I need help to unlock my passphrase. I don't remember setting up one, but now there is a pasphrase. Eitherway I am unable to send out coins from my LitecoinQt to the exchange.

  • unfortunately there is no easy way to recover the password, you can try bruteforce but you will need a lot of computing power
    – rustylife
    Aug 31, 2014 at 12:24
  • Do you recall any possibilities? Oct 6, 2014 at 1:13
  • What do you mean, you don't remember setting up a passphrase? Either you did do it yourself, or someone else had access to your computer and set a passphrase, effectively disabling your money.
    – bitorbit
    Nov 6, 2014 at 22:39

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Did you:

  1. Change your client software?
  2. Change your operating system?
  3. Install Updates eg. Java/Qt/...?
  4. Swap ISP?
  5. Checked blockchain.info (for transactions on your wallet?)

My first assumption would be that you got hacked (if your wallet.dat was in it's predefined environment) and that the one controlling has added as password or you have encountered a bug somewhere which has not been reported and fixed.

If you could add your litcoin address(es) I can do some investigation.

Thank you.

Best regards,


  • It's unclear why a hacker would add a passphrase to someone else's wallet, when it would be more effective to just copy the private keys and transfer the coins to their own address. Unless they did it by mistake. Oct 5, 2014 at 16:36
  • I've had issues before with TeamViewer where the keyboard's symbols are either wrong (eg € or £ instead of &) or dead keys are hit making c` into ć Oct 5, 2014 at 23:34
  • @NateEldredge not entirely true. I had a test system for malware for Windows wallets and EXEcoin had malware which encrypted the dat file and tried to send it via ftp. It's plausible malware malcontents would wait if the wallet showed significant activity ie to wait for more BTC from those keys. But it's much more likely OP forgot the password Oct 6, 2014 at 1:12
  • @NateEldredge It would be marginally less suspicious to encrypt the wallet than delete it or steal them outright. Encrypting it is something you might do and forget about.
    – Nick ODell
    Nov 7, 2014 at 4:40

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