Controlling Internet browsing history gives users the advantage of controlling the type of information that is revealed and who has access to it. Although this is commonly referred to as Universal Internet Privacy, experts in the field such as Steve Rambam, a private Internet investigator, believes privacy does not exist. However, browser technology does provide the user with tools to keep Internet history untraceable.
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Click on the "Start" button.
Type "inetcpl.cpl" in the "Start Search box" and press "Enter" on the keyboard.
The "Internet Properties" dialogue box is displayed.
Click on the "General" tab and click the "Delete" button under "Browsing History" in the "Internet Properties" dialogue box.
Click and clear all of the check boxes and then click "Delete."
Open the Mozilla browser.
Click on the "Tools" menu in the menu bar.
Scroll down the drop-down menu and click on "Start Private Browsing."
Click the "Start Private Browsing" in the pop-up confirmation page." Firefox does not store browsing history while in this mode.
Open the Internet Explorer 8 browser.
Click on the "Tools" menu in the toolbar.
Scroll down the drop-down menu and click on "InPrivate Browsing." A confirmation page is displayed.
Click "InPrivate Browsing" in the pop-up confirmation page. A new window will open with "InPrivate" symbol in the address bar. This window will immediately erase browsing history, cookies and temporary files.
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