How to delete saved passwords in Firefox

Most modern browsers, Mozilla Firefox included, offer to save your usernames and passwords, making it easier to login to your favorite websites. Over time, these login credentials may change, or you may stop using a website that has a saved login. Fortunately, Mozilla made it easy to delete your saved passwords in Firefox.

Why you should delete all saved passwords in Firefox

While it is convenient to store your login credentials in your browser, it is also be a privacy and security risk. If a friend or family member, or even a repair man accesses your computer, they will have access to your account on any website that has a saved login. If your computer becomes lost or stolen, or if a hacker is able to remotely gain control of it, this information could very easily fall into the wrong hands.

How to get to the delete saved passwords screen in Firefox

1. Open a Firefox window.

New Firefox window

2. Click on the menu option in the top right corner, then click “Options”.

Firefox settings menu

4. Select the Privacy and Security tab.

Firefox Privacy and Security settings

5. Go to Saved Logins under Forms and Passwords.

Firefox saved passwords

How to remove an individual password in Firefox

1. Go to the Saved Logins screen (see instructions above).

2. Select the website in the list on the left, then click “Remove”.

Firefox saved passwords screen

3. Click the red “Remove” button.

Firefox Remove Password button

How to remove all saved passwords in Firefox

1. Go to the Saved Logins screen (see instructions above).

2. Click the 3 dot icon on the top-right of the screen, then click “Remove All Logins”.

Firefox Remove All Logins option

3. Check the box marked “Yes, remove these logins”, then click the “Remove All” button.

Firefox remove all passwords prompt

Need to delete saved passwords in a different browser? See “How to delete your saved passwords on every browser

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