How to Delete Recent Websites Visited on the Internet

Updated April 17, 2017

What you do on the Internet, whether it's banking, school-related research or recreational fun, is not as private as you might expect. Anyone who can access your computer can, with relative ease, see what websites you have visited and what pages on those sites you accessed. That information can be accessed with the push of a few buttons. To ensure your privacy, the website information can be deleted.

Open Internet Explorer. Click on the "Tools" drop down menu. Select "Internet Options."

Click on the "General" tab at the top left. Click on the "Delete" button under the Browsing History section. Put a check mark beside by the listings of information that you want to delete.

Click on "delete" to erase the items you chose. Internet Explorer will delete those items.

Click on the "Tools" drop down menu at the top of the page.

Select the "Clear Recent History" option near the bottom of the menu.

Determine how much of your history you want to delete, using the dialogue box that appears. You can delete the last few hours of activity, a day's worth or everything. Under the "Details" option you can select whether you want to delete your cookies and saved passwords in addition to the history.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 operating system
  • Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
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About the Author

Shannon Reynolds has been writing regularly since 1999, and received her first editing job for "Perceptions" magazine in 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and literature from Southwest Minnesota State University. She currently attends Antioch University where she'll earn her Master of Fine Arts in poetry.