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IE7 will allow users to easily wipe their history

Microsoft’s forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser will include an easy history deletion feature to help maintain users’ privacy and security.

Microsoft’s forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser will include an easy history deletion feature to help maintain users’ privacy and security.

The feature will clear the history and all associated files stored on a PC after a website is accessed. The ability to do this is a potential safeguard against remote hackers who can steal information stored in a browser.

Users have complained that deleting history is too time consuming in current versions of Internet Explorer.

A new “delete browsing history” feature under the “tools” menu will be able to wipe out five major data categories in one go – including temporary internet files, cookies, history, form data and passwords.

A user will be able to delete their entire history in one go or choose what to wipe using a new “delete browsing history”.

A beta of IE 7 is already out for both the Windows XP Service Pack 2 and forthcoming Windows Vista operating systems.

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