Prevent auto completion of username and password in Internet Explorer.

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This setting prevents you from opting to auto complete username and passwords on Web forms available in Content tab of Internet Options dialog in Internet Explorer.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
Internet explorer uses the option "autocomplete" to remember the typed text in a web form or a url. It will prompt to save passwords on web forms, so that you dont have to type it again the next time you visit the page. By applying this registry setting you can disable the option of auto-completing username and passwords on web form, available in content tab of internet options dialog in internet explorer. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the sub keys internet explorer\control panel is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value formsuggest passwords, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value to 1 which can disable the options of auto-completing username and passwords on web form. However, if you want to enable the options back, change the value data to 0 or delete the value. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] </b>and create a new key "Internet Explorer".
Third, create a subkey "Control Panel" under "Internet Explorer".
Fourth, create a DWORD value " FormSuggest Passwords" .
Now,right-click on "FormSuggest Passwords" and select 'Modify'
Finally, set the 'Value Data' to 1in the textbox provided and click on 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Internet Explorer
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Control Panel
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: FormSuggest Passwords
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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