Was looking through some of my old created threads and came across this one. I just wanted to remind people that they must close the ie window completely, and not just the tabs they had opened leaving one open that their not concerned with. This isn't anything ground breaking as "in private browsing" is just local anonymity.
But if your young and have pesty parents who always want to see what you've been uo to, remember this little glitch. I and I'm sure many others never close the ie browser completely, but rather just the tabs I no longer am interested in. Well thats not good enough while using "in private browsing" b/c of this little glitch that when you open the default setting new tab, it shows all the tabs you recently visited within that ie window. It keeps just as much info as history does.
Again, this doesn't mean the internet folks can't retrace your steps, this is just for those at home looking over your shoulder. If you ask me, IPB is a joke and is nothing more than trying to make people feel safe to visit sites that they most likely would not visit otherwise, but like I said, this is local protection only and only when you close ie completely and not just some of the tabs.
There are much better ways to protect yourself, one example is what is known as sandboxing. Sandboxie is a free program that when your done browsing can completely get rid of every file and folder created while using it. Its really good for testing new programs too. You can install it and if you don't like it, can remove it completely from your PC with one click, much better than un-installing a program on your system as they usually leave many files and registry entries behind. Use sandbox and chose not to save your session and everything is gone.
Check it out here at Sandboxie
. If you like what you read about it, click the download tab at the top right side, and chose to download from sandboxie itself.
Good Luck and Safe Browsing as they're whatch'n you, ...bugha bugha bugha
Added: What it boils down to: While using "In Private Browsing" the ability to "reopen closed tabs" should NOT be shown. It is the same thing as history if the ie window is left open on a tab that your not concerned with, but you have closed the tabs you didn't want others to see.