How can one erase all traces of one's Internet history (25)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-10 13:32 ID:N98aY7+g

Is it as simple as Internet Options--> Delete History, or are there more things to delete?! I've wiped out the Temporary Internet Files too, if that helps!

Yes, I've been looking at bad things.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-10 15:44 ID:+8ym4rOk


3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-10 23:45 ID:wl2fi67q

I don't think you can. Servers keep track of visiting IPs. You'd have to hack every server you ever visited, and that would probably just make more of a mess.

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-11 02:59 ID:DHiPGZXX

my little sister said all the cp on my computer was starting to make my room smell like spoiled milk and soiled diapers. is this true? i think i might coat the outside of the case with vicks vaporub and then burn a piece of plastic, like my pen.

5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-11 06:07 ID:nGo7RZMv

Burning plastic can release toxic fumes.

6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-11 12:10 ID:N98aY7+g


I guess I exaggerated when I said "all traces." I really just mean on this end (so people in the household won't find what I've been doing!).

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-11 23:24 ID:R402BDx8

Burning CD's and DVD's can release hard disk space.

8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-12 05:41 ID:rJ79AaeZ

I happened to know even if you delete the files, then format your hard drive, and again if you format /u it , the files will be still there and a technician can get it out eventually, there are few methods you can actually delete them your hard dist for real.

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-12 07:04 ID:HZNITRVD


Actually, if you format it, it will still be there until you overwrite all traces of it.

For example, if you had a hard drive full of porn and you deleted it and then formatted the drive, then filled the drive up with some other files it would be overwriting where the porn files once were.

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-12 18:51 ID:Jm09NZLW

Even then, there may be physical traces of some of the porn on the hard drive. As I understand it, hard disks have redundant space so that if part of the disk goes bad it can use a different part. So there might be data physically on the disk even if it can't be seen with software.

This is probably not an issue unless you've committed a crime and the FBI is going to be brought in, etc... obviously your family won't be forensically analyzing the disk.

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 03:20 ID:GZkIQexB

You have the Cookies, History, and Temporary Internet Files. I don't think IE has cache, does it? That's pretty much it. All the other fags are paranoid freaks, ignore them.

Oh, there is that Auto-complete thing. And maybe some sights install software into your computer? That's pretty rare. Then there is the My Documents History thing: you right click on the taskbar, go to the start menu properties thing and it says Clear somewhere.

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 05:12 ID:rJ79AaeZ

>>11 Its technical facts, Files stay in your computer, It is possible to get them out after deleting.

13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 11:16 ID:if0BTcvi


Files only stay on your computer if they are not overwritten.

14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 12:25 ID:+L3lRH1T

erase the HD using a nuke disk

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 16:52 ID:gNEST9zy

erase the HD using a nuke

16 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 18:43 ID:nzcO00xa

Just fire the damn nukes already

17 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 22:30 ID:wl2fi67q

Delete your browser history, usually under tools > options (in Internet Explorer)

18 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-13 22:57 ID:cVsjcAEr

Depending on who you're trying to erase the history from, it's either fairly simple or considerably hard...

If you're simply trying to keep family or others using the computer from seeing where you've been, erasing Internet Explorer, Opera, or Mozilla Firefox's history, clearing the cache, and dumping the cookie files is fairly comprehensive...

If, on the other hand, you're trying to erase the very existence of the fact that you visited a particular website ever, to any observer, then it becomes near impossible, unless you have some very skilled capabilities... That would involve being able to access the log files on every server your request might have gone through, and erasing traces of your IP address requesting that website at that time... Again, nearly impossible if you don't have some significant connections and/or skills, likely both..

19 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-15 17:20 ID:JJxezZHk

I'm in scenerio 1. My uncle said he found some viruses on the computer, so I'm paranoid he's going to try to find where they came from (pr0n sites lawlz). And he works with computers, so I just wanted to cover my tracks.
Though I'm not too worried that he's going to do a full-on search of the entire computer, I'd just like to be safe!

20 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-16 09:06 ID:xGZBFTNf

If you want very good security, do like me. Use a live cd distro to do the "gray area" work. Mount the true crypt volume on your usb stick for session data. Keep windows clean. Even deleting your history will not get rid of files in a reliable way. An adversary can easily recover your deleted cache.

21 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-16 21:15 ID:gBv4mJDJ

This might help, if you use Firefox.

22 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-17 11:57 ID:xGZBFTNf

oh, thx for the tip. useful for quick visits to nsfw sites.

23 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-17 12:03 ID:xGZBFTNf

oh fuck that I take it back. It's useless.

24 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-18 00:15 ID:fpY5NDUb

It's useless unless used in conjunction with a proxy toggling extension. No point removing NSFW from your browser if it's just going to be in the company's proxy logs.

25 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-20 22:09 ID:aA2QwZTy

I have an uncle like this. Good luck.

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