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Wipe out Computer History to Protect Your Privacy


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Keeping record of all your computer activities is an important feature of the computer. In this way you can easily remember your previous work and have quick access to it. However, as all the traces of your activity will be displayed if any one who want to find out, your privacy takes high risk of violation. Therefore, you need regularly wipe them out to protect your privacy.

There are three types of computer history:Internet history, Windows history and applications history. If you are the sole user of your computer, then you need only concerns internet history.

Below are steps you can follow to clear internet history. This way you can clear all the traces of the websites visited by you and delete cookies so that they cannot be used by the hackers to break into your accounts. Moreover, this cleanup would result in the increased processing speed of the web browser.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Open internet explorer and use the Ctrl+Shift+Delete key combination or select ‘Delete Browsing history’ in the Tools menu. Select the browsing history tracks you want to delete and click the ‘Delete’ button. You can also click the “Advanced" tab, go to the “Security" section and check the tab labeled “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" to erase computer history.

Mozilla Firefox users can clear history by clicking in succession the following: “Tools" menu, “Options" tab, the “Privacy" button, and then click the button marked “Clear Now" or “Clear" which is listed under “History" tab.

For Netscape users, history files can be erased by clicking the menu labeled “Edit" followed by the selection of “Preferences" and “History". Lastly, you should click the “Clear History" button.
Opera users can erase computer history by clicking the “File" menu at first and next selecting “Preferences" and “History. “

For opera it is File Menu >> Preferences >> History >> Empty. This will clean up the history in opera.

For AOL (America Online) users: trace the “Settings” button at first. You will find this button on the top segment of your AOL browser window. Once you find it, click on it and then select the button marked “Preferences”. Your next step is to choose “toolbar and sounds" tab and click the “clear history trail now” button to clear your Internet history.

If you want to clear history on computer , the tips mentioned above will be helpful for you to clear internet history. As to all types of history, you might still have doubts about how to clear history on computer . Well, you can try some eraser software to clear history automatically. They are normally easy to use and much safer than you do the cleaning up all by yourself.


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