Before entering a password in StartGen, ask yourself if you could loose money if someone with criminal intent learned that password. If the answer is yes, then store the password somewhere else.
You open the password module by clicking the "key" icon in StartGen's toolbar. The first time you do this, a disclaimer screen will appear followed by a master password definition screen. This password is case sensitive. Store it in a safe place since there is no way to retrieve it once lost. You can change your master password at any time. If you leave your master password blank, then any one who has access to your password database and a copy of StartGen (i.e. anyone) could read every password in your database. It is usually a good idea to include at least one character from each of the following types in your password.
StartGen stores passwords are stored in an encrypted database. However, given the sophistication of today's hackers, it would be unwise to assume that this encryption cannot be broken. It can be. But first the "hacker" has to get their hands on your password database. To minimize the chances of this happening, StartGen renames the encrypted password file to a randomly generated filename when StartGen is installed. This was done because previous versions had a flaw that allowed malicious Web sites to obtain copies of files on your hard disk if they knew the name. Using the latest version of your browser is recommended to minimize the risk of this happening. However, there is no guarantee that the company's developing browser software have blocked all the holes in their security schemes. This just one of the reasons why you shouldn't store financially sensitive passwords in this database.
Fixing the "Pwds" shortcut
Because StartGen renames your password file on startup, you need to fix the "Pwds" shortcut added to the StartGen folder on your Windows desktop when you installed StartGen. To do this, select the "Password Shortuct" option from StartGen's "Help" submenu. This will display the information you need to update the "Target" property of the "Pwds" shortcut. After copying it to the clipboard by pressing Ctrl-C, right-click on the "Pwds" shortcut and select the "Target" option from the popup menu. Click on the "Shortcut" tab and you should see the Target property that you need to update.