Keep Your Computer Safe

If an abuser knows how to read your computer's history of cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), he or she may be able to see information you have viewed on the Internet. You can clear your history or empty your cache by using the settings in your browser.*

If you are asked why you cleared your cache, an appropriate answer would be that anyone who surfs the web should periodically clear their cache to allow the browser to function more efficiently.**

This information may not completely hide your tracks. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the Internet would be at a local library, a friend's house, or at work. Below are instructions to delete your history depending on your browser:*

Internet Explorer
Click here to learn how to clear Microsoft Internet Explorer's history.

Mozilla Firefox
Click here to learn how to clear Mozilla Firefox's history.

Click here to learn how to clear Safari's history.

Google Chrome
Click here to learn how to clear Google Chrome's history.

Click here to learn how to clear AOL's history.

*adapted from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website.
**Dr. Michael Pearson, Internet Presentations Group of West Chester University.

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