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.

Password recovery tool

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

  • Memory leak fixation that occurred on every refresh
  •  Support for Firefox 4 (Beta)
  • /installfolder command-line parameter problem fixation
  • ‘Firefox Version’ column addition

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

Password recovery tool

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.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

One Comment

  1. Jim

    Serioulsy, why use a 3rd party app when it isnt nessesary? There is no reason to download this app to recover forgoten password stored in FireFox.

    Simply open Firefox and go to Option>Security>Saved Passowrd>Show Passwords. This will provide you with a list of the save usernames and passwords stored in your browser…no 3rd party BS needed.

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