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    Unhappy How can i delete the search history
    because my parents are having suspicions about their 16 year old sone they are planning on hiring a techie to get into my mac, and look at all previous search histories. How can i delete the search history any evidence of any sight i have ever been on? i know how to clear my history and i know how to clear out searches from google, but besides that im terrified an experienced person will be able to get into the back of my computers head and pull out unwanted information. thanks for the help

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    What kind of stuff are you looking at? I don't think we should help you. You shouldn't be doing this kind of stuff enough to get your parents suspicious.
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    softcore -.- but they are paranoid people, its not like im addicted to pornography, i just dont want my parents to get the wrong message

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    Use Onyx to dump the cache.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    most of these "techies" dont know much.they will most likely just check your history but yeah use onyx, if its only on the internet then you shouldnt have too much problems removing it

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    lol... This thread made my day..

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    Yeah use onyx to clean everything, and if you want to keep something hidden use truecrypt.

    And yeah don't worry I don't judge I've been in your place before when I was younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gagnerants View Post
    Yeah use onyx to clean everything, and if you want to keep something hidden use truecrypt.

    And yeah don't worry I don't judge I've been in your place before when I was younger.
    This is why it made my day... But yeah, Onyx is great for cleaning out system "junk."

    You should use "Private Browsing" in Safari next time

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    Don't have too much faith in private browsing: here, here, here and here (just a few). The last one isn't about private browsing but nice to read to know what kind of stuff gets left behind.

    massi, my advice to you is simple. If your little indiscretions are just that, your best bet is just to come clean. Sure, you can try to clean everything but does that not look a little incriminating? Think about it - someone goes to look and all your history is gone. Your parents will know that this was a poor attempt at covering up your tracks. Don't get into more trouble than you might already be.
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    my parents wouldnt get me into much trouble, if anything they would censor everything from facebook to photo websites, ill just quit the naughty sites thanks guys

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