IE9 Delete History - How to Manually Delete History for Privacy
Using IE9 to delete history is one way to preserve your privacy. Though there are external programs other than the Internet Explorer 9 you can use for the purpose, using IE9 to delete history offers you a method to keep what you want and to delete what you wish to hide from others.
To delete history using Internet Explorer 9, open Internet Options from Control Panel. You can also access Internet Options from the Tools icon towards the top-right corner of the IE9 window. In the General tab of the Internet Explorer, you will find options to delete browsing history.
Under Browsing History on the General tab of Internet Options, you can see a button labeled Delete. Once you click on the Delete button, you are presented with a dialog. This dialog contains several choices that allow you to delete just what you wish to erase from the computer.
As shown in the figure below, you can delete cookies, history of websites you visited, passwords, form data (data that IE9 automatically fills in when you are presented with a form on any website), and more. Just select the ones that you want IE9 to remove from the computer and click on Delete. Remember that the first option in the Delete Browsing History Dialog is to keep the cookies for sites that you have marked as favorite. Internet Explorer offers this option so that you can select the option to keep the cookies and thereby, not having to type in the ID and password for these favorite sites. If you feel that it is a threat, you can go ahead and uncheck the option to delete the login information.
Once you click on Delete, IE9 will take few seconds to erase the data off your computer. You can also use third party junk cleaners such as CCleaner or Comodo System Cleaner to delete history. However, these third party junk cleaners don’t give you the option to keep the cookies containing login information for your favorite sites. If you are using third party cleaners and you wish to keep the login information, you have to change the settings of these programs to keep all the cookies.
Having understood using IE9 to delete history, let us now talk about using InPrivate browsing that claims to leave no traces of browsing history.