7 Ways to Completely Clear All Browser History
If you want to avoid your privacy being invaded by others and keep your browsing habits away from prying eyes, you need to completely clear all browser history. Depending on what web browser you use, the following 7 ways will help you to clear all browser history:
·IE 6 and 7 users should choose “Tools”, “Internet Options”, and then the “Delete” or “Delete Files” button. Another way is to click the “Advanced” tab, go to the “Security” section and check the tab labeled “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed” to erase computer history.
·People using IE 4 on an Apple Macintosh can erase computer history by clicking these tabs subsequently-”Hard Drive” icon, “System”, “Preferences” and “Explorer”. Lastly, you need to move the history file to the trash folder.
·IE 3 users can clear their browser history by selecting “View”, “Options”, opening the tab marked “Advanced”, clicking the “Settings” tab, and then choosing the “Empty Folder” button as the final step.
·Mozilla Firefox users need to begin by clicking the “Tools” menu, “Options” tab, the “Privacy” button, followed by a click on “Clear Now” or “Clear” button, which is placed under “History” tab. These web surfers may even press three keys – Ctrl, Shift and Delete, to open the Clear Data Window. From there, checking the applicable boxes will wipe out the browsing history.
·Web surfers using AOL (America Online) browser should find the “Settings” button at the top section of the browser window first. Afterwards, they need to click on it and then select “Preferences”. Next, “toolbar and sounds” should be chosen followed by a click on the “clear history trail now” button to erase internet history.
·For Opera users, the steps to clear browsing history begin with a click on the “File” menu followed by the selection of “Preferences” and “History” in succession. After that, the user needs to click the “Empty now” button. These users can also check the button marked “Empty on exit” if they want to erase their browsing history every time they leave their browser.
·Netscape users can clear browser history files by clicking the “Edit” menu at first. Next, they should select “Preferences” and “History” in succession. Lastly, they will need to click the “Clear History” button.
In addition to the aforesaid steps, you should also wipe out the third party applications installed in your computer (if any) that store images, text, passwords and some other sensitive data. Sometimes, finding such data from the obscure corners of your hard drive manually may become a cumbersome task. So, you can use some software to find such applications and delete them.
Remember that unless you clear all browser history, anyone who can access your computer will be able to know about your browsing habits and may land you in uncomfortable situations. So, to safeguard your privacy and avoid your browsing habits from being known to all and sundry, always clear all the history tracks stored by your browser.