Skip to comments.How to delete your Google browsing history in three simple steps . . .
Posted on 02/23/2012 2:49:35 PM PST by greyfoxx39
But before that date you can delete your browsing history and, which will limit the extent to which Google records your every move - including your embarrasing secrets. Here's how:
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What if you didn’t have an account, just used their search engine?
Usually I add www.scroogle.org as a good non google search site, but, google or someone got them.
“A week ago, we reported that Scroogle was being blocked by Google and searches on the privacy search engine were no longer working. Since then, the site continued not to work and now it is completely offline.”
Uh-oh... No telling what my son's going to see following that ill advised "Aunt Fritzi Nude" image search.
Then they’ll just be able to track you by your IP address, which would take legal action to link to you, personally. But it wouldn’t stop them from sending ads to your IP address, for example.
Are they Being Evil yet?
i use http://www.mamma.com now
It says sign into your Google account. I used Google in years past to search, but nothing else. So how do I have a Google account if I have no memory of ever having an account?
Is there a way to erase ones search history, without having had an account? Its the principle of the thing that bugs me.
Thanks, I’ll give it a whirl.
I “opted out” of Google long ago. I use the Ixquick search engine which at least claims to keep or disseminate no info at all about users.
IXQuick.com and StartPage.com are now my two search engines of choice. And if you really want results from Google, StartPage gets that for you anyway...
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In Firefox under options check the advanced tab. In the general tab there’s a box to uncheck “Search for text when I start typing”
Under Privacy there are boxes to uncheck.
I don’t know if this will help you, or if you have done this already.
If you do NOT have a Youtube account, you are one of the lucky ones...
There are some sites which require either Yahoo, Disqus and or Google (blogger, Youtube) names to enter each sites forums if you want to make a post or comment.
The best example is if you have a Youtube account, then automatically...you have a Google account.
If you don’t sign in, Google will track your searches via the computer’s IP address. The only way to clear your personal history is by signing in.
Wonder how they do that when your IP changes every time you log on. Good luck goo gle. Seriously, it’s not rocket science to circumvent goo gle.
They can’t track your IP if you hide it and they also can’t track an Ip unless it’s a static IP. Many are shared by you and many other people. I find goo gle comical. Sometimes when I hide my IP they won’t let me search. They want me to type in the code. I just change it to another search engine when they do that. Also, use Bing or even better startpage and tell goo gle to kya.
You don’t have to have a goo gle account to view You Tube. If you want to comment or upload videos, then, yes you do. SO if that is the case, make up a fake yahoo, aol or whoever email address and use it for nothing except to get the account. Hide your IP while you make the account and every time after that. Change your IP frequently. Right now when I click on Goo gle it shows I am in Austin Texas. I can assure you I’m far away from there.
Where goo gle thinks I am:
Past 24 hours
Past 2 days
I am so not there.
I think a better approach is to break the bond between the free email accounts you might have and the search engine you use. I don't generally care if my searches are tracked per se, but when they can be tied to me personally I lose the warm fuzzies. I think a Hotmail or Yahoo email account with Google searches is better than GMail and IXQuick. IMHO of course...
“...your IP changes every time you log on.”
Is that true? Haven’t needed tech support in a long time now, thank GOD, but when I did more frequently, my IP was the same (it seemed) from visit to visit.
I think those items that appear in the Google search box have nothing to do with any searches you have done. When you start to type in a search, Google uses the data from all of the searches people make to predict what you are likely to be searching for.
Just now, out of curiosity, I started typing "what is the" and the top query that Google spelled out was "what is the cinnamon challenge?" That most definitely is nothing I've ever searched for before! After making that search, Google then assumed that I wanted more cinnamon challenge searches, and populated the box with those after I had typed a couple of letters. I think, in that case, it was looking at cookies (which you can delete along with the history).
i don’t have a youtube account either
You must have a static IP. Check your freepmail.
Added it to my search engine folder. May switch to it. Thanks
I see that Ixquick and Startpage have already been mentioned. They’re tight on privacy, no doubt, but I prefer DuckDuckGo’s interface. It’s based out of the great state of Pennsylvania and has a similar focus on privacy. It gets search results from Bing.
Was wondering the same thing... no account means they won’t be tracked??
Correction: No account means that YOU won’t be tracked?
Also, what are the subsidiaries of Google that need to be avoided? Yahoo??
One way to avoid being tracked and still use Google, etc. is to use Tor www.torproject.org. "Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis"
Download the Tor Browser Bundle and keep it updated. The Tor browser (Firefox) comes preconfigured and you can use it for all your web use or just for searches and then use your "regular" browser to go to the sites. Again, if you use another browser other than the Tor Browser Bundle then cookies can track your web usage.
If the State or your ISP wants to track your Internet usage they can do it fairly easily. Using Tor helps but it is not foolproof.
I've never found a way to completely clear a single box in a single operation, but if you highlight the entry you want to remove, you hit the "Del" key, and it goes away. This works in Firefox, not sure about other browsers.
To save Google the trouble, I just email them whenever I am about to do something. For example, I emailed them earlier today that I was having a sausage and egg sandwich for lunch. They didn’t respond but I know that they filed the information away for future reference.
Just don't use Google. You won't miss it.
I don’t use Google search much. In fact, I only use it as a last resort. Bing works fairly well, and I find that when I start to type something in, and the suggestion drop-down box appears, there is a “Manage Search History” link at the bottom right of the box. Clicking on that and clearing out things I don’t want prying eyes to see (like when I did a search at Victoria’s Secret’s site for Valentine’s Day - I didn’t want my wife to “accidentally” find out!!) seems to clear the drop-down box for all search engines.
I use this to delete, histories,cookies, almost anything that is tracked.
Index.dat files are hidden files on your computer that contain all tracks of your online activity, where have you been on internet, what sites you visited, list of URL-s, files and documents you recently accessed. Index.dat files stored on your computer are obviously a potential privacy threat as they can be found and viewed without your knowledge. Index.dat Analyzer is free tool to view and delete contents of hidden index.dat files.