Every so often I get asked how to hide where you went today on the PC.
There are a variety of good reasons.
If I use a net-cafe I always flush the cache and history before I finish my session (just cause your paranoid doesn’t mean the nasties aren’t out there). Any way WikiHow has a great (and very detailed) article on How to Delete your Usage History Tracks in Windows. Cool title huh?
At the end of the article it lists a couple of utility programs that can do it all in a click or two (CCleaner is one that I use on a couple of machines).But I prefer to know how to do it.
Lets face it, the people at the net cafe aren’t going to let you load programs onto their PCs. But more and more of them will let you run stuff from your USB thingies. You might like to check out the Portable Apps article. Having your own mail client and browser in your pocket is really a good idea.
Oh by the way, I just read in Lifehacker about Stealther, it.s a plugin for Firefox.
Here’s the blurb…
If there are times you want to surf the web without leaving a trace in your local computer, then this is the right extension for you. What it does is temporarily disable the following:
– Browsing History (also in Address bar)
– Downloaded Files History
– Disk Cache
– Saved Form Information
– Sending of ReferrerHeader.