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How Firefox Search History can be Erased Permanently?

April 29, 2009 by admin · 1 Comment 

What is Search History?

As all of us know, the computer tracks all our activities while browsing the internet. Using the stored files such as cookies, history file, graphics, cache and the back button of your browser, anybody can trace your surfing activities. If you do not like to disclose your activities during your surfing session, it is recommended to clear the search history before leaving the computer. You have to perform this task especially when you use a public computer in an internet café or office. If you didn’t clear the search history, your surfing data will stay stored in the computer and other people who have access to the computer can retrieve your surfing details including the images and videos that you have seen, files and documents that you accessed and lot more. It is better to take necessary steps to safeguard your privacy by erasing the search history before you leave the computer. You can clear the search history either manually or using special software which are available in the market.

How to erase Firefox search history?

You can easily erase Firefox search history manually. Make sure that you performed this task before leaving the computer.

You can follow the below mentioned instructions to clear the search history, if you are a Firefox 2.0 user.

* Choose the “Tools” menu from the top of the Firefox window.

* Choose “Options” on the bottom line of the dropdown list.

* Now, you have to select the second tab from right hand side named “Privacy”

* Click “Clear Now” button in the private area.

* A new window named “Clear Private Data” appears. Tick the check box with the caption “Saved form and Search History”.

* Click on “Clear Private Data Now” button.

* Click “ok” to end the process.

You can follow the below mentioned instructions to clear the search history, if you are a Firefox 1.x user.

* Select the “Tools” menu from the top of the Firefox window.

* Select “Options” on the bottom line of the dropdown list.

* Now, you have to select the second tab from right hand side named “Privacy”

* Click the “Saved Forms” tab.

* Click “Clear Saved Form Data Now” button.

* Click “ok” and proceed.

Same as other browsers, Firefox stores the browsing history on your hard disk drive. Your private data will not be deleted permanently after clearing search history manually. The data which are erased manually can be retrieved easily by other people. So, it is one of the major concerns for people who are giving significant importance to their data security and privacy. It’s high time to find a reliable option that can erase Firefox search history completely. According to experts in this filed, it is better to use some special software to erase the search history from your computer. Several search history erasing software are now available on the market. Search history erasing software can help you in deleting all the personal data that are stored in your computer. Using a history erasing software, you can simply erase your personal data permanently. The software helps you to permanently remove search history, remove the cache and each and every track of the web pages that you have taken during your internet surfing.

Editor’s Comment:

It is no longer necessary to erase your search history manually.
Now there is software that can automatically erase all your search history for you.
For a list of the ones we’ve found to work the best, be sure to read this article on Internet Erasing Software.

How To Erase Cookies in Firefox…

April 29, 2009 by admin · Leave a Comment 

How to How To Erase Cookies in Firefox

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that websites write and store on your computer in the form of text. Certain websites search for its cookies in your hard disk drive when ever you visit those websites. These websites use the cookies as a source to find out your shopping favorites, your name and all other important information regarding you. All browsers stores the cookies in the file name “cookie.txt” and all the browsers send back the cookies stored in the system when you revisit the website. Information such as the number of visit to a particular website, how long you took to visit throughout the website, your login information and some important information regarding your computer can be retrieved from the cookies stored in your computer.

Where the cookies are stored?

Cookies are often stored in the user hard disk drive. The files name in which cookies are stored in the computer changes according to the operating system used. If you use Windows Operating Systems, you can see cookies stored in text format.

Are there different kinds of cookies?

There are two different kinds of cookies available, temporary cookies and permanent cookies. Temporary cookies are those which are stored in the system while you use a website or program and automatically get deleted immediately once you close the application. Also known as persistent cookies, permanent cookies are stored in your hard disk drive permanently.

Where you can see the cookies?

Location of the cookies may change based on the operating system used. In Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 95, you can see cookies in either of the locations mentioned below:

i) C:WindowsCookies
ii) C:WindowsProfilesCookies

If you are a Windows XP or Windows 2000 user, you can see cookies in C:Documents and SettingsCookies.

How To Erase Cookies in Firefox

Clear Cookies in Firefox 2.0

• Select “Tools” from the top of the browser.
• Select “Options” from the list.
• Select “Privacy” tab.
• Click “Clear Now” button on the private area.
• In “Clear Private Data” window put the check mark on the corresponding check box to “Cookies”
• Click “Clear Private Data Now” button.
• Click “OK” to go forward.

Clear Cookies in Firefox 1x

• Select “Tools” from the top of the browser.
• Select “Options” from the list.
• Select “Privacy” tab.
• Open “Cookies” tab.
• Click “Clear Cookies Now” button.
• Click “ok” to proceed.

How to disable cookies in Firefox?

Disable cookies in Firefox 2.0

• Select “Tools” from the top of the browser
• Choose “Options”
• Choose “Privacy” tab”
• Remove the check mark on the check box corresponding to the “Accept cookies” field
• Click “ok” to proceed.

Disable cookies in Firefox 1.x

• Select “Tools” from the top of the browser
• Choose “Options”
• Choose “Privacy” tab”
• Select the view cookies in the “Cookies” area
• Remove the check mark on the check box corresponding to the “Allow sites to set cookies”.
• Click “ok” to continue.

Editor’s Note:

If manually erasing cookies is not your cup of tea. We recommend using software that automatically does this for you.  With this software you can automatically erase all your internet history with a few clicks of the mouse. Click to see which internet history eraser works best.

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