permanently delete internet history tutorial

November 21, 2011 at 23:30:23
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November 22, 2011 at 10:08:27
The best tool to use to delete internet history and internet cache in IE, Firefox, Opera or Chrome is CCleaner from here:

To securely erase that data beyond recovery, you can set CCleaner to use "secure wipe" before running the cleaning tool. To do that:

Install and open CCleaner.
Click "Options" then "Settings".
Where it says "Secure Deletion", click the "Secure File Deletion (slower)" radio-button, then set it to "Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)".
Tick both wipe options immediately below that.
Settings are automatically saved.

Now click "Cleaner" in the left-hand panel and click "Run Cleaner" at bottom right.

don't be tempted to set secure deletion any higher than 3 passes as it's not necessary and will only serve to wear out your hard drive sooner than it would otherwise. Plus, more than 3 passes will take ages to finish.

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March 19, 2012 at 22:14:57
Yeah, Ccleaner works great. Just use the permanent delete options. If you are looking for a manual way to do it, you delete and then overwrite it. The same as Ccleaner but just using Windows tools except this way allows you to encrypt, delete and overwrite.

How to encrypt a file or folder

1.Open Windows Explorer or simply right click the file
2.Right-click the file or folder that you want to encrypt, and then click Properties.
3.On the General tab, click Advanced.
4.Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box.

Then delete the file and empty the recycle bin.
Next use Ciphere.exe command

To overwrite deleted data on a volume by using Cipher.exe, use the /w switch with the cipher command. Use the following steps:
1. Quit all programs.
2. Click Start--> click Run--> type cmd, and then press ENTER.
3. Type: cipher /w:driveletter:foldername, and then press ENTER. Specify the drive and the folder that identifies the volume that contains the deleted data that you want to overwrite. This permanently removes the data. This can take a long time if you are overwriting a large space.

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