Product FAQ - Wise Password Manager Free

Introduction

Q 01: What is password manager software?

Q 02: Why use a password manager?

Q 03: What are the main functions of Wise Password Manager Free?

Q 04: How to choose password manager software?

Q 05: Can the password generator be used stand-alone?

Q 06: How secure is Wise Password Manager Free?

Q 07: Can I add password to my archives?

Q 08: What happens if I forget my master password?

Q 09: Is my data stored in Wise Password Manager Free?

Q 10: Can't I just write down all my passwords and keep them in a safe deposit box?


Q 01: What is password manager software?

A: Password manager or password manager software has a number of password management features that allow you to simplify the process of password management while surfing the web. While on the Internet, users may encounter several password-related problems including stolen password, lost password, forgotten password, hacked account and suchlike. Password manager on the web can eliminate most, if not all, of the password-related problems with the help of such features as password database, strong password generator, automatic form filler, etc.

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Q 02: Why use a password manager?

A: Back in 2007, A Microsoft study reported that the average web user has 6.5 passwords used across 25 different websites. The web - and the average user's presence on the web - has grown rapidly since then, which adds up to even more passwords, usernames and other information to remember. Password management software helps you keep track of that sensitive data in one secure place, saving you time and frustration while often providing other useful features to make your web browsing a smooth, safe experience. Whether at work or at home, one-click logins, auto generated passwords and automated form filling can make the difference between quickly arriving at the sites you want and using them or searching under your desk for that sticky note you scribbled the password on.

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Q 03: What are the main functions of Wise Password Manager Free?

A: Wise Password Manager Free is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. It is designed to help manage your login IDs and passwords securely and systematically. It saves you from going through the trouble of creating and remembering multiple passwords. You can store all your online memberships and subscriptions in this free password manager, without risk of info leaks. Meanwhile, it provides a password generator that can create super strong passwords that meet the complexity requirements and are still easy to remember.

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Q 04: How to choose password manager software?

A: Password manager software should be easy to install, user-friendly and provide a high level of security. Here are the factors you should consider when searching for a free password manager that will suit your needs like feature set, ease of use, security, help and support, etc.

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Q 05: Can the password generator be used stand-alone?

A: Yes. Go "Tools" → "Generate a password...".

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Q 06: How secure is Wise Password Manager Free?

A: All your sensitive data is encrypted and decrypted in AES-256 on your computer by a master password that only you know. This master password is NEVER stored on Wise Password Manager Free servers and this is how we can guarantee your security.

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Q 07: Can I add password to my archives?

A: You can add or customize your master password by "New archive password" in "File" tab. It is the key that encrypts and decrypts your data. It allows you to access all of the important information. Make sure that you don't ever lose or forget your master password, because Wise Password Manager Free cannot reset it for you.

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Q 08: What happens if I forget my master password?

A: If you forget your master password there is no way to retrieve it. Wise Password Manager Free is comparable to a safety deposit box: if you lose the key of your deposit box, you can't ask the bank for a duplicate key to open the safe. This way you have peace of mind because you know you are the only person who can decrypt the data.

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Q 09: Is my data stored in Wise Password Manager Free?

A: Your data is NEVER stored in Wise Password Manager Free. It is only saved on our harddisk and can only be decrypted with a password that is created by you and known only by you.

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Q 10: Can't I just write down all my passwords and keep them in a safe deposit box?

A: Of course you can, but maintaining a physical list in today's fast-paced environment is cumbersome and lacks security or privacy. This solution simply isn't practical nor does it cater to our ever-changing digital lifestyles.

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