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#1 WouldBePolymath

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 09:59 AM

I've got Win7 Pro & IE11.  I clean my browsing history from within IE, as well as with IObit Advanced SystemCare 9, Glary Utilities 5 & Wise Care 365, but to no avail as far as Microsoft is concerned, because whenever I subsequently click on a new, blank tab, the Bing search engine comes up, and it still displays my recent browsing history.  Isn't there ANYTHING that can be done to stop Microsoft's tracking?



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#2 frankp316

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:30 AM

IE11 comes with Microsoft owned Bing by default. You can change your default search engine or what a lot of us do is use a different browser like Firefox or Chrome. Also, stop using registry cleaners. They are unnecessary and they could turn your PC into a doorstop. Most of the experts here do not believe that anyone is spying on you. Tracking internet activity is not spying. The only imperfect solution to that is using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). You have to pay for most of them from what I have seen, a lot of them don't work as advertised. I don't think there is such a thing as real private browsing. The internet is a public place and someone will track your activity regardless. 



#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:31 AM

Use duck duck go for a search engine. Duck Duck Go never tracks your search history. Remove the Bing search add-on. If you reset IE make sure your Favorites are backed up. 

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Bing-Off-Your-Computer

 

Personally, I would avoid IE11 and use either Chrome or Firefox with the following extensions

 

Firefox with Adblock Ultimate + NoScript + Ghostery

 

Chrome with Adguard and Ghostery


Edited by JohnC_21, 09 May 2016 - 10:32 AM.


#4 Agouti

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:48 AM

I haven't use Internet Explorer in a long time, but if you set the "Days to keep pages in history" to zero, do you still see your recent browsing history?

 

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If you want to stop Microsoft's tracking or telemetry, you can try SD AntiBeacon.

 

...as well as with IObit Advanced SystemCare 9, Glary Utilities 5 & Wise Care 365...

Keep in mind some of these utilities include a registry cleaner and/or optimizer.  Bleeping Computer does not support the use of registry cleaner and optimizers... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=2853053






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