Windows 10 Autofill populates form with personal info

Stephen Kairys
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Today, I was filling out a form on Wordpress.com that prompted for my credit (debit) card info. When I typed in my name, and clicked on "whatever I click on" to autopopulate my address, etc., it filled in my debit card info. Obviously, Windows "remembered" some other transaction which used that card.

Is there a way to remove this info? IMO, it's dangerous for Windows to include this type of info in autofill. Thanks.

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bbaoIT Consultant

Commented:
simply remove the history and website data. the particular steps depend on which browser you use: IE or Edge?
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Commented:
Using Chrome. So...is there a way to remove that autofill data but keep things like page history (so website addresses can be autopopulated)?
Thanks.
bbaoIT Consultant

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sure you can. autofilled data can be individually removed from browsing history and website data. check here for the steps and more.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95589?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - Consultant

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Commented:
OK, the link must reference a different version of Chrome.

It refers to
1, At the top right, click Menu
2. Click History and recent tabs and then History.

But there is no "History and recent tabs"
Chrome Menu
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IT Consultant
Commented:
it is actually under the Settings menu in your screenshot.

anyway, the quickest way to do that is to type "chrome://settings/clearBrowserData" in your address bar, then you can see below options.
Chrome - Clear Browsing Data
be aware the tip in the dialogue box, you may press CTRL+SHIFT+N to enter the browser's Incognito mode to avoid the browser saving any personal data for your sensitive surfing task.
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - Consultant
Commented:
Thank you! That worked. I should note, however, that I had to change the first field
(Obliterate the following items from)  to "the beginning of time". It did not default to that value.
Chrome_Clear_Browser_History_Option_.PNG
Thanks again,
Steve
bbaoIT Consultant
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> (Obliterate the following items from)  to "the beginning of time".

correct. it is not a default setting for Chrome, but for me it is always a setting I will change at first run. a default setting for me. :)
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Thank you again for your Speedy response, Bing!

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