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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

    Jun 10, 1999
    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!
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    I remember if you go there, you can choose how far back in time to remove things. I choose "All time".
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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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


    Aug 13, 2019
    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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