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Deleted usernames and passwords won't apear on a list in the form,but if i begin to type them they apear

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Deleted usernames and passwords won't apear on a list in the form,but if i begin to type them they apear even if i deleted all history.I experienced this problem on several computers: a PC with XP,one with Windows 7 and on a Mac so I know for certain it's a firefox problem. Somehow passwords and usernames remain stored even if previously deleted.I want to sell my PC but i can't because of the security risk.Of course the problem could be solved by formating the HDD and reinstalling the OS,but I want to know how to solve the problem without doing this.I've tried everything and still they remain there..Please help me..and I want to know if somebody else has this problem.Thank you!

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If the names and passwords still show in the Password Manager then they are not deleted. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Password_Manager

If you do not see them in the password manager, but they still fill then you either have stored them as form data or you have an extension that saved that data. See Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox

You can check saved form data with this extension: Form History Control: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/12021

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If the names and passwords still show in the Password Manager then they are not deleted. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Password_Manager

If you do not see them in the password manager, but they still fill then you either have stored them as form data or you have an extension that saved that data. See Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox

You can check saved form data with this extension: Form History Control: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/12021