One of the cardinal sins of using the internet is to NEVER let a browser (Chrome | FireFox | Edge – God forbid you’re still using Internet Explorer) save your passwords.
To learn why that is such a sin read this post.
If you suspect you may have previously, or inadvertently, allowed your browser to save a password and want to remove it follow the steps below.
- Click the Menu icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window (typically either three horizontal lines or three horizontal dots)
- Click Settings
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Show Advanced Settings
- Scroll down to the Passwords and Forms section
- Uncheck the box beside Offer to save passwords, then click the Manage passwords link
- In the Saved Passwords box, hover your mouse over the site you want to remove the password for, click on the X that pops up on the right-hand side
- Rinse & repeat step 6 for each site you wish to remove (should be all of them)
- Click the Menu icon in the upper right-hand corner of the window (FF menu icon is three horizontal lines stacked like a hamburger)
- Click on Options (icon looks like a cog)
- Select Security in the left sidebar
- Uncheck the box “Remember logins for sites”
- Click Saved Passwords
- To remove ALL stored passwords, click the Remove All button
- To remove stored passwords for specific sites, press and hold the Ctrl key and select each site you want to remove passwords for, then click the Remove button
- Click the Close button
- Click Ok to exit the Options window
Once you’ve removed passwords from your browser (don’t forget you may have stored them in more than one browser so you’ll need to check them all), I strongly urge you to read this post and watch the video to learn how to choose new passwords that’re easy to remember, yet hard to break.