How To Clear Your Web Browser Cache – Computer Tip

Updated August 28, 2019 – added a link to download CCleaner (not an affiliate link, free and paid versions).

I use the free version of CCleaner as it more than meets my needs. The company offers a paid version that I will upgrade to down the road.

This article on WikiHow covers the way to clear your cache on various web browsers. Each browser has its own way of clearing your cache. In most cases, you can set what gets cleared (browser history, saved passwords, cookies, download history, cache, etc.). I use Mozilla Firefox Comodo Dragon as my primary browser with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as back-ups. I use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) or Edge on rare occasions since some things only work on IE. Dragon is derived from Chromium, the base for Chrome and in many ways it operates as Chrome. I use CCleaner – (free and paid version) and choose what it does and doesn’t clear. If you aren’t sure what to clear, check with a knowledgeable expert.

I recommend setting your browser to clear cache on browser close if your browser has the option. The clear cache on browser close isn’t always in the same place on all browsers. I regularly clear cache while browsing. You should choose which settings you want to clear. In Ancestry‘s recent DDoS, they recommended clearing cache, clearing cookies, deleting browser history, and closing/re-opening your browser.

If you use a browser or browser version not included in the WikiHow link, a search for clearing cache using your preferred search engine should come up with many links that cover your browser.

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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