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How to Delete Internet Browsing History (Removal Tutorials)

This article is mainly about how to erase internet browsing history from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, Opera, Safari in both manual and automatic way. Read more for step by step removal guide.

As you browse the Internet, your browser will record a history of the websites you have visited and a history of the downloads you’ve performed, all of which are saved locally on your hard drive. This may facilitate you loading pages what you’ve visited, but this may also expose your private information, especially when you share the machine with others.  Then, if you don’t want others to check your browsing history, it is actually easy to clear out the browsing history.

And below you can either automatically use the recommended tool, or follow below manual removal instructions to clear browsing history from IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

 

Automatic Tool Recommended:

 

First of all, many system cleaner/optimizer like Cloud System Booster is able to help you maintain your computer system by deleting junk files or privacy like browser cache, browser history, etc. To take advantage of this system cleaner-Cloud System Booster, you can download it below.

Cloud System Booster download link: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

After the download, install it. Close your opened browsers first if any, and then start the program by clicking Boost button to proceed the cleaning. That’s it.

 csb delete browsing history

 

If you want to manually clear your browsing history, follow below instructions step by step:

 


 
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IE

Internet Explorer users:

 

1. Open your Microsoft Internet Explorer

2. Open the window of deleting browsing history

  • Option 1: Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the window of deleting browsing history
  • Option 2: Click SettingsSafetyDelete browsing history, to open the window of deleting browsing history
  • delete browsing history 1 IE
  • Option 3: Click SettingsInternet Options, then locate General tab → Browsing historyDelete, to open the window of deleting browsing history

Internet options 1 IE

internet browser history delete 2

3.Select History and Download history, and then click Delete button.

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That’s it for removing browsing history in IE.

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FirefoxMozilla Firefox users

1. Open Mozilla Firefox

2. Open the window of deleting browsing history

  • Option 1: Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the window of deleting browsing history
  • Option 2: Click Firefox → History →Clear recent history, to open the window of deleting browsing history
  • firefox 1 delete browsing history

3. On the opened window, you can firstly choose time range to clear in the right place as shown in below picture on the right. And then make sure to select the Browsing &Download History. Click Clear Now button and that’s it.

firefox clear browsing history

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chromeGoogle Chrome users

 

1. Open Google Chrome

2. Open the window of deleting browsing history

  • Option 1: Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the window of deleting browsing history
  • Option 2: Click Customize and Control Google Chrome button(bars or wrench icon) →History →Clear browsing history, to open the window of deleting browsing history

chrome delete history 1

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3.  On the opened window, firstly you can choose the time range in the right place as shown in below picture. And then, make sure select Clear browsing history and Clear download history. Click Clear browsing data button. That’s it.

clear browsing history chrome 3

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operaOpera  users

1. Open Opera

2. Open the window of deleting browsing history

  • Option 1: Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+H to open the window of deleting browsing history
  • Option 2: Click Opera button →History, to open the window of deleting browsing history
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3. On the opened window, firstly select the time range of the browsing history, and then click Delete button to proceed the removal. That’s it.

Opera delete browsing history 2

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safariSafari users

1. Open Safari

2. Open the window of deleting browsing history

  • Option 1: Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+H to open the window of deleting browsing history
  • Option 2: Click Opera button →History, to open the window of deleting browsing history

Safari delete browsing history 1

3. On the opened window of History, you can either select the time range to right click the mouse and select the Delete from the dropped menu, or open the sub-menu to delete specific items of the browsing history and then right click the mouse to select Delete button. That’s it.

Safari delete browsing history 2

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