Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers save your passwords from different sites if you allow them to. This is convenient and saves time. But sometimes you may need to remove some logins and passwords or clear your browser from passwords completely if you transfer your computer to another person.
Here’s how to do it.
Why you need to remove passwords
We recommend periodically removing outdated passwords in order not to overload the system’s memory. Sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where you want to give your computer to someone else (at work or for resale). Or it’s just worth cleaning everything up to cover up digital traces.
How to remove saved passwords
More often than not, access data to sites and services is stored in a special section of the browser. There you can change or delete all the information. We show you how to find this section in the most popular browsers.
The passwords that Google’s browser remembers can be viewed as follows: “Google Chrome Settings and Management – Settings – Show Advanced Settings”. Then scroll down the page to the “Passwords and Forms” section. If you want to edit the data, select “Offer to save passwords for sites” and click on the “Configure” link. This will open the “Passwords” window, which shows you the addresses of sites and services, as well as the passwords and logins to them.
To remove the login-password mapping you no longer need, select a particular entry and click on the cross on the right side of the highlighted entry.
Mozilla is very easy to remove your Mozilla usernames and passwords. Access them by clicking on ‘Tools – Settings – Privacy & Security’. Then select the “Saved Logins…” button.
A window will open, the left side of which displays the sites you have previously accessed, saving accesses. The right side shows the login and password to each of them.
If you want to remove an entry, select “Remove”. If you just want to change the settings, choose the “Change” button.
This browser is part of Windows, so the passwords and logins to sites are not stored in the browser, but in a special section of the system. But IE allows you to view, edit and delete saved data.
To do this, select the gear icon in the upper right corner, then – “Browser properties – Contents – Options – Autofill – Password management”.
This will open a special section where you can see a list of saved data for various sites and services. To edit individual lines, click on the drop-down menu opposite the site address.
Access to the store of logins and passwords in this browser is opened after clicking on “Opera Settings and Control – Settings – Advanced – Passwords – Management of saved passwords”.
As in other browsers, editing accesses to a site or service will become available after selecting the corresponding item.
In general, it is convenient to use autosave logins and passwords in the browser. But information security experts believe it puts data at risk. Cybercriminals prey on this information, because it allows them to get access to a client-bank account, electronic payment systems, etc. Our advice is to use auto-save only for those resources where data theft would not be critical.
On the other hand, logins and passwords to online stores which store payment data, a client bank, PayPal, an important email account, should be kept in a special program – a password manager.