unencrypt a database

I have written a stock control programme for  our small shop in vb4.
 Our weekly spares order is is transferd to a professional  program written by our suppliers when the order comes back down the modem the price and availabilty of the spares our stored in a microsoft access database,when i try to look at the database using microsoft access the information looks like  this>@~%$£G544~.
As a novice i wish to now is this encryption and is it possible to unencrypt it if so how?
if it is not possible would sombody tell me also.  .

have tried unecrypt with access but this was did not work.
telephoned the company that wrote the programme and they said that
the database was welll encrypted.
does this mean i can not decrypt it
hotpointAsked:
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dansariCommented:
Microsoft Access should do the decryption - encryption only makes the database indecipherable from another program, such as a word processor.  No password is required for decryption.

Passwords can be set for Access databases, but then Access would ask you for the password if this were the case.
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y96andhaCommented:
I think there has been a transmission error when you transferred the order files. Did you receive any error messages doing it?
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DarkAgeCommented:
You saied that you're trying to look at the data base, how?
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hotpointAuthor Commented:
have tryed unecrypt with access but this was did not work.
telephoned the company that wrote the programme and they said that
the database was welll encrypted.
does this mean i can not decrypt it
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hotpointAuthor Commented:
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hotpointAuthor Commented:
have tried unecrypt with access but this was did not work.
telephoned the company that wrote the programme and they said that
the database was welll encrypted.
does this mean i can not decrypt it
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y96andhaCommented:
If they have encrypted the data manually, it might be very hard to decrypt it. Try asking them how to decrypt, as I assume that there is no secret information in the database since you can read it all out using their program?
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ChizlCommented:
If you don't have the decrypter, algorithm of the crypter, or a very good hacker your will not be able to decrypt it.
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hotpointAuthor Commented:
where do i get a hacker or is that out of  a beginners league
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ChizlCommented:
It would be hard to find one to admit it.  There are many that will say they are, but are all talk..  If you want one of those go to:
http://www.hitbox.com/wc/MAKElists/top10HackingPhreaking.html  and find a site with someones email and ask them..

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