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#1 allstock

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 09:37 PM

Well it just so happens that the title above is a situation I find myself in. I don't mind her using my computer, but I'm hoping to avert her from seeing all the ADULT WEBSITES I've been to in the past. I get sweaty when she's at the helm and think she's checking up on me. I already know she knows way more about computers than I do. I don't know if it would bother her or not if she did...like everyone has sex right? Well I just don't want her to think I'm a total fiend just yet cuz she's kinda the religious type. I'm okay if I just deleted my browser history right and use CCleaner right? This embarrassing even asking this and NO, I'm not at this kind of full disclosure yet with her! I should be posting this in the "general topics" or more like the dear Abbie probably....LOL thanks


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

Delete the History in your browsers.

 

Sounds like your girlfriend is smart and computer literate.  If she gets curious, she will find what you have been doing.

 

Google is your friend.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/features/in-private

 

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-use-firefox-without-history


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 03:47 PM

Hmmmm!  Instead of a fiend she may think she found a new best friend!


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 03:14 AM

You cannot hide or remove Everything , unless you format.

If she knows where to look ? there will be some reminants that she can dechiper and know your activities

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To be safe dont tell her the Password to Logon , or Admit you waywood ways and hope she doesnt react.

 

I think we have all been there and done that , and others may not agree on....Thats Life....Honesty Is The Best Policy.



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 07:15 PM

Update

 

She found out. Haha. I guess an email alert for an online subscription or something was there in plain view. Cat's out of the bag now....I did get a funny look. Thanks for the replies everyone.



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 08:16 AM

Oopsee.... Yeah I kind of guess an email might well alert her to your surfing ways. My passwords are my passwords..  :lol:



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 12:39 PM

Using CCleaner to wipe browser history and cache, then immediately also doing a "Wipe free space" with it (which takes quite a while to complete) is a pretty good way to cleanse any computer.  If you want to be nauseatingly thorough, and can let the computer sit for a loooooooooong time while it works, using the Drive Wiper feature of CCleaner allows you to do an "NSA grade" drive wipe (35-passes, I never go that far, but have used the 3 and 7-passes options).

 

I've done this several different times for people who wanted to donate computers that had belonged to a dearly departed but when they had no idea what the dearly departed may have been doing or what could be recovered via "undelete" software on the hard drive.  

 

Private (Firefox)/In-Private (IE/Edge)/Incognito (Chrome) browsing options can be your friend when you don't wish to leave any trail of breadcrumbs on your machine.


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