LastPass via USB
When on the go, we recommend that you use our mobile apps . However, if you are in a situation where you need the LastPass web browser extension and can’t install it to a public or work computer, you should try the extensions below via USB.
The IE Anywhere application, one of our Premium service portable offerings, allows LastPass users complete access to their stored data and all regular features of the web browser extension without the need to download or install software on a computer. As with all of our Premium service offerings, IE Anywhere can also be tested after signing up for a free trial.
Note: Your LastPass Vault in this application has a maximum capacity of 5,000 items that can be added, however, you can expect to see performance degradation when 2,500 items or more are stored.
After downloading the extension onto a USB drive (or CD, if USB is not available), users can access the following features:
- Ability to run the LastPass extension on currently non-supported browsers, such as IE Tab in Firefox and Sleipnir.
- Ability to hook into IE on any computer without installing the extension.
- Allows users who are not able to download and install software on their computer to access and use their LastPass account (e.g. while at work, on a public computer, etc.).
- Complete access to stored LastPass data without leaving any data on the computer – no files created, with nothing stored in the computer registry.
Download and save IE Anywhere, then locate the saved file on your computer and drag & drop the file onto a USB drive. Once saved onto your USB drive, you can run it on web browsers such as Internet Explorer, IE Tab in Firefox, Sleipnir, and others on any computer with a USB port.
To run IE Anywhere after inserting the USB drive into the port, do the following:
- Open the USB drive folder and double-click on the LastPass IE Anywhere application to open. An inactive LastPass icon will appear in your system tray.
- Right-click the inactive LastPass icon and select Login.
- Enter your username and Master Password, then click Login.
- If prompted, complete steps for Multifactor Authentication (if enabled).
- Next, launch your web browser. An active LastPass icon will appear in your web browser toolbar that you can click on to access all of the standard features of LastPass.
- To log out of IE Anywhere, click the same active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar and select Logoff. Once logged off, right-click the inactive LastPass icon in your system tray and select Exit. You can now eject the USB drive, and there will be no data left on the computer, no files created, no extension installed, and no traces of LastPass in the registry.
LastPass Pocket is a standalone application (available for Windows and Linux) that can be installed on your desktop as a non-browser option. Or can be installed on a USB memory device, allowing you to carry your LastPass data around with you. LastPass Pocket provides backup capability and offline access for your Vault.
Since you can always access your LastPass data via the web browser extension or website Vault, LastPass Pocket is intended to be used when you do not have an Internet connection but need to access information for a Secure Note or Site.
LastPass Pocket allows you to access all your data from the locally cached and encrypted version of your data on your local drive. Using Pocket, you can also download all of your LastPass information from the server and store it in a secure, encrypted file that can be saved. As always, this data can only be unlocked using your email address and Master Password combination.
Download and save LastPass Pocket via our Downloads page for your desired operating system. Once downloaded, locate the saved file on your computer, then drag & drop the file onto a USB drive, where it can be accessed on any computer with a USB port.
To run LastPass Pocket after inserting the USB drive into the port, do the following:
- Open the USB drive folder and double-click on the LastPass Pocket application to open.
- When prompted, enter your username and Master Password.
- You can choose from the following options:
- Click Open. If prompted, complete steps for Multifactor Authentication (if enabled).
- Once logged in, LastPass Pocket decrypts your data and displays all of your Sites and Secure Notes, where you can easily use the Search bar to locate your desired data. The following features are also available in the toolbar as icons (from left to right):
- Load encrypted data from LastPass.com account or local file
- Reveal passwords in plain text
- Show/hide Groups pane
- Show/hide Notes pane
- Show/hide Details pane
- Copy username to clipboard
- Copy password to clipboard
- Copy URL to clipboard
- Copy notes to clipboard
- Copy Site name to clipboard
- Copy group name to clipboard