Settings on Browsing History in IE 10

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review and change settings on how Internet Explorer 10 is storing browsing history data on your computer.

If you are worried about privacy and security related the browsing history data recorded by Internet Explorer (IE) 10, you change default setting in IE 10 to reduce it to a minimum.

1. Click menu: Tools > Internet Options... You see the "Internet Options" dialog box showing up.

2. On the "General" tab, Click on "Delete browsing history on exit" to make it checked.

3. Click the "Settings" button. You see the "Website Data Settings" dialog box showing up.

4. On the "Temporary Internet Files" tab, reset the following settings:

Check for newer version of stored pages: Every time I visit the webpage.
Disk space to use: 8 MB
Current location: 
   ...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\

5. On the "History" tab, reset the following settings:

Specify how many days Internet Explorer should save the list of
websites you have visited.
   Days to keep pages in history: 0

6. On the "Caches and databases" tab, reset the following settings:

Allow website caches and databases: unchecked

7. Click "OK" to save changes.

Example of the "Website Data Settings" dialog box is shown below:
Internet Explorer 10 - Website Data Settings

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

Introduction to Internet Explorer

 What Is Internet Explorer (IE)?

 Installing Internet Explorer (IE) 10

 Deleting Browsing History in IE 10

Settings on Browsing History in IE 10

 InPrivate Browsing Mode IE 10

 Enabling Tracking Protection Personalized List

 Examples of "Tracking Contents"

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX Controls

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Adobe Flash

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Silverlight

 Enabling Pop-up Blocker

 Disabling SmartScreen Filter

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version