BleachBit

BleachBit v4.4.2.2142

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BleachBit v4.4.2.2142

BleachBit is an ideal tool for cleaning up junk files and freeing up hard disk space. This tool is a security tool by protecting the files from your web browsing and protects your privacy. With this tool you are able to clear cache, cookies, internet history, temporary files in Temp folder, recycle bin file, etc. This software is fully compatible with more than 90 popular and widely used tools such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.

BleachBit is a powerful application designed to thoroughly clean your computer and remove unnecessary files, in order to free up space and delete privacy-related data. It is particularly useful when you are sharing your computer with other people, since anyone can be curious enough to look up your personal information.

Once the quick installation procedure is completed, you can check out the well-organized layout of BleachBit, which makes it possible to easily perform operations.

Erase sensitive information to protect your privacy

So, you can delete backup, .DS_Store, Thumbs.db and temporary files, along with system items, such as the Clipboard content, logs, memory dump, MUI cache, Prefetch, Recycle Bin, and temporary files.

The application can also delete files that belong to web browsers like Firefox and Chrome. Some of these objects include cache, cookies, crash reports, DOM storage, URL history, session restore, and site preferences.

As fast as application-related content goes, the tool is able to clear Flash (cache and cookies), Microsoft Office (debug logs and most recently used files) and Windows Explorer (e.g. recent documents list, Run, Search history), WinRAR and VLC media player (most recently used files), among others.

Find out how much disk space can be released, and resort to additional security tools

An important aspect worth mentioning is that BleachBit allows you to preview results and find out how much disk space is salvaged after deleting the selected files. Cleaning these items is easily done, with the simple click of a button.

Other tools of BleachBit let you shred files and folders to prevent them from being recovered with specialized programs, wipe free space, create a custom list of files and folders ready for deletion, as well as create a whitelist.

Evaluation and conclusion

The program requires a moderate quantity of CPU and system memory to work properly (depending on your hardware’s specifications), has a good response time and finishes a clean job rapidly, without causing the operating system to hang, crash or display error notifications. We have not come across any issues throughout our testing.

With all things considered, BleachBit delivers immediate solutions to emptying the system of unnecessary data in order to prevent pry eyes from accessing your private data, as well as to make room for new files at the same time.

FEATURES
• Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview, and click delete.
• Multi-platform
• Free of charge
• Free to share, learn, and modify (open source)
• Free of adware, spyware, and malware
• Translated to 43 language
• Shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery
• Shred any file (such as a spreadsheet on your desktop)
• Overwrite free disk space to hide previously deleted files
• Portable app for Windows: run without installation
• Command line interface for scripting and automation
• CleanerML allows anyone to write a new cleaner using XML
• Import winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to 440 additional cleaners
• Frequent software updates with new features



  • Separate the cleaning option for site preferences from history (reported by corobin, fixed by ebaldridge).
  • Disable the auto-hide behavior for scrollbars (reported by banaagravrommel).
  • Report zero bytes as “0B” instead of just “0” (thanks to livingentity).
  • Clarify scope of cache cleaning for Discord (thanks to unknowntrojan).
  • Specific to Windows
    • Fix unreadable text for many languages, including Chinese and Japanese (first reported by huastone2018).
    • Fix broken scrollbar (reported first by banaagravrommel, fixed by rados).
    • Correct search pattern in Winapp2.ini (reported by MoscaDotTo, fixed by rados).
    • Honor Winapp2.ini ExcludeKey in certain scenarios (reported by livingentity, fixed by rados).
    • Show Winapp2.ini group names for Internet Explorer, Vivaldi, and Brave (thanks to livingentity).
    • Allow pasting a pathname when browsing for folder (thanks to Bozhidar-A).
    • Add option to silent installer for skipping desktop icon (requested by teknowledgist, fixed by rados).
    • Do not create shortcut to uninstaller as a best practice (suggested by craigacgomez).
    • Build font cache during installation to avoid delay during first start of application.
    • Fix shredding through integration with the Windows Explorer context menu (reported by tlhulse, fixed by rados).
    • Show a splash screen (thanks to rados).
    • Update embedded SQLite from 3.35 to 3.36.

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