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How do I find out if porn has been viewed on my computer in the past 8 years, how do I find out which websites were viewed and dates? Anything I can do free of charge?
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You will only be able to check as far back as your browser's history setting was set. With browser window open, do a Ctrl+H and the browser's history window will open. You can go down the line checking URLs. Clicking on any will load that URL in the browser.

For possible images on your computer, do a search of entire hard drive for every image format you can think of. To see actual images, you can set view to use thumbnails.


Edited by Major Payne, 22 February 2008 - 10:16 AM.

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Is this a used computer you bought or one that you already have? If you just want to eliminate any such you can just do a reinstall. Sometimes the installation files are on the machine and you just have to move them to the root of the drive to use them. The only cache I know of that keeps anything permanently is the java cache, sometimes pictures are stored there and never deleted.
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You can use Index Dat Spy to view this information. Internet Explorer stores the URLs of all websites visited in index.dat files. These files need a special reader to read them and Index Dat Spy is capable of this. If the files have not been deleted, this should tell you everything you want to know.
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