictionary and advanced attacks into a straightforward workflow

Supports: all versions of Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Hangul Office, Apple iWork, GPU acceleration with AMD and NVIDIA video cards, heterogeneous computing

Home Edition $ 49
Standard Edition $ 99
Professional Edition $ 249
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Gain Access to Password-Protected Documents

Advanced Office Password Recovery unlocks documents created with all versions of Microsoft Office from the ancient 2.0 to the modern 2016, and supports documents in OpenDocument and Hangul Office formats. The tool can recover passwords for Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Project, Money, PowerPoint, Visio, Publisher and OneNote, all OpenOffice applications, and all applications comprising the Hangul Office suite.

Baster Attacks with GPU Acceleration

Microsoft has strengthened password protection in Office 2007, further improving its strength in Office 2013[1]. OpenDocument and Hangul Office formats are equally strong. With computation-intensive encryption used in latest versions of Microsoft Office, password recovery tools relying solely on computer’s CPU are no longer able to provide reasonable recovery times.

To further boost the recovery speed, Elcomsoft enables support for multiple video cards and simultaneous operation of all CPU and GPU cores. All or some CPU/GPU cores can be designated to the password recovery task, enabling maximum performance or allowing for nonintrusive background processing. The latest generation of [ElcomSoft GPU acceleration technology][gpu] supports unlimited numbers of AMD or NVIDIA boards including the latest generation of high-performance accelerators.

Note for Hangul Office users: GPU acceleration is available for Hangul Office spreadsheet application (Hancell), and is not available for its text processing application (Hanword).

Instant Access to Password-Protected Documents

Not all passwords are equally strong. Advanced Office Password Recovery provides instant access to many types of password-protected documents, including those created in Microsoft Word and Excel versions 97 and 2000. Later versions of Microsoft Word and Excel save documents and spreadsheets in compatibility mode by default making them available for instant password recovery.

By carefully analyzing the algorithms and implementations of password protection in different versions of Microsoft Office applications, ElcomSoft developed work-around solutions that allow recovering certain kinds of passwords instantly instead of performing lengthy attacks. Advanced Office Password Recovery is well aware of the various methods of password protection, and implements all the tricks that allow you to recover protected documents in a matter of seconds.


  1. Microsoft Office 2013 and higher versions, such as Microsoft Office 2016 

All Features and Benefits

Automatic Password Removal

Even if your documents don’t fall into the instant recovery category, their protection may be removed automatically in less than 10 minutes. Just click ‘Open’, and Advanced Office Password will quickly perform all the steps to speed up the recovery, and to unlock your documents completely automatically. Advanced Office Password Recovery performs a preliminary attack on the password, attempting to unlock the document with commonly used passwords and passwords based on dictionary words. Your document may be recovered without any extra effort in just a few minutes!

Targeting Human Psychology

With latest versions of popular office suites such as Microsoft Office 2013[1] implementing the strongest security, brute force attacks become painfully slow and ineffective even in GPU-accelerated environments. The limited recovery speed of Microsoft Office 2013[1] passwords required the use of a smarter approach than brute force or simple dictionary attacks.

With truly random passwords now taking near infinite time to recover, Advanced Office Password Recovery employs a social engineering approach and implements smart attacks targeting human psychology.

Elcomsoft Advanced Office Password Recovery makes use of every bit of information you know about a password. Just specifying your company security policy can increase the speed of the attack tenfold. Remember how many characters your password had, or that it was certainly longer than a certain length? Sure your password had numbers or letters, or both? Maybe you can recollect the first or the last character, or remember whether it was a letter or a number? Every little bit of extra information helps to speed up the recovery.


  1. Microsoft Office 2013 and higher versions, such as Microsoft Office 2016 

Dictionary Attacks

Most passwords used by human beings are based on a single word or a combination of words from a certain language. Before reverting to the brute force attack, Advanced Office Password Recovery performs a full-scaled comprehensive attack based on a dictionary. Use a small built-in dictionary or specify your own dictionaries no matter the language, and Advanced Office Password Recovery will attempt single words and word combinations in different cases and variations.

Advanced Attacks

Elcomsoft Advanced Office Password Recovery is the industry leader implementing highly sophisticated types of attacks. Dictionary attacks are accompanied with mutations that substitute, duplicate or modify password characters in a way used by typical computer users to increase their password strength.

Mask attacks allow putting any knowledge about the password to work. However little is known about the password, every little bit of information helps reduce the number of passwords to try. By specifying the approximate length or structure of the password and entering characters that were used or not used, an expert can reduce the number of passwords to try by a great deal.

Combination attacks allow combining dictionary words from two different dictionaries, automatically adding separators as needed.

Finally, the Hybrid attack enables experts to create extremely flexible rules describing passwords that were likely to be chosen by a particular user. The rules are described in a file in a format compatible with industry-standard password recovery tools.

More information about advanced attacks is available in a Knowledge Base article.

Accelerated Brute Force Attack

If you’re blank about the password, Advanced Office Password Recovery will revert to the last resort: the brute force attack. Thanks to the highly optimized low-level code Advanced Office Password Recovery provides the best-in-class performance for the brute-force password recovery.

Word and Excel 97/2000 Documents: Guaranteed Recovery

If your documents have been saved in Microsoft Word or Excel 97/2000 compatibility mode, guaranteed password removal is possible with Advanced Office Password Breaker. The majority of documents are still saved in this format, protected with weak 40-bit encryption Attacking the 40-bit encryption keys is not just significantly faster than trying all possible combinations of letters and numbers, but guarantees the recovery of your documents within a limited period of time. More information: Advanced Office Password Breaker.

Compatibility Chart

- AOPR Home AOPR Standard AOPR Professional
GPU acceleration
Number of CPUs supported 1 4 ALL
Number of GPUs supported - 1 ALL
Microsoft Word (versions: from 2.0 to 2016)
Password to Open
Password to Modify
Document Protection Password
VBA Project Password -
Microsoft Excel (versions: from 3.0 to 2016)
Password to Open
Password to Modify
Workbook Password
Shared Workbook Password
Sheet Passwords
VBA Project Password -
Unlocking XLA Add-In -
Microsoft Access (versions: from 2.0 to 2016)
Password to Open
User and Group Level Passwords - -
Database Owner and Security ID - -
VBA Project Password - -
Microsoft Outlook (versions: from Outlook 97 to Outlook 2016)
Password to Open (PST-Files) -
VBA Project Password -
E-Mail Accounts stored Passwords -
Microsoft Project, Microsoft PowerPoint
Password to Open - -
Password to Modify - -
VBA Project Password - -
Microsoft OneNote
Password to Open - -
Microsoft Money (versions: from 2.0 to Money 2008)
Password to Open - -
Stored MS Passport Passwords - -
Open Document (1.0, 1.1, 1.2)
Word processing - Password to Open -
Spreadsheets - Password to Open -
Presentations - Password to Open -
Graphics/drawing - Password to Open -
Formulae - Password to Open -
Apple iWork (versions 2009 & 2013/2014)
Pages - Password to Open -
Numbers - Password to Open -
Keynote - Password to Open -
Hangul Office (versions 2010 & 2014)
Hanword - Password to Open - -
Hancell - Password to Open - -
Other applications/passwords
Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Publisher (VBA Project) - -
All Applications with VBA ("Backdoor" feature) - -

Advanced Office Password Recovery. MS Office 2013

Advanced Office Password Recovery. Hancell 2010/2014

Advanced Office Password Recovery. OpenDocument (AES 256)

Advanced Office Password Recovery. MS Office 2010

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012

Trial limitations

  • The maximum length of passwords recovered by the Brute-Force Attack is limited to 4 characters
  • Passwords longer than 4 characters can be recovered by the Dictionary Attack but won't be displayed
  • The maximum length of instantly recoverable passwords is limited to 3 characters
  • Some Dictionary Attack Options are disabled
  • No Log File support
  • VBA Backdoor feature is not available
  • VBA Passwords cannot be changed or removed
  • Microsoft Excel Add-Ins (XLA) cannot be unlocked
  • Microsoft Access Database Owner Information is not shown
  • Only one GPU can be used for password recovery

Release notes

Advanced Office Password Recovery v.6.22.1085

  • add supports for NVIDIA GTX1080 and other cards with Pascal core
  • add supports for AMD Fiji and Carrizo cores: R9 Nano, R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon R7
  • improved VBA Backdoor engine to work with certain applications

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012

Trial limitations

  • The maximum length of passwords recovered by the Brute-Force Attack is limited to 4 characters
  • Passwords longer than 4 characters can be recovered by the Dictionary Attack but won't be displayed
  • The maximum length of instantly recoverable passwords is limited to 3 characters
  • Some Dictionary Attack Options are disabled
  • No Log File support
  • VBA Backdoor feature is not available
  • VBA Passwords cannot be changed or removed
  • Microsoft Excel Add-Ins (XLA) cannot be unlocked
  • Microsoft Access Database Owner Information is not shown
  • Only one GPU can be used for password recovery

Release notes

Advanced Office Password Recovery v.6.22.1085

  • add supports for NVIDIA GTX1080 and other cards with Pascal core
  • add supports for AMD Fiji and Carrizo cores: R9 Nano, R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon R7
  • improved VBA Backdoor engine to work with certain applications

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

Buy Advanced Office Password Recovery

Home Edition
$ 49
Standard Edition
$ 99
Professional Edition
$ 249
Buy now