Steps to Delete Saved Passwords on Windows 7/Windows 8/Mac OS

Posted by Britt Duncan - April 25, 2014

Once you carry out online activities on your PC, you will leave traces on it, even the passwords for your all accounts. Many computer users are not aware of that and have their personal information stolen when attacked by spyware or Trojans viruses. What’s more, with the stored passwords, anyone who use your computer can log in your online accounts for blogs, social networking sites, emails, etc, without having your passwords. Undoubtedly, the saved passwords could be a threat to your privacy. The post here shows you how to clean passwords saved on the computer with a few simple steps. Please read on. Also, if you want to clear the auto saved passwords from the websites as well, please refer to Delete Saved Password from IE/Firefox/Chrome/Safari/Opera

For Mac OS users:

1. Click Spotlight search icon, type Keychain in the search column and choose keychain Access from the displayed list.


2. After the Keychain Access utility appears, select login option on the left panel and then password category on the lower part.


3. A detailed list of saved passwords are showed in details. Go through the list and decide what you like to remove. Right click on the specific item, and select Delete from the menu.


4 . A confirmation message box will pop up automatically. Click delete to proceed. Repeat above removal procedure until you have all undesired items deleted completely.


For Windows 7 users:

1. Click Start menu and then Control Panel. Search for and select User Accounts and Family Safety link.



2. On the pop-up window, click Credential Manager. This will open the Windows Vault window. You can find all saved passwords on the list.


3. There are three types of stored passwords in the Windows Vault, Windows credentials, certificate-based credentials and generic credentials respectively. Find out the passwords that you don’t want to keep and select them. There will be a Remove from vault option on the bottom. Click it to delete the chosen items.



4. Repeat the removal process for all items you want to clear. Exit the manage window when you finish.


For Windows 8 users:

1. Activate the Charm bar, click Search, put in credential manager and select Credential Manager program from the list.


2. After the Credential Manager window pops up, you will be able to see the two types of passwords: web credentials and Windows credentials. Navigate to the desired tab, web one or Windows one, saved password under respective category will be displayed.


3. Go through the stored passwords list, select the entry or entries you want to delete and tap the down arrow key to expand the details. You can see clearly the website address, username and password for the site.



4. Click Show after password column to make sure you have chosen the right item and click Remove on the bottom list.


Note: If you notice abnormal activities of your online bank accounts and social networking site accounts, you may be under malware attack and the stored information might be exposed. If so, it is highly suggested that you download and install the automatic tool below to have a thorough check immediately!

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