Clear browser history

Clear browser history

Why you should clear browser history

As you surf the Internet, your browser stores information about the web sites you visited, information you entered on web sites, what you downloaded etc.

Usually, browser history is helpful to store this information as it can improve your web browsing speed, helps to automatically suggest information you have typed before, so you don't have to type it again.

But it can also seriously compromise your security and 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 clear browser history in Internet Explorer

Browser history tracks stored by Internet Explorer:

history of visited sites;

search history;

autocomplete;

cookies;

Temporary Internet Files;

saved passwords.

How to clear all browser history in Internet Explorer

Select 'Tools' and then 'Delete Browsing History'.

Click 'Delete all', and then click 'Yes'.

How to clean specific category of browser history:

Select 'Tools' and then 'Delete Browsing History'.

Click 'Delete button' next to the information you want to delete, and then click 'Yes'.

Note: in Internet Explorer even if you clear browser 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 Firefox browser history

How to clear browser history in Firefox 2.0:

Select "Tools".

Select "Options".

Select "Privacy".

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".
Click OK.

How to clear browser cache

How do I clear browser cache in Internet Explorer 7.0?

Open the 'Tools' menu select 'Internet Options'.

Open the 'General' tab.

Under Browsing history, click 'Delete'.

Click 'Delete files' for Temporary Internet Files.

Click Close, and then click OK.

How do I clear browser cache in Internet Explorer 6.x?

Open the 'Tools' menu select 'Internet Options'.

Open the 'General' tab.

Under Temporary Internet Files, click 'Delete files'.

Click OK.

How do I clear browser cache in Firefox 3.0 (for Windows)?

Open the 'Tools' menu and select 'Clear Private Data'.

Check 'Cache' and click 'Clear Private Data now'.

How do I clear browser cache in Firefox 3.0 (for Mac OS)?

Open the 'Tools' menu select 'Clear Private Data'.

Check 'Cache' and click 'Clear Private Data now'.

How do I clear browser cache in Safari (for Windows)?

Open the 'Edit' menu and select 'Empty Cache'.

Click 'Empty' to confirm that you want to empty the cache.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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