Instant messaging applications are already a part of the culture, no matter where you live. Trillian is for some an unknown IM application, while for other a two decades old companion or business aid. Like with any other messaging utility, a password-protected account must be created before use. Credentials are easily lost or forgotten if not managed properly, but there’s always a way to get them back. In this case,
can help users who cannot remember their credentials regain access to their account.
There’s always a catch with these types of services. Despite its decryptor part in the name, unless credentials were already used on your machine, the application has no way of getting them back. The home page mentions this aspect, but some users might check the title only and form a wrong idea about this tool’s features.
Taking a quick look at the UI reveals a large listing panel and a start recovery button. There are no toolbars, no collapsible menus, no settings to tweak, and no extensive documentation. How so? Well, the recovery process was started, the app will automatically look for Trillian passwords and account information on your drive. If any trace is found, the empty panel will get populated, bringing forward usernames and passwords. You can then export the data to file formats like HTML, TXT, XML, and CSV.
On the flip side, if you haven’t logged in from the machine you intend to use TrillianPasswordDecryptor on, there won’t be any results to surface.
TrillianPasswordDecryptor is a compact app capable of resurfacing account details like usernames and passwords for Trillian IM. Keep in mind that this tool does not decrypt anything, it just digs for locally stored data with great accuracy, but that’s all.