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Removing Saved Passwords with Credential Manager
Disk Cleanup is the perfect way to clean up your temporary files. Now that
you know how to use it, I recommend that you run it at least once a month to
keep your temporary files under control.
After you have cleaned your user files you can also use Disk Cleanup to delete
temporary system files. On the main Disk Cleanup screen, just click Clean Up
System Files and then follow the previous steps starting with step 2.
TIP Another method to clear temporary files on your computer is to use a
thirdparty utility that is designed to delete files in known temporary folders all over
your computer. My favorite utility for this task outside of using Disk Cleanup is
called CCleaner by Piriform. CCleaner is a very helpful and free utility that clears
temporary files from your computer with just a few clicks. Visit http://tweaks
.com/694343 to learn more.
Removing Saved Passwords with Credential Manager
When you visit a website that requires authentication or attempt to connect to
remote computers, you are given the option to save your password so that the
next time you visit the page or attempt to access a remote resource you do not
have to re-enter your password. This feature can be a huge convenience,
especially if you access a particular website or resource frequently. The downside
to this convenience is the potential for horrible security and privacy problems.
Essentially, you are taking the password off all the sites and resources for which
you saved a password. Anyone who has physical access to your computer can get
in using your username and password, even if they do not know your password.
Removing your saved passwords from your computer is a very good idea
because doing so protects your accounts. In Windows 8, you can remove saved
passwords using the new Credential Manager.
1. Open the Start screen, type Credential Manager , click the Settings filter,
and hit Enter.
2. All your saved accounts are listed under Web Credentials and
Windows Credentials. Next to each listed account, click the down arrow
as shown in Figure 20-10.
3. The account details are shown, including the option to delete the account.
Click Remove From Vault to delete the account.
4. Click Yes on the verification screen.
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