Covering your tracks

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An abusive partner can easily find out what websites you have been visiting by viewing the computers history. You may wish to consider deleting the history to hide which sites you have been looking at.

An abusive partner can easily find out what websites you have been visiting by viewing the computers history. You may wish to consider deleting the history to hide which sites you have been looking at. There are downsides to deleting the history, for example it is very obvious that someone has deleted their browsing history, this may raise suspicion from your partner.

How you delete the history depends on which web browser you are using, below are the instructions for the most common browsers.

Internet Explorer 6

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu and click ‘Internet Options’. On the ‘General’ page, under ‘Temporary Internet Files’, click on ‘Delete Cookies’ and then ‘OK’. Click on ‘Delete Files’, put a tick in the box labeled ‘Delete All Offline Content’ and click ‘OK’. Under ‘History’, click on ‘Clear History’ and then press ‘OK’. Now go to the content tab, select ‘AutoComplete’ and choose ‘Clear Forms’.

Internet Explorer 7

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu and click ‘Internet Options’. On the ‘General’ page under ‘Browser History’, click the ‘Delete’ button. Select the ‘Delete All’ button at the bottom to clear everything. Safari
Go to the Safari menu at top left hand screen. Choose ‘Reset Safari’, and click ‘Reset’. Doing this will clear all temporary files and stored pages in Safari.

Firefox

Click on ‘Tools’ and then ‘Options’ then click on ‘Privacy’. At private data select settings, ensure that all boxes have been selected and then click on ‘Clear Now’.