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How to permanently delete search history from computer???

As you browse the web/internet, most of browsers keep a record of your web wanderings including the words that you search. Each page you view or sites you have visited, files you have downloaded and lot more during internet browsing are officially termed as search history or browse history. All searched information will be saved locally on your computer hard drive. Your PC will record a lot of information as entry will be automatically added to the browser’s search history when visiting any web page. Growth of information technology has resulted in the development of major web browsers available today like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, etc. Google Chrome stores its web history at path “C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data” on your hard disk drive. Likewise each web browser stores its search history location in a different location on the computer.

Search history helps you return to any web page faster by loading the files from the hard drive rather than downloading the web page again. But in the view of privacy and security of personal data and to avoid missing using of your data by a third person, it has been suggested to fully erase your search history forever from the computer. You can follow some manual methods explained on the web, but such deleted search history can be easily restored by using a good third party data recovery tool. So you need an expert tool like drive erasing that has potential to delete your search history from the hard drive in such a way that, it is impossible for any data recovery software to get back search history. It will permanently delete data from any storage drive by making use of nine different disk sanitization or data shredding patterns prescribed by various government and defense organization around the globe. This disk erasing tool is the best option if you are looking forward about how to completely erase data from computer on Windows operating systems.

What are the reasons for deleting search history forever?

To save hard drive space or to help users keep their Internet browsing private, users may find it necessary to delete their Internet History. Or else other people using your computer see what you have searched for in the past. There are various things that internet users want to keep private, ranging from what web pages they visit to what data they enter into online forms. Because in many cases it may be for a personal reason, for security, or something else related to their official work.

Moreover hard drive stores many revealing cookies along with countless temporary files and browser may also save some passwords you may use to log into websites by itself. Regardless of data you browse, if you don’t want people to see your searches especially when you are using public system, sharing others system, selling PC, giving your computer access to someone else and in other similar situations, it is always better to clearly wipe your search history from your computer HDD.

Erase browser search history forever from hard drive

  • The drive erasing tool is the most precise solution if you are worried about erasing search history forever from hard drive data in a safe and secure way.
  • It will overwrite the free disk space with some garbage data i.e. any random or fixed values for several times depending upon the data shredding pattern you choose for overwriting.
  • You can completely wipe delete files and folders from SATA, SCSI and IDE hard drives, external hard drives and USB drives.
  • You can also be used to permanently delete files from Recycle Bin on Windows computer installed with Windows 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems in simple steps.
  • This drive erasing tool is highly revised and rated as one of the secure and trusted drive wiping tool by various industry experts to erase data forever from various storage drives.
  • It has user friendly interface that will let you erase data from entire hard drive or specific logical drive as well.
  • With the help of this tool, you can even delete photos forever from flash memory cards and iPods in a few minutes.

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Steps to delete search history from computer hard drive are:

Step 1: Download and install the demo version of drive eraser tool to your system from which you want to delete all information forever from the search history. Then launch the application. As the application is launched successfully you’ll get a welcome screen having the list of all the physical drive and logical drives as well on the left tree pane as shown in Fig 1 below:

How Do I Delete Search History - Main Welcome Screen

Figure 1: Main screen after successful launching


Step 2: Select the logical drive in which the browser history is located. As the files are selected then double click on them to add them in shredding zone as shown in Fig 2 below:

How Do I Delete Search History - Select the files to be shredded

Figure 2: Select the files to be shredded

Step 3: After that select the preferable shredding pattern by going to the Shredding Option either from the tool menu or from the tool bar as shown in Fig 3 below. Once the shredding pattern is selected, then click on Shred files and folders list to start the shredding process. After the process is over a pop up message will be displayed informing the completion of the file shredding process.

How Do I Delete Search History - Select the shredding option

Figure 3: Select the Shredding option

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