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  • Prevent Computer Trail


    An Abuser Can Discover Your Internet Activities.
    History/cache file: if an abuser knows how to read your cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), he or she may be able to see what sites you recently visited.

    Clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser’s settings!

    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 or at work.

    AOL:
    Pull-down Members menu, select Preferences. Click on WWW icon. Then select Advanced. Purge Cache.

    Netscape:
    Pull-down Edit menu, select Preferences. Click on Navigator on choose ‘Clear History’. Click on Advanced then select Cache. Click on “Clear Disk Cache”.

    Older versions of Netcape:
    Pull-down Options menu. Select Network Options, Select Cache. Click on “Clear Disk Cache”.

    Internet Explorer:
    Pull-down Tools menu, select Internet Options. On General page, under Temporary Internet Files , click on “Delete Files” and on the following pop-up check the box which says “Delete all offline content”. Also, under History click on “Clear History.”

    E-mail:
    If an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be able to read your mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess.

    If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse. Additionally, the messages may constitute a federal offense.

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