As a follow up to the manually delete internet explorer web browsing history article, here are some programs that will not only erase the web browser history but also check the registry for errors, recover hard disk space and speed up your computer.
CCleaner from Piriform Ltd. is a free program that, as per the developer, “cleans all areas of your computer”. It can help your computer run faster by deleting unused files and recovering hard disk space. CCleaner is brilliantly fast taking less than a second to run and check your computer. It also cleans up registry entries and traces of online activities such as erasing the web browser history. CCleaner works well on all the popular web browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
Trackless from Boutell.com
Trackless will effectively erase your Internet Explorer browsing history. It’s 100% free and runs on many common Windows versions such as 98, XP, NT, 2000 and 2003. The program is not suited for Internet Explorer 7; so if you have this version whether in XP or Vista, you don’t need Trackless at all because the manual deleting of Internet Explorer browsing history will work just fine.
Cachepal from bartdart.com
Cachepal is a small application (273kb) for Windows 98, 2000 and XP that lets you erase the web browsing history from Internet Explorer. It can also delete the temporary internet files and cookies in just one click. After installation Cachepal integrates itself inside the Internet Explorer browser program as an icon towards the far right. If you don’t find this icon you would need to manually add it to the toolbar; choose “Customize Command Bar“, then “Add or remove Commands“, select the cachepal icon and “Add” it to the toolbar.
The Sandboxie program is in a league of its own. It forces programs to run in an isolated space which prevents them from making changes to other programs and data on your computer. You can quickly grasp the benefit of such a process as any attack by viruses (and other malicious programs) through the web or email can be thwarted through Sandboxie.
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