Cover Your Tracks 2017-08-06T05:10:08+00:00

Cover Your Tracks

How an abuser can discover your internet activities


If an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess.

If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, print and save them as evidence of abuse. Additionally, the messages may constitute a federal offense. For more information on this issue, contact your local United States Attorney’s Office.


If an abuser knows how to read your computer’s history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), he or she may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet.

Try to utilize private browsing, which is an option available in most browsers. In Chrome, it’s called “Incognito”. In IE, it’s called “InPrivate” browsing, and in Firefox it’s simply called “Private Window”.

You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser’s settings.