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Removing a Password from a Browser’s Saved Password List

Saving your passwords in your Web browser’s saved password list can expose data it’s supposed to protect to anyone else who uses your computer, and possibly to others on the Internet.

Here’s how to remove the password from your browser’s saved password list, using the instructions below.

*CIS recommends using a password vault, such as LastPass, for secure storage of your login information. Please contact the Service Desk to have LastPass installed on your TC computer.


Mozilla Firefox:

Windows

  1. Click the menu button and choose Preferences.
  2. Switch to the Security tab.
  3. Click on Saved Logins….To eliminate all existing saved passwords, click  Remove all.  To eliminate specific saved passwords, locate the site within the Site column and click on it once to highlight it in blue. Then click the Remove button below. You can also remove all saved passwords by clicking the Remove All button. If you wish, deselect the option to Remember logins for sites. This will prevent passwords from being saved in the future. In older versions of Firefox, this option is in the Privacy tab instead of Security.

Mac OS X

  1. In the menu bar, open the Firefox menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Switch to the Security tab.
  4. Click on Saved Passwords.

To eliminate all existing saved passwords, click  Remove all.  To eliminate specific saved passwords, click View Saved Passwords. If you wish, deselect the option to Remember passwords. This will prevent passwords from being saved in the future. In older versions of Firefox, this option is in the Privacy tab instead of Security.


Internet Explorer

To delete individual passwords:

  1. Open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click Content.
  4. Under AutoComplete, click Settings.
  5. Click on Manage Passwords
  6. Click on the Web Credentials Manager
  7. Click on the drop down arrow by the web site you want to remove the password.
  8. Click on Remove.

To delete all saved passwords:

  1. Open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click Content.
  4. Under AutoComplete, click Settings.
  5. Click Delete AutoComplete history…

To prevent AutoComplete in the future, make sure AutoComplete is deselected for User names and passwords on forms, and then click on OK.


Safari

  1. Open the Safari menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Switch to the Autofill tab.

Click the Edit button for Usernames and Passwords


Chrome

  1. Open the Chrome menu using the button on the far right of the browser toolbar
  2. Choose the Settings menu option (highlighted in blue).google Chrome Settings Menu
  3. Click the Show advanced settings… link located at the bottom of the page.
  4. In the “Passwords and forms” section, click the Manage passwords link. Passwords and Forms
  5. In the Passwords dialog that appears, hover over the site whose password you’d like to remove and click the X that appears Passwords dialogue box with saved passwords and never saved passwords underneath.