CNET Editors' review
NirSoft's PasswordFox is a free tool that extracts and displays the passwords stored in your Mozilla Firefox profile or any other user's profile. It displays each password's Record Index, Web Site, User Name, User Name Field, and other data. It also creates HTML-based reports that you can save or print. PasswordFox works in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
PasswordFox is portable freeware that runs without needing to be installed. When you first open the program, it automatically detects your main Firefox user profile and displays the data under headings that can be customized by clicking View and selecting the column choosing tool. If your profile is stored in a different location, or if you'd like to use a different profile, it's easy to do by clicking Select Folders and browsing to or specifying the file path. We could also check a box to specify a Firefox installation folder and enter a Master Password. Other options include the ability to add grid lines to the main view and add header lines to CSV/tab-delimited files. The latest version of PasswordFox removes UPX compression to keep from triggering false positives in Windows Defender and other antivirus applications. There's a Help file, but some users may need to open it directly from the program's folder.
PasswordFox is the sort of supersimple tool that earns its keep when you forget the password for logging on to your bank account or favorite social networking site. As more and more sites demand longer, more-secure passwords, it gets harder and harder to remember them. PasswordFox can help you with that.
From NirSoft Freeware:
PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily select to watch the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field, and the Signons filename.
What's new in this version: Version 1.35 has added 'Mark Odd/Even Rows' option under the view menu.
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"it rly works"
Version: PasswordFox 1.30
i lost ma passwords once and it helped me
its ugly lolZ!!
"Works great! Anti-virus doesn't play well with it."
Version: PasswordFox 1.20
The program works exactly as described. What is really nice is that you don't have to install anything. This program is a stand-alone.
Anti-virus and anti-spyware programs call it a trojan or a potentially troublesome program, and will block access to the file. AVG, which is what I use, would not even let me unzip the downloaded archive--had to use Win-Rar.
This program is great if you cannot remember your passwords in Firefox, because it lists them in an easy-to-read list. You can even save the passwords to a text file, either one at a time or en masse.
However, you have to disable your anti-spyware and anti-virus software and create exceptions to get the program to run. My advice would be to extract the files to a separate folder, because when you close the program, it saves a cfg file to the folder in which it was opened.
"VIRUS plagued software!!!"
Version: PasswordFox 1.20
None that I can think of. Didn't even install it.
As soon as it started to download McAfee gave me a generic trojan warning!
Particularly dangerous as its supposed to have access to all your stored passwords.
Should'nt CNET be more careful?
After all one comes to download.com precisely avoiding these kind of threats
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