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how to turn off saving browsing history???

#1
hey new to this and no good on computers...

hope someone can help......

i want to turn off the browsing history i dont want it to save in the favorites center for privacy reason

anyone know????
 

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#2
Re: Browsing history???

In what browser? If in IE, go to Tools>Internet Options>General tab>Browsing History settings.
 

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#3
Hello misssmith,
Here is how to do it.
Go to the top right of the screen and click on tools then internet optitions. The look down a little and you will see browsing history. Next, click settings. Then go to the bottom of the list and change the number in the "Days To Keep History" to 0. Click ok. Now click "delete..." and choose to delete everything.

I would also download and install Ccleaner. This program will delete everything to do with internet explorer and other things that would not be good if you are concerned about privacy.

When you download:
1. go to optitons
2. click settings
3. click "run ccleaner when computer starts and also "automatically check Ccleaner for updates"
4. now click "advanced"
5. make sure the only box with a check in it is "Hide warning messages"
6. Now click "cleaner"
7. make sure that all boxes ON BOTH TABS are check except "wipe empty space" on the bottom of the first tab. This option is use less.

This will help you stay somewhat protected. More protection is available such as firewalls, advanced antivirus applications, and buffer overflow protection applications are available but i dont think you need/want these.

Let us know how it goes,
Ben
 

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#4
Here's how to do it in IE8:

To DELETE Browsing History: First go to IE, Tools, Internet Options. On first screen in the Browsing History section, check “Delete browsing history on exit.” Then click "Delete" and select "Delete everything." Then, back on the previous screen, click Settings. At the very bottom of the screen in the History section, at "…Number of days to keep history…" change the number to 0.

Then click View Files, which takes you to your Temporary Internet Files and Cookies. You can manually delete any of these files that you wish.

Click OK.
 

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#5
Why did u bother writing the same exact thing I wrote? Waste of a post

Here's how to do it in IE8:

To DELETE Browsing History: First go to IE, Tools, Internet Options. On first screen in the Browsing History section, check “Delete browsing history on exit.” Then click "Delete" and select "Delete everything." Then, back on the previous screen, click Settings. At the very bottom of the screen in the History section, at "…Number of days to keep history…" change the number to 0.

Then click View Files, which takes you to your Temporary Internet Files and Cookies. You can manually delete any of these files that you wish.

Click OK.
 

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#6
Actually it was not the same. It was specific for IE8 and was more complete -- in regard to IE, you gave directions for one customization change, I gave directions for four customization changes.

I think any time you can give someone more information to help them, the better. Your complaint however, was a waste of a post, and wasn't very nice.
 

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#7
They were the same post, just worded differently... Read mine and you just might understand

Actually it was not the same. It was specific for IE8 and was more complete -- in regard to IE, you gave directions for one customization change, I gave directions for four customization changes.

I think any time you can give someone more information to help them, the better. Your complaint however, was a waste of a post, and wasn't very nice.
 

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#8
Okay, let's remember the point of this thread.
 

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#9
Hi there, this is Kate with the Internet Explorer Outreach Team. There are a few ways you can clear your tracks in Internet Explorer 8:
-Proactively with InPrivate Browsing - Internet Explorer 8 provides you with a choice over when your browsing habits are being recorded.
*Begin InPrivate Browsing by opening a new tab and selecting Browse with InPrivate from the menu on the page. You can also begin InPrivate browsing by opening a new page and selecting InPrivate Browsing from the Safety button on the Command bar. Once you complete this action, Internet Explorer 8 will launch a new browser session that won't record any information, leaving no evidence of searches or webpage visits. To end your InPrivate Browsing session, simply close the browser window.

-Reactively with Enhanced Delete Browsing History
*Now you can choose to preserve cookies and temporary Internet files for sites in your Favorites folder, thereby enabling those websites to remember user preferences and display faster while you browse. This added functionality helps you protect your information while ensuring the functionally and ease-of-use of your trusted favorite sites.
*To clear your tracks after you've browsed click Safety from the Command bar and select Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From here you can choose a number of options to keep your browsing private. Place check boxes next to the items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
 

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#10
All the replies have been a big help and I have done all steps mentioned but with that said...
When I click on the arrow in the address bar it shows web sites? The worst part is it shows one in particular that I do not want to show? (just my luck, right?)... and when I click the expand arrow it shows even more?

When I went to do the following step shown below the web site in question is not there but others are. I dont really care about those but they are still there.
Here's how to do it in IE8:
Then click View Files, which takes you to your Temporary Internet Files and Cookies. You can manually delete any of these files that you wish.

Click OK.
What is it about this site that it will not disappear? I have since started "InPrivate" to browse but it still shows up when using "InPrivate" and when browsing in regular mode. (No, it isn't a porn site)(lol)

The only thing I have not tried is the downlaoding the Ccleaner program because I do not know where to find it.
 
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#11
That's something different. It isn't browsing history - it is Autocomplete. Go to Tools / Internet Options / Content / AutoComplete / Settings and uncheck the box for saving Address Bar information (specifically the history button but perhaps the others as well as you choose). That will stop it from being saved. Now, to delete only one entry, just hover over the entry and to the right you will see a red check - scroll over there and click on it to delete that entry. If you want to delete all the entries then you can do so in the Autocomplete Settings box with the delete button but note that this will delete all autocomplete entries - not just the address bar history items so be sure you want to do this before you do it as once done it cannot be undone.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

P.S. You can get CCleaner at http://www.piriform.com/ but be careful with it because it is possible to remove important files and things you most definitely do not want to remove if you select the wrong options. I don't say that to scare you away from using it - when used properly it is a great tool - but merely to make sure you exercise care and learn about the program and the options before you just start using it assuming it will be easy and safe and can do no harm.
 
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