In today’s article we are going to see how to prevent Chrome and Firefox from saving my data in autocomplete. To improve the security of your private data, it is best to prevent browsers from saving it automatically.
The data that is saved in our browser is safe, there is no doubt about that. The problem comes when someone uses our PC and can access said data, in the same way that we would.
So the best thing in these cases is to choose healthy and directly not save data in it. In this way, even if someone has access to our PC, they will not be able to access our private information, since it will not be stored in it.
Of all the browsers , Chrome and Firefox are by far the ones we use the most. So we are going to see how to avoid saving this sensitive information in them and we will also quickly learn how to delete the one we already have saved.
So that, in this way, both browsers do not have any data from us and we remain more confident that no one can access them in any way.
How to avoid autocomplete in Google Chrome
- What we will do is enter “Settings ” in Chrome. We do this from the three points that appear in the upper right corner of the screen.
- As soon as a new window opens we can see a section that says “Autocomplete “.
- In this section we will see three options: passwords, payment methods and addresses.
- When entering in each one of the sections we will see the stored information corresponding to each one of them.
- To deactivate this information and prevent it from being saved we have to uncheck the save and autocomplete boxes.
- From this moment on, no more information will be saved.
How to prevent Firefox from saving information in autocomplete
- The first thing we will do is enter “Options ” from the lines found in the upper right area of the screen.
- After this we will go to ” P Privacy Setting and safety “.
- Now we have to go to where it says “History ” and modify the options that come by default.
- Firefox is marked “Trim history” so let’s change it to “Do not trim history “.
From this moment on, it will no longer store information about the sites we visit, passwords, user names, credit cards, etc.
How to clear autocomplete in Chrome
- The first thing you will do is open Chrome and click on the three points that appear on the top right. A menu with many options is displayed. Although we are interested in the one that says “More tools “.
- After this we are going to go to ” Clear browsing data “.
- Go to the “Advanced Settings ” tab .
- Here we are going to have to select all the data that we want to delete.
- Once marked we have to make sure that in “Time interval ” is selected “Since always “.
- Next, click on the “Clear data ” button to delete all the data that you previously marked.
How to clear autocomplete in Firefox
- In the case of Firefox we will have to click on the menu that is found in the upper right and then on “Options “.
- Here we must go to “Privacy and security “.
- Then we are going to go to the “History ” section.
- In this section we will have to choose “Clear history “.
- In the same way that happens with Chrome, we will have to mark all the information that we want to delete.
- We must also clarify the range of time that we want to clean at the top.
- Once we have everything selected, the only thing left to do is click on “ Clean now ”.