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Are you Frustrated and Struggling to remember all your passwords for different websites? this has got to be one of the best password manager for PC

KeePass is one of the best password manager for PC, to help manage your passwords. Learn How to set it up. 

 

Overview

Every site you visit  needs an account. Whether it be your online bank account, online forums, social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ the list goes on.  If you are are on your Laptop, every time you visit these sites, you need to remember your credentials, today I’d like to tell you one of the best password manager for your PC

95% of us use the same password for everything or change the password in a different order. This is not a very effective solution and hackers can potentially hack your account.  So If we used a more complex password, how could we remember this?  Fortunately , I have been using a great open source software that does a great job in saving your online credentials, which I’d like to share with you. 

KeePass is an open source software to help you manage complex passwords for online accounts.  It can help you create strong passwords and keep them safe so you don’t need to memories them.  The software uses a database type system to keep track of all your online accounts. 

 

The Benefits of Password Managers

Using Password Managers such as KeePass will encrypt your passwords and keep your passwords safe and secure.  If you are just using the web browser password manager, it is not really a good option, because the passwords are usually stored in simple plain text file, which can be vulnerable to hackers.  This is why I like using a password manager software solution.  The Second benefit is you don’t even have to remember the URL as all you do is click on the URL and it will take you straight to the site you want.

 

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Installing and Using KeePass and Keeping your Passwords Safe!

1. Download Software

You can download an executable file from http://keepass.info/ in the download section of the site as shown below

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2. Install the App

Once you have downloaded the file run the executable file and follow the wizard.

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3. Configure a new master Key

The next thing you need to do, is to create a new master key, this is like a new file to store all your passwords, after press ok and then the software will ask you to confirm the password.  Once you confirm the new password press OK. 

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4.  Getting Started

Next you can go ahead entering all your passwords.  The software has different category listings for different password purposes.  In this example, we are going to take a look at the internet category and create a password link for your Facebook page

First we need to click the key Icon in the toolbar as show below

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5. Create a new Data Base

In the Add Entry Dialog box enter a website name, username and password for the site, in the example below, we are using Facebook.  Press OK to save your new entry

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In the example created in the previous step we can see that our Facebook page and login details has been saved. 

Click on the URL and the software will automatically log you into your Facebook page using your credentials. 

You can build up your list for other sites using the same example

 

 

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Final Verdict

KeePass is very simple to use, which is why I consider this as one of the best password manager for PC.  It is far more secure than using your web browsers.  However when using this software with some website, I have found that it does not seem to allow you to login using the credentials you have saved, so it is not a perfect software solution.  What are your experiences with it?  Have your say by leaving your comments below.  If you like this article please like and share a like

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Anthony Rousek
Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional