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How to Erase Stored Passwords in Internet Explorer

April 16, 2009 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Normally, Internet users who regularly visit specific websites for some purpose or the other need to manually enter the login and password data each time they wish to open the site. However, this is no longer required as the present day Web browsers save the login and password data that a user has manually typed in the website forms and they robotically emerge in the proper boxes when they visit the sites again. Apparently, this is a great advantage for the Internet surfers who do not require memorizing the logins and passwords and entering them manually in the appropriate boxes each time they visit the ‘favorite’ websites.

Passwords may be used for specific procedures like preventing reading, accessing or modifying any particular file. Every one of us has used the feature at some point and it may be said without any doubt that passwords are a wonderful means to have at your disposal to protect the privacy of your work.

Nevertheless, since these cached passwords are saved in the hard drive of the user’s computer, anyone with expertise in computer technology may perhaps access them posing a hazard to your privacy. In other words, these people may potentially use the stored password to the related websites or use specific software to acquire it. However, this should not pose a big problem for the Internet users as they may erase the cached passwords manually or with the help of any effective history eraser software.

Internet Explorer 7.0

Erasing stored passwords Manually is a simple endeavor and you can do it often to free some space on your computer hard drive. In the event of using the Internet Explorer 7.0 version, you may manually erase the passwords by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the ‘Tools’ menu at the top of your IE browser and click on it.
  • In the ‘Tools Menu’ you will find ‘Internet Options’, hit on the tab.
  • Next, click on the ‘General’ button.
  • This will display a number of options. You need to go to the ‘Browsing History’ part and hit on the ‘Delete’ tab.
  • This will open the ‘Delete Browsing History’ window. Here you need to click on the ‘Delete Password’ tab.
  • Next, hit on the ‘Yes’ button.
  • Finally, to end the procedure, you need to click on the ‘Close’ tab and then on the ‘OK’ button.

Erase Stored Passwords in Internet Explorer 5.x/ 6.x

If you are using IE 5.x or 6.x, you should follow the following steps:

  • Select the ‘Tools’ menu at the top of your Web browser.
  • This will open up a number of options, click on the ‘Internet Options’ tab.
  • Next, you need to hit on the ‘Content’ button.
  • Here, you will find the ‘AutoComplete’ option, click on it.
  • Then, hit the ‘Clear Passwords’ tab to erase all stored passwords on the hard drive.

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