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removing all the saved paswords

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hi. i'm just wondering how you remove all the passwords that windows saves through the 'remember this password prompt'
i'm currently using a public pc and when i type in the hotmail username box, a list of usernames pops up with the associated password!!
i need to remove this pronto.
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IE Auto complete forms registry entries are automatic password completion:

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\SPW -- where your encrypted passwords    are located.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System
   Provider\<username>\Data\{HUGE number Here}
 -- this key contains autocomplete data -- this will contain massive subkeys --also shows URL's
From: LeeTutor Date: 08/23/2001 12:00PM PST
               Found this info at the following site.  This will give you the reg keys for the encrypted autocomplete
               password list.  Are you also looking for other autocomplete data?

               http://www.techtv.com/callforhelp/answerstips/story/0,23008,3322950,00.html

               Internet Explorer has a feature called AutoComplete that saves entries you've typed in Web addresses,
               forms, and passwords. This information is encrypted and stored in your systems registry. The registry
               is a database that storea a systems configuration information. Generally, when dealing with the registry,
               you must be very careful not to delete or move anything unless you're a trained professional. Doing
               so could leave your system inoperable.

               The AutoComplete password list is stored in the registry key called:

               HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\IntelliForms\SPW

               To backup the AutoComplete password key, follow these directions:

        Left-click on the Start menu and then Run or press and release the Windows button + R.

               Type "regedit" (without quotes) and hit enter.

               Single-click the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder to expand its contents.

               Single-click the Software folder to expand its contents.

               Single-click the Microsoft folder to expand its contents.

               Single-click the Internet Explorer to expand its contents.

               Single-click the IntelliForms folder to expand its contents.

 Single-click the SPW folder. You should see an encrypted list of registry entries in the right-window       pane.

        With the SPW folder selected, go to the Registry menu and select Export Registry file.

               Name the file accordingly and remember where you save it.

               Include this file when you backup your data

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I hope this helps !

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If your wanting to remove all the names and passwords you can goto Tools then Internet Options then click the Content tab and then click the AutoComplete button. This will have an option to clear forms and to clear passwords. And if you don't want them saved any more uncheck Username & password and save forms.
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Software Window Washer does a real good job of cleaning it all off
http://www.webroot.com/down1.htm

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