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    Hi,

    I am using Windows 7 Professional and my browser is IE 8.

    There is an option that allows the user to disable toolbars and extensions when InPrivate Browsing starts. Why would one wish to disable toolbars and extensions when running InPrivate Browsing? Can someone please explain to me why we have this option? Right now I do not know if it is to my advantage/disadvanatage to disable toolbars and extensions when using InPrivate Browsing, or if it really makes no difference as pertains to maintaing privacy.

    Thank you.

    Moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon1130 View Post
    Hi,

    I am using Windows 7 Professional and my browser is IE 8.

    There is an option that allows the user to disable toolbars and extensions when InPrivate Browsing starts. Why would one wish to disable toolbars and extensions when running InPrivate Browsing? Can someone please explain to me why we have this option? Right now I do not know if it is to my advantage/disadvanatage to disable toolbars and extensions when using InPrivate Browsing, or if it really makes no difference as pertains to maintaing privacy.

    Thank you.

    Moon
    Many sites show how to turn on In Private browsing for different browsers. This site shows the method on the 4 most commonly used browsers.

    This article explains In Private Browsing so it's somewhat easier to understand. It appears that this feature would be very helpful in public environments, but of less use on you private PC. I do not really use it so must defer to others for answers.
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    Some tool bars and extensions maintain browsing information thus making "private browsing" not so private. By also disabling the extensions and tool bars you can close this "hole" in private browsing.

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    Thanks Ted and Peter for your responses, and thank you Peter for answering my question.

    Both of you have a terrific 2011!

    Moon

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