browser history disappeared on restart

Acer Travelmate 290xi notebook computer
April 28, 2010 at 00:34:19
Specs: Windows XP
Every time I turn off or reboot my computer, my cookies, and internet browser history is deleted. It's not that big of a deal, but I hate having to type the same information (ie. e-mail addresses, etc.) over and over again. Any ideas?

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April 28, 2010 at 01:51:19
Hi friend,

It happens when you have checked "Delete browsing history on exit", in browser settings.

Kindly perform the following steps (if you are using Internet Explorer.)

1.) Launch Internet Explorer.
2.) Go to Tools>Internet Options
3.) In "General" tab uncheck the Check box "Delete brosing history on exit."
4.) Click Ok.

Now your broser history won't get feleted on each exit.

Kindly get back the result if you need any more assistance.

Thank you :-)


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April 28, 2010 at 02:17:47
I've tried that and it doesn't work. My browser history is still deleted once I reboot or turn of my computer. This kind of post was on this website before, but because it was so old, replies to it haven't been kept.

Any other suggestions? I think there may be a virus. Could this happen when adding/downloading programs to your computer?

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April 28, 2010 at 02:18:42
In addition, this has happened to my computer at work also. Could it be something to do with an update by Microsoft?

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April 28, 2010 at 05:04:39
Personally, I believe we all should delete history and cookies every time we close our browsers. Any site that we go to regularly should be saved under favorites for easy access. If this list gets large, organizing them into folders and even subfolders helps a lot and you can periodically shift the most important ones to the top of the list.
I do not believe that MS made an update just to clean out our browsers for us (though there are many computers that would be faster if they did), at least not deliberately. (I am not running XP anymore so I cannot test your theory)
If you are running your antivirus program and think it might have missed some infection, run Malwarebytes as a double check (free).
You can also download and try Mozilla Firefox and see if you like that better (it is free and you can copy internet explorer's settings and favorites during install).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 28, 2010 at 05:32:06
i'll try that malwarebytes and let you know.... i thought about mozilla too....

hopefully your advice works... thanks!!

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