– Web browsers include features that help users explore the web without leaving any traces, this includes sites visited and searches you’ve made.
The “InPrivate” mode (as Microsoft calls them in Internet Explorer), “Private Browsing” (in Mozilla Firefox) and “incognito” (from Google Chrome) prevents web browsers from storing URL addresses and data from the visited sites and searches the user does. Similarly, it deletes any temporary files that can account for the activity on the Internet.
These resources are only advisable when using public computers in public places or to protect the privacy of family shared computers.
Learn to use the privacy features in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
Click the Tools menu and then select “InPrivate Browsing.” A new browser window opens and browser address bar indicates that the feature “InPrivate” is checked and reports the details of the service on the home screen. To disable it you just have to close this new Internet Explorer browser window.
Mozilla Firefox 3.6
Click on the Tools menu and then select the “Start Private Browsing.”
When the software asks: “Would you like to start browsing privately?”, Click the button “Start Private Browsing.”
Firefox announces that it is in the “Private Browsing” mode and indicates what this is. When this feature is enabled, the browser will inform you with the words “Private Browsing” located at the top of the window. To exit this mode type, click the Tools menu and select the “Stop Private Browsing” option.
Google Chrome 6.0
Click the tool icon, and when you open the dropdown menu, select “New incognito window.” When the new window opens, Google indicates that the “incognito” mode is active and describes the scope of the function. An icon located in the upper left corner indicates that you are “incognito.” To leave this navigation mode you only have to close the browser window.