Being able to restore the last browsing session in Internet Explorer 8 is useful, but can also be a privacy issue for some. If this is the case, you can disable the feature. Here’s how using the Group Policy settings in the Windows XP, Vista, and 7 professional editions:
- Open the Group Policy editor by running gpedit.msc from the XP Run dialog or the Windows 7 or Vista search field on the Start Menu.
- Navigate to Computer or User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Internet Explorer.
- Set Turn off Reopen Last Browsing Session to Enabled.