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is it important to delete cookies?or im i suppose to delete cookies?
That kinda depends on who you ask and how paranoid they or you are. My belief is that no, you need not delete cookies unless you've encountered a specific situation where you feel you need or want to. Most of the time you'll never encounter such a situation.
That's what I do anyway.
The flip side is that it's typically safe to delete 'em. A bit of an inconvenience results, as outlined in the article, but that's about the extent of it.
Hi Leo, I've deleted the temporary cookies, but there is a list showing of the sites that I've searched under C:Documents and Settings. How do I get rid of it?
My father in law is coming to spend a couple of weeks with us this summer. He likes computers, and I really don't want him to see that we occasionally look at the porn sites. Thanks, from A nice married lady who sometimes surfs out of bounds
Make sure you clear all temporary internet files in IE's options dialog. You may also want to visit Start, Settings, Taskbar and Start menu, Start Menu tab, Customize button, and then possibly the Advanced tab if there is one, to Clear the list of recently viewed documents.
Hi, Leo i have the same problem as the other guy still doesnt work... i dont visit does sites but pop up and i click it :\ how can i fix it i try alot of ways control pad delete history and ur ways too. i dont want my family to find out and mistake me to go to those sites please help!
oh almost forgot when i delete all the cookies it keeps coming back why? i mean once i select all it all comes back everytime... please help
I am trying to get rid of the drop down box on sites like Google and Yahoo. It shows me everything I have ever searched and I am sick of starting to type a word to search under and a list of 100 words starting with the same letter pops up because I have searched those things in the past.
I have deleted all of the cookies I can find. I have also deleted all temporary internet files.
What else can I do? Is it even cookies I should be looking at....maybe I am out to lunch?
Kari, that sort of information wouldn't (or at least shouldn't) be stored in cookies or temporary internet files as it is more related to the settings/functionality of your browser and not information from the sites themselves. However, since you cleared everything else out, you may still want to clear out your browser's History log. Just for good measure.
As for your current problem, in Internet Explorer, there is an "Auto Complete" function. Turning this function off will likely solve some of your troubles. The following site has instructions on how to disable Auto Complete, or even just parts of it:
by the sound of it you need to disable autocomplete on "Forms".. though I'd also recommend disabling it on "Usernames & Passwords" if it's enabled. Those are the sort of things that shouldn't be stored as it defeats the purpose of even having passwords. (*rolls eyes* "Thanks again Microsoft" ... sorry, personal pet peeve :-)). You may want to disable everything depending on your preference, but keep in mind you'll be typing out a *lot* of full website addresses if you do ;-).
my new site has some information on how and why.
I have little computer knowledge when it comes to terminology and certain functions of the computer. I was just wondering if by deleting cookies it will make my computer run a little faster. I also get alot of freeze ups where it says internet explorer has encountered a problem and must close. I then have to start all over again and it is very annoying. This happens several times daily. I also even get another box that comes up when it freezes up. I will hit ctrl,alt, and delete and it will say program not responding and will have to click end program and then start again. Excuse my ignorance, as I am at a beginner skill level right now, but was wondering if this has anything to do with cookies or do I have to bring it to a professional and have it cleaned out. Thanks for your time.
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