Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
dash007

Clear Autocomplete Strings in IE

4 posts in this topic

Hi,

Whats the best option to delete autocomplete in IE? I understand the strings are stored in the Protected Storage:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider

When I run an external tool (from Nirsoft), it shows me the strings and I can delete it using that utility. My preference is to use only autoit, plus the fact that some external tools get picked up by Antivirus software. Obviously I am not interested in the passwords stored there, I simply want the history items deleted. Suggestions anyone? Perhaps someone knows a vb script that can be converted to Autoit? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Look in help file for RegDelete.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RegDelete("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider")
Have you tried this? It doesn't work, even though I am the administrator of the PC (ie having sufficient rights). There are external tools as I mentioned that let you view the strings and they all mention that its in the Protected Storage. Howeverwhen you navigate to it in regedit, there is nothing there just a user subkey starting with S-1-5......

Thanks anyway for trying to help, unfortunately this was what I too tried first. I have read that one cannot delete the key without changing permissions first on this key (see:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290684 and very importantly it says for Win2k & XP "Important:Do not remove the main Protected Storage System Provider key. This key is not automatically regenerated. "

External utilities seem to have no problems in displaying the strings or deleting strings via their interface, but as I mentioned earlier, these external tools get picked up by Antitrojans and Antivirus software. One last option is to use control send, but thats the last choice. Any other suggestions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0