How To Install Hydra 8.1 Guide (Windows)

Ok so I had a difficult time as a beginner installing hydra so I’l be helping you today installing THC-Hydra. Sorry about the no pictures and links HF does not allow me to post pictures and/or links until I upgrade or post total of 50 posts but I’l make it easy enough for even a complete beginner to understand.Step 1: Download the Cygwin that corresponds to your system at
www . cygwin . com/install.html
Noob Note: you can find out if your system is either 64 or 32 bit by right clicking “Computer” in the start menu.Step 2: Install Cygwin by clicking on your what you’ve downloaded from the Cygwin website. Press next on everything until when asked for what server to download from, click on anyone (I don’t think it matters which one you choose). Stop again when you need to select packages and move to step 3. Step 3: Press the + button besides the “Default” package (only package that should be there) and a list of packages should show up; find the package “devel” under the “Default” package and change where it says “default” besides each package’s name to “Install” only to the devel package by clicking on where it says “default” besides devel. Noob Note: The “default” package I talk about sitting at the top is not the same as the “default” installation besides each package.Step 4: Click next, select the required packages option, go on and finish your download Step 5: Not really a step but you should have a Cygwin terminal on your desktop and if not go to the install destination (usually “C:Cygwin” or “C:Program FilesCygwin“) and right click the batch file labeled Cygwin and press “Create Shortcut” and move the shortcut into wherever you find the most convenient to have it at. Noob Note: You will be using the Cygwin terminal every time you want to use hydra IMPORTANT, ONLY FOR 64-BIT USERS:
1. Go into the folder where Cygwin was installed
2. Go into the folder inside the Cygwin installation folder named “bin”
3. Right Click on a file in “bin”, Go to properties and copy the location (Ex. C:Program FilesCygwinbin) which is essentially the location of the bin folder.
4. Go to “Control PanelSystem and SecuritySystem”
5. Click Advanced System Setting located to your left
6. Sitting at the bottom right of the screen that just popped up press the Environment Variables button
7. On the second box of text titled System Variables scroll down until you find the variable “Path”
8. Click the variable “Path” and click the edit button
9. Don’t mess with anything in the text box just type this besides all the already written shit in the text box “;[Bin location Here]”
10. Press Ok

Now that we have finished installing Cygwin we can get to the fun part and install Hydra
Step 1: Download Hydra from either directly
www . thc . org/releases/hydra-8.1.tar.gz (RECOMMENDED) or indirectly from
www . thc . org/thc-hydra/ (without the spaces between the points.. duh)
Step 2: Unzip the file using a program such as Winrar (can be downloaded at www . rarlab .com) to your desktop Step 3: Move the file from your desktop into your main drive “C:” Step 4: Open the Cygwin terminal which if you listened to me you made a shortcut to already. Error Note: If it says “cannot find mintty would you like to browse for it” then browse to your installation folder, go to bin and look alphabetically for mintty until you find itStep 5: search for cmd at the start menu (if you can’t it’s placed in “C:WindowsSystem32cmd“) when you do find it right click it and click “run as administrator” Step 6: type “NetSh Advfirewall set allprofiles state off” to turn off your firewall off. manually turn off your other antiviruses such as Norton or McAfee Noob Note: I understand this might sound crazy but when you’re installing a hacking software you don’t anti-hack softwares running
Step 7: on Cygwin terminal type
cd /cygdrive/c/hydra-8.1.tar
Once this is successful there should be yellow text besides your user name saying “/cygdrive/c/hydra-8.1.tar
Step 8: Type “./configure
wait until it stops saying anything and then wait 2/3 minutes to make sure it stopped saying shit
step 9: Type “make
wait until it stops saying anything and then wait 2/3 minutes to make sure it stopped saying shit
Step 10: Type “make install
wait until it stops saying anything and then wait 2/3 minutes to make sure it stopped saying shit
Step 11: I hope by now everything has gone fine and Cygwin should be letting you input but just close it if you’re done Step 12: Now right click your Cygwin shortcut, go into properties and make the start in “C:hydra-8.1.tar” and rename it hydra Step 13: Turn your firewall back on by typing this in the admin cmd “NetSh Advfirewall set allrprofiles state on” but make sure that it doesnt intervene with hydra, google how to exclude programs from firewall and if you have a antivirus same goes Step 14: Look up Hydra tutorials, don’t be a shit disturber and have fun

10 Comments
  1. Reply
    葉峻語 July 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    dude,I follow ur step,but i cant install hydra
    where is wrong? this is my picture
    http://i.imgur.com/KWIHYsh.png

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    Na el August 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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    Anonymous August 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    you have to run as admin

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    Poh Sing Ooi August 4, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Hi, I have already done till steps 11 but I don't understand the step 12 and how to run hydra?

  5. Reply
    Anonymous August 5, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I wrote that make command but it said that i have to update my installation…. any solution?

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    Awesome! August 30, 2015 at 12:59 am

    during installation it says, "make command not found" pls give me solution. using win 8.

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    Bharat Kumar October 13, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Sorry….. It says "-bash: cd: /cygdrive/c/hydra-8.1.tar: No such file or directory"

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    Bharat Kumar October 13, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Hi, I have done till Step 7 where you said to type a command "cd /cygdrive/c/hydra-8.1.tar" .
    But when i did, it shows "The system cannot find the path specified".

  9. Reply
    Piyush Patel October 13, 2015 at 8:10 am

    check your path first because if your path is diffrent then also show this error.

  10. Reply
    Piyush Patel October 13, 2015 at 8:10 am

    check your path first.

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