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    Windows 7 seems to want to remember passwords for various web sites I visit. So does Firefox. And now that I've switched from ZoneAlarm to Norton 360, Norton wants to remember them for me, too.

    Won't they conflict with one another? Should I turn off two of them and stick with just one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Treloar View Post
    Windows 7 seems to want to remember passwords for various web sites I visit. So does Firefox. And now that I've switched from ZoneAlarm to Norton 360, Norton wants to remember them for me, too.

    Won't they conflict with one another? Should I turn off two of them and stick with just one?
    I don't know about Norton but I use Firefox and Windows 7 to visit a lot of places and to be truthful about it, when the username and password box opens up, I always thought it was done by Firefox. If any of those times it's from Win 7, I've not had any crashes or conflicts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Treloar View Post
    Windows 7 seems to want to remember passwords for various web sites I visit. So does Firefox. And now that I've switched from ZoneAlarm to Norton 360, Norton wants to remember them for me, too.

    Won't they conflict with one another? Should I turn off two of them and stick with just one?
    I'm not sure what you are seeing, but I can't imagine it is Win7 wanting to remember your website passwords. It might be Internet Explorer doing it though. I can tell you, on my machines running 7 I have never seen a single indication of it trying to save login information. Firefox does of course.

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    I never allow web browsers to remember passwords to places that have access to my money, credit cards, etc., and my password to those places are difficult to decipher. I do let my browser remember passwords to forums, blogs, newspapers and the like. My favorite online password manager is Roboform (they have a free & paid version- I use the paid). I also use a portable password program called PasswordSafe that I have on a thumb drive (http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/). I use PasswordSafe to construct all my passwords to money places.

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    I've yet to find an ideal password manager. Roboform is very convenient and flexible, but security has some limits - not built from the ground up to be a secure password manager.

    Keepass is potentially more secure if you don't use it in autotype mode and are otherwise knowledgeable enough to avoid the holes. IF you do (use autotype) it will gaily type your password into whatever web page has focus at any stage of the autotype sequence Which can nclud TABS(OMG!).

    Comodo used to have Ivault (withdrawn, but surprisingly good).

    But Windows is the worst of the lot (at least XP and Vista are). Install lastpass and watch it gaily import and display all your 'secure' windows & browser passwords...

    So nothing that's ideal, but a specialist manager is better than Windows XP/Vista and probably better than Win 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael A Williams View Post
    I'm not sure what you are seeing, but I can't imagine it is Win7 wanting to remember your website passwords. It might be Internet Explorer doing it though. I can tell you, on my machines running 7 I have never seen a single indication of it trying to save login information. Firefox does of course.
    Norton 360 wants to remember passwords for me. Also, my laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad and Lenovo's ThinkVantage wants to remember passwords, too.

    I'm just wondering if I should try to turn off the password-remembering functionality of all but one of the apps that wants to do that for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Hale View Post
    My favorite online password manager is Roboform (they have a free & paid version- I use the paid). I also use a portable password program called PasswordSafe that I have on a thumb drive (http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/). I use PasswordSafe to construct all my passwords to money places.
    I know there are several password safes out there but I wanted to share the one I use also, it's KeePass. KeePass will safely store your passwords, allow you to sort your password into catagories, helps you create secure passwords, and a lot more. Here's the website http://keepass.info/ - good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Ehorn View Post
    I know there are several password safes out there but I wanted to share the one I use also, it's KeePass. KeePass will safely store your passwords, allow you to sort your password into catagories, helps you create secure passwords, and a lot more. Here's the website http://keepass.info/ - good luck!
    Recommendations for third party software products should be posted in our Other Applications forum.

    I'm not going to move these posts since they are replies to a discussion about Windows 7, but it will help future searchers if you can please try to keep posts in the correct forums.

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    No one has mentioned the best and highest rated password manager, https://lastpass.com/ This password manager requires the user to enter a master password. You will have to remember this one password only. LastPass also encryts your password on it's site so it is available from any PC you use. Because of the way it is stored, know one at LastPass can access your info. LastPass also has a very good form filler. I have used LastPass for almost a year on XP, Vista and Win 7 with no problems at all. Try it, you will not go anywhere else.
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    I recommend LastPass. It's the best I've found and I use it everywhere.

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    OK, I am going to move this thread to our "Other Applications" forum since it is not about Windows 7 at all any more!

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