Web Browsers store a history of all the pages you visit during
your time on the internet. It is imperative that you remove this
information from your computer so that an abuser cannot discover
it. Please remember to do this procedure each time before you
log off the internet.
Instructions for Clearing the View History in your Web Browser:
Using the toolbar of your web browser, find the menu selection
that gives you view options.
In Microsoft Internet Explorer
use the View button, then select Options, then Navigation. In
the History section, select Clear History, then OK.
In Netscape Navigator
use the Options button, then select Network Preferences, then
both Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache, then OK.
click on the Members menu, click on Preferences click on the www
icon, select Advanced and then Purge Cache.
Other web browsers should have similar features.
you need to make sure that the "Use Inline Autocomplete"
box is NOT checked. This function will complete a partial web address
while typing a location in the address bar at the top of the browser.
If you are using Internet Explorer, this box can be found on the
MS Internet Explorer Page by clicking on the "View" icon
at the top, then "Internet Options", and then the "Advanced"
tab. About halfway down there is a "Use Autocomplete"
box that can be checked and unchecked by clicking on it.
if an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be
able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your
account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will
not be able to guess and change it frequently.
Be aware that this is not foolproof. They may
notice that the history is gone, and get suspicious.
For your own safety while browsing, consider using a computer which
is not in your home - try an internet cafe, the local library, or
a trusted friend's house.
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