BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean 90 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.
BleachBit has many useful features:
- Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview, and click delete.
- Multi-platform: Linux and Windows
- Free of charge
- Free to share, learn, and modify (open source)
- Free of adware, spyware, and malware
- Translated to 52 languages
- 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
- Automatically import and update winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to 500+ additional cleaners
- Frequent software updates with new features and more...
What's new in this version:
- Clean Adobe Flash
- Clean Octave
- Clean Warzone 2100
- Clean Google Chrome History
- Run a command line like this to delete a specific file or folder:bleachbit --shred /some/filename
Specific to Linux
- Clean SQLite3
Specific to Windows
- Verify the installer is digitally signed
- In the portable edition, verify bleachbit.exe is digitally signed.
- Clean VLC recently played
- Install BleachBit, open Windows Explorer, right click on a file or folder, and choose Shred with BleachBit. (This doesn't work with BleachBit Portable.)
- Delete winapp2.ini from the settings folder, set BleachBit to download it, and restart BleachBit. BleachBit should load winapp2.ini without restarting BleachBit.
- Clean Google Chrome cache