Clear browsing history
Why you should clear browsing historyAs you surf the Internet, your browser stores information about the web sites you visited, information you entered on web sites, what you downloaded.
Browsing history improves your web browsing speed as it automatically suggests information you have typed before, so you don't have to type it again.
But browsing history can also seriously compromise your privacy, as anyone who has access to your computer can see what web sites you visited and what information you entered on web pages.
How to view browsing historyHow do I view browsing history in Internet Explorer?
To view browsing history in Internet Explorer, press and hold Ctrl+H.
You will be presented with the window that contains the history of websites arranged by date. Select 'Today' or 'Last Week' and view visited websites. You can easily change 'View' options by selecting to arrange 'by date', 'by site', 'by most visited' from the 'History' drop-down list.
To adjust the number of days the browsing history is kept:
Select 'Tools', then 'Internet Options'.
Click the 'Settings' button in the 'Browsing history' area and adjust the number of days.
How do I view browsing history in Firefox?
To view browsing history in Firefox, select 'History', then 'Show all history'.
To adjust the number of days browsing history is kept:
Select 'Tools', then 'Options'.
Open the 'Privacy' tab and adjust the number of days you want to keep browsing history.
How to clear browsing history
How to clear browsing history in Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer stores the following browsing history tracks:
- history of visited sites,
- search history,
- Temporary Internet Files,
- saved passwords.
The fastest and the easiest way to clear browsing history in Internet Explorer on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP is using clear history software that helps you clear browsing history automatically and easily select what browsing history tracks you want to clear.
How to clear all browsing history tracks in Internet ExplorerSelect 'Tools' and then 'Delete Browsing History'.
Click 'Delete all', and then click 'Yes'.
How to clear specific category of browsing historySelect 'Tools' and then 'Delete Browsing History'.
Click the 'Delete button' next to the information you want to delete, and then click 'Yes'.
Note: in Internet Explorer even if you clear browsing history manually, index.dat files that store information which can show where you have been online still exist. This file can't be deleted manually as it is used by Windows all the time.
How to clear browsing history in FirefoxHow to clear browsing history in Firefox:
In the Private area click "Clear Now".
In the "Clear Private Data" window put the check mark for "Browsing history" and click "Clear Private Data Now".