recently visited websites

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by levi, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. levi

    levi Registered Member

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    How do I delete the websites that are located in my search bar (the list that pops down when you click on the little arrow to the right of the bar). Some of the websites I don't need to keep. Thanks
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Hi Levi, welcome to Wilders, you need to clear your History

    Internet Explorer> Tools> Clear History

    As per screenshot

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
     

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    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    Hi there is a program called "Windows Washer" that clears usage tracks and it also has a secure shreder, its not free but fairly cheap. works well for me.
     
  4. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    hi blackspear
    Is there a way to clear them every time you shut down the computer,or is every day (set to clear history at 1 day)the least time they can be kept?
    Rita
     
  5. Meltdown

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    One way you can do this is with crap cleaner:

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    There's a setting "Automatically clean computer on boot". You can specify what to clean - MRUs, IE history and temporary files, etc.
     
  6. gerardwil

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    Hi Rita,

    If you are using IE it might be a good idea to use the Maxthon browser. Cleans cookies, cache, history etc. and a lot of other usefull options.

    http://www.maxthon.com/en/index.htm

    Gerard
     
  7. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    Thanks Gerard and meltdown
    Gerard,I'll try out the prog.you gave the link to,I have ccleaner,will fix it to clean history too
    Rita
     
  8. Robyn

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    One little tip if you don't use your History for checking anything is to set the days to '0' I have mine set at this even though I use XPSmoker at the end of the day to delete all the stored IE things.
     
  9. iceni60

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    hello, Rita. you probably dont need the screenshots, but i have nothing better to do with my time at this time of night then try and do those oblong things that take about 10 goes to get right.
    first click options, then automatically clean on boot :D
     

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  10. Rita

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    Hi Robyn
    Thats a good idea--thanks
    Rita
     
  11. Rita

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    Hi IC
    ccleaner is a good little prog isnt it?what I like about it is that it's so fast,doesnt take so long to run.I sure use it alot,but you know I've noticed when I check clean history sometimes it dont work,I wonder why?

    Rita
     
  12. Sherellnp

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    I do I delete websites I visited already. I don't need them anymore.
     
  13. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    It needs a little bit more work to fully remove all the drop down items
    go to control panel/ internet options/general tab select clear history and empty temp internet files tick delete offline content

    then go to the content tab, select autocomplete, then untick web addresses and forms and press clear forms, then go back to general and press clear history again as those entries that were locked by the autocomplete will be available to delete, then go back to auto complete retick boxes and they all should have gone
     
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    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Has anyone realised this guy has only posted once, and speaking from experience *cough* he probably just wanted to know how to avoid getting caught by his parents.

    Although very helpfull to other people including guests reading the thread.

    Jimbob
     
  16. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Of course, You have never done anything like that, right? We know you know what you are doing, but some of us don't and appreciate the time and effort put into helping us.

    Don't you have some forums to MOD, yourself?? Hmm? There's plenty of yardwork somewhere around that needs trimming, want to volunteer? :D


    Marja:cool:
     
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