BleachBit 4.0

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.

Note: Download links are for version 3.0 which is clean (reports here and here). We have NOT included download links for version 4.0 because file seem infected (reports here and here).

BleachBit has many useful features designed to help you easily clean your computer to free space and maintain privacy.

  • 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)
  • No adware, spyware, malware, or browser toolbars
  • Translated to 60 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 1200+ additional cleaners
  • Frequent software updates with new features

Use BleachBit to:

  • Free disk space
  • Reduce the size of backups and the time to create them by removing unnecessary files
  • Maintain privacy
  • Improve system performance (by vacuuming the Firefox database, for example)
  • Prepare whole disk images for compression (common for “ghost” backups and virtual machines) by wiping free disk space

Cleaners

BleachBit includes a growing list of cleaners. Typically each cleaner represents an application such as Firefox or Internet Explorer. Within each cleaner, BleachBit gives options covering components that can be cleaned such as cache, cookies, and log files. Each option is given a description to help you make good decisions.

The following are a list of cleaners available in BleachBit 0.9.2. You should be able to see a list of options by hovering your mouse over the cleaner name.

  • Adanaxis
  • Adobe Reader
  • aMSN
  • aMule
  • APT
  • Audacious
  • Bash
  • Beagle
  • Chromium
  • Downloader for X
  • Deep scan
  • Easytag
  • ELinks
  • emesene
  • Epiphany
  • Evolution
  • Exaile
  • Filezilla
  • Firefox
  • Flash
  • gedit
  • gFTP
  • GIMP
  • GL-117
  • GNOME
  • GNOME Art
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • Google Toolbar
  • gPodder
  • Gwenview
  • Hippo OpenSim Viewer
  • Internet Explorer
  • Java
  • KDE
  • Konqueror
  • LibreOffice
  • Liferea
  • Links 2
  • LiVES
  • Metacity
  • Microsoft Office
  • Midnight Commander
  • Miro
  • MySQL
  • Nautilus
  • Nexuiz
  • Notify OSD
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Opera
  • Paint
  • PDFedit
  • Phatch
  • Pidgin
  • PlayOnLinux
  • RealPlayer
  • Recoll
  • Rhythmbox
  • Safari
  • Screenlets
  • SeaMonkey
  • Second Life Viewer
  • Silverlight
  • Skype
  • sqlite3
  • System logs
  • System
  • TeamViewer
  • Thumbnails
  • Thunderbird
  • TortoiseSVN
  • Transmission
  • Tremulous
  • VIM
  • Virt-Manager
  • VLC media player
  • Vuze / Azureus
  • The Battle for Wesnoth
  • Winamp
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Explorer
  • Windows Media Player
  • WINE
  • winetricks
  • WinRAR
  • WinZip
  • WordPad
  • X11
  • XBMC Media Center
  • XChat
  • Xfce
  • Xine
  • X-Moto
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • yum
  • Zsh

What’s New:

  • The application was updated to run on Python 3 instead of Python 2 (thanks mainly to Max Khon).
  • Add cleaner for Discord (thanks in part to MarC0).
  • Clean more of Google Chrome: IndexDB.
  • Clean more of Firefox: cookies, history.
  • Clean much more of Opera.
  • Clean much more of gPodder (reported by velcroskids3).
  • Improve responsiveness of application window while cleaning (reported by gitthepie).
  • Fix cleaning custom folders when overwrite open was enabled (reported by Hyde233).
  • Fix cleaning VLC (reported by BrendonIrwan; fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
  • Fix the application window not appearing or disappearing (fix reported by notonymous; fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
  • Fix pop-up notification when cleaning is finished (reported by muessli; fixed thanks in part to Max Kohn).
  • Fix copy button in diagnostics window (reported by ediowar).

Specific to Linux:

  • Support for Python 3 enables BleachBit to continue working on modern Ubuntu distributions that have dropped Python 2.
  • Clean dnf autoremove (thanks to klslz).
  • Cleaning APT autoremove reports how much space was cleaned (reported by AsciiWolf; fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
  • Add packages for Fedora and openSUSE Tumbleweed.
  • Fix cleaning VLC on older Linux distributions (reported by v17564).
  • Fix pop-up notification when cleaning is done (reported by ineuw).

Specific to Windows:

  • Add optional Window 10 light and dark themes (thanks to TraistaRafael and Max Kohn).
  • Fix: files were leftover after wiping a drive (reported by StaticallyTypedRice; fixed by Max Kohn).
  • Update SQLite from 3.28 to 3.31.1.
  • Add translations for GTK stock messages such as OK and Cancel (reported by Tobias-B-Besemer; fixed by Max Kohn).
  • Re-introduce RPM package for CentOS 8.
  • Add cleaner names for Microsoft Edge in Winapp2.ini.
  • Fix: all native cleaners were missing in portable mode after downloading Winapp2.ini (reported by ediowar).

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