Originally posted by Tons of Fun
What is keyring?
I assume we are talking about
gnome-keyring is a daemon in the session, similar to ssh-agent, and other applications can use it to store passwords and other sensitive information.
The program can manage several keyrings, each with its own master password, and there is also a session keyring which is never stored to disk, but forgotten when the session ends.
Just open the Gnome System monitor and kill the process.