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Help! AutoFill Is Out Of Control!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Ever have AutoFill get out of control? It happened to Cheri. She writes:  I am using Windows 7 home, and I have auto fill for my petitions etc.. but recently all kinds of weird numbers and addresses have popped in there, how do I delete them? I have tried but to no avail. Help!!

 You don’t say which browser you’re using, but I’ll show you how to clear it all out in Internet Explorer. Click the gear in the upper-right corner of the page and choose Internet Options from the drop-down menu.


Click the Content tab and choose AutoComplete


Choose delete AutoComplete history.


If that doesn’t work, it’s possible that you’ve picked up some malware of some kind. I’d suggest running both an anti-virus and a malware program to see if they find anything.

~ Cynthia


3 Responses to “Help! AutoFill Is Out Of Control!”

  1. Mark says:

    My question refers to the article in today’s Tech Tips on AutoFill out of control. I’m using Windows 8.1. I’m using Firefox as my browser.
    How can I clear Autofill?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. William Hunger says:

    Just what I needed! (Have Win XP)

  3. […] helped Cheri get rid of unwanted AutoFill in IE, but now she’s having the opposite problem:  “Hi, it’s me again. You really […]

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