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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], May 13, 2008.

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  1. Guest

    I use Internet Explorer as my web access for my business. We are in
    sales and we all work on commisions here based on the leads we
    generate. So privacy is very important. Computer access is shared
    among employees. My search procedure is that I usually just go to
    google or dogpile and type in the word of the site I'm looking for and
    when I'm shown a list I click on it and it takes me there. There is
    never a record of the visit stored on Google so I always felt that
    this is a secure way to search. However, I just noticed that most
    computers keeps a running memory of which sites have been visited in
    the address bar. I noticed this quite by accident when attempting to
    type an address in the address bar and as soon as I typed so much as
    www, a list of things came up. Further, if I type www.s for instance
    every site beginning with s that has been visited comes up. I've gone
    into Internet options and deleted cookies and offline content. The
    addresses remained until I cleared history. However that clears
    everything else as well. What I am asking is this. If I go to a
    computer that has an existing history on it and I visit a site, can I
    make it so that there is no record of my visit yet retain all the
    existing sites in the computer's history? This is very important to
    me as the security of my job may depend on it. Thanks, John.
  2. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Google found this.
  3. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    Yeah, it's called "private browsing" in Safari. Still using a PC? That's
    all right, Apple makes a version of Safari for PC's, too, and it's twice
    as fast as IE, and better looking, of course. Download it free at the
    Apple website.
  4. bz

    bz Guest

    The history is usually maintained on a 'per user' basis.
    If each user logs in with a separate userid and password, your history (and
    settings) should be separate from other users.
    Just be sure you log in as a different user and clearing your history
    should have no effect on the 'main owner' of the system.

    It may be worthwhile to set up a domain controller and assign each user an
    id on the domain, allowing domain users to log into any machine.
    All user information can even be stored on the domain controller.

    It sounds like you need for someone to come in and set up your network for
    you so that various options and hazards are properly weighed.

    Your company also needs to be aware of legal liabilities associated with
    storing and sharing clients data.

    bz 73 de N5BZ k

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

    remove ch100-5 to avoid spam trap
  5. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    It is very difficult to erase completely visits to the porn sites you
    are visiting...
  6. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Can't you install Firefox on a USB thumb drive and run it from there
    with your own settings and history?
  7. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    Is there a certain level of porn browsing that's acceptable, then? Say,
    less than 3 hours per day on company time is OK, but no more than that?
  8. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    I've never worked anywhere like that, we've always had full admin access
    over our own PC's, but perhaps things are different outside the tech
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