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      • #1934353 Reply
        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hi all,

        Everyone’s familiar with the problem of people forgetting passwords, right? Well, I usually use a Linux-based recovery setup but every now and then would be useful to be able to do this from Windows… and most of the tools for that in a non-“home” setting cost money, which shouldn’t be much of a problem for work, except for the bureaucracy

        Now I noticed that there apparently is an open-source Windows GUI port of chntpw at http://cdslow.org.ru/en/ntpwedit/ , but certain kinds of security software throw nasty-looking warnings without much actual substance from that site…

        Has anyone looked at it more carefully?

        (Oh well. I do have chntpw installed in the WSL part of my Windows 10 work laptop, but sometimes…)

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP
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        satrow
        AskWoody MVP

        The x86 .exe is flagged up as ‘Malware@#79ga6v4fil18’ (no hits found via a search) but only by Comodo.

        Almost certainly a false positive, the software’s probably safe.

      • #1935969 Reply
        steeviebops
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’ve used it myself for years so I’m confident that it’s safe.

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