How to Clear Links of Visited Web Pages
By Kirk Bennet
If you frequently use the Internet to conduct research, keep in touch with your employees and clients, or simply look for items for your business, you likely visit a large number of Web pages. All major Web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, automatically save your history of website visits. If there's a chance that your computer will be used by someone else and you don't want that person to know what pages you've visited, you need to clear the links of visited Web pages. This is often a useful step if you share a computer with multiple users within a single login account. Web browsers generally store an archive of links you've visited within the History section.
Launch Internet Explore, press "Alt" to view the menu, click "Tools" and choose "Internet Options" from the menu to open the Internet Options window.
Click the "Delete" button in the Browsing History section to open the Delete Browsing History window.
Remove the check marks from all options except the "History" option and click "Delete" to remove all websites saved in the History. All links are cleared.
Click "OK" to close the Internet Options window.
Launch Mozilla Firefox, click the "Firefox" button and choose "Options" from the menu to open the Options window.
Click the "Privacy" tab to switch to it and click the "Clear your recent history" link in the History section.
Select the time range to clear in the "Time range to clear" box and remove all check marks from all options except the "Browsing & Download History" option.
Click "Clear Now" to clear the links and then click "OK" to close the Options window.
Launch Google Chrome, click the wrench icon and choose "History" from the menu to open the History page. Alternatively, you can press "Ctrl-H."
Click the "Clear all browsing data" button to open the Clear Browsing Data window.
Select the time range to clear in the "Obliterate the following items from" box and remove all check marks from all options excel the "Clear browsing history" option.
Click the "Clear browsing data" button to clear the links of visited Web pages.
If your computer is on a company-wide system, the network admin is able to access the Web history of users, which are stored apart from a single computer's Web browser. In this case, clearing the browser's history will not guarantee that your Web searching history is erased from the network system.
Kirk Bennet started writing for websites and online publications in 2005. He covers topics in nutrition, health, gardening, home improvement and information technology.