Archived article by Jay Sylver -
A user can clear history trail each time when he sign off AOL by clicking on the box to the left of "clear history trail” and “AutoComplete” each time he sign off or switch Screen Names.
If the user want to do something more than just clear history trail and erasing the Internet history like Government-standard data removal, including hidden Windows settings, Internet Explorer logs, application data files, etc - everything that are stored as evidence then that can be done and the data can be permanently erased, with Evidence-Blaster. Clicking on the "clear history trail Now" tab of the clear history trail software tool helps in erasing the entire history trail from the PC.
In order to clear history trail from the address bar in AOL, the user had to move on to preferences, then Clear history trail. But the method to clear history trail depends on the version of AOL that is being used. The above method to clear history trail is for clearing addresses in the AOL browser. For newer AOL Browsers (6.0 onwards), the user need to select the Settings Option followed by Preferences, Toolbar and Sound and then clear history trail now. If the “clear history trail” box is checked, AOL will clear history trail URL and will clear history trail after each switch of screen name, or sign off. Clear history trail is trial version which sole purpose is to compare Clear history trail with other software available in the market and feel the difference between the usefulness. Though it is a trial version so one can download it freely from the net to use it.
The advantage of keeping the history and not to clear history trail is that if a user wants to go back to a web site, that has been previously opened then, he doesn’t have to search for the hot link, or retype the URL. The only thing he has to do is just to click the down arrow, and the sites that have been already visited will be displayed if the clear history trail is not removed. Then the user has to just select the site URL that he wants to visit. Clicking on the one that he wants can do that. Of course, there is also a disadvantage in this process of clear history trail. When user surf a large number of sites then a tons of them get listed in the list, which creates confusion. So in order to avoid this confusion the user clear history trail. The user can check a box to Clear history trail every time he sign off or switch names on the screen. There's also a button "clear history trail Now" that can be used for an immediate fix.
Thus to clear history trail immediately, click “clear history trail Now” and to clear history trail every time the user sign off or switch screen names, select the “clear history trail and Auto-complete” option after each time the user sign off or Switch Screen Names check box.