BleachBit 1.4

The fast and easy-to-use privacy and space cleaner for Linux and Windows operating systems
BleachBit is an open source and cross-platform software project that provides users with an easy-to-use and powerful system cleaning utility that promises to improve privacy and free disk space. It has been designed to work on either Microsoft Windows or GNU/Linux operating systems.

Features at a glance

Key features include the ability to free cache, delete logs, shred temporary files, clear Internet history, delete cookies,  as well as to discard junk. It supports cleaning of over 1000 applications at the same time, and features a simple graphical user interface with clearly labeled options for safe wiping.

Before starting the cleaning operation, the user must set up some basic settings, such as to check periodically for software updates, start the application when the computer starts, overwrite files to hide content.

In addition, you can also add custom file and folders for deletion, choose writable folders for each drive for which to overwrite free space, delete extra languages from the system, as well as to add file and folders that you don't want BleachBit to delete.

It cleans everything you want it to clean!

BleachBit is known for being very app-friendly, supporting a plethora of open source or proprietary software projects, such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, VLC Media Player, SeaMonkey, LibreOffice, Oracle Java, Adobe Flash Player, Chromium, and many more.

It will clean anything you want it to clean, such as cache, cookies, form/download/URL history, crash reports, DOM storage, passwords, session restore, site preferences, search engines, recent documents, temporary files, chat logs, broken desktop files, clipboard, memory, rotated logs, trash, and much more.

Bottom line

Summing up, BleachBit is a unique and extremely handy application that will do exactly what it promised from the get-to, clean your computer, free disk space and maintain privacy. It is supported on a wide range of GNU/Linux platforms, installable from the default software repositories of your distribution.

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on May 19th, 2014


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last updated on:
September 10th, 2014, 6:15 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Andrew Ziem
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ File managers

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5.0/5

user rating 24

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4.6/5
 

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What's New in This Release:
  • Firefox: Fix DatabaseError: no such table: moz_hosts
  • Firefox: Purge the table moz_hosts in places.sqlite for the option url_history
  • Firefox: Delete Necko Predictive Network Actions
  • Firefox: Delete more session restore files
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Application description

BleachBit is an open source software that deletes unnecessary files from your computer, in order to free valuable disk...

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