Thursday, January 28, 2010

MessenPass is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords of the following instant messenger applications:
  • 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
  • Digsby
MessenPass can only be used to recover the passwords for the current logged-on user on your local computer, and it only works if you chose the remember your password in one of the above programs. You cannot use this utility for grabbing the passwords of other users.

Installing MessenPass

MessenPass can be used without any installation process, simply by running the executable file (mspass.exe) from the zip file.
If you want to install MessenPass with automatic creation of program group icons and uninstall support, download and run the self-install executable file.

Using MessenPass

When you run MessenPass, it automatically detects the Instant Messenger applications installed on your computer, decrypts the passwords they store, and displays all user name/password pairs that it found in the main window of MessenPass. If from some reason, MessenPass fails to locate the installed Instant Messenger application, you can try to manually select the right folder of your IM application by using 'Select Folders' option (from the File menu).

On the main window of MessenPass, you can select one or more password items, and then copy them to the clipboard in tab-delimited format (you can paste this format into Excel or Open-Office Spreadsheet), or save them into text/html files.

Command-Line Options

You can also save the passwords of your Instant Messenger applications without displaying any user interface, by using the following command-line options:
/stext Save all instant messenger passwords into a regular text file.
/stab Save all instant messenger passwords into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma Save all instant messenger passwords into a comma-delimited text file.
/stabular Save all instant messenger passwords into a tabular text file.
/shtml Save all instant messenger passwords into HTML file.
/sverhtml Save all instant messenger passwords into HTML file. (vertical)
/sxml Save all instant messenger passwords into XML file.
/sort This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Software" and "Protocol". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~User") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

mspass.exe /shtml "f:\temp\mspass.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
mspass.exe /shtml "f:\temp\mspass.html" /sort "Protocol" /sort "User"

/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.

Translating MessenPass to other languages

MessenPass allows you to easily translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and other strings to other languages.
In order to do that, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run MessenPass with /savelangfile parameter:
    mspass.exe /savelangfile
    A file named mspass_lng.ini will be created in the folder of MessenPass utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and string entries to the desired language.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run MessenPass, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run MessenPass without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


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