How to Remove Saved Passwords from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Browsers

Computers & TechnologySite Security

  • Author Audrey Preiss
  • Published August 15, 2011
  • Word count 467

If you have entered a lot of login credentials on a website, no matter what browser you are using, be it Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, the browser prompts you to save the passwords so that you do not have to type it the next time. If you have responded to this prompt and saved your passwords, the browser will automatically fill in your user name as well as your password, the next time you login to that website again. The password and username will be stored at the browser’s saved passwords database.

However, don’t you think that this can be a security problem? Well, any smart person would guess so. If anyone is using your home PC and makes a login to the website, he/she will also be signed in with your username and password and gain access to your accounts. In this case, it will be advisable to clear the earlier saved passwords. Just follow some simple instructions or contact an online technical support for immediate assistance.

Removing saved passwords in Chrome

The user has to open the Google Chrome browser and then click on the wrench like icon that appears at the top right hand side corner. On clicking the icon, there will be a drop down menu list from where the user has to choose "Options". In the Google chrome Options window that opens up, the user has to select the tab which is labeled "Personal Stuff". Now the user has to click on the "Show saved passwords" button. A window named "Passwords and Exceptions" will open, where the user has to click on the button labeled "Remove All".

Before removing all the passwords that you had saved from its database, Google Chrome will ask you for a confirmation. The user must choose "Yes" option for continuing and all passwords will be removed.

Removing saved passwords in Firefox

The user must open Mozilla Firefox and then select the "Tools" option from the menu bar and go to "Options". In the Options window that opens, you have to choose the tab that is labeled "Security". Now the user must click on the "Saved Passwords" button to get a list of the many passwords that you had saved in the database of the browser. From this list, the user is expected to choose the passwords that he/she has to remove and then click on the "Remove" button.

In case you want to remove all the passwords you saved, you have to click on the button labeled "Remove All". Ultimately, the user has to click on "Close" for closing the window.

If you are still facing problems in getting rid of all the passwords that you have saved while using Chrome and Firefox browsers, you can contact any computer repair service provider.

There is no dearth of computer services companies all over the world. If you have any problems related to using computers, you may contact a reputed company for computer repair in Australia.

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