Disable the AutoComplete feature on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

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Disable the AutoComplete feature on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

AutoComplete is a feature that enables the browser to remember what you enter in a webpage or the browser's address bar. As you’re typing an address, AutoComplete will suggest possible matches. It’s like your best friend who finishes your sentences! This is convenient when you visit certain websites frequently, but also poses a security risk if you’re using a shared computer. Disabling the AutoComplete feature helps you get rid of this risk.

Select the browser for which you wish to disable the AutoComplete feature:

To disable the AutoComplete feature on Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and higher:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. In the Internet Options window, click the Content tab.
4. In the AutoComplete section, click Settings.
5. In the AutoComplete Settings window, uncheck all the boxes, and then click OK.
6. Click OK again.

To disable the AutoComplete feature on Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. In the Internet Options window, click the Content tab.
4. Click AutoComplete.
5. Uncheck all the boxes.
6. Click Clear Forms.
7. Click Clear Passwords.
8. Click OK.

To disable the AutoComplete feature using Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3. In the Options window, click the Privacy tab.
4. In the History section, clear the box next to Remember search and form history.
5. Click OK.

To disable the AutoComplete feature using Google Chrome:
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click the menu tab in the upper-right corner and select Settings.
3. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings…
4. In the Passwords and forms section, remove the check box next to Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click.
5. Exit out of the window.

Congrats! You've disabled AutoComplete.



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Last updated: 06-19-2014
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