by Tina Gasperson

Have you ever “Googled” someone? It’s easy. Just visit your favorite search engine, such as, and type their first and last names into the search box, preferable encased in quotation marks in order to exclude pages that happen to have the first and last name in some other order. In a matter of seconds, you have a list of links to pages that include your friend’s name. If your friend has an uncommon name, you can be pretty sure you’ve got the right person. Now imagine your friend Googling you. If the thought of that makes you nervous, maybe you’d better Google yourself and see just what’s out there. You may be surprised to find that 10-year-old discussion forum post you made is still lingering online, even though you’ve moved on to completely different things.
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Deleting Your History on the Computer or Internet

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Minimize or eliminate your history on the computer by adjusting Windows settings. Eliminate evidence of Internet site visits by changing options in the Firefox or Explorer browser.

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