If you are using Messenger applications occasionally you may have experienced a situation in the past in which you could not remember your password anymore.Creating a new account is an option if you can't remember it but you would be left without your contacts.Messenpass reveals the password for various instant messengers. The list of supported instant messengers is long and covers all major programs: MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger (In Windows XP), Windows Live Messenger (In Windows XP/Vista/7), Yahoo Messenger (Versions 5.x and 6.x), Google Talk, ICQ Lite 4.x/5.x/2003, AOL Instant Messenger v4.6 or below, AIM 6.x, and AIM Pro., Trillian, Trillian Astra, Miranda, GAIM/Pidgin, MySpace IM, PaltalkScene, and Digsby.
To recover one of the supported Instant Messenger's passwords, you simply download the program, unpack it to your local system, and run the program afterwards. The program will display passwords for all instant messengers that you have installed on your system. You will also find the protocol used by the messenger, and the username and password listed here.
You can copy passwords right from within the interface by selecting them, and then Edit > Copy Password. Or, if you prefer, you can simply open your messenger app while the program is open, and type the password manually to log into the program.
It needs to be noted at this point in time, that the program will only display passwords of the logged in user, and not from other users that may have an account on the system.
You can, if you want, run the program from the command line, redirecting the output into different kinds of files. This include options to save all information into a regular text document, HTML or XML file. Even better, you can also save it as a KeePass csv file for import into the password manager.
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