As Incognito or private browsing increases in popularity, law enforcement, and forensic investigators are seeing its use more and more often when conducting an investigation that includes electronic devices with internet capability. This does not store any browser history on your computer. Although most popular among adolescent males for accessing explicit content, criminals are using private browsing in an attempt to conceal their activity.  This project will help aid law enforcement and forensic investigators in finding these browsing files which could contain evidence pertinent to a criminal investigation.

While in Private or Incognito mode, none of your browsing histories are stored to your computer. However, this does not mean you are anonymous on the Internet. Each page that you visit still recognizes your IP address. If someone had the ability to view your IP address history for legal purposes, an ISP, website, and even a search engine server log could be used to track you.

Press Ctrl + Shift + N if you want to open an incognito window if you’re using Windows. If you’re a Mac user, just press Command, Shift and N together. In this way, you can finally browse incognito. Therefore, making all of your browsing history unknown to anyone who might be using your computer at this point.

Incognito mode is excellent for managing multiple google email/AdWords accounts, etc. Incognito mode has a lot of advantages that you can actually consider if you ever want to do it. One of the top reasons why this can be useful is that you will be able to access some websites without getting it saved in your browser history. In this way, you will be able to browse sites without anyone knowing it, and this can be important for certain purposes as well. If you happen to prefer leaving your account open on your browser all the time, and you want to log in to another account on the same then just use incognito mode in order for you to log in successfully.

Some of the browsers are:

  • Microsoft Edge users
  • Internet Explorer users
  • Google Chrome users
  • Firefox users
  • Opera users
  • Safari users (Apple/Mac Computer)
  • Safari users (Windows computer)
  • Chrome users (Android devices)
  • Safari users (iPad or iPhone)

 

Browserwise tips for excluding browser history.

Browser history avoidance in Microsoft edgeMicrosoft Edge users
  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Press the Ctrl+Shift+P keys at the same time.

Browser history avoidance in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer users
  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Press the Ctrl+Shift+P keys at the same time.
Browser history avoidance in Google ChromeChrome users

 

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press the Ctrl+Shift+N keys at the same time.
Browser history avoidance in Mozilla FirefoxFirefox users

 

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Press the Ctrl+Shift+P keys at the same time.
Browser history avoidance in Opera browserOpera users

 

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Press the Ctrl+Shift+N keys at the same time.
   Browser history avoidance in Safari Browser (Apple/Mac user)  Safari users (Apple/Mac computer)

 

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Click on the File menu at the top of the browser window.
  3. In the File menu, select New Private Window.
Browser history avoidance in Chrome (Android user)Chrome users (Android devices)

 

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Tap the Menu icon.
  3. Tap the New Incognito tab option in the drop-down menu that appears.

Tip: To leave Incognito mode, close the incognito tab.

 

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