How to Automatically Clear Your Browsing History

Clear Browser History

If you are concerned with your the files left behind whenever you browse the internet at home or at the office, then this is your solution. The how-to below will demonstrate how you can setup Internet Explorer and Firefox to automatically delete all files related your browsing activities. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them below.

Note: I used Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7 to create this guide. The menu options should be similar in previous versions.

Firefox Instructions

Clear Browser History

1. With Firefox open, click on Tools > Options…

Clear Browser History

2. Click on the Privacy icon (tab) and check the Always clear my private data when I close Firefox checkbox, click on the Settings button

Clear Browser History

3. Specify the items that you would like to include when Firefox clears all of your data checking them, click OK.

Internet Explorer Instructions


Clear Browser History

4. With Internet Explorer open, click on the Tools > Internet Options.

Clear Browser History

5. Click on the Advanced tab in the Internet Options dialog box and scroll down until you reach the Security section, make sure to check the Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when… Click OK

Clear Browser History

6. Now return to the General tab and click on the Settings button below Browsing history.

Clear Browser History

7. Under History, set the number of Days to keep pages in history: to 0, click OK

  • Thanks for sharing this information. I had used all of these history clearence programs. but any why thanks.

  • Have you every used history cleaner software like this site recommends?

    They claim it clears much more than just your browser history

  • Have you every used history cleaner software like this site recommends?

    They claim it clears much more than just your browser history

  • Have you every used history cleaner software like this site recommends?

    They claim it clears much more than just your browser history

  • Have you every used history cleaner software like this site recommends?

    They claim it clears much more than just your browser history