PWGen v2.9.0

billon on 10 Sep 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

PWGen provides a variety of security tools including a strong random password and data file generator, master password tool, and a text encryption tool.

  • Random number generator - the program can create lists of random characters or pass-phrases from word lists and uses mouse/keyboard activity to gather more entropy. The program includes lots of features to make these passwords easy and conform to any security standard.

  • Master password - lets you create strong passwords using two words, usually a single password with it's destination, creating strong passwords for every site ("email" is unique from "network"). It's an easy way to avoid writing down your passwords but always having them available.

  • Text encryption - draws from any application that supports a text copy/paste to encode (using the cliboard).
For both encryption and password generation, the program uses an open, standard algorithm (AES 256).

Languages (additional) are downloadable from the website.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PWGen.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: gpg4usb, Secure Password Generator
What's new? New features:
  • New option "Specify length" for the "Include words" setting, which allows selecting passphrases with a certain length or length range; if enabled, only passphrases with lengths in the specified range will be displayed or added to the password list.
  • Check on start-up if an instance of PWGen is already running; if so, the user is asked to close the instance before starting a new one.
  • New option "Change font" in the context menu of the "Quick help" window.
Changes & improvements:
  • Changed hot keys for profiles (via main menu: File > Profile) from <Ctrl>+<Alt>+... to <Alt>+<Shift>+... in order to avoid ambiguities with the <AltGr> key in Windows, which is frequently used to access special characters on non-English keyboard layouts (<Ctrl>+<Alt> = <AltGr>).
  • Password option "Include at least one lower-case letter" did not work for phonetic passwords with mixed-case letters ("<phoneticx>" character set) (setting was ignored).

9 comments on PWGen  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

smaragdus 2015-01-26 14:54



joby_toss 2015-01-25 11:21


smaragdus 2015-01-25 06:50

Why was Password Generator removed from the database? I have just tested it and it seems to be really portable.


Checker 2014-11-20 22:52

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2014-11-20 21:43

PWGen version 2.5.2 has been released.


smaragdus 2013-12-16 00:59


webfork 2012-03-18 22:55

Still my favorite password generator. The Password Generator program (since removed from the database) was the closest to a competition, but PWGen's open code, license, and extras make it ideal.


tallium fan 2010-09-25 14:22

Ha ha :o)

I love that sort of humour !

I think you meant to say …

“Is the definition of Stealth completely dead or what ??? “

tallium 2010-09-24 20:16

webfork write: Tested and seems to work well.

Is description of Stealth complete dead or what ???

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