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Clearing search data in Chrome

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by bj nick, Aug 25, 2019.

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    So....I generally use "settings--->advanced--->clear browsing data" to clear search data in Chrome. However, I went to a web site and when I went to "search" their site, the previous searches (made on my Chrome home page) were there. I looked into this and found that ALL of my activity is at my.activity.whatever.....I am following what I thought was the best advice: use a VPN-- so that I have security/privacy.....but now I find that Google is STILL keeping a record of everything?? How can I keep Googling from recording all my activity? I thought that was the point of a VPN!
     
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  2. lunarlander

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    I remember if you go there, you can choose how far back in time to remove things. I choose "All time".
     
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    Sounds like you didn't clear the AutoFill option. I believe by default that is not selected when you do a Clear Browsing Data command
     
  4. tonnyG

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    Well I'm honestly not sure how that's happening. If you want to be even more secure you should use an Incognito window and a vpn while browsing. This way for sure nothing will be logged.
     
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