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Disabling AutoComplete
5. Check the Do Not Save Encrypted Pages To Disk box.
6. Click OK to save and activate your changes.
Now you no longer have to worry about pages that were encrypted being
saved to your drive for anyone who has access to your computer to see.
Disabling AutoComplete
You already know about AutoComplete from the address bar. You have taken
care of that privacy problem by clearing the file that stored the information, as
shown in the section called, “Removing Address Bar Suggestions.” AutoComplete
also tries to give a helping hand when you are filling in text boxes on web
pages. In this situation, AutoComplete works exactly the same as it does with
the address bar. As you begin to ill in the text box, several suggestions appear
based on information that you have already typed in.
To get an idea of how this works in action, visit any site with a text box such
as a username or login field and start to type your username. When you do
so, words similar to those you have typed in the box on other visits to the site
will appear. This capability allows anyone who uses your computer under your
account to see your username or anything else you entered into similar text
boxes on websites.
Clearly, having this feature enabled would be a big concern if you were
concerned about your privacy. Disabling the AutoComplete feature is not very
difficult and completely takes care of this privacy concern. Follow these steps
to put an end to AutoComplete:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the gear icon and click Internet Options.
3. Click the Content tab and then the Settings button under the AutoComplete
section.
4. After the AutoComplete Settings window loads, clear all the boxes, as
shown in Figure 20-4.
5. Click OK to save your changes.
6. Click OK again to close Internet Options and activate your changes.
AutoComplete is now a thing of the past. You no longer have to worry that
people who use your computer can see all the things that you type into your
address bar and text boxes.
 
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