How to Permanently Delete Visited Websites

Updated July 20, 2017

Microsoft Windows' default Web browser, Internet Explorer, allows you to permanently delete visited websites. This can be achieved by clearing the Internet browsing history. Once the browsing history has been permanently deleted, there will be no trace of the websites that you have visited. Please note that you will need to clear the Internet Explorer browsing history whenever you wish to delete the websites that you've visited; every time you visit a website, it will be recorded in your browsing history.

Open Microsoft Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the Windows Start Menu, then "All Programs," then click on the "Internet Explorer" shortcut icon.

Delete the browsing history. To achieve this, click on the "Safety" option on the top right and then click on the "Delete Browsing History" option in the drop-down; a new window will appear. Click on the "Delete" button to finalise the permanent deletion of visited websites.

Close and relaunch Microsoft Internet Explorer. All visited websites will now be permanently deleted. If at any point in the future you would like to delete visited websites, repeat this process.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Internet Explorer
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Lee Prangnell is an experienced writer in information technology and computer science. He graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) degree in information technology from the University of Liverpool, UK, where he achieved a first class/distinction grade. He is presently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in computer science at the University of Warwick, UK.