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By helen653 ·
While surfing on the internet and you have to fill
in the email address or other items you were looking for, I see a listbox appearing to choose one of them or enter something else.
Where are they stored ? On your computer? or on the net?
Can they be removed? How?
I don't want the computer to remember all my search items or email address I once typed.

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by SyscoKid In reply to internet security

Assuming you are using Internet Explorer, to stop this from happening click on Tools, Internet Options, then the Content tab. Then click the Autocomplete button. Uncheck any entries under "Use AutoComplete for", then click the "Clear Forms" and "Clear Passwords" buutons.

You should no longer get a listbox. If, owever, the problem persists, you may need to edit the registry following these instructions:

www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/answers4.htm#autocomplete

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by helen653 In reply to internet security

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by TheChas In reply to internet security

In addition to what asyscokid gave you;

Some sites store the data at there site for you. They handle the data with "cookies".
Of course, most of these sites will not let you in unless cookies are enabled.

Chas

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by helen653 In reply to internet security

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to internet security

Even at that there's still a number of places on your machine where things are stored - in temporary internet files there are files and cookies - you can remove those by going to tools - internet options, and then you can delete files, cookies, history (but you will have to enter passwords again..) - it also enters things in your registry, etc.

You may want to invest in some good privacy software. Norton has a good package, and there are several others that are good. Take a look at the CNET download site to see if there are any free utilities that would work for you.

Rick

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