When we browse the web with our favourite browsers, our browsers store different kinds of browsing data including history, login, passwords, forms, site preferences and many other privacy information which are saved in cache and cookies of the web browser. So these information tell our online identity in a browser. So it’s very easy to understand that if we surf internet from a public place we must not leave our browsing data on browser. We should clear our all data to protect ourselves from privacy theft by others. So I made some simple tutorials on deleting browsing history from common web browsers as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera etc.

remove browser history

(Remember, clearing browsing data may not protect you if you don’t conscious about clearing your system’s data).

Delete Browsing Data from Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer and Safari :

I have made the tutorials with the highlighted browsers. But all other browsers should be same. It you are using any Mozilla Firefox based browsers like Flock, Comet Bird, Sea Monkey etc then they should be applied for Firefox. If you are using Iron Browser, then it should be applied for Chrome.

Clear Browsing History in Firefox :

I have mad two screenshot procedures with Firefox 3.7 and 4 beta 8. All latest version should be same as 4 beta 8 and all older versions should be same as 3.7 .

In Firefox 3.7 :

1. At first go to Tools. You will see a link called “Clear Private Data“.

Go to Tools > Clear Private Data (Firefox 3.7 or earlier)

Go to Tools > Clear Private Data (Firefox 3.7 or earlier)

2. Then you will sent to private data clearing page like below.

clear your desired data

clear your desired data

3. After marking the desired fields, click on Clear Private data now.

In Firefox 4 Beta 8 :

1. Click on Firefox at the top left corner.

firefox settings

firefox settings

2. Then go to Options.

Go to options

Go to options

3. Now at options page, go to Privacy Tab. Then click on “Clear Recent History“.

Now at options page, go to Privacy Tab. Then click on "Clear Recent History"

Now at options page, go to Privacy Tab. Then click on “Clear Recent History”

 

Clear your datas

Clear your datas

 

4. Now at the Privacy cleaner window you can clear your web surfing history also by choosing time.

So those all about Firefox and it’s all derivatives link Seamoneky, CometBird, Flock etc.

(Do you know, you can download your all facebook data, history in a zip file?)

Clear Browsing History in Google Chrome :

(I will make the example with Chrome 10)

(Important an funny: A modification of Google Chrome experiment where Google fall down due to it’s gravity!)

1. First click on Settings icon at the top right corner of chrome. Then click on History.

 

Click on the settings at the top right corner then history

Click on the settings at the top right corner then history

 

2. Now at history page, click on Edit Items.

 

Now at history page, click on Edit Items

Now at history page, click on Edit Items

 

3. Now click on Clear All Browsing Data. Then clear your data also choosing time.

 

 

 

Now click on clear all browsing Data

Now click on clear all browsing Data

 

Now remove all or specific data also by choosing date.

Now remove all or specific data also by choosing date.

 

This process also should be applied for other chrome based browsers like Iron Browser which is a privacy conscious version of Google chrome.

Related important: Google Chrome browser may be spying on all of us! Is it really true?

Clear Browsing History in Opera :

(I will  show the example with opera 11)

1. First click on Menu at the top left corner of opera window. Then proceed Settings > Delete private data.

 

Click on the Menu > Settings > Delete Private Data

Click on the Menu > Settings > Delete Private Data

 

2. Now at private data cleaner window, click on Detailed Options to expand and view all data selections. Then delete your data.

 

Click on Detailed options to view all data types

Click on Detailed options to view all data types

 

clear your opera data

clear your opera data

 

That’s all about opera browser.

(Funny: Make your all web page images to fly on browser window)

Clear Browsing History in Internet Explorer :

(I will make the example with IE 8)

1. Go to Tools > Internet Options.

 

Go to Tools > Internet Options

Go to Tools > Internet Options

 

2. Now at general tab, click on Delete under Browsing History bar. Then delete all of your browsing information.

 

click on delete under browsing history

click on delete under browsing history

 

Now delete your desired data by checking and clearing

Now delete your desired data by checking and clearing

 

That’s all about Microsoft’s internet explorer. Latest versions should be same.

 

Clearing Browsing Data in Safari :

(Here I made the example with Safari 5 Windows version. Safari for Mac OS X also should be the same)

(Important : You can also use Safari Web Browser on your favourite Linux OS/Distro)

1. Click on the Settings Icon at the top right corner of safari. Then click on Reset safari.

 

Click on the Settings Icon at the top right corner of safari then reset safari

Click on the Settings Icon at the top right corner of safari then reset safari

 

2. Now delete your all safari data by selecting and resetting them.

 

now select and reset your all browsing data on safari

now select and reset your all browsing data on safari

 

That’s all about Apple’s Safari.

(Important : What is fake Facebook login page and how it’s used to hack a Facebook account).

 

Advantages of Clearing Our Browsing Data at Public Place :

1. Our all surfing history and identity will be removed from the browser.

2. Our all login information like passwords and user names will be deleted.

3. No one will not able to access our online accounts.

3. No one will not able to hack us through browsers.

Author: 

Jaber (rijans), a Tech Enthusiast, Geek and Entrepreneur from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the founder and Chief-Editor of TechGainer. While he is away from his keyboard, either he's fishing or messing with wildlife! Contact him.

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