Modern version of browsers are capable to store your online account username an passwords in a local file for future use. These browsers can autofill the username and passwords every time you visit the same site once you allow your browser to store the password.
Even if you forgot the passwords of these online account, there is no need to reset or change password. You can get your password and other saved information easily from this saved location of your browser. The location of the saved password and username varies depends on different browser like IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
There is a privacy concern for auto saving your passwords in your browser. Most of the time it is easy and convenient solution while you visit your online account. But anybody using your computer can open your browser and see the passwords you saved.
Some time it may raise some privacy concern especially when you share your computer with your friends or even with your family members. If you are a person concerned about saved passwords and privacy, better you can stop the password auto saving features on your browser.
Most of the browsers have different settings to stop auto saving of your data. We listed out the steps to stop auto saving of most used browsers includes IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
Stop Auto Saving Password in Google Chrome
In your Chrome browser, see the control panel button on right top. Click on Chrome Control Panel Button > Settings (chrome://settings/) > Show advanced settings… > Passwords and forms > Offer to save your web passwords
See the check box named as “Offer to save your web passwords” and uncheck and save the settings to stop Auto Saving password by your Chrome browser.
Stop Auto Saving Password in Mozilla Firefox
In Firefox browser, you can see the control button on right top corner. Click on Firefox Control Panel Button > Options > Security > Passwords > Remember passwords for sites (Uncheck)
See the check box named as “Remember passwords for sites” and uncheck and save the settings to stop Auto Saving password by your Firefox browser.
Stop Auto Saving Password in Internet Explorer
First you have to find out the internet button. Click on Internet Explorer Setting Button > Internet Options > Content > Auto Complete > Settings > User names and passwords on forms (Uncheck)
See the check box named as “User names and passwords on forms” and uncheck and save the settings to stop Auto Saving password by your Internet Explorer browser.
Stop Auto Saving Password in Safari
These steps are based on the MAC OS for Safari browser. On MAC top menu, click on Safari > Preferences > Autofill >
You can see a check box for User names and passwords. Uncheck this box restart your browser. Safari browser no longer saves your data for your online accounts.
Auto saving of your username and password is easy and convenient. No need to remember your credentials for your online accounts. But if you are concern bout your privacy and data protection, better to stop auto saving feature from your browser.