How to Reset Firefox and Clear Browsing History
For the most part, the current Scam du Jour, generally affects Chrome users. But it can affect Firefox users too, so we’ve written this post for to show you how to reset Firefox and clear your Firefox browsing history (if you’re using Chrome see this post.)
How to Reset Firefox
Click the menu icon (see below) and then click Help near the bottom of the menu.
In the Help menu click on “Troubleshooting Information”
On the page that appears when you click “Troubleshooting Information”, on the right-hand side near the top, you’ll see “Give Firefox a tune up” and under that, click the button labeled “Refresh Firefox”.
You’ll see a confirming dialog (see screenshot below). To reset Firefox, click the Refresh Firefox button and wait while Firefox refreshes. As noted in the confirming dialog, refreshing Firefox will remove your add-ons and customizations and restore your Firefox browser to its default settings.
Now restart Firefox and you’re done.
How to Clear Firefox Browsing History
For this tip, it will be easier and work better if you use the Firefox Menu bar. If it is not showing on Firefox, open Firefox and press your ALT key while the Firefox window is in focus (on top of all other windows).
From the Menu bar, click on History…
In the Clear All History dialog, click the down arrow (circled below). Make sure only the first four items on the list on the left are checked. The click the Clear Now button.
After you’ve done this, restart Firefox.