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In this day and age, the internet is used for banking, traveling and other crucial daily activities. Therefore, internet history is very sensitive information that can be potentially used for malicious purposes. As you browse the internet, the browser collects data onto the local machine to ensure that web pages run faster. To keep your internet activity safe, you need to regularly clear your browser history. In this step by step tutorial, you will learn how to clear your browser history on the most popular browsers.
Method #1: Clear browser history in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is the default browser that comes with Windows 10.
Click on the three dots on the right side of the browser. You then need to click on ‘history’ as shown below:
You need to click the ‘Clear history’ button as illustrated below:
Check all the boxes with the information you need o clear. Hit the ‘Clear’ button to clear all your browser history.
Method #2: Clear browser history in Google Chrome
Click on the three dots at the far right corner of the browser. Hover over the ‘History’ option then click ‘History’ on the tab that appears on the left as shown below:
On the left panel, click ‘Clear browsing data’ as shown below:
Under ‘Basic’ you can clear internet browsing history on a foreign device or when you want to clear the basic data. Choose the time range which you want to delete, check all the items n the list then hit ‘Clear data’ as shown below;
When you want to clean an old device or to thoroughly clean all your internet browsing data, use the ‘Advanced’ mode. Choose the time range, check the items you need to be erased then hit ’Clear data’ as illustrated below:
Method #2: Clear browser history in Mozilla Firefox
Click on the menu icon on the right side of the browser. You now need to select ‘Options’ on the list that pops up.
On the left menu, select the ‘Privacy & Security’ as shown below. On the right, click ‘Clear History’ button.
In the tab that appears, choose the time range to clear (pick everything if you want to delete all the browser data). Under history, tick all the boxes to clear everything then hit ‘Clear Now.’
You now know how to clear your internet browsing data across all the popular browser platforms, i.e., Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla. Was this tutorial helpful to you? Please share your thoughts and comments on the comment section below.