LastPass via USB
When on the go, we recommend that you try out our mobile apps . If you are in a situation where you need the LastPass plug-in and can’t install it to a public or work computer, you should try these extensions out via a USB Thumb Drive.
The IE Anywhere application, one of our Premium portable offerings, allows LastPass users complete access to their stored data and all regular features of the browser plugin without the need to download or install software on a computer. As with all of our Premium offerings, IE Anywhere can also be tested over a 14-day free trial.
After downloading the plugin to a USB drive*, users can access the new IE Anywhere features, including:
- 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 plugin
- 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 or on a public computer)
- Complete access to stored LastPass data without leaving any data on the computer – no files created, with nothing stored in the computer registry
Downloading IE Anywhere
To download IE Anywhere, begin by clicking on the download link:
Locate the saved file on your computer and drag/drop the file onto a USB drive.
Now that IE Anywhere is saved to your USB drive, you can run it on browsers such as Internet Explorer, IE Tab in Firefox, Sleipnir and others on any computer with a USB port.
Using IE Anywhere
To run IE Anywhere after inserting the USB drive into the port, simply open the USB drive folder and double-click on the application. A LastPass icon will appear in your taskbar:
If the icon is grayed out, you are logged out of LastPass. To log in, click on the icon and select Login, which will prompt you to enter your email and Master Password:
Next, launch your browser. A small LastPass icon will appear in the upper corner of the browser page:
By clicking on the icon, you will have access to all normal features of LastPass:
Now you can navigate to a site where you have a stored account with LastPass, and the plugin will autofill the information in the login fields:
The icon that appears within the browser page contains features that are relevant to the site you may be navigating to, such as AutoFill, Generate Secure Password, Copy Username or Password, Fill Form, or Save All Entered Data.
The icon that appears on the taskbar offers more global functions, such as launching your Local LastPass Vault, Sites, Secure Notes, Preferences, Help, and Tools:
To log out of IE Anywhere, simply click on the taskbar icon and select Logoff.
Click Exit and then eject your USB drive. No data left on the computer, no files created, nothing in the registry, and no plugin installed!
*Note: If you are unable to use a USB at your computer, IE Anywhere .exe file can also be installed on and run from a CD.
LastPass Pocket is a stand-alone application (available for Windows, Mac OS X 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. Pocket provides backup capability and offline access for your Vault. If you would like a mobile version of LastPass that has full functionality, we recommend LastPass Portable.
Since you can always access your LastPass data via the plugin or website, 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 a Site.
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.
To install LastPass Pocket, navigate to the download page on the LastPass website, select the tab for your corresponding operating system, and scroll down to LastPass Pocket:
Click ‘Download’ to install the application on your computer. You can then drag and drop the file onto a USB memory stick, where it can be accessed on any computer with a USB port.
To launch Pocket, double-click on the application file. You will be prompted to enter your email and Master Password combination:
By default, LastPass will load your data via https://lastpass.com, but you also have the option of accessing a stored file from your computer. Pocket will already have the local path to your cached data ready to be selected in the upload field. You can also choose to upload your LastPass Encrypted File. Simply enter your email and Master Password, then click ‘Open’ to begin using Pocket.
Please note, your encrypted cache is present on your computer by default as soon as you log in to the LastPass browser extension, and can be used with Pocket. This is now supported using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Opera browsers.
To specifically use a LastPass Encrypted File, you have to manually export this file for use with Pocket. You can do this by going to your LastPass browser extension Icon > Tools > Advanced > Export To > LastPass Encrypted File.
After logging in, Pocket decrypts your data and displays all of your Secure Notes and Sites in a searchable interface:
The menu bar icons give you a range of options, including (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
Double-clicking on a piece of data will automatically save it to the clipboard on Windows PCs, allowing you to then paste the login information on the site in the browser window. Although you can copy/paste all login elements of your saved sites or Secure Notes, you cannot edit or delete any data that has been synced to Pocket.
For users of Windows, Mac, and Linux (Firefox Portable-only), a version of LastPass that is compatible with FireFox Portable (Firefox 2.0+) and Chrome Portable (Chrome 4+, Windows and Linux only) can be installed on your USB thumb drive. If you frequently use public or untrusted computers, the Portable option is an ideal way to securely access your LastPass Vault.
Downloading Portable Apps
After clicking the ‘Download’ button from the application’s page, you can save the file onto your computer and run the installer. Store the file somewhere memorable on your computer, such as your Desktop.
Downloading LastPass Portable
Now that the portable application has been successfully downloaded and installed, open the file and run the browser.
For Mac, we also provide a Firefox option
Or, you can navigate to the LastPass Windows download page, select the OS tab you’ll be using (Windows, Mac, or Linux) where you can scroll to the corresponding LastPass Portable app:
Click the ‘Download’ button and follow the prompts to install the plugin on the portable browser. After restarting the portable browser, the LastPass Icon should now appear in the toolbar menu, as in any other desktop browser:
With the LastPass plugin installed, you can now drag and drop the portable browser file onto your USB thumb drive. After the transfer is complete, you can eject the USB thumb drive and take LastPass on the go! When you launch the portable browser on another computer, you can click to log in to your plugin as usual, where you will be able to use all regular features of the LastPass plugin with complete access to all of your securely synced data.