How to clear all your tracks on the internet [Exclusive Guide]

6:40 pm May 3, 20179512

to the time where internet users lost their anonymity as soon as they connect to the web, messaging or other applications of the kind, there may be among you who would like to go back. But it isn’t always to know where to start and how to go, especially if you are very talkative. In this case, here is a guide to see how to clear all your tracks on the World Wide Web.

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cover my tracks on the internet, or almost

this is obvious, it is not possible to clear you fully and permanently from the internet. First because there are some sites for which it is impossible to unsubscribe ( try on Steam or online play League of Legends for example and you’ll see ), on the other hand because you probably will not be able to find all the information and accounts created since you are using a computer.

But somewhere, if you can’t find them, there already more chances for others not finding them more evenly. To do this, we will identify the first case you are most at risk and work by stages, then, follow the guide!

Delete the accounts of social networks

the first thing to do (unless you are using these services) is to remove your accounts on different social networks. And there is: Facebook, Google, Twitter or LinkedIn to name a few. And as these are the places where you are most likely to leave some parts of your personal life, it is good to start with that before tackling the rest.

To do this, here are the links that you can use to unsubscribe the most popular sites, for others, they will have to have to do it yourself:

unsubscribe internet websites

after the step of social networks, it’ll have to do this the hard way. For this, different programs can make your job easier by grouping various sites and you leading to the unsubscribe procedures . So here’s a list to test urgently:

  • Justdelete : a service that can also be used with a Chrome extension, that once on a site, can redirect you to the unsubscribe page.
  • AccountKiller : with a database of hundreds of sites, this service allows no time to find the sites on which you might have to register in order to delete your personal accounts.

The operations will be repetitive, and you will see that in many cases, it’s faster to create an account to delete . In others, it will be impossible to do. It is here that can serve as our next step.

Submit requests for deletion of your data to the CNIL

if there are some sites who refuse the closure of accounts, and you are assured you that nothing in the terms of use (which you have blindly accepted for the most part without consulting them) prohibit you to do, it will probably appeal to the CNIL services to submit a complaint online.

This kind of procedure is free and will allow the Commission to take action on a domain for assert your rights and push to have your data (accounts, photos, videos,…) will be deleted.

To file a complaint online, visit the website of the CNIL and follow the instructions you requested, simply. Many mistakenly think that this kind of procedure doesn’t help, but there are many organizations to protect your privacy, it is their job, they’re there for you.

And after all that?

If you still have doubts, what’s better than a few searches on the famous engine Google to see if we can still easily find your tracks. For this, the examples are not missing. To keep it simple, you need to do is enter your email addresses, aliases used to see if the results return some content or other sites on which you were gone.

If you want to push things even further, you can also use a few Google commands to refine your search. For example, typing the query site: http://lesite.com [email protected] . You can replace the address with a nickname or a name, and replace what’s after “site:” by the address that you want ( only the address without http://www enough ).

Thus, you will be able to force the search only on one site at a time, and see if other things are not still. A method a bit tedious, but it is the minimum if you want to leave nothing.

You can also for some time now one apply law to oblivion with Google . The search engine is committed to remove all the search results for a user at my request. He will have to fill out some forms and justify its request. Everything will not be erased by simple request.

Conclusion

this is the end of this guide. We hope that you will understand the essential and failing to not erase you completely from the internet, you will at least let do cleaning in your privacy and the information that you have balanced on the web.

If you have any questions, to clarify points or other tricks to achieve your ends, feel free to share them in the comments. Otherwise, this guide for been helpful?