Unless You don’t  allow Browsers to store passwords that you type on websites but by default they will be stored in your Computer and same the case with other browsers and Windows applications or email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Password Security Scanner from Nirsoft freeware portable app scans these passwords stored by Windows applications that includes browsers and displays their security information. This tool helps to know security level of passwords used for user accounts without actually viewing the passwords.

Password Security Scanner

The security information for every password displayed includes the total number of characters, number of numeric characters, number of lowercase/uppercase characters, number of repeating characters, and password strength.

Download the program zip file, extract its contents to a folder on your Computer and run the executable PasswordScan.exe. The program scans for passwords stored on your system and displays the security information about passwords found in the main program window.

You can also press the F9 button to open “Advanced options” windows to enable and  view insecure passwords with low number of characters or low password value.

Currently this tool scans the passwords for following apps, support for more apps will be added in future versions.

  • Internet Explorer 4.0 – 6.0
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 – 9.0
  • Mozilla Firefox (All Versions)
  • Dialup/VPN passwords of Windows
  • MSN/Windows Messenger
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Windows Live Mail

Password stored by Firefox can not be scanned by Password Security Scanner if master password has been set.

Password Security Scanner works on all Windows.

Download Password Security  Scanner