Spouse checking history
Posted 18 September 2005 - 02:13 PM
Posted 18 September 2005 - 06:32 PM
Posted 18 September 2005 - 08:10 PM
If you reformat a hard drive, a forensics team can probably get your files- it depends on how bad they want your stuff- if they try. You must physically destroy it. Then, anything online, every email, IM, web page visited etc will still be at your ISP, your correspondent's ISP and who knows how many places in between? There is always a trail, and to forget that for one minute is foolish. Never write anything you are not willing to sign your name to, and then ask yourself how you would feel if it fell into XX's hands. It could. You can lesson the chance considerably, but there is always an element of risk.
That said, if you don't want obvious documentation of your internet activity, shut "history" off and set IE to dump all temp files, cookies etc on exit. You will browse more slowly, but the casual user is not going to stumble upon evidence inadvertently. I don't advise trying to delete selected site's. The advice to use a separate account is a very good one. I would explain it with a smile saying "I have my personal settings preferences set, and now you can, too!" and stress the convenience, not the fact that it's none of spouse's business what you were doing while online. Best of luck, and here is a link for victims of control freaks, male and female.
Edited by Czarina, 18 September 2005 - 08:11 PM.
Posted 18 September 2005 - 08:35 PM
My wife told me last night that she knows I'm deleting my history on the computer,
She won't tell me how she knows this, but she says that about 2 weeks ago I deleted part of my history.
How can she be doing this?
Welcome to Geeks To Go, My name is Tony.
There is a software that I use called Crap Cleaner, this helps delete the histories on the computer etc.
Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:51 AM
That was my guess from the beginning... she just thinks there should be more history than there is there.
I'm not sure what's going on cept perhaps she thinks there should be more history in a week than she saw
No, there's no specific way she can tell if a History has been deleted, but she could check the Keep History for X Number of Days setting and, if she sees less than that number of days history, pretty reasonably extrapolate that you've been deleting history.
You could always really freak her out and set the Save History setting to 0 days....
Posted 19 September 2005 - 10:16 PM
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