Disable InPrivate Blocking Data Mode in Internet Explorer 8

This guide shows you how to turn off InPrivate or “porn mode” in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

InPrivate or commonly called “porn mode” is a new feature introduced with Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) that lets you browse the web without leaving any tracks of what sites you’ve visited.

This is a great feature for using a bank website at a friend’s house or visiting websites you don’t want others finding out you’ve visited. The downside of this feature is if you can do it your kids can too.

This guide shows you various ways to disable InPrivate browsing mode or “porn mode” in Internet Explorer 8.

Disable InPrivate Browsing From IE8 Options

  1. Click Tools located on the top right of Internet Explorer 8.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Select the Privacy tab.
  4. Check off Disable InPrivate Blocking data.

  5. Click OK to save these settings.

Warning: InPrivate mode can easily be re-enabled by a determined child by simply unchecking Disable InPrivate Blocking data in Internet Options. Thankfully InPrivate mode is disabled no matter how it’s set up in Internet Options when Parental Controls are turned on.

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7 Responses to “Disable InPrivate Blocking Data Mode in Internet Explorer 8”

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  1. Finally A Good Truely Usefull Feature From Internet Explorer To Kontrol The Kids Surfing Net. If Microsoft Are Reading This then my Suggestion Is To Add A Feature Where U Kan Have An Alarm Or Something Off If Anyone tries surfing The Unethikal/Porn Sites. Like Lets Say Someone HAs A Kid And They Are Surfing The Net And Parents are In Another Room. If Dare That Child Surf A site Whihc Is Korrupt Then The Alarm Should go Off On Pc Sounding beep BEeeeep :) Or Perhaps Even A Text Message Sent To The Parents.

  2. Megan says:

    I want inprivate browsing deleted from my computer.. It should not be an option on here. What is microsoft thinking? Fix it already. People should have the choice to add that on or get rid of it completely!

  3. Anthony says:

    What is Microsoft thinking about? How much did the porn industry paid them? Like Megan said: I want this feature remove from my computer!

  4. John says:

    What a mess! I have just booted up a new laptop running Windows 7 and the inprivate option cannot be switched off as far as I can see. So you are left with no toolbars – it is really, really stupid.

  5. MW says:

    This InPrivate and lack of activity reporting on Windows 7 is making me really dislike Microsoft and start considering Apple!

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