[HOME]10:19 AM April 23, 2019

Let's Go Incognito

Do you remember ever watching a TV show or Movie and a character gets hurt and his only concern is getting his Internet history erased? Are you one of these people? The best way to get rid of a browser history is not to save it at all. Most browsers have a Private Window that allows you to do just that. These where originally called Private Tabs but the browsers have all drifted towards Private Windows. Private Windows Do Not give you privacy online. Only on your computer.

When you go to a web page, a copy of that page is made on your computer, it includes bits of the page, cookies, and other data. It is saved in the Temporary Internet Files folder or the Cache folder. So it is possible for someone to scan your cache to discover where you have been online. Here's how not to leave any traces on your system.


Click on the Red menu button, top left hand corner and then click on New Private Window or press Ctrl+Shift+N



Click on 3 stacked dots, top right hand corner, and then click on New incognito window or press Ctrl+Shift+N



Click on three stacked lines, top right hand corner then New Private Window or Ctrl+Shift+P

Microsoft Edge:

3 dots not stacked, top right hand corner, then New InPrivate window or Ctrl+Shift+P


Avast Secure Broswer:

Click on 3 stacked dots, top right hand corner, and then click on New Stealth Mode Window or press Ctrl+Shift+N



top left of browser File, then New then Private window or Ctrl+Shift+B



Red V in top left hand corner, then File then New Private Window or press Ctrl+Shift+N


Again this does not give you any privacy online it just doesn't leave any traces of where you have been on your system.