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BleachBit 1.4

BleachBit

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...

BleachBit 1.4 changelog:

  • 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
  • Google Chrome: fix error cleaning autofill_dates
  • Adobe Reader: use wildcards instead of specific versions (thanks to theatre-x)
  • Clean netMRL history in VLC media player (thanks to tiemay)
  • Clean GIMP version 2.8 (thanks to tiemay)
  • Improve support for Liferea (thanks to Lars Windolf)

Specific to Windows

  • Winapp2.ini: on 64-bit systems expand %ProgramFiles% and %CommonProgramFiles% to the 32-bit versions in DetectFile= and FileKey=
  • Winapp2.ini: support wildcards in DetectFile#=
  • Winapp2.ini: support numbers in environment variable names
  • System Information: show ProgramFiles and ProgramW6432
  • Avoid a crash when starting on Windows with an exception in setting environment variables

Specific to Linux / Unix

  • Pass control of the ~/.cache/mozilla directory from the System - Cache cleaner to the Firefox - Cache cleaner (LP#1295826)
  • Clean additional locale directories (thanks to tstenner)
  • Clean .mask files in Easytag (thanks to tiemay)
  • Clean more history in the Links web browser (thanks to tiemay)
  • Add packages for CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

Download: BleachBit 1.4 | 6.1 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable BleachBit 1.4
View: BleachBit Home page

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