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Computer Security Part 2

Posted Friday, May 7, 2004

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Security on the Internet is very important, also covering your tracks on a computer that you may share is also important. I am going to show you some useful ways to keep your computer and what you do away from prying eyes.

This week I will show you how to delete your browsing history, cookies left by sites and your temporary internet files. All these can be used to track your steps. Luckily enough this is quite easy to do.

To access the settings simply open Internet Explorer and click on "TOOLS" then "INTERNET OPTIONS". From here you can Delete Cookies by clicking on the button of the same name. Clear your temporary files by clicking on "DELETE FILES" and guess which one you click to clear your history, yep "CLEAR HISTORY".

People may get suspicious of you when they notice that the History is being completely erased all the time. So you don't want your other half knowing that you have been reading the newsletter from, simple, click the "HISTORY" button from Internet Explorer, or "CTRL" and "H" keys on your keyboard to bring up the History Panel while Internet Explorer is open.

Now find the website (In our example the newsletter website, right click on the site and left click on the Delete option that appears. Problem solved. History is still there just minus the site that your other half or boss may not want you to visit.