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computer question - clearing IE history

Discussion in 'Technology' started by zjpj, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    I like to clear my history really frequently, basically because I find having lots of addresses in the address bar annoying.
    Anyway, I've cleared my history, deleted temporary internet files, but this one address won't go away. It's an http://ww3. address, and whenever I go to type an address up there, as soon as I hit the first "w", this http://ww3. address pops up underneath as one of the possible sites for me to go to. I generally hate those suggestions though sometimes find them useful but I certinaly want to get rid of this one. Don't know why clearing history doesn't work, as it does for all the others - i'm assuming it's cause of the weird ww3 address, which I admittedly have no idea about.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    #2 wax, Jun 17, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Pictorial Guide to basics:
    1st Click Tools > {i]Internet Options[/i]

    You'll get a Pop-Up:
    Clear History
    Delete Cookies
    Delete Files

    (I do them in that order - expect File deletion to take longest)

    Click OK
    close browser
    reopen browser
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    If that doesn't frost your cookies and zap files, hop over to:
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    Download, install, update, run Adaware

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    Download, install, update, run Spybot Search and Destroy
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    http://www.opera.com/

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  3. vraa

    vraa Formula 3
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    Opera costs money doesn't it?

    Firefox is the way to go, or just stick with IE and disable ActiveX
     
  4. Enzo

    Enzo F1 Rookie

    Feb 14, 2002
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    you are always able to start typing that "ww" and it will bring up a list of entries you already have enter from some other time. Just highlight the entry (while it is still in the list ) and hit your delete button on the keyboard. This is another way to do this. The other way is to Tools> Internet Options>the clisck the Delete Files button and make sure you click delete offline content. That should also take care of it.
     
  5. Ilezu

    Ilezu Rookie

    Feb 23, 2004
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    Opera is available free but it shows ads then.
     

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