Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and Private Browsing

By | August 20, 2008 | 6 Comments


Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) and Private BrowsingRumors are all over the net that the upcoming release of Microsoft’s next generation web browser IE will feature a private browsing feature (Mozilla Firefox decided to drop this one and haven’t or won’t include in Firefox 3.0/3.1).

So what is this all about?

Private browsing enables user to surf the web without leaving any “logs “about its activity. There will be no caching, cookies, history or neither the form data.

Why would you need this feature anyway? As most people notice, it’s for adult site users. Of course, this is not the only use. Some of the IE users requested this feature for ages. Maybe Microsoft is finally listening to its users?


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://www.andresruizsays.blogspot.com/ andresruiz

    Not only for adult sites man, I use it very often when I’m surfing on non frecuent sites, I just don’t like sites leaving info on mi PC, I don’t want their cookies, I don’t want those URLs to be on my history because when I look my history I want to see the best sites not 100 useless sites that I visited just once.

  • http://nocontinues.net Morbus

    This is probably the main reason why I use NoScript and CookieSafe. I’m always on secure mode :D

    And the history is not a problem (for me) as nobody else uses my firefox profile. My firefox instal? Sure, but not on my profile. My passwords are MINE!

  • http://tuxnett-50-nine.org Sn3ipen

    Did you know that Microsoft has filled a patent for this feature even there is a plugin for Firefox that does tha same and Safari have this feature buildt in for som etime now. They even filled a patent for the PgUp and PgDn buttons to be used in IE8. Thats a real shame if you ask me.

  • james bogin

    Private browsing is not so private. Just check your registry. You leave tracks for every site visited…

    • http://favbrowser.com Mary Smith

      You said “Private browsing is not so private. Just check your registry. You leave tracks for every site visited…”

      How do you do this?

  • stephanie

    how do you check your registry