Having a secure password manager in your browser helps you to log in fast when opening an account. While many built-in tools are readily accessible, they will first ask you if you want to store your information such as email address and password. This idea will instantly land you on a site in a few seconds, however, your sensitive details are at risk of being exposed.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: In this photo illustration, the logo for online password manager service "LastPass" is reflected on the internal discs of a hard drive on August 09, 2017 in London, England. With so many aspects of life requiring passwords and login information, password managers are becoming increasingly popular among consumers and businesses.

In short, the built-in password managers might be a dangerous option for your browser. In addition, you could not simply use it to open another application since it would be only exclusive to a particular browser.

If you are a user of either Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Edge, this guide will help you to turn it off. Here's how you can disable your password manager in three various internet browsers according to The Windows Club.

How to Disable Built-in Password Manager in Mozilla Firefox?

Disabling your built-in password manager in Mozilla Firefox is pretty easy. Here are the four initial steps that you should follow for this option:

  1. On the toolbar, tap the "hamburger" button. Click the Settings afterward.

  2. On the Settings, find the Privacy & Security. Click it.

  3. Look for the Login and Passwords section.

  4. Remove the check button beside "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites."

  5. To see the changes, close the settings.

How to Disable Built-in Password Manager in Microsoft Edge?

In Edge browser, the process with the Password monitor is simplified in a few steps. Here's how to get started:

  1. Begin by opening the browser. Look for the three-dot button and tap it. In the menu, search for Settings.

  2. Go to the Profile Page. Tap "Passwords among the many options available under your profile."

  3. Now, look for the "Offer to save passwords as the first option." Turn off the option that will ask you to store the information when you log in.

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How to Disable Built-in Password Manager in Google Chrome?

  1. From the toolbar, tap the Firefox Menu.

  2. Next, click either of the two: Preferences or Options.

  3. Search for Privacy & Security. Click it.

  4. Uncheck the boxes in the "Logins and Passwords" portion.

Remember to never save your passwords when using the Firefox browser. While it is not asking you to save your information, the previously saved details might still be stored there.

Disabling Password Managers in Other Browsers

According to Dashlane Support, you can also do the same thing in Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. Here are the easy steps that will help you remove your in-browser password managers.

Internet Explorer

  1. In the toolbar, click the browser.

  2. Look for the Internet Options. Select Content

  3. Tap Settings in the AutoComplete

  4. From the "Forms and Searches" and "Usernames and passwords on forms," uncheck all the options.

  5. Tap OK if you are already finished.


  1. Open Safari. Now, click the Preferences.

  2. Select Autofill

  3. In the "Using information from my contacts," "Usernames and passwords," "Credit cards," and "Other forms," uncheck all the options.

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