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History deos not get Cleared

I try to delete/clear the history from time to time by doing Tools --> Options --> delete files(check delete all offline content) and then Clear history.

Even after doing all the above some web site names are not cleared. Not sure why? Does it mean any spyware running? Please suggest.

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History deos not get Cleared

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Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Whats your OS?

It sounds like you have IE,click HERE

Do you also clear cookies and temp files?

If you are comfortable with the registry,you can try this.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

Have you ran any spyware programs?

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Re: History does not clear..

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If you say you've cleared the history via Tools>Internet Options>Clear History. Try going to the Content tab. Then Auto Complete. Uncheck ''web addresses''. You can also try the ''General'' tab and see if it's set to ''0''. This way it should not save any of the the addresses.

The only other thing I can think of is the ''Advanced Tab''. Try unchecking ''Close unused folders in history and favorites''. The same with ''Use inline Auto Complete''.

It's worth a try. I doubt very much this is a security problem.

Hope this helps..

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Thanks for the Solution

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Thanks Carol and others for your posts. I was able to solve the issue by following the Carol's post.

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(NT) (NT) You're quite welcome, lpreddy

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Installing & Running CCleaner is Worth a Try! If That ....

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doesn't get it then perhaps a Check Disk/Error Repair may restore functionality.
Get CCleaner (Freeware). It's not an AV but an extensive temp/cache/application cleaner.
Download (& print out for reference) the Help file (descriptions of items to be cleaned), then download, save & install either the "Slim"(suggested) or "Basic"(if you need additional language files) version.These versions are 100% adware/spyware free.
Additionally, add the download page below to your IE Favorites or Bookmarks list and use it to check for updates about once per month.
In "Options", click on "Settings" and uncheck:
"automatically check for updates" to prevent getting an undesirable (adware toolbar) version from built in updater link.
I run CCleaner immediately before & after each net visit as it only takes under 5 seconds to clean.I also have it set to auto-run at boot up.
Help file to print out:

Download Free Program Link:

If you were infected then the following would apply, but since we don't know how old these listing are I would also do the following for the first pass:
BEFORE doing first cleaning, you will need to click on "Options" Button>then click "Advanced" & remove the check mark in box in front of: "Only delete files in Windows temp folders older than 48 hours".You need to empty ALL to be sure of removing infection (or ALL).
After finishing 1st removal (may take some time as often 1st cleaning takes out HUGE amounts),
You should re-open CCleaner and go in and re-check mark that same box for normal cleaning. Good safety feature for normal use.
It's a great program to always use.
If this doesn't remove what you wish, post back for a link to instructions on ChkDsk. Hope this helps! Happy

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