Browser history

By learninmypc
Sep 19, 2012
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  1. If one don't dump their browser history & they're online 8+ hours a day surfing, how long could it take before it affects the length of ones Security scans?
    I'm not talking any specific computer, just in general.:)
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    The browser limits the amount of data that is saved to usually 1GB at max, but a GB of tiny text files can be many tiny files which would slow down the scan in maybe, I don't know, a couple of months assuming the entire memory clump was filled with cookies.
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  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,582   +186

    Interesting, thank you.(y)
  4. Kang0808

    Kang0808 Newcomer, in training

    Interesting. You can setup the max capacity of data in browser. I always clean them up in a certain period.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,141   +739

    does it? I thought chrome doesnt do that anymore. the cache is usually unlimited I think, but browsing history is limited
  6. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    I used the word "usually" for a reason. I wasn't gonna try to cover every browser, so I just took a peek at IE and Firefox and guessed from there.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,141   +739

    haha just pushing your buttons! no worries
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    I know FF cache files can get quite large. Just deleting them sometimes can take several minutes. I can't really speak for Chrome - I've tried it on several occasions and don't like it.
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,141   +739

    I like it, but I am getting fed up because they havent changed the look since version 6! and it is version 22, and 24 beta looks the same!!!
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,201   +229

    Do you look at the browser or the content? I personally want to see as little of the browser as possible and Chrome does a great job of that.
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,141   +739

    no I love both aspects, but the idea of no design change just irks me
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,582   +186

    Yep, real estate is what I like.(y)


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