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Jerry Hannell, Computer Support Specialist
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IP addresses is it easy for someone to track my IP address

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IP addresses is it easy for someone to track my IP address eg if i browse someone's webpage
How do people track IP addresses? Can that be done if you send someone an email. I am just a private person and I know someone who it IT savy and has servers etc and I dont trust them. I am just wanted some information on this
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Jerry Hannell replied 2 years ago.
***** *****nell :

Hello sir/madam, I would like to help you, please let me know when you are ready.

Customer:

ready

***** *****nell :

hi, when you visit a website, the browser you are using sends some data to that website (server) called "headers"

***** *****nell :

inside the headers, there is your information including IP number, the name of the browser you are using, the name of your operating system etc

***** *****nell :

the answer is yes, the webpage owner can see your ip number if you visit their website

Customer:

what information can be taken from an IP address

Customer:

can anything be done with it?

***** *****nell :

from an ip address, your country, city, region can be known

Customer:

but no personal infp

Customer:

can someone hack into my system/laptop with my ip address

Customer:

lol

Customer:

excuse my ignorance on this subject

***** *****nell :

a typical person cannot know anything other than the city you are living in. if there are security holes in your computer, yes, that is technically possible

***** *****nell :

that's why you need to activate the automatic updates for your operating system

Customer:

can i change my ip address?

***** *****nell :

it is easy, just restart your modem/router and your ISP will give you a new ip

***** *****nell :

to know your ip number, you can go to : www.whatismyip.com

***** *****nell :

if you restart your modem/router, you can visit this page again, and you will notice the change

Customer:

Thank you

Customer:

Can one hide their IP address?

Customer:

Also how do i clear google search browing history in chrome

***** *****nell :

using programs like hotspot shield it is possible

***** *****nell :

www.hotspotshield.com

***** *****nell :

to clear Google search browsing history in chrome, you need to enter this comman in your chrome address bar:

Customer:

is the website safe

***** *****nell :

chrome://history/

***** *****nell :

and press enter

***** *****nell :

and at top you will see a "clear history" button

***** *****nell :

yes, it is being used by many people

Customer:

ok thanks

Customer:

thanks alot

***** *****nell :

you are welcome

Customer:

i meant google search bar

Customer:

it still comes up with autofill and i cleared that from the history

Customer:

i have done this over the week and noticed it comes up on web and phone

***** *****nell :

normally it is a feature of google

***** *****nell :

(autocomplete)

***** *****nell :

you will see it on other computers too

***** *****nell :

when you start typing, Google will auto-complete your text

***** *****nell :

(it is not a setting in your computer)

Customer:

i know

Customer:

but it is coming up with old stuff

Customer:

eg i type G

***** *****nell :

yes

Customer:

and it says groundzero

***** *****nell :

are you logged-in to your Google account?

***** *****nell :

your Google account is also storing the search queries

Customer:

ok

***** *****nell :

it is called personalized search

Customer:

thanks

***** *****nell :

Google Personalized Search is a feature of Google Search. All searches on Google Search are associated with a browser cookie record.[1] Then, when a user performs a search, the search results are not only based on the relevance of each web page to the search term, but also on which websites the user (or someone else using the same browser) visited through previous search results.

Customer:

i logged out now

***** *****nell :

it is better to search without logging in

***** *****nell :

(for better privacy and security)

Customer:

thanks for all your help

***** *****nell :

you are welcome

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