IE PassView 是一個小巧的密碼破解工具，它可以由恢復 Internet Explorer 儲存的密碼，支援 IE 4~7 的所有版本。如果某人使用了你的機器上網，你可能可以借此窺探到他的帳號密碼，同理如果你使用公共環境的機器，也應注意清理 Cookie、註冊表、證書檔案、Protected Storage，以及自動完成等容易洩漏你隱私的內容，以避免你的帳號密碼被人借去。總體來說此軟體絕對不算「強大」，但是拿到網咖等公共環境，在別人未 清理或重新啟動前，還是很有作用的。當然了只是描述此軟體的功能特性，而不是慫恿你這麼做。
IE PassView is a small utility that reveals the passwords stored by Internet Explorer browser. It supports the new Internet Explorer 7.0, as well as older versions of Internet explorer, v4.0 - v6.0
Known Issues With Internet Explorer 7.0
Starting from version 7.0 of Internet Explorer, Microsoft completely changed the way that passwords are saved. In previous versions (4.0 - 6.0), all passwords were saved in a special location in the Registry known as the "Protected Storage".
In version 7.0 of Internet Explorer, passwords are saved in different locations, depending on the type of password. Each type of passwords has some limitations in password recovery:
* AutoComplete Passwords: These passwords are saved in the following location in the Registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerIntelliFormsStorage2
The passwords are encrypted with the URL of the Web sites that asked for the passwords, and thus they can only be recovered if the URLs are stored in the history file. If you clear the history file, IE PassView won't be able to recover the passwords until you visit again the Web sites the asked for the passwords. Alternatively, you can add a list of URLs of Web sites that requires user name/password into the Web sites file (see below).
* HTTP Authentication Passwords: These passwords are stored in the Credentials file under Documents and SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftCredentials , together with login passwords of LAN computers and other passwords.
Due to security limitations, IE PassView can recover these passwords only if you have administrator rights.