A. Internet Explorer (IE) has a neat feature--Autocomplete--that remembers previous answers to password prompts/forms and automatically fills them in on subsequent visits. If you want to clear this information, perform the following steps:
- Start IE.
- From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
- Select the Content tab.
- Click Autocomplete.
- Click "Clear Forms" if you want to remove all information except passwords. Click "Clear Passwords" to clear only passwords.
- Click OK to the confirmation.
- Close all dialog boxes.
The actual information is stored in a protected portion of the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider\\[SID of the user\]\Data. However, a user can't view the information (although as an Administrator you can change the ACL via regedt32.exe to have a look). For example, in the screen shot below, you can see my (encrypted!) password to the MSDN download area.
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