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Deleting porn/internet history using Firefox.
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Aug 27, 2007, 02:17 AM
 
So, whenever someone wants to Google " Baseball" and as soon as they type in "Ba" the search "Ball draining sluts" comes up. Now, im not ashamed that i look at porn, what guy doesnt? But when someone like my mother or my grandma wants to search for something on youtube "youporn" comes up.

So myquestion. Is there a setting on Firefox where it will delete my internet history and cookies whenever i quit my session? If not how can i do it manually?

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Aug 27, 2007, 02:20 AM
 
Found it!

Answer: Tools > Clear Private Data.

Man that was easy.

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Aug 27, 2007, 03:54 AM
 

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Aug 27, 2007, 04:30 AM
 
You could always download and use a different web browser; one they would never see. Or use Safari's Private Browsing feature. My guess is thats probably the only way anyone uses it.
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 05:14 AM
 
Best thread ever

Private Browsing on Safari was made for porn by the way.

[ fb ] [ flickr ] [] [scl] [ last ] [ plaxo ]
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 12:46 PM
 
And suggested by Steve Jobs.
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 12:54 PM
 
Keep in mind with Safari, even with Private Browsing, cookies are retained no matter what. I don't know if this is a bug or a 'feature.'
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 01:53 PM
 
I've noticed that when you submit a search query to any p2p service obscene porn comes up no matter what your search was. Even if you type: "Bach Mass in B Minor" you'll get, "Dirty Cum-Loving Slut Gives Gym Teacher a Footjob" and much, much worse. How are they doing that? Do these people design files that come up no matter what the search query is? It actually troubles me because even if you have perfectly innocent intentions you are exposed to really disgusting hardcore pornography. And what about all the young people using this software?
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 02:02 PM
 
I get that all the time with LimeWire. I just spent a while thinking of every sex/porn related word and added it to the keyword block list. Its helped. But it hasn't ceased the problem. I just add new keywords as I come across them. It'll probably never stop.
     
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Aug 27, 2007, 02:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by iCapture View Post
So, whenever someone wants to Google " Baseball" and as soon as they type in "Ba" the search "Ball draining sluts" comes up. Now, im not ashamed that i look at porn, what guy doesnt? But when someone like my mother or my grandma wants to search for something on youtube "youporn" comes up.

So myquestion. Is there a setting on Firefox where it will delete my internet history and cookies whenever i quit my session? If not how can i do it manually?
Your probably have the remember what you entered option checked in Firefox. To turn it off go to your preferences and then go to the privacy tab. In the History section uncheck the one about the forms and search bar. If you want Firfox to remember nothing then uncheck all three items in the History section.

You can also check 'always clear private data when I close Firefox' to make sure everything is cleared when closing. What's nice is that if you click the settings button you can tell Firefox exactly what you want cleared every time you close Firefox because somethings you might want to keep. You can also tell Firefox to delete all cookies when you close it too.
     
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Aug 28, 2007, 08:24 AM
 
The easiest to avoid these problems is to use a different user accounts for family and another for 'testing'
     
   
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