Asterisk Master

Asterisk Master

© 2007 Igor Tolmachev, IT Samples
Asterisk Master is an Internet Explorer plug-in that allows you to reveal passwords hidden behind the asterisks in password fields inside any web page directly and keep these input fields unmasked.

When Internet Explorer has finished opening any web page, Asterisk Master starts searching for a password input box and substitutes it with a usual text input box, so any hidden characters become readable.

Asterisk Master can be found in the Status Bar of Internet Explorer window and accessed with a mouse click.

Asterisk Master Status Bar Icon

If the Unmask Passwords menu is checked, Asterisk Master reveals the passwords automatically.

Asterisk Master in Action

If unchecked, you can view hidden passwords by using the "Passwords" menu item. Additionally, you can set an exception for the current web page, so the password will not be shown when you visit this page the next time.


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.


version: 1.0   download   (326KB, revised December 10, 2007)   source code   (on


1. Download the setup package,
2. Unpack it using WinZip or another ZIP utility.
3. Read License Agreement, which is in the LICENSE.TXT file.
5. Run Setup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions.


If you encounter a problem while running this utility or you have any suggestions, comments, you can send a message to support (at)