Not only the browser in standard mode, all visited websites (via cookies) and of course your internet provider know which websites you visited and when we already know.
But your operating system also saves all the IP addresses accessed behind which the visited websites are hidden. To display these under Windows 10, proceed as follows:
- Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar at the bottom left
- Then enter “CMD” and confirm with Enter
- Enter the following command line directly after “C:/Users/Your Computer”: ipconfig/displaydns
There you are then in the Windows IP configuration, in which the visited IP addresses are listed. Of course, the display is not as convenient as displaying the browser history in Chrome or Firefox, but it provides sufficient information about which IP addresses and thus which websites were visited.
However, using a VPN would also protect you from the prying eyes of a tech-savvy person, since only the IP address of the VPN provider would be revealed, everything that came in and out from there would remain hidden.
See fig. (click to enlarge)