How To Delete Incognito History?
Incognito mode is the mode where you can browse privately, and other people who use the same device won’t see your activity. This mode doesn’t leave any traces of browsing so it is useful for private browsing for different reasons.
In this article, we would learn how to clear the DNS Resolver Cache which would, in turn, delete the history of the Incognito Tab. It should be noted however that clearing the DNS Resolver Cache also has certain ill effects.
- Visiting websites for the first time would be slower as the DNS Resolver Cache would no longer have their IP addresses. Therefore, a DNS Lookup would happen in order to resolve the domain name to IP address relation
- Manually defined DNS entries would get removed
The command that we would be used to flush the DNS Cache would be:
The command is for the Windows Command Processor (CMD.exe) or Command Prompt. The command purges the DNS Resolver cache.
To start cmd.exe press the [Win] key on the keyboard and type cmd:
A similar suggestion would be shown by the windows search. From their open/select cmd. This would result in a new window that got open similar to this.
Now we would be running ipconfig /displaydns command to see the DNS Resolver Cache:
The DNS Resolver Cache is filled with entries that were produced by previous searches made on that computer. Now we would be flushing the DNS.
As we can see after running the ipconfig /flushdns command we get an acknowledgment about the completion of the flushing operation. Due to this upon running the ipconfig /displaydns command we end up with empty output (without entries). This shows that the DNS Resolver Cache did get flushed by the previous command.
In this way, the Incognito Tab history could be removed. And there is no way to determine the searches made on the Incognito Tab after the previous procedure (assuming the device hasn’t already been compromised).
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