Remove stored password on the AOL Desktop Software, AIM and web browsers

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Remove stored password on the AOL Desktop Software, AIM and web browsers

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You might think it’s convenient to save your AOL password on your computer so you’re only one click away from signing on to your account. But if you stored your password in any easily accessible place, anyone who has access to your machine can sign on to the AOL service with your Username.

Use any of the methods below to remove your stored AOL password and better secure your account:

Note: You can use your AOL Username and password to sign on to the AIM service.


Remove your stored AOL password using AOL Keyword

Note: If you are using AOL Desktop v10.1, skip to the next solution.

1. Sign on to the AOL software with the Username whose password you wish to change.

2. Go to the AOL Keyword: Store Password.

3. Clear the Sign-On box, delete the password and then click Save.


Remove your stored AOL password using the sign-on screen

AOL 9.6, AOL 9.5, AOL 9.1, AOL 9.0, and AOL 8.0 Plus/AOL 8.0

1. Start the AOL Desktop Software. Click the Sign in link.

Note: If you are already signed on the AOL Desktop, click the Sign Out link and then click the Sign In link.

2. Choose the Username whose password you wish to change.

3. Clear the check box next to Save Password and then delete the password.

If you want to change your password, read our help article How do I change my password?

AOL Desktop v10.1

1. Start the AOL software as you normally would, but don’t sign on.

Note: If you’re already signed on the AOL Desktop, click the Sign Out link and then click the Sign In link.

2. Click the Screen Name or Select a Screen Name drop-down menu, and then choose the Username for which you wish to change the password.

3. Clear the Save Password box and then delete the password.

If you want to change your password, read our help article How do I change my password?



Remove your stored AOL password from the AIM software

1. Start the AIM software as you normally would, but don’t sign on.

2. Choose the Username for which you wish to remove the stored password.

3. Clear the Remember my password and Automatically sign me in boxes and then erase the password.

If you want to change your AIM password, read our help article Change my AIM password.


Remove your stored AOL password from a browser

If you saved your AOL password on your web browser, you can easily remove it. View the appropriate browser below for instructions. 

Internet Explorer 8:

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.

3. In the General tab, under Browsing History, click the Delete button.

4. In the Delete Browsing History window, select the check box next to Passwords, and then click Delete.

5. Click OK.

Internet Explorer 7:

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click Tools and then click Internet Options.

3. In the General tab, under Browsing History, click the Delete button.

4. In the Delete Browsing History window, click Delete Passwords and then click Close.

5. Click OK

Firefox:

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.

2. Click Tools in the menu bar and then click Options.

3. In the Options window, click the Security icon.

4. Click Saved Passwords.

5. By default, Firefox displays only the name of the website and the Username. To display the associated password for each website and Username, click Show Passwords. When you confirm, the passwords are displayed.

6. To remove the AOL password, select it and click Remove.

Chrome:

1. Launch Google Chrome.

2. Click the Tools menu in the upper-right corner and select Options.

3. Click the Personal Stuff tab.

4. In the Passwords section, click Show saved passwords.

5. From the list, select the AOL website and click Remove to clear the AOL Username and password.

Safari:

1. Launch Safari for Mac.

2. Click Safari in the menu and then click Reset Safari.

3. In the Reset Safari screen, select the Remove saved names and passwords check box.

4. Click Reset.

 

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Last updated: 06-14-2013
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