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Deleting all browser hisotry but still logged into google... why?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Delta223, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Delta223

    Delta223 Registered Member

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    Because of circumstances I am having to use IE8 for some google user content creation. When I used to use firefox for this, I would simply clear my cookies and the current google account I was logged into would be signed out (since google lost track of that info). Then I change my proxy settings and log into the next account.

    However when using IE8 I am deleting ALL recent browser files (history, cookies, temp files/cache, logins, etc. everything is marked for deletion) Yet clearing the recent browser history does NOT log me out of my google account.

    This tells me that something still may be lingering around for the website (google) to track me. What do you guys think it could be?


    PS. No third party toolbars (including google toolbar) are installed.
     
  2. shab6969

    shab6969 Registered Member

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    I think it would be connected to your browsers user agent and ip address. did you try changing your ip address?
     
  3. maximillian_cooper

    maximillian_cooper Registered Member

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    try deleting browser cookies :D
     
  4. maximillian_cooper

    maximillian_cooper Registered Member

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    did you try clicking the "Log Out" ?
     
  5. Delta223

    Delta223 Registered Member

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    Yes and the account stays logged in


    I think you misunderstand the issue. Deleting my browser history should log me log automatically but it does not. this means google is still able to track my movements somehow. I need to figure out what is left that keeps the account logged in
     
  6. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try this:

    Install the Better Privacy addon in Firefox.
    From Firefox run the addon and delete all LSOs.

    Check if this gets rid of your login credentials.
     
  7. maximillian_cooper

    maximillian_cooper Registered Member

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    Switch the browser - I use Opera, never had problems with privacy
     
  8. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    Are you using Google Toolbar, or any Google products? Also, you probably did do this but, did you make sure to close the browser after you cleaned your history?
     
  9. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    It seems you may be running into Browser Help Objects which are dll modules and not cookies.

    There's a few things you can try.

    1) Get CCleaner, a free portable app that is quite versatile for cleaning junk out of your system.

    2) If you still have problems, try BHODemon, another free program that is useful to get rid of the dll trackers.

    3) If all else fails:

    Open Regedit (Start->Run REGEDIT) and browse to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects

    You'll see some sub-keys in that particular key in GUID format. The number depends on the number of BHOs you have installed.

    For each BHO that you don't want to load with explorer.exe select it's GUID and add a REG_DWORD item named NoExplorer with the value set to 1.

    - - - -

    In any case, let us know how things go.
     
  10. z3zim4

    z3zim4 Newbie

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    Google may set a flash cookie. You can clear them here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
     
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