How to Permanently Delete The Internet Browsing History On a PC


When you browse the Internet, you leave behind traces of your activity, including the websites you've visited. The Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers offer a way to delete your browsing history to prevent others from seeing it. You can also further protect your privacy by erasing saved passwords, deleting cookies and removing your download history.


  • Launch the Firefox browser, and click "Tools" and "Options."

  • Click the "Privacy" tab, then click "Clear your recent history."

  • Select a time range to clear, then select the items you want to delete. Click "Clear Now."

Internet Explorer

  • Launch Internet Explorer and click the "Tools" icon at the top-right corner of the page.

  • Click "Internet Options" in the drop-down menu, then click "Delete" under Browsing History.

  • Select the items you want to delete from your history, then click "Delete."

Google Chrome

Tips & Warnings

  • You cannot retrieve your history once you delete it.

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