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IE8 privacy question

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Lexus50, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Lexus50

    Lexus50 Flightless Bird

    I am running XP-Pro SP3 and considering upgrading from IE7 to IE8.
    I have read all the feature and benefit articles from MS, but have one
    question that remains unanswered.

    In IE8 there is mention of being able to restore previously viewed websites
    or something to that effect. I think this is on a drop down menu somewhere.

    1) Does In-private viewing prevent this?
    2) Does manually deleting your complete browsing history clear this?
    3) Is there a registry entry that can prevent this action?
    4) Is there a group policy change that can prevent this action?

    In essence for privacy purposes, how does one prevent this from happening??

    Thanks.
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    /Every/ web browser has the ability to show you a list of previously
    visited websites and take you to any previously visited website on
    request. This is known as the browser's 'History' feature. Every browser
    also has the ability to erase the list of previously visited websites.

    You might be referring to a feature of virtually every modern browser -
    including IE 8 - that makes it possible to restore tabs that were open
    if your browser crashes. Every browser that offers this feature also
    allows you to turn the feature off.

    'In-Private' browsing in IE 8 does not record internet History (or TIF
    or cookies). However, your browsing history is still maintained by your
    ISP, even with 'In-Private' browsing enabled.

    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Lexus50 wrote:
    > I am running XP-Pro SP3 and considering upgrading from IE7 to IE8.
    > I have read all the feature and benefit articles from MS, but have one
    > question that remains unanswered.
    >
    > In IE8 there is mention of being able to restore previously viewed websites
    > or something to that effect. I think this is on a drop down menu somewhere.
    >
    > 1) Does In-private viewing prevent this?
    > 2) Does manually deleting your complete browsing history clear this?
    > 3) Is there a registry entry that can prevent this action?
    > 4) Is there a group policy change that can prevent this action?
    >
    > In essence for privacy purposes, how does one prevent this from happening??
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Selected references include:

    IE8 FAQ
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/faq.aspx


    IE8 Tour
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/tour/default.aspx

    IE8 Videos
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/videos.aspx (Silverlight)
    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ie8videos&view=videos
    • Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGzlJFx7YaE
    • Security Features: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMqcEEBogj4
    • Easier Browsing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gStCIkPUrhM
    • Compatibility View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSs1ulZKgCA
    • History of the Internet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsMFyo8DWs4

    IE8 Features: Accelerators; Performance; Favorites & History Management;
    Instant Search; Web Slices; Automatic Crash Recovery; InPrivate Browsing;
    Security; and more. See the 3 tabs (i.e., Faster; Easier; Safer) on this
    page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/faster.aspx

    IE8: Features & Benchmarks (ZDNet)
    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39630019,00.htm
    • Screenshot Tutorial:
    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39630014,00.htm

    About IE7 & IE8 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx

    How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if a later version of
    Internet Explorer is installed
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964

    Customization in IE8:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/04/20/customization-in-ie8.aspx

    IE8 and Reliability
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/07/28/ie8-and-reliability.aspx

    Smart Address Bar: What's new?
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/06/12/ie8-smart-address-bar-what-s-new.aspx

    Session Cookies, sessionStorage, and IE8 or “How can I log into two webmail
    accounts at the same time?â€
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/05/06/session-cookies-sessionstorage-and-ie8.aspx
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Lexus50 wrote:
    > I am running XP-Pro SP3 and considering upgrading from IE7 to IE8.
    > I have read all the feature and benefit articles from MS, but have one
    > question that remains unanswered.
    >
    > In IE8 there is mention of being able to restore previously viewed
    > websites
    > or something to that effect. I think this is on a drop down menu
    > somewhere.
    >
    > 1) Does In-private viewing prevent this?
    > 2) Does manually deleting your complete browsing history clear this?
    > 3) Is there a registry entry that can prevent this action?
    > 4) Is there a group policy change that can prevent this action?
    >
    > In essence for privacy purposes, how does one prevent this from
    > happening??
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  4. bryn_ie8team

    bryn_ie8team Flightless Bird

    Lexus50;154159 Wrote:
    > I am running XP-Pro SP3 and considering upgrading from IE7 to IE8.
    > I have read all the feature and benefit articles from MS, but have one
    > question that remains unanswered.
    >
    > In IE8 there is mention of being able to restore previously viewed
    > websites
    > or something to that effect. I think this is on a drop down menu
    > somewhere.
    >
    > 1) Does In-private viewing prevent this?
    > 2) Does manually deleting your complete browsing history clear this?
    > 3) Is there a registry entry that can prevent this action?
    > 4) Is there a group policy change that can prevent this action?
    >
    > In essence for privacy purposes, how does one prevent this from
    > happening??
    >
    > Thanks.


    Your browsing History will continue to show up under the address bar as
    a part of the IE8's AutoComplete feature. However, you can keep your
    History from being stored in AutoComplete by clicking Tools --> Internet
    Options --> Content Tab (from the tabs across the top) --> and Settings
    for AutoComplete.

    There you can manage what shows up in your address bar. To make sure
    that your History is excluded, just make sure that the box next to
    History is not selected.

    Does that answer your question?

    Best,
    Bryn


    --
    bryn_ie8team
    Posted via http://www.win7heads.com
     
  5. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    These guys show up from VistaHeads, Win7Heads and let's not forget
    "Undisclosed". Sometimes they're the IE8 Team, other times the IE
    Outreach team. They usually don't know what they're talking about (if
    'they' are really more than one person) and they're definitely not
    affiliated with Microsoft.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    bryn_ie8team wrote:
    > Lexus50;154159 Wrote:
    >> I am running XP-Pro SP3 and considering upgrading from IE7 to IE8.
    >> I have read all the feature and benefit articles from MS, but have one
    >> question that remains unanswered.
    >>
    >> In IE8 there is mention of being able to restore previously viewed
    >> websites
    >> or something to that effect. I think this is on a drop down menu
    >> somewhere.
    >>
    >> 1) Does In-private viewing prevent this?
    >> 2) Does manually deleting your complete browsing history clear this?
    >> 3) Is there a registry entry that can prevent this action?
    >> 4) Is there a group policy change that can prevent this action?
    >>
    >> In essence for privacy purposes, how does one prevent this from
    >> happening??
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Your browsing History will continue to show up under the address bar as
    > a part of the IE8's AutoComplete feature. However, you can keep your
    > History from being stored in AutoComplete by clicking Tools --> Internet
    > Options --> Content Tab (from the tabs across the top) --> and Settings
    > for AutoComplete.
    >
    > There you can manage what shows up in your address bar. To make sure
    > that your History is excluded, just make sure that the box next to
    > History is not selected.
    >
    > Does that answer your question?
    >
    > Best,
    > Bryn
    >
    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    +1

    Leonard Grey wrote:
    > These guys show up from VistaHeads, Win7Heads and let's not forget
    > "Undisclosed". Sometimes they're the IE8 Team, other times the IE
    > Outreach team. They usually don't know what they're talking about (if
    > 'they' are really more than one person) and they're definitely not
    > affiliated with Microsoft.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > bryn_ie8team wrote:
    >> Lexus50;154159 Wrote:
    >>> I am running XP-Pro SP3 and considering upgrading from IE7 to IE8.
    >>> I have read all the feature and benefit articles from MS, but have one
    >>> question that remains unanswered.
    >>>
    >>> In IE8 there is mention of being able to restore previously viewed
    >>> websites
    >>> or something to that effect. I think this is on a drop down menu
    >>> somewhere.
    >>>
    >>> 1) Does In-private viewing prevent this?
    >>> 2) Does manually deleting your complete browsing history clear this?
    >>> 3) Is there a registry entry that can prevent this action?
    >>> 4) Is there a group policy change that can prevent this action?
    >>>
    >>> In essence for privacy purposes, how does one prevent this from
    >>> happening??
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> Your browsing History will continue to show up under the address bar as
    >> a part of the IE8's AutoComplete feature. However, you can keep your
    >> History from being stored in AutoComplete by clicking Tools --> Internet
    >> Options --> Content Tab (from the tabs across the top) --> and Settings
    >> for AutoComplete.
    >>
    >> There you can manage what shows up in your address bar. To make sure
    >> that your History is excluded, just make sure that the box next to
    >> History is not selected.
    >>
    >> Does that answer your question?
    >>
    >> Best,
    >> Bryn
     
  7. Lexus50

    Lexus50 Flightless Bird

    Thanks for input to-date. However, SPECIFICALLY - in IE8, in one of the
    dropdown menus (I believe it is on the top right of the IE explorer window
    either within Safety or next to), there is a selectable feature that shows
    (something to the effect) restore prior browsing sesson or sites or sites
    visited. This is a selectable feature from within the IE window.

    Since this is a touted feature of IE8, MS does not provide info that I can
    find on how to disable, delete, or clear this area. That is what I am
    requesting info on.

    It may be that this feature derives its info (history?) from the regular
    history file and therefore is cleared when someone manually deletes browsing
    history, but since I do not yet have IE8 installed, I dont know.

    Can someone with IE8 installed locate this item, try clearing by vars means
    and report back on how that effects this feature? Also as suggested if there
    is a way to turn this off or remove it - where is it?

    thanks again.




    "bryn_ie8team" wrote:

    >
    > Lexus50;154159 Wrote:
    > > I am running XP-Pro SP3 and considering upgrading from IE7 to IE8.
    > > I have read all the feature and benefit articles from MS, but have one
    > > question that remains unanswered.
    > >
    > > In IE8 there is mention of being able to restore previously viewed
    > > websites
    > > or something to that effect. I think this is on a drop down menu
    > > somewhere.
    > >
    > > 1) Does In-private viewing prevent this?
    > > 2) Does manually deleting your complete browsing history clear this?
    > > 3) Is there a registry entry that can prevent this action?
    > > 4) Is there a group policy change that can prevent this action?
    > >
    > > In essence for privacy purposes, how does one prevent this from
    > > happening??
    > >
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > Your browsing History will continue to show up under the address bar as
    > a part of the IE8's AutoComplete feature. However, you can keep your
    > History from being stored in AutoComplete by clicking Tools --> Internet
    > Options --> Content Tab (from the tabs across the top) --> and Settings
    > for AutoComplete.
    >
    > There you can manage what shows up in your address bar. To make sure
    > that your History is excluded, just make sure that the box next to
    > History is not selected.
    >
    > Does that answer your question?
    >
    > Best,
    > Bryn
    >
    >
    > --
    > bryn_ie8team
    > Posted via http://www.win7heads.com
    >
    > .
    >
     
  8. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Lexus50" <Lexus50@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D2506515-28FE-47AC-B2CD-17005026A11E@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for input to-date. However, SPECIFICALLY - in IE8, in one of the
    > dropdown menus (I believe it is on the top right of the IE explorer window
    > either within Safety or next to), there is a selectable feature that shows
    > (something to the effect) restore prior browsing sesson or sites or sites
    > visited. This is a selectable feature from within the IE window.
    >
    > Since this is a touted feature of IE8, MS does not provide info that I can
    > find on how to disable, delete, or clear this area. That is what I am
    > requesting info on.
    >
    > It may be that this feature derives its info (history?) from the regular
    > history file and therefore is cleared when someone manually deletes
    > browsing
    > history, but since I do not yet have IE8 installed, I dont know.
    >
    > Can someone with IE8 installed locate this item, try clearing by vars
    > means
    > and report back on how that effects this feature? Also as suggested if
    > there
    > is a way to turn this off or remove it - where is it?
    >
    > thanks again.



    Here is some info found with a quick Google search. The article explains
    how to clear the data, but also explains where it is stored, and how it is
    affected by clearing your browser history. I think this is what you're
    looking for.

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/clear-ie8-last-browsing-session-history-using-ccleaner/
     

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