Cover your tracks

You can cover your tracks and clear your internet history by following the instructions below.

Email:
If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess.
If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse.

History/cache file:
If an abuser knows how to read your computer’s history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), they may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet. You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser’s settings.

Netscape:
Pull down Edit menu, select Preferences. Click on Navigator on choose ‘Clear History’. Click on Advanced then select Cache. Click on “Clear Disk Cache”.
On older versions of Netscape: Pull down Options menu. Select Network Options, Select Cache. Click on “Clear Disk Cache”.

Internet Explorer:
Pull down Tools menu, select Internet Options. On General page, under Temporary Internet Files , click on “Delete Files”. Under History click on “Clear History.”

AOL:
Pull down Members menu, select Preferences. Click on WWW icon. Then select Advanced. Purge Cache.

Firefox:
Click on Tools and then Options, then click on Privacy. Click on the Clear button next to History; Saved Form Information; Cookies and Cache

Opera:
Click on Tools and then Preferences. Click on the Advanced tab and then the History section on the left-hand side. Click the Clear button to the right of Addresses and the Empty Now button to the right of Disk cache. Opera does not have an easy wasy to clear all Cookies.

Safari (often used on Apple Macs):
Resetting Safari clears the history, empties the cache, clears the Downloads window, and removes all cookies. It also removes any saved user names and passwords or other AutoFill data and clears Google/Yahoo search entries. To do this go to the Safari menu at top left hand screen. Choose Reset Safari, and click Reset.

Toolbars:
Toolbars such as Google, AOL and Yahoo keep a record of the search words you have typed into the toolbar search box. In order to erase all the search words you have typed in, you will need to check the individual instructions for each type of toolbar. For example, for the Google toolbar all you need to do is click on the Google icon, and choose “Clear Search History”.

Delete your Chrome browsing history from your Computer?

If you don’t want a record of which webpages you’ve visited using Chrome, you can delete all or some of your browsing history. Deleting your browsing history will take effect on all devices where you’re signed in to Chrome.

Your history will be removed from Chrome. Separately, you can also delete your Google search history from your account.

See your full web history

Your History page shows the websites you’ve visited on Chrome in the last 90 days. It doesn’t store pages from secure websites, pages you’ve visited in Incognito mode, or pages you’ve already deleted from your browsing history.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.

Clear all your history

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.
  4. On the left, click Clear browsing data. A box will appear.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select how much history you want to delete. To clear everything, select the beginning of time.
  6. Check the boxes for the info you want Chrome to clear, including “browsing history.” Learn more about the types of browsing data you can delete
  7. Click Clear browsing data.

To delete your search history, learn about clearing activity saved in My Activity.

Delete an item from your history

You can delete certain parts of your history. To search for something specific, use the search bar at the top.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click History and then History.
  4. Check the box next to each item that you want to remove from your History.
  5. At the top right, click Delete.
  6. Confirm by clicking Remove.

Remove an image from New Tab page

To see the sites you visit most, open a new tab. To remove an image, point to it and click Remove Remove.

Browse privately

If you don’t want Chrome to save your browsing history at all, you can browse in private with Incognito mode.

Using a Chromebook at work or school? Your network administrator can turn off browsing history. If history is off, your History page won’t list webpages you’ve visited. Learn about using a managed Chrome device

See your history

Your History page shows the webpages you’ve visited on Chrome in the last 90 days.

It doesn’t store pages you’ve visited in Incognito mode, or pages you’ve already deleted from your browsing history.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then History.
    • If your address bar is at the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap History History.
  3. To visit a site, tap the entry.
    • To open the site in a new tab, touch and hold the entry. At the top right, tap More More and then Open in new tab.
    • To copy the site, touch and hold the entry. At the top right, tap More More and then Copy link.

Delete your Chrome browsing history from your Android Phone?

Clear your history

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap History History.
    • If your address bar is at the top, tap More More and then History.
  3. Tap Clear browsing data.
  4. Next to “Time range,” choose All time.
  5. Check “Browsing history.” Uncheck any other data you don’t want to delete.
  6. Tap Clear data.

To delete your search history, learn about clearing activity saved in My Activity.

Delete an item from your history

You can delete certain parts of your history. To search for something specific, at the top right, tap Search Search.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap History History.
    • If your address bar is at the top, tap More More and then History.
  3. Find the entry you want to delete.
  4. To the right, tap Remove Remove.

To delete multiple items, touch and hold an entry. Select other entries you want to delete. Then, at the top right, tap Remove Remove.

Delete your Chrome browsing history from your iphone/ipad?

See your full web history

Your History page shows the websites you’ve visited on Chrome in the last 90 days. It doesn’t store pages from secure websites, those you’ve visited in incognito mode, or those you’ve already deleted from your browsing history.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app .
  2. At the top right, tap More .
  3. Tap History.

Clear all your history

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app .
  2. At the top right, tap More .
  3. Tap History.
  4. At the bottom, tap Clear Browsing Data.
  5. Tap to check “Browsing history.” It may be checked by default.
  6. Uncheck any other items you don’t want to delete.
  7. Tap Clear Browsing Data.
  8. Confirm by tapping Clear Browsing Data.
  9. At the top right, tap Done.

To delete your search history, learn about clearing activity saved in My Activity.

Delete an item from your history

You can delete certain parts of your history. To search for something specific, use the search bar at the top.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app .
  2. At the top right, tap More  .
  3. Tap History.
  4. At the bottom, tap Edit.
  5. Check the box next to the entry you want to delete.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. At the top right, tap Done.

Remove an image from the New Tab page

To see the sites you visit most, open a new tab. To remove an image, touch and hold it. Then, select Remove.

Browse privately

If you don’t want Chrome to save your browsing history at all, you can browse in private with Incognito mode.

Using a Chromebook at work or school? Your network administrator can turn off browsing history. If history is off, your History page won’t list webpages you’ve visited. Learn about using a managed Chrome device

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