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Cover Your Tracks

If an abuser knows how to read your computer's history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), they may be able to see information which you have recently viewed on the internet.
You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.

  1. Internet Explorer: Pull down Tools menu, select Internet Options. On General page, under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Files. Under History click on Clear History.
  2. AOL: Pull down Members menu, select Preferences. Click on WWW icon. Then select Advanced. Purge Cache. If an abuser has access to your e-mail account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail.

If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess.
If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse. The messages may constitute an offence.