incognito mode window google chrome



incognito mode window google chrome
incognito mode window google chrome




Many  times when you want to browse in safe ans secure mode i.e nobody can steal your info regarding surfing content or passwords etc , Google Chrome offers the incognito browsing mode. Here’s how the incognito mode works:

1> Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories.

2> All new cookies and caches were  deleted after you close all incognito window tabs which you were surfing or browsing on that you’ve opened.

3> Changes made to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are always saved.

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So, there are ways or you can call it a trick by which you can get to know about the history of content being searched 


1>  By mean of Flash cookies

Flash cookies if your Chromium and Flash were older  versions that do not obey privacy mode policies and privacy measures. To view the Flash cookies on a Windows computer, open a window and copy this into the folder address:

%APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\ ,

then open the 8-digit randomly named folder inside that window . Inside you should see the domain names of sites that are storing Flash cookies (assuming Chromium does not delete Flash cookies in incognito mode)


2> Using Command Line Of Windows


NOTE:  Before doing this ,If you have Windows XP, download Powershell 2.0 Here (Microsoft) first .

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When you enter on a website that you want to search or to browse, you first type  the name of the site you want to visit on a browser. To contact that website, the computer firstly needs to find the specified IP associated with the website name; to do this, it uses a DNS (Domain Name System )server.

As you can see that this  process is very straightforward to use. As it’s not mendatory to get this IP address every time,  So windows uses a program (a DNS client) to store this information.

To test everything firstly we are going to clear entries in the DNS client:

Press WinKey + R, type cmd and press Enter to open a command line.

In the command line type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter:


First step
First step


You can clearly see the DNS resolver cache using ipconfig /displaydns:


Second step
Second step


Second step
Second step


Now  open a Chrome window and go to using Incognito mode. This is the private mode of Google Chrome as described above in this post. To open a window in this mode press Ctrl + Shift + N.

Third step
Third step


You were surprised to see  what happens if we close this window and check the DNS cache using ipconfig /displaydns?:


Final view
Final view


As we can see Chrome doesn’t remove this information regarding history of visited websites from the DNS cache.


Stay tuned tu get more interesting tricks like this.

This post is only for education purpose.


      • Do you know the commands to enter in Terminal to pull up the browser history? Trying to pull up my incognito history on my Galaxy S3. Thanks.

      • Hello Annon,

        I am glad to help you out, i will definately track down al the history by doing forensics of your phone S4 but it will be paid.

        Add me on Skype :- viccky.kaushik

        We can have a discussion there .

        • Id likevfor u to do the same for me . i uNderstand there might be a fee for that . please let me know if u cpuld. Help me view the incognito histiry of a android default browsers. Thank u

  1. I’m trying to use this on my husbands windows 8 Asus computer. But when I type in “ipconfig /displaydns” it says “windows IP configuration could not display the DNS resolved Cache.” Could someone please help me?

  2. Sure, you gotta Google this little thing, its called stop being a stalker and leave your husbands privacy to himself.

  3. Spoken like a true chauvinist. (Clearly Siman is part of a loving, trust-filled marriage.) First of all, after two people are married, everything belongs to both spouses; hence, equitable division divorces. So she actually has every right to go through that computer, since technically ownership belongs to them both equally. What really annoys me about your idiotic statement, however, is that 99% of the time, if a woman feels the need to go through her husband’s browsing history, it has nothing to do with her being a stalker-it has to do with her husband being untrustworthy and/or unfaithful.

  4. I agree with Alex, if she cant trust her husband to tell her the truth about something serious then i believe it is appropriate. But if she’s doing it because she thinks that he’s watching porn or something, then that’s her own damn fault and needs to learn to please her man and not go stalker because she doesn’t APPROVE!


  5. I have Windows Vista. I need, I mean really need to find old gmails from 2009 & 2010. Some regular gmail but many in Incognito.

    Is this possible. I always heard nothing every is really erased? Can it be extracted?


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