Deleted Internet browsing history can be viewed in a computer's DNS cache. To do so, search for "cmd" in the Start menu in Windows 7 to open a command prompt. At the prompt, type "ipconfig/displaydns," and select Enter to pull up a list of all websites visited from the computer. The list includes sites accessed indirectly through other sites that a user may not intend to visit.
Pages that a visitor has viewed using private browsing mode appear in the DNS cache. An additional way to monitor Internet history is to set up an Internet router to keep logs of all activity by all computers on the network. Such logs require administrative access to the router to delete. OpenDNS and other services record website access and offer parental control features.
Savvy computer users can thwart most attempts to discover websites they visit. For instance, the Internet Explorer browser provides an InPrivate browsing mode that does not keep a record of website visits. The Google Chrome Incognito mode also does not keep a record of sites visited. Parents concerned that their children may visit inappropriate websites are advised to set rules about browsing at home. Parents also can keep the computer in a central location rather than in a child's bedroom, teach children to protect their privacy and use content filters to control sites children may access.Learn More
The most effective method to recover deleted Internet history is to download a file-recovery program. Once the program is downloaded, access the browser cache, and use the program to scan the cache to recover the history.Full Answer >
Internet Explorer "Favorites" can be deleted through the User file in the Windows operating system. Through the user's personal account, Favorites can be accessed and individual files or the entire stored history can be deleted.Full Answer >
To remove the search history on a computer that uses Internet Explorer, first view the browsing history, or cache, right-click the site for removal and then click the delete option. To find the History section, click the Favorites button. The Favorites button on Internet Explorer is shaped like an open star.Full Answer >
To access your Internet Explorer web browsing history, open Internet Explorer, and click on the Favorites button. Then, click the History tab. This displays a list of your browsing history that can be sorted by date, site name, most frequently visited or most recently visited.Full Answer >