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Prevent History Modification


How do I prevent someone from tampering with my computer's history?


This question was answered on December 9, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A real popular way to “check the mileage” on a computer is to view the history The history can also be beneficial when looking for a website you know you recently visited It can really throw a stick in the cog when somebody decides to clear the history, though Here’s how to prevent this from happening:

**Disclaimer: This tip requires you to edit the Windows registry The registry is a crucial component of the Windows operating system; adding or removing items improperly could result in a total system meltdown!**

Oh heck, you don’t want to go poking around in your computer’s most sacred place! How about I just give you the files that will make the registry changes for you?

This <a href="/images/">zip file</a> contains two files: one that will disable history tampering (Disable_History.reg) and one that will restore your original history settings (Enable_History.reg).

Double-click 'Disable_History.reg', you will be asked if you want to make changes to your registry, click Yes and close all instances of Internet Explorer and then start Internet Explorer back up

In Internet Explorer, go to Tools and click Internet Options Click on the General tab and you'll notice that the History options are now grayed out

To reverse this effect, double-click the 'Enable_History.reg' file to restore your original history settings Cheers!

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on December 9, 2005