What history tracks are stored on your computerBrowser History - your browser stores a list of every web site you have visited. Browser history is easily accessible from your browser and anyone can see where you have been while surfing the Internet
Search History - autocomplete feature stores a list of everything you type in a web page (your name, email address, your credit card information, address, passwords). And anyone who starts filling web forms or typing in a search box will get a drop-down list of information you entered.
Browser Cache - browser cache is a place to store data from web pages you visited. Cache files are stored on your hard drive. By simply opening cache files anyone can see where you have been online, what movies you have watched and more...
Cookies - cookies are files that web sites write and store on your computer. Every time you visit a certain website, it will look for its cookies on your hard drive. It uses the information stored within the cookie to know your name, your shopping preferences and other information about you. So cookies can be a problem for your privacy as anyone who looks at this folder can see where you've been online.
Locked index.dat files - index.dat files contain records of your online activities - Internet history, cache and cookies.
Windows Temporary files - the Windows temporary directory stores Windows and other programs temporary files. This directory can become cluttered and contain files from programs you no longer have installed or files which may violate your privacy.
Recent documents list - Windows stores a list of documents and files you have recently opened and worked with. Anyone who has access to your computer can see this list and directly link to any of the items that you have opened.
Recently run programs list - Windows stores a list of programs you have run using the Run option in the Start Menu. And anyone who has access to your computer can see the list of programs that you have run.
Windows Search History - after you have searched for an item using Windows Explorer, Windows will automatically keep a record of the search. And this search history will be visible to anyone who begins a new search.
Open programs history or Windows Explorer UserAssist Data - every time you open a file, picture or folder using Windows Explorer, Windows records it in the registry. And everyone finds it will be able to see every document or file that you have opened.
Why you should clear historyHistory files, cache files and cookies files store lots of information about your computer activity: information about visited websites, your purchase history, what images you have seen, files you have downloaded. And any person who has access to your computer can use these files to get full information about your computer activities.
Some history tracks can't be deleted manually without special software as they are stored in different system areas, not always visible by standard means and cannot be deleted manually. If you want to clear history tracks manually, this routine work would take too much time. Furthermore to protect your privacy your should delete history tracks every time you use your computer.
Furthermore some history files that store your Internet history, Internet cache and cookies can't be deleted manually...
With clear history software you will be able to clear multiple parts ofInternet history, including search history, cache, cookies, index files, stored passwords. It will also help you get rid of other sensitive files like recent documents and recently used programs. This means that even if you are in a hurry, you don't have to worry about what you are leaving behind.
Clear history tracks in different browsers
How to clear history in Internet ExplorerTo clear history in Internet Explorer:
Select 'Delete Browsing History'.
Click 'Delete all' and then click 'Yes'.
Index.dat files are system files and they can't be deleted manually as they are used by Windows all the time (index.dat files are locked by Windows). Their content is not deleted even if you clear browser history, cache and cookies.
So you will need clear history software to delete index.dat files forever.
How to clear history in FirefoxTo clear history in Firefox:
Select 'Tools', then 'Clear Private Data'.
In 'Clear Private Data' window put the check mark for web history items you want to clear.
Click 'Clear Private Data Now'.
How to clear history in AOLTo clear history in AOL:
In the AOL Browser window, select Security and then Clear My Footprints.
Click the Clear Footprints button.
This will clear 'Selected Footprints'.
You can easily change the list of AOL history footprints you want to clear using 'Select Footprints to Clear' option.
How to clear history in Opera 9.0Open the Tools menu.
Select Delete private data.
Click the "Details" button.
Select history items you want to clear.
How to clear Google historyHow to clear Google Toolbar history:
Click on the Google logo on the Toolbar to access the drop-down menu.
Select the "Clear Search History" option. This will clear all the previous searches from the drop-down box.
This only clears the search history from the Google Toolbar, which is entirely separated from the search history stored by your browser. To completely clear search history you should also clear your browser search history.
How to clear Google history in Internet Explorer 7.0:
Select "Internet Options".
Open the "General" tab.
In "Browsing history" area click the "Delete" button.
In "Delete browsing history" window,to clear AutoComplete, click "Delete forms" button and then click "Yes".
How to clear Google history in Internet Explorer 6.x:
Select "Internet Options".
Open the "Content" tab.
Click the "AutoComplete" button.
Click the "Clear forms" button to clear all AutoComplete form data and/or click the "Clear Passwords" to clear restored passwords.
How to clear Google history in Firefox:
In Private area click "Clear Now".
In "Clear Private Data" window put the check mark for "Saved form and Search History" and click "Clear Private Data Now".