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Delete Autocomplete and Autofill Forms

 

What is AutoComplete?

AutoComplete also known as autofill is a feature that stores a list of everything you type in web pages (for example your name, e-mail address, credit card information, keywords you enter in search engines, etc). It helps the user complete the form by suggesting possible matches - you can simply press the down arrow key and select the text without finishing typing. So anyone who has access to your computer can see a drop down list with information you've typed.

 

Why should I clean or disable AutoComplete (turn off Autofill)?

While the AutoComplete feature may be helpful for some things, it can also seriously compromise your security and privacy, because anyone who has access to your computer can see what web sites you visited and what information you entered on web pages. Also various malicous software can use AutoComplete data to steal your personal information such as your name, e-mail address, credit card information and/or retrieve web sites passwords stored as autocomplete data.

 

How can I delete Autofill history in Internet Explorer?

To delete AutoComplete history in Internet Explorer 7.0:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Internet Options".
• Open the "General" tab.
• In "Browsing history" area click the "Delete" button.
• In "Delete browsing history" window, to clear AutoComplete, click "Delete forms" button and then click "Yes".

To clean AutoComplete history in Internet Explorer 6.x:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Internet Options".
• Open the "Content" tab.
• Click the "AutoComplete" button.
• Click the "Clear forms" button to clear all AutoComplete form data and/or click the "Clear Passwords" to clear restored passwords.

If you don't want Internet Explorer to save this data in the future, you may remove check marks from the necessary check boxes.

 

How can I disable autocomplete forms (turn off autocomplete) in Internet Explorer?

If you don't want Internet Explorer to save save information you enter on web sites, you can disable AutoComplete (turn off Autofill.

To disable AutoComplete (turn off AutoComplete) in Internet Explorer 7.0:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Internet Options".
• Open the "Content" tab.
• Under AutoComplete, click "Settings" button.
• In "AutoComplete Settings" window select what information your browser will remember - remove check marks from AutoComplete options you don't need (Web Address, Foms, User names and passwords on forms).
• Click OK.

 

To disable AutoComplete (turn off autofill in Internet Explorer 6.x:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Internet Options".
• Open the "Content" tab.
• Click the "AutoComplete" button
• Remove check marks from the necessary check boxes.
• Click OK.

 

How can I change autofill settings in Internet Explorer?

To change AutoComplete Settings in Internet Explorer 7.0:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Internet Options".
• Open the "Content" tab.
• Under AutoComplete, click "Settings" button.
• In "AutoComplete Settings" window select what information your browser will remember - remove check marks from AutoComplete options you don't need (Web Address, Foms, User names and passwords on forms).
• Click OK.

 

To change AutoComplete Settings in Internet Explorer 6.x:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Internet Options".
• Open the "Content" tab.
• Click the "AutoComplete" button
• Remove check marks from the necessary check boxes.
• Click OK.

 

How can I delete autofill history in Firefox?

To delete autocomplete history in Firefox 2.0:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Options".
• Select "Privacy".
• In Private area click "Clear Now".
• In "Clear Private Data" window put the check mark for "Saved form and Search History" and click "Clear Private Data Now".
• Click OK.

 

To clear AutoComplete in Firefox 1.5:
• Select "Tools"
• Select "Options".
• Select "Privacy".
• Open "Saved Forms" tab and click "Clear Saved Form Data Now".
• Click OK.

 

If you don't want Firefox to save this data in the future, remove the check mark from the "Save information I enter in web page forms and the Search Bar".

 

How can I disable AutoComplete (turn off autofill) in Firefox?

 

To disable AutoComplete (turn off AutoComplete) in Firefox:
• Select "Tools" then "Internet Options".
• Select the "Privacy" tab.
• Open "Save form information" category.
• Remove the check mark from the "Save information I enter in web page forms and the Search Bar".
• Click OK.

 

How can I disable AutoComplete forms (turn off autocomplete) in Netscape Navigator?

To disable AutoComplete in Netscape Navigator:

• Select "Edit" then "Preferences".
• Open "Privacy & Security" category.
• Select "Forms" sub-category.
• Remove the check mark from the "Save form data from web pages when completing froms".
• Click OK.

 

 How can I clear AutoComplete in Mozilla?

To clean autofill (Stored Form Data) in Mozilla 1.7:
• Select "Edit"
• Select "Preferences".
• Under "Privacy & Security" category, select Forms.
• Click "Manage Stored Form Data" button
• Click "Remove All Saved Data" button.
• Click OK.

 

How can I disable AutoComplete (turn off AutoComplete) in Mozilla?

AutoComplete stores information you entered on web pages and when you start entering information again suggests possible matches from entries you have typed before. You can choose the type of web form information that Mozilla will retain and automatically fill in for you. You can choose whether AutoComplete feature in Mozilla will remember web addresses, information that you fill out in web forms, or passwords.

To turn off AutoComplete (change AutoComplete settings) in Mozilla:
• Select "Edit"
• Select "Preferences".
• Under "Privacy & Security" category, select Forms.
• Put check mark for "Save form data from web pages when completing forms"
• Click OK.