How to delete your browser history?

Question

Recently I was browsing through my history/cookies files and found quite a few porn sites. I am the only one with access to this home computer, so how did these sites appear on my computer? How can I get rid of them?

Thank You!

Answer

This question was answered on January 17, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Deleting History

Microsoft Windows users running Microsoft Internet Explorer can delete their history files by clicking

"Tools",

"Internet Options",

and clicking the "Delete Files" button

Users also have the option of automatically deleting files each time the close the browser window by clicking the "Advanced" tab and checking "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" under the "Security" section

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x users on a Apple Macintosh can delete the history by clicking the "Hard Drive" icon, "System", "Preferences", "Explorer", and moving the history file into the trash

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 and lower users can delete their history by clicking "View", "Options", open the tab "Advanced", click the "Settings" tab, and click the "Empty Folder" button

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Posted by cristina of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 17, 2005