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COVER YOUR TRACKS

Hide your activities on the Internet

It is possible to monitor activities on the Internet.

 

If your assaillant has access to your computer, they can discover the sites you've visited,. You can do some things to hide your activities on the Internet. For example, you can use the computer at work, at a friend's house or at the library to do your research.

 

You can also cover your tracks. To hide your activities, you must clear the memory of your computer. The cache and history of your Internet browser contain a list of the most recently visited pages. The list of sites will be erased by emptying this cache. You can then visit entertainment or news sites for the cache to still contain a list of sites.

On Your Computer

Microsoft Edge 

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  • Open your Edge browser

  • Hold the CTRL button, then press “H” 

  • Hover over the website you visited that you want to delete (including search history)

  • Click the “X” that appears on the right-hand side

Google Chrome

  • Open your Chrome browser

  • Hold the CTRL button, then press “H” 

  • Select the websites you want to delete (including search history)

  • Press the delete button in the top right corner

Firefox

  • Open your Firefox browser

  • In the menu bar, click on the 3 vertical lines in the top right corner

  • Click on the history tab

  • Click on “manage history” at the bottom 

  • Right click your mouse over the websites you want to delete (this include search history as well)

  • Click on the “delete page” option

Safari

  • Open your Safari browser and click the "Safari" menu.

  • Select "Clear History and Website Data".

  • Use the pop-up menu to select the range of history you want to delete.

  • Click Clear History to confirm.

On Your Phone

If your abuser has access to your phone, here is how to delete your search history on an Android or Apple phone:

Android/Google Phones

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  • Open your Google App

  • Go to your profile icon on the top right corner

  • Press “Search history”

  • Scroll down, and press on the “X” for the search history you want to delete

  • You can also press on the blue “delete” button and remove the search history for the day

For website history on your Android phone:

  • Open your Google Chrome app

  • Press on the 3 vertical dots on the top right corner

  • Scroll down and press “History”

  • Press on the “x” on the right side for whichever website you want to delete

Apple Phones

  • Go to your phone settings

  • Go to “safari” in those settings

  • Tap “Clear History and Website Data”

  • To visit sites without leaving a history, turn “Private Browsing” on

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