Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 10 years ago

How can I delete cookies and history?

I have Windows OS in my Computer; from last few days my PC is running slow. I have heard that deleting cookies and history would increase my PC speed. I am not a computer savvy person, so help me in doing that?

9 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Use Ccleaner and ATF and it does not matter what browser you use they will keep your pc clean

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    Another good source of information is Bleeping Computer

  • 10 years ago

    Step 1

    Open Internet Explorer and click on “Tools” in the toolbar.

    Step 2

    Click on the first option, which is labeled “Delete Browser History.” This will open the “Delete Browser History” window.

    Step 3

    There should be five different items you can delete in this section: Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Form Data and Passwords. At this point you can delete them individually, but if you want to clear everything simply click the button at the bottom marked “Delete All.”

    Step 4

    This will open another box asking you if you are sure that you want to actually delete all information. Before clicking on “OK,” you can also consider checking the box beside the statement that reads “Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons.” Once you have decided to check the box or not, click “OK” to delete all of the items from the browser.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    open your IE browser,click Tools---Internet option---General---delete, you can choose what you want to delete, like temporary files, Internet files,cookies, histiory.

    how to speed up computer:

    1.scan your PC fully by a professional antivirus software like AVG,McCafe. Because virus always cause a computer slow down.Do not use two antivirus at one time for they will make conflict and then you computer may collapse.

    2.You must load the registry whenever you launch any programs on your computer. If the registry is over fat or with some errors, computer's performance will seriously be impacted. So, you need to clean up registry and fix its errors.

    If you are not familiar with registry, don't remove files away from it and clean up it easily for you may delete important things that will make your computer in trouble. You'd better choose to use a professional registry cleaner like Ccleaner,wondershare registry optimizer, tuneup utilities, and so on.

    3.Have you ever clean up your computer since you bought it? If the answer is never, I am sure that there are lots of junk files on it. Junk files is also one of reasons that will cause computer slowing down. You'd better delete them regularly.

    4. There must be too many programs start up automatically when you start your computer.Run a registry optimizer or cleaner to stop those unnecessary start-up programs. And remove useless programs

    5.defrag hard disks every 2 months.

    6. do not run too many programs at one time

    7. add RAM or do a fresh reinstall of windows. Before you do a reinstall, please remember to back up.

  • 10 years ago

    Go to Control Panel & click on Internet Options...

    Go to. settings and click on delete files which deletes unnecessary temporary files.

    Below temporary files is history and it will give you an option of deleting those files, plus

    you can set how many days your history files are stored... 3 to 7 days keeps your

    computer running more efficiently.


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  • 10 years ago

    Go to tools and select internet option. There you can find delete history, temp files, cookies etc.

  • 10 years ago

    On the tool bar go to tools -->internet options -->delete cookies -->clear files -->apply -->ok

    Also going and defragmenting your computer will make it run faster.

    Start -->Accessories -->System Tools -->Defragment

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Ger Ccleaner and let it do the cleaning for you. It's great and free.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    go start-->run-->cookies and delete everything

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Google Chrome

    Click on the Tools menu and select Options

    Click the "Under the Hood" tab and locate the "Security" section

    In the "Cookie settings" section, click the "Show cookies" button.

    Select "Remove all" to delete all cookies from the list (alternatively, you can remove all cookies created within a specific time period by selecting the "Clear browsing data" option in the Tools menu).

    To delete a specific cookie, simply select the website that set the cookie from the list and click on "Remove".

    Click on the Close button when you've finished.

    Internet Explorer 8

    Click "Safety" on the Command bar

    Select "Delete Browsing History"

    Select the option for cookies and click Delete

    Alternatively, Internet Explorer 8's new InPrivate browsing feature allows users to browse the internet without recording information from visited sites (including cookies). To use InPrivate mode:

    Click "Safety" on the Command bar

    Select "InPrivate Browsing"

    Internet Explorer 7.x

    Exit Internet Explorer 7, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer

    Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER

    On the General tab, click Delete under Browsing History in the Internet Properties dialog box

    In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click Delete Cookies

    In the Delete Cookies dialog box, click Yes.

    Internet Explorer (all other versions)

    Internet Explorer saves cookies in more than one location, depending on the version of the browser and the version of Microsoft Windows being used.

    The best way to find and delete them is to close Internet Explorer then use your file management software (such as Windows Explorer) and search for a folder called 'cookies'.

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    AOL 8 and 9

    Sign on and select Settings from the toolbar.

    Version 9.0 users should select the By Category tab and click the Internet [Web] Options link, while for Version 8.0 and below click Internet Properties (WWW).

    Click Settings.

    Note: Windows Vista will see more than one Settings button. Click the button in the Browsing history section.

    Click View Files. Your list of cookies (plus your other temporary internet files) will be displayed.

    If you wish to delete any of the cookies or files, right-click on them and choose Delete.


    Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.

    Choose Manage Stored Cookies.

    Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

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    Mozilla Firebird

    Click on Tools, then Options

    Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel

    Click on Cookies

    Click on Stored Cookies

    To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the Remove Cookie button

    To remove all cookies click on the Remove All Cookies button

    Mozilla Firefox

    Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)

    Select Privacy

    In the Cookies panel, click on Show Cookies

    To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the Remove Cookie button

    To remove all cookies click on the Remove All Cookies button

    Netscape Navigator 7.x

    Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.

    Choose Manage Stored Cookies.

    Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

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    Netscape Navigator 6.x

    Choose Cookie Manager from the Tools menu.

    Choose Manage Stored Cookies.

    Remove any cookie from the list, or remove all cookies.

    Netscape Navigator 4.x

    In Netscape, all cookies are stored into one file, called Cookies.txt, in the user preferences folder, making them easy to find and delete. The folder can be located by using your file management software to search your hard disk drive for "cookies.txt".

    Users of Netscape Navigator 4.x may also stop cookies from being written to the hard drive, by making the cookies file read only. However, even if the browser can't "write" cookies to the hard drive, it can still cache them, and it may create a new cookie file.


    To delete all cookies at the end of every session, select it in the privacy settings under Tools > Preferences.

    Click on Manage cookies to delete specific cookies or cookies from specific domains.

    To delete all cookies immediately, go to Delete private data on the Tools menu.

    Deepnet Explorer 1.1+

    Choose Tools and then Internet Options

    Click the Privacy tab

    Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

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