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PasswordFox: Firefox Password Recovery Tool to recover forgotten passwords

We have already covered the password recovery tool for Opera browser. PasswordFox is yet another password recovery tool – but for Mozilla Firefox. It allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Mozilla Firefox. It is a very handy utility to have around and can be a great life-saver should you forget or lose the passwords stored in your Firefox browser.

Some changes that has been introduced in the recent version, the latest version of PasswordFox includes:

By default, the program displays the passwords stored in your current profile. One can easily select to view the passwords of any other Firefox profile also. For every password that is entered, the following information is displayed:

  1. Record Index
  2. Web Site
  3. User Name
  4. Password
  5. User Name Field
  6. Password Field
  7. Signons filename

It is essential to install Firefox browser on your system for enabling PasswordFox to capture the password list. To activate the program simply run the ‘PasswordFox.exe’ executable file. Once activated the main window will display the entire password list for the last used profile.

Thus, PasswordFox can prove to be a useful tool to back up your login information. However, it is important to keep in mind though the list is exported as a text or HTML file it is not encrypted and therefore should be stored securely.

PasswordFox is freeware and can be downloaded here.

PasswordFox works all the versions of Windows Operating systems such as Windows 2000/2003 Server/XP/Vista/Windows 7. Always use the program to unlock your own Firefox password and avoid using this program for finding out others’ passwords.

Some antivirus and anti-spyware programs flag PasswordFox as being infected by virus and spyware – a case of false positives, I suppose!

Check out IE PassView if you want to recover forgotten Internet Explorer passwords.