How to remove stored passwords from your web browser

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Today we’re talking about how to remove saved passwords from your web browser.

Chrome save passwords

 

You shouldn’t have Chrome or Firefox store passwords for you. It’s not safe. If anyone ever got access to your computer, they would see a full list of all your accounts and passwords – definitely not good! Use LastPass instead. But sometimes you might get a popup asking if you want the browser to save the password and you might just click “Save” without thinking, to get the window out of the way.

So you might have some (or many) passwords saved in Chrome or Firefox. Here’s how to get them out of there.

Removing saved passwords in Chrome:

1. Click the 3 dots in the top right, then in the dropdown menu click on Settings

2. Scroll down and click on Advanced

3. Scroll down to the “Passwords and Forms” section and click on “Manage Passwords

4. Make sure both toggle switches are in the “Off” position. Then look a little further down, and you’ll see a list of saved passwords. Delete all of them.

When you’re done, it should look like this (because there are no saved passwords listed):

Chrome saved passwords

 

Removing saved passwords in Firefox:

1. Click the 3 horizontal lines in the top right, then in the dropdown menu click on Options

2. Click the Privacy and Security link on the left side

3. Under the “Forms and Passwords” section, make sure “Remember logins and passwords for websites is UNchecked, then click on “Saved Logins

4. You’ll see a list of whatever passwords are saved – delete each one

When you’re done, it should look like this:

Firefox saved passwords

 

It’s important to get these lists cleared of all your passwords. If your computer gets compromised, those lists of user names and passwords in your web browser is one of the first places the bad guys (or their automated software) will look and copy. It only takes a few seconds, and then they have access to all of those accounts. Don’t risk it.

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Louise
March 5th, 2018

I went on LastPass website and they have chose of adding to browser or device, which is the safest to use or is one easier to use ? I need whatever is easiest at my age, thank you for all the info you share with us.

Scott Johnson
March 5th, 2018

I use it as a browser extension (add to browser). Not sure how the other option would work.