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Q: Erasure of website addresses looked at ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Erasure of website addresses looked at
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: bear55-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 20 Aug 2003 10:39 PDT
Expires: 19 Sep 2003 10:39 PDT
Question ID: 246925
how do you erase website addresses looked at?

Request for Question Clarification by mvguy-ga on 20 Aug 2003 10:50 PDT
From where do you want them erased? If you want them erased from the
computer you're using, what operating system do you have and which
browser(s) are you using?  Also, do you want ALL traces removed, or
just those that someone could easily access?  And do you want them
removed just from your computer, or also from your ISP's records or
somewhere else that law enforcement might be able to get access to? 
Subject: Re: Erasure of website addresses looked at
Answered By: aditya2k-ga on 20 Aug 2003 12:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi bear55,

Good day and thanks for your question.

If you're using Internet Explorer, you can to to the Tools menu, click
on 'Internet Options', and then click on the 'Clear history' button
(under the History section). Next, click on the 'Delete Files' and
'Delete Cookies' buttons. Next, delete all files (including index.dat)
from the '\windows\cookies' and '\windows\temporary internet files'
folders. Please note that you can delete index.dat only when you boot
in DOS mode.

If you're using Netscape, go to the Edit menu and click on
preferences. Go to the History sub-category under the navigation
category and click on "Clear Location Bar". You also have to delete
files. there are two files - mm256.dat and mm2048.dat which have to be
deleted only when you boot into DOS.

If you're using any other browser, or you need any further
clarifications, please don't hesitate to post a clarification.

Don't use any third party programs, as they do just the same thing.

Thank you for using this service and have a nice day.

Warm regards,
bear55-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Hi aditya2k-ga,Thanks for a first rate answer and the fast turnaround,
you hit the mark first time.

A very happy bear 55

Subject: Re: Erasure of website addresses looked at
From: mvguy-ga on 20 Aug 2003 13:03 PDT
The above methods will indeed clear the computer of information that a
casual user could use to determine which addresses had been looked at.
However, if you wish to be able to have your computer pass a forensic
examination, further steps would need to be taken.

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