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How To Clear Cache

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, can you tell me how to clear cache?”
    - Kyle C., Australia

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Why You Should Clear Cache

Your computer's web browser stores information on your personal computer when you do some web browsing and access certain web pages, images, files, and other downloaded content. These are called temporary Internet files and are considered the culprit in making your computer slow and sluggish. Clearing your web browser's cache regularly can help you in two ways. This is to provide free storage space to your computer as well as save yourself from any troubles with cyber criminals in the world of Internet.

Furthermore, clearing your browser's cache can enable it to operate most efficiently. Also, it can protect you from people who want to know what websites you are recently up to. Additionally, if you are traveling and or just using a public computer such the ones found in Internet cafes, you should clear your cache as soon as you are done.

Clearing a browser's cache is pretty easy; almost anyone can do it. This article will highlight how to clear a cache a web browser's cache for the benefit of the beginners. Clearing your cache is one of the most crucial computer maintenance tasks that everyone should know.

Clear Cache: Tips & Tricks

Clearing caches in Window-based computers is fairly simple and easy. So how do we clear our browser's cache any way? Here's a simple tutorial on how you can clear your browser's cache.

Mozilla Firefox

Launch the browser. Click on the Firefox button located at the upper left hand corner of the browser. Go to History. Select Clear Recent History and then click Clear Now.

Google Chrome

Start the Google Chrome browser. Click on the tiny wrench icon located at the upper right hand corner of the browser. Select Options. Click on Under the Hood. Click on the button that says "Clear browsing data" and again click on the "Clear browsing data".

Internet Explorer

Launch the Internet Explorer. Select the tiny gear icon on the upper right hand corner of the window. Select Internet Options. In the browser history section, click the button that says "Delete" and click on "Delete" another time.

Safari

For Safari users, launch the browser and click on the "Safari" menu and select Empty Cache. When you are prompter whether you are sure, just click on "Empty".

Clearing your cache can be of great help you if you want to protect yourself from any web intruders as well as it can make your computer run smooth and fast as well as provide you with seamless internet browsing.

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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