How to Delete Internet Explorer History

2014-11-10 16:03:41

As people use their web browsers, the websites they visit are tracked and stored on their hard drives. Unless you clear this information from your browser, anyone who uses the computer can easily check to see what you have been up to on the Internet. For the sake of your privacy, it is important to clear this history from the browser, especially on public computers. Plus, deleting Internet Explorer history will also help to speed up the computer by freeing up resources. Learn the simple steps that will clear the Internet Explorer history or evidence of this Internet usage from the computer.

Here comes the course teaching you how to delete Internet Explorer History.


Option One

Step 1   The Safe Menu

First, open your Internet Explorer browser. Let’s take Explorer 8 for example.

Click on the Safety menu, located at the far right hand side of your browser's Tab Bar. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Delete Browsing History...option. Please note that you can use the following keyboard shortcut in lieu of clicking the aforementioned menu item: Ctrl+Shift+Delete.


Step 2 Delete Browsing History

The Delete Browsing History window should now be visible, overlaying your main browser window.

Thefirst optionin this window deals with Temporary Internet Files. Internet Explorer stores images, multimedia files, and even full copies of web pages that you have visited in an effort to reduce load time on your next visit to that page.

Thesecond optiondeals with Cookies. When you visit certain Web sites, a text file is placed on your hard drive that is used by the site in question to store user specific settings and information. This text file, or cookie, is utilized by the respective site each time you return in order to provide a customized experience or to retrieve your login credentials.

Thethird optiondeals with History. Internet Explorer records and stores a list of all Web sites that you visit. If you wish to delete any of the aforementioned private data items, simply place a check next to its name.

Thefourth optionin the Delete Browsing History window deals with Form data. Anytime you enter information into a form on a webpage, Internet Explorer stores some of that data. For example, you may have noticed when filling out your name in a form that after typing the first letter or two your entire name becomes populated in the field. This is because IE has stored your name from entry in a previous form. Although this can be very convenient, it can also become an obvious privacy issue.

Thefifth optiondeals with Passwords. When entering a password on a webpage for something such as your email login, Internet Explorer will usually ask if you would like for the password to be remembered. If you choose for the password to be remembered, it will be stored by the browser and then prepopulated the next time you visit that webpage.

Thesixth option, unique to Internet Explorer 8, deals with InPrivate Blocking data. This data is stored as a result of the InPrivate Blocking feature, which informs you about and gives you the ability to block webpage content that is configured to observe your personal browsing history. An example of this would be code that could tell a site owner about other sites that you have recently visited.


Step 3 Preserve Favorite Website Data

A really great feature in Internet Explorer 8 is the ability to preserve stored data from your favorite sites whenever you delete your browsing history. This lets you keep any cache files or cookies used by sites in your Favorites to, as IE Program Manager Andy Zeigler puts it, avoid having your favorite sites "forget you". To ensure that this data is not deleted, simply place a check mark next to the Preserve favorite website dataoption as I have in the example above.


Step 4 The Delete Button

Now that you have checked off the data items that you wish to be deleted, it's time to clean house. To delete IE8's browsing history, click on the button labeled Delete.


Step 5 Deleting Browing History

A status window will now be displayed as IE's browsing history is deleted. The process is complete once this window disappears.


Option Two

Except the complicated and time-wasting method that people often use to delete Internet history, there is one efficient and easier way to clean up your browsers Internet history with one click—PC Faster’s Privacy Cleaner. Meanwhile, it will clean up all the history of watching video, using office software, using applications and windows system as well in your PC to protect your privacy.


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