Cleaning your browsing history regularly protects your privacy on your Mac. It removes the data it saved for all the websites you have browsed for a certain period of time.

However, clearing your browsing history will also delete temporary files and website data such as cookies and caches.

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Why should I clear my web browsing history?

Clearing your browsing history helps protect your privacy by removing records of the websites you've visited, making it harder for others to track your online activities.

How often should I clear my browsing history?

Clearing it like once a month, is a good practice for maintaining privacy.

Will clearing my browsing history make my Mac run faster?

It may help improve browser performance slightly, but it won't significantly impact your overall Mac speed.

What's the difference between clearing browsing history and clearing cookies and caches?

Clearing browsing history removes the record of websites visited, while clearing cookies and caches removes temporary files and data stored by websites. Both actions protect your privacy.

Are there any apps that can do this automatically?

Yes! Trend Micro has Antivirus One that can help clean your browsing history automatically.

  1. Open Antivirus One.
  2. Click the Privacy tab.

    Antivirus One - Privacy tab

  3. Select the browser you want to clean, then click its corresponding gear ⚙ icon. A new window will appear.

    Select browser

  4. Click the arrow head icon beside History.

    Choose below items from <browser> to remove

  5. Select Navigation History & Download History, then click Close.

    Navigation History & Download History

  6. Click Clean.

    Clean browsing history of selected browser

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