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While surfing the internet, browser stores all the web pages, which can be accessed in the browsing data for future reference. The history assists to find the URLs of web pages surfed by you last time. If you worked on a public network, then you might want to delete the history, searches and websites that have been visited. So that, anyone can not track what activities was performed online. Many users don’t know how to delete web browsing history permanently. Hence, there is a tour of how to clear browsing history permanently on several browsers used by the technical users.

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Clear Web History in Google Chrome Browser

  • You will see the wrench icon in the top right corner of the browsing Window. Now click on that icon.
  • After clicked the wrench icon, a drop-down menu will arrive and display “Clear Browsing data’; you need to click the empty box besides this.
  • Now select ‘Everything’ next to the ‘clear data from this period’ and press on clear browsing data which is displayed in the bottom part. This will cause the deletion of history in the Chrome Browser.

Clear Web History in Internet Explorer

  • In IE, you will see the ‘Safety’ button at the top right corner of the browsing window; you need to click on that.
  • Now select ‘Delete Browsing History’ then a dialog box will appear. In this box you need to select ‘History’.
  • After selecting the check-box, you need to click ‘Delete’ button at the bottom of the box. It will lead to the permanent deletion of the browsing history.

Clear Web History in Mozilla Firefox Browser

  • You will see the menu bar which is placed at the top right corner; you need to click on that.
  • After that, you need to select ‘History’ option, where you will click ‘Clear Recent History’.
  • Now a dialog box will appear that shows time range, so you need to select ‘Everything’ from drop-down list and click ‘Clear Now’ at the bottom of the box.

Clear Web History in Apple Safari Browser

  • After open the browser, you will see the gear-shaped icon at the top right corner, click on that.
  • Now you will see the ‘Reset Safari’ option, and then select it. After that a dialog box will open where you need to click ‘Clear History’.
  • The ‘Reset Safari’ window will instantly close after the deletion of history.

Clear Web History in Opera Web Browser

  • You have to click on ‘Start Menu’. In this menu, you will see ‘Tools’ button, click on that.
  • In drop-down list, you need to click ‘Delete Private Data’ and then a box will open where you need to select ‘Clear History of Visited Pages’.
  • After that, click ‘Delete’ button which is placed at the bottom of the box. This will cause the deletion of web history in Opera Browser.

The above mentioned three-step method of clearing the browsing history of different browsers.

Harry Wilson is an experienced technical content writer. He has done post graduation from a reputed university and likes to write unique and informative article about Firefox Browser Support and Internet Explorer Browser Support etc.