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Old 02-23-05, 08:34 AM
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Work Question - Hiding DVDTalk

Is there a way to delete the history of websites I use while I'm at work? I typically only visit here and a few music review sites but I don't need bossman to be able to see where I'm surfing.

Is it as easy as deleting my cookies? Is there more to it?

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Do you have access to install programs on your computer? (I can't) There's plenty of ones that will erase tracks.

Check a few out here: http://www.download.com/Online-Priva...0.html?tag=dir
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None of the stuff on your local machine means shit if your company has a firewall they can track every site you go to.
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart
None of the stuff on your local machine means shit if your company has a firewall they can track every site you go to.
Nope. Small company. Stand alone computers. No networking. No firewall.
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You can clear the History as well, by going into the Internet Explorer options.
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Nope. Small company. Stand alone computers. No networking. No firewall.
Ok, your cool then. Just clear history and there's one that says "delete files" check the box that says delete all offline content.
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Originally Posted by ianholm
You can clear the History as well, by going into the Internet Explorer options.
Right. So if I clear history and cookies should I be safe?
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart
Ok, your cool then. Just clear history and there's one that says "delete files" check the box that says delete all offline content.
Awesome. That is exactly what I wanted to hear. Thanks all.
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You might also want to turn off Inline AutoComplete in the advanced IE settings as well (if you're using it). It'll keep those websites from popping up in the URL bar while someone is typing in the first few letters. Clearing the History may get rid of this automatically, but I'm not sure.
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We have a firewall at my job. I guess i'm screwed, eh?

a few months ago they installed a new version of IE. Under the internet options, they deleted the "delete history" button. I think they started tracking us a lot more.

Anyone know what they might have done?
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
We have a firewall at my job. I guess i'm screwed, eh?

a few months ago they installed a new version of IE. Under the internet options, they deleted the "delete history" button. I think they started tracking us a lot more.

Anyone know what they might have done?
probably instituted a policy to remove access to the button and pushed it down to the desktops. However, from my experience most companies don't actually monitor the proxy log info, etc. I'm sure there are lots that do, but I've seen many that don't.
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Originally Posted by sniper308
probably instituted a policy to remove access to the button and pushed it down to the desktops. However, from my experience most companies don't actually monitor the proxy log info, etc. I'm sure there are lots that do, but I've seen many that don't.
We do. A company would either have to be very small or very stupid not to, although more for security reasons than to catch policy violators.
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Originally Posted by JustinS
We do. A company would either have to be very small or very stupid not to, although more for security reasons than to catch policy violators.
well let me rephrase that... the company I work for is looking for intrusions, etc but my understanding is that as you stated they are not looking for what sites people are surfing, etc
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You could always install portable foxfire on a usb thumb drive. Nothing left, except proxy log if they have that.

http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/
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Oh, and a word of advice - it's never a good idea to ever try to circumvent any firewall/policy your company has laid down.

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