WebBrowserPassView now extracts the passwords from Internet Explorer 10.0

The new version of WebBrowserPassView utility (v1.40) has the ability to extract the passwords stored by Internet Explorer 10.0
You might think that I added only one feature for this new release, but I actually added 2 features: one for supporting Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows 8 and the other to support Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows 7.

That’s because IE10 stores the passwords in completely 2 different ways. On Windows 7, it still stores the passwords like the previous versions of IE, under the following Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms\Storage2
The passwords under this Registry key are encrypted with the URL string and thus  WebBrowserPassView needs to scan the browsing history of IE to decrypt these passwords. Due to the changes on IE10, WebBrowserPassView failed to read the IE history and thus it also failed to get the passwords. The new version of WebBrowserPassView reads the history of IE10 properly and thus the password decryption process also works properly.

On IE10 under Windows 8 it’s a completely different story: The passwords are now stored inside the ‘Windows Vault’, located in the file system under C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Vault\4BF4C442-9B8A-41A0-B380-DD4A704DDB28
WebBrowserPassView extracts these passwords by using the undocumented Credential Vault Client Library  (vaultcli.dll)

The support for IE10 passwords is also added to the Password Security Scanner tool, and soon it’ll also be added to the IE PassView utility.


  1. Allan says:

    I downloaded WebBrowserPassView 1.4 but it doesn’t work!

    i tried it on my computer but i got nothing..

    no password shown!

  2. Read101 says:

    worked Perfect for me, but it no-longer gets the passwords for the new FireFox update.

  3. Rodolfo Giovanninetti says:

    I would like to know if it is possible to use Your software to recover a password also in portable editions of browsers, for example I am interested in firefox.

    Also, I see that in Your software You are changing the behavior of sorting data, meaning that when I click on a column header it also sorts according to another column.
    But, I would like better to be able to sort according t my needs and to my taste.
    So, I would like to know if it is possible for You to add an option to Your software that says how to sort.
    With this option, one might choose to use the new behavior or to use my preferred system.
    That is, to use a stable sorting algorithm.
    For example, imagine You have a table with three columns: first name, last name and town.
    I want to sort first of all according to town, then according to last name, and last according to first name.
    In this case I simply click on column headers backward.
    First, I click on first name, the least important.
    Second, I click on last name.
    And finally I click on town.
    Using a stable sorting algorithm it sorts by town, but inside the same town it keeps data sorted by last name, since immediately before I had clicked on last name, and inside the same town AND the same last name it keeps data sorted by first name, since at the beginning I had clicked on first name.
    I understand that people have to thing about which column header to click and in which order, so I suggest this as an option.

    Thank You very much and regards

    Rodolfo Giovanninetti

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