Jun 24, 2014

How to erase your tracks and protect privacy in Windows 7?

Not that I have anything in particular to hide, but since the Snowden revelations about how widespread government surveillance and overreach has become, I would like to scrub my PC’s history on a regular basis - clear caches, erase trace files, delete logs, etc. What’s the easiest way to take care of this with Windows 7?

Cuetip has a good answer for this, there are various programs you can use to remove history data. But you'll have to check them out to find the one(s) that will work best for you.

You can go in manually and do it, but it would take forever. There are a few software options that could help make it easier. CCleaner and Bleachbit come to mind, although I would greatly prefer Bleachbit for this purpose. I’m sure there are other choice as well, but those would probably be my top two. However, be careful using either of them. If you don’t pay attention to what you are doing you can cause yourself some serious problem, especially if you start messing around with registry cleaning (which you should not do in my opinion).

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